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Elder William REID, Jr.
Husband:  William REID / REED, Jr.
Birth:  ca. 2 Dec 1811/2/3, near Richmond, Madison Co., KY
Death:  23 Feb 1897
Disposition:  buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO
Occupation:  clergyman
Religion:  Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Fraternal:  A.F. & A.M.
Father:  William REID, Sr.
Marriage:  17 Jun 1834, Monroe Co., MO
Wife:  Sarah M. "Sallie / Sally" THOMPSON
Birth:  ca. 8 Aug 1819 or 1821/2, Boone Co., MO
Death:  20 Feb 1897
Disposition:  buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO 
Father:  Thomas THOMPSON
Mother:  Delilah DAVIS
born in MO, presumably in either Monroe Co., MO, or Livingston [now Mercer] Co., MO:
1.  Delilah S. REID, b. 20 Mar 1835
2.  Thomas T. REID, b. 1835-40; d. bef. 1850, age 4-5 yrs

born in Washington Twp., Livingston [now Mercer] Co., MO:
3.  John Christopher REID, b. 13 Sep 1839

born in Washington Twp., Grundy [now Mercer] Co., MO:n
4.  Jane REID, b. 1841/2
5.  Mary Ann REID, b. Jan 1842 or 1843/4

born in Washington Twp., Mercer Co., MO:
6.  George T. REID, b. 1850/1

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Sources (n.b., Grundy Co. was formed in 1841 from part of Livingston Co.; Mercer Co. was formed in 1845 from Grundy Co.; Washington Twp. was split between Mercer and Grundy Cos.; these families lived virtually on the county line between Mercer and Grundy):

1.  Family Group Sheet by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

2a.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray, compilers.  1995. Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926.  Marriage data from the "Hunting for Bears" collection (Broderbund CD-2):
REED, THOMPSON, Sarah 17 Jun 1834 Monroe, MO

2b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Missouri Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-227):
Reed, --- Thompson, Sarah 17 Jun 1834 Monroe Co.

3.  Family Quest Archives:  Missouri Federal Census 1840:  Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, and Livingston Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M704-225 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 MO Livingston [now Mercer or Grundy] Co. Washington Twp. p. 262 William Reed 200 001 - 000 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = John C. (b. 1840/1)
= Thomas T.
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = William 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Sallie
William appears to be in a "too old" age category while Sally is in a "too young" age category; yet I don't doubt these are our subjects because they are listed two lines down from Sallie's father, Thomas THOMPSON.  But where is daughter, Delilah?  She should be 5 years old.  Is she really their daughter?  There were only 31 households in all of Washington Twp.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #42 of 65):  District 56, Mercer Co., MO, Roll M432_406, p. 393B, 268/268, enumerated 11 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Reed 37 M   Merchant 600 Kentucky
Sally 28 F       Mo
John  9 M       Mo
Jane  8 F       Mo
Maryann  6 F       Mo
Listed next to married daughter, Delila (REID) SPICKARD.  Sally's brother, John A.C. THOMPSON, is also in the 56th Dist. of Mercer Co. 

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 14):  Middlebury P.O., Washington Twp., Mercer Co., MO, Roll M653_633 p. 196, PN 96, 701/701, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Reid 49 M   Clergyman 1600 1500 Kentucky
Sally    " 41 F         Missouri
Mary     " 16 F         "
G T      "  9 M         "
John C   " 20 M   Dry Goods Clerk     "
Listed four households from John A. & D.S. SPIGARD.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 27):  Rural Dale P.O., Liberty Twp., Grundy Co., MO, Roll M593_777, p. 312B, PN 18, 142/140, enumerated 15 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Reed George 19 M W Farmer     Missouri
____ Provia 17 F W keeping house     Iowa
Reed Wm 59 M W Farmer 1400 500 Kentucky
____ Sally 51 F W keeping house     Kentucky
George REED is their married son.

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 27):  Medicine Twp., Mercer Co., MO, Roll T9_703, p. 123C, PN 27, SD 7, ED 229, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
236 236 Reid William M W M 68     / Minister KY E Va E Va
    ____ Sallie M W F 58 Wife   / Keeping House MO KY KY
    Spickard Anna W F 22 GDau /   House Work MO IN MO
Anna is the daughter of John & Delilah (REID) SPICKARD.  Listed next to married son, John Christopher REID; and in the other direction, listed four households from married son, George T. REID.

8.  Mrs. B.F. Hoover et al.  1964.  Groff (Groeff) Cemetery, Mercer County, MO (online at the Mercer County MOGenWeb site):
REID Elder William 23 Feb 1897 85y 2m 21d; husband of Sallie M.
REID Sallie M. 20 Feb 1897 77y 6m 12d, wife of William
These ages do not agree with the 1850 Census.

9.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Elder William REID 23 Feb 1897 21d 2m 85y 2 Dec 1811
Sallie M. REID 20 Feb 1897 12d 6m 77y 8 Aug 1819
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

10.  John C. Reid.  [1897?]  "Gone to Their Reward: Lives of Elder William Reid and Wife."  Grundy County Gazette, Grundy Co., MO. 

111.  T.M. Allen.  1843.  "News from the Churches:  Letter(s) from T.M. Allen."  The Christian Messenger 13(2): 62-63; 13(3): 94-95.  Brief mention of W.H. Reed

12.  T.P. Haley.  1888.  Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Early Churches and Pioneer Preachers of the Christian Church in Missouri.  Christian Publ. Co., St. Louis, MO.  On p. 112 begins a biographical sketch of "Elder William Reed, Sr."  I don't have a copy, but it's said not to contain useful genealogical information, just religious annecdotes.

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