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Nicknames: "General"
Place of Burial: Rockfish Gap, Nelson, Virginia, United States
Birthplace: Down, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About Andrew 'the Emigrant' Reid

From "Historic Families of Kentucky" by Thomas Marshall Green -Regional Publishing House, 1959, Originally Published 1889 in Cincinnati:

REID

Among the pioneers of Augusta county, were three brothers, of Scottish extraction, who came from the County Down, in Ireland, where they were born - Thomas, John and Andrew Reid.

The third brother, Andrew Reid, Sr., had, among others, a son, Andrew Reid, Jr., who married Sarah, daughter of his uncle, Colonel John Reid, Sr .....

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The will of Andrew Reid, the emigrant, dated January 30, 1748, was recorded in Albemarle (County), May 14, 1751. [Source: "The Cabells and their Kin", by Alexander Brown, pg. 598].

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-------------------- Andrew Reid was born on 1678 in County Down, Ulster Province (now Donegal), Ireland to Alexander Reid and Sarah Reid. Andrew married Sarah Reid and had 7 children: John Robert Reid, Margaret Reid, Samuel McDowell Reid, M.D., Andrew Reid, Jr., Captain, Alexander Reid, II, Thomas Reid, and George Reid, Lt. Col. He passed away on 1751 in Rockfish Gap, Nelson County, Virginia, United States.

Military Service: Revolutionary War.

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Thomas Marshall Green -Regional Publishing House, 1959, Originally Published 1889 in Cincinnati

