Major Thomas Jefferson Reid

1801–1880 (Age 78)
Caswell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Major Thomas Jefferson Reid was born on 5 September 1801, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Major John Reid, was 53 and his mother, Keziah Simpson, was 34. He married Frances Lightfoot Edwards on 5 February 1833, in Person, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 11 June 1880, in Tulip, Dallas, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tulip Cemetery, Tulip, Dallas, Arkansas, United States.

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Major Thomas Jefferson Reid
Frances Lightfoot Edwards
Marriage: 5 February 1833
Mariah Campbell Reid Baird
Margaret Keziah Reid
Dr. Thomas Jefferson Reid
Lucy A Reid
William Henry Reid
James Isom Reid
Fannies E Reid
Cora Reid
Lulie Reid
Alice Reid

Spouse and Children

5 February 1833
Person, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Walton War

Age 3

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas J. Reid in entry for Cora Reid Sanders, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Thomas Jefferson Reid, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Major Thomas Jefferson Reid - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Thomas Jefferson Reid

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