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Was born in Indiana, on the 25th of December, 1819. His parents removed to Kentucky when he was two years old, and in that State he was, ;reared, and received a good common school education. He was reared a farmer, and began following that avocation when lie started in business for himself. In the fall of 1849 Mr. Reid came to Daviess County, and here again engaged in farming. Few farmers of Liberty Township are more successful than he. His chief pride is that of stock-raising, principally of sheep and horses. The farm he owns contains 320 acres of fine land, most of which is in a high state of cultivation, and all well improved. He has it stocked with fine breeds of horses, sheep, etc., and sells an annual lot of about ten head of horses and due hundred head of sheep.
Mr. Reid was married, in Kentucky, on November 3d, 1842, to Miss Mary A. Gillilan, who was a native of that State. Ten children were born of this union, seven of whom are living at this writing. Mary E., Nancy J., Alexander C., Sarah A., George F., Levi C. and Emma A., still survive. John, Onis, and an unnamed infant are dead.