Historical records matching John Patrick Reid
About John Patrick Reid
Compiled by Dortha R. Brough
John Patrick Reid was born in Drumbo, Down County, Ireland. He added the P. for Patrick to his name after he came to America. He learned to be a gardener at an early age and worked at it for a number of years. (It is reported that he worked for an Earl.) At the age of twenty-six he became a French polisher and did all kinds of fine furniture. He and his wife, Margaret Kirkwood Reid, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1847. We are not sure whether it was in Belfast, Ireland or Edinburgh, Scottland that they were baptised. Clara Sloan Smith has been unable to find this in the Belfast records but has not yet checked the Edinburgh records. His uncle, William Reid, first brought the Gospel to him and his brothers, William Taylor and Edward, after the family moved back to Belfast. He was Branch President there for sixteen years and for about nine of these years, meetings were held in his home. Many times he and Grandmother have had stones and eggs thrown at them because they were Mormons and Grandmother had her shawl and bonnet torn off of her. John Kirkwood Reid and William Taylor Reid came to Utah in 1869. John Patrick came in 1870 and settled in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. The rest of the family came in 1872. John Patrick quarried rock and built a home there which is still standing and occupied.
While living in Belfast, in 1861, John K. was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The baptism took place at 10:00 at night in the ocean. This was to prevent being mobbed by those who were against the Church. Mormons were viewed as just another Protestant Church and Protestant Churches were not looked on very kindly by the predominant Catholic Church.
Edward Reid, John K. 's brother, was a sailor on a Man of. War. He was tared and .feathered in Australia in 1868. He gave all of his money to help the family come to Utah. He was on his last trip and was then coming to Utah when his money stopped coming and they never heard from him again.
John Patrick Reid was very well read and could talk intelligently on any subject. Grandfather spent the later years of his life in Cardston, Alberta, Canada and in Portland, Oregon, living with his daughter, Margaret. Clara Sloan Smith says she remembers him as a man of about five feet, nine inches tall, weighing about 150 or 160 pounds and with snow white hair and blue eyes.
Birth: Feb. 26, 1825 County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 7, 1916 Manti Sanpete County Utah, USA
JOHN PATRICK REID., farmer and son of John Reid and Fannie Ann White, was born in the county of Down, Ireland, February 25, 1825. He learned to be a gardener and followed that occupation for several years. At the age of 26 he became a polisher of pianos and fine furniture. In 1847 he joined the Mormon Church at Belfast, and for nine years the Mormon meetings were held in his house. He came to Utah in 1871 and quarried rock for his house, the family coming in 1872, when he had built a place. He took up 160 acres of land and in 1896 owned sixty acres. He had always taken an active part in Mormon Church matters, and was a member of the Elders Quorum, having served two years as president and eleven years as first counselor to the president.
He married in Ireland on October 10, 1814, Margaret, daughter of Edward and Mary Kirkwood, born in Ireland March 14, 1826. They had thirteen children: Edward, Will K., John K., Elizabeth, Alexander, Agnes Reid, Lucy Smith., Robert and Sarah, living in 1898; Thomas, Elizabeth and two infants who were deceased.
- Margaret Kirkwood Reid (1826 - 1904)
- William Kirkwood Reid (1848 - 1905)*
- John Kirkwood Reid (1850 - 1926)*
- Margaret Violet Reid Sloan (1857 - 1944)*
- Alexander Kirkwood Reid (1860 - 1903)*
- Agnes Reid Tooth (1862 - 1951)*
- Lucy Smith Reid Tennant (1864 - 1929)*
- Robert Reid (1866 - 1924)*
- Sarah Jane Reid Folsom (1868 - 1940)*
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Burial: Manti Cemetery Manti Sanpete County Utah, USA Plot: Lot 3 Blk 17 Plat A Grv
Created by: Dawnetta Record added: Sep 09, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 41774818
John Patrick Reid's Timeline
February 26, 1825
Drumbo, County Down, Ireland
November 26, 1847
October 21, 1848
December 22, 1850
April 16, 1857
January 22, 1860
March 27, 1862
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
April 15, 1864
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
February 14, 1866