"REID Among the pioneers of Augusta county, were three brothers, of Scottish extraction, who came from the County Down, in Ireland, where they were born -Thomas, John and Andrew Reid. The oldest of these brothers, Thomas Reid, married a highland woman, named McKean, and had by her three children, two of whom married their cousins, daughters of their uncle, John Reid, Sr., who bore the title of colonel. These two were Colonel John Reid, Jr., who married his uncle John's daughter, Martha; and Nathan, who married his uncle John's daughter, Sarah.The third son of Thomas Reid, Alexander, came to Kentucky. It was this Alexander Reid, or his son, who represented Shelby county in the legislature in 1801, '02 and again in 1806; and it was a descendant of his, an Alexander Reid, of a later generation, who represented the same county in the legislature in 1825, '26, '27. Colonel John Reid, Sr., the second of the emigrant brothers, married Martha Nisbet, and had by her a numerous progeny, besides the two daughters above mentioned, as having married their cousins. The third brother, Andrew Reid, Sr., had, among others, a son, Andrew Reid, Jr., who married Sarah, daughter of his uncle, Colonel John Reid, Sr., and Martha Nisbet, and the widow of his uncle Thomas Reid's son, Nathan. This Andrew Reid, Jr., and Sarah Reid, had six children. One of their sons was General Andrew Reid, of Rockbridge, who married Magdalen McDowell, twin-sister of the first wife of Judge Caleb Wallace, and daughter of Judge Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung. One of the daughters of Andrew Reid, Jr., and Sarah, was Agnes Ann Reid, who married William Alexander, was the mother of Dr. Archibald Alexander, of Princeton. Their residence stood on the ground now occupied by the residence of the late General Robert E. Lee, in Lexington, Virginia, and in which General Custis Lee now resides. A third daughter, Flora, married John Lyle; and Rev. John Lyle, who taught a female seminary at Paris, and established the "Citizen," was one of their sons. This latter married the widow Lapsley, whose maiden name was Irvine, and who was a sister of the wives of Samuel McDowell, of Mercer, and Colonel Joseph McDowell, of Danville. One of their sons was John Lyle, of Boyle county, who also married an Irvine. The fifth child of Andrew Reid, Jr., and Sarah, was Esther Reid, who married John Cummings, and was the mother of Elizabeth Cummings, the wife of Andrew McKnight. Another daughter of Andrew Reid, Jr., and Sarah-also named Sarah Reid-married Joseph Alexander, the fourth son of Archibald Alexander and Margaret Parks, brother of William Alexander (who married her sister, Agnes Ann Reid), and uncle of the great preacher and theologian. Sarah Reid, the wife of Andrew, Jr., in 1766, was murdered, and her body thrown into a creek, by a negro whom she had reproved. Andrew, son of William Alexander and Agnes Ann Reid-brother of Dr. Archibald-married Anne Aylett, and their fifth child, Evaline, was the wife of the distinguished General Samuel McDowell Moore, referred to on a previous page. Andrew McKnight and Elizabeth Cummings had a son born to them in Virginia, James, who married a Miss Paxton in that state. When this child was an infant, they removed to Woodford county, Kentucky, where they bought and lived upon a farm, and where their other children were born. That they were highly respected by all was but natural. For their high character, strong good sense, and quick-witted intelligence, they were honored by suchmen as Dr. Louis Marshall, and others, who could appreciate their worth.The REIDS AND MOORES The two eldest children of Judge Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung, born October 9, 1755, were twin sisters, Sarah and Magdalen. The former married Caleb Wallace, a graduate of Princeton-a Presbyterian minister at the time of the marriage. She died soon, and without issue. Mr. Wallace abandoned the ministry, became a successful lawyer, and was one of the first judges of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Magdalen married Andrew Reid. Their oldest daughter, Sarah married Andrew Moore, whose father, also names Andrew, was a soldier in the French and Indian War. The son distinguished himself for gallantry at Point Pleasant. General Andrew Moore, as he was designated, was a member of Congress from the Lexington, Virginia, district from 1789 to 1997; he was re-elected in 1804, and that same year was elected to the United States Senate, filling the place until 1809. He died in 1821. Hisoldest son was a member of Congress from 1833 to 1835; was a member of the convention that passed the ordinance of secession in 1861, against which he voted. Then a very old man, the efforts of Henry A. Wise to dragoon him into the support of secession met with humiliating failure. Afterward, he served in the Confederate army. His wife was Evelyn, daughter of William Alexander, of Rockbridge. Their daughter, Sallie Moore, married her cousin, John Harvey Moore. The second son of General Andrew Moore and Sarah Reid was David E.Moore, a lawyer of high standing in Lexington, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Harvey, a daughter of Matthew Harvey and sister of Mrs. Wm. A McDowell, and had by her eight children; of whom his son and namesake, David E. Moore, is a prominent member of the bar of Rockbridge. Virginia married Tedford Barclay, and Elizabeth is the wife of the scholarly Prof. Alexander Nelson. A daughter of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell married a Mr. McCampbell, and their daughter married a Venable, of a family distinguished in Virginia for literary attainments. The second and third daughters of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell also married members of the Venable family. The fourth daughter married Judge Abraham Smith, of Rockbridge. The fifth daughter of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell, married Major John Alexander, of Lexington, Virginia. Their son, John Alexander, is a lawyer of ability, and a citizen of prominence in Lexington, and their daughter, Agnes, was the wife of Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacey, the noted Presbyterian divine. The only son of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell, was Dr. Samuel McDowell Reid, a skillful and distinguished physician of Lexington. He married a Miss Hare, and his daughters married, respectively, Prof. James White and Colonel John S. H. Ross. His son, bearing his own name, is a wealthy and reputable citizen of Rockbridge."

ky-footsteps-digest V00 #175 (Why this author has that Andrew and Magdalena only had one son, Dr, Samuel McDowell Reid, is unknown, it has been proved by their Wills, Land Grants, and numerous other sources that other sons, Capt. Andrew Reid, John Reid, Alexander Reid and Thomas Reid also were born to Andrew and Magdalena.)(Notation, this was published in 1889, long after the sons of Andrew and Magdalena were dead.)

General Andrew Reid is my 7th great grandfather.

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Andrew 'the Emigrant' Reid's Timeline

1675
1675
Down, Northern Ireland
1682
1682
Age 7
County Down, Ulster Province (Now Donegal), Ireland
1694
1694
Age 19
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland
1695
1695
Age 20
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland
1696
1696
Age 21
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland
1697
1697
Age 22
County Down, Ireland
1698
1698
Age 23
County Down, Ulster, Ireland
1702
1702
Age 27
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland
1751
May 14, 1751
Age 76
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1751
Age 76
Rockfish Gap, Nelson, Virginia, United States