William T Reid

22 May 1805–1863 (Age 57)
Ballylessan, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of William T

When William T Reid was born on 22 May 1805, in Ballylessan, County Down, Ireland, his father, Thomas Reid, was 39 and his mother, Rebecca Taylor, was 36. He married Jane Dyer in 1826. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died in 1863, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58.

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William T Reid
Jane Dyer
Marriage: 1826
Jane Reid
Samuel Reid
Joseph Reid
Ellen Reid
Rebecca Reid
Robert Reid
Thomas Reid
Ann Jane Reid
Edward Reid
Mary Fanny Reid

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    World Events (8)

    1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes
    Age 2
    Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 16
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Reed , of which Reid is the common modern Scots spelling.History: Samuel Chester Reid (1783–1861), the sea captain who designed the stars and stripes form of the present the American flag, was born at Norwich, CT. His father, Lt. John Reid, a former British naval officer of a distinguished Glasgow family, had resigned his commission and joined the cause of the American Revolution.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (14)

    • Wm Reed, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm Reid in entry for Robert Reid and Mary McNichol, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
    • William Reed in entry for Fannie M Sargent, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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