Alexander REID ID#6726
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland County, Virginia, Alexander REID, On 15 Sep 1741, Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents signed a petition to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to the D.S. tree in Michael Woods road in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s. Michael Woods obtained his first patent in Goochland County in June 1737. Michael Woods was a Presbyterian from Ireland and his grandson John Woods would later marry Agnes Anne Hairston, Peter's granddaughter.

"On this petition of James Bell, William Verdeman, William Miller, Peter Hairston, Edward Molloy, Thomas Bell, James Bell Jun., John & Thomas & Hugh Dobbins, Thomas & Charles Hughes, William White, Davis Stockton, Alexander Reid, John Heard, Samuel Bell, William Morrison, John Roberts, David Martin, James Armour, James Robertson, John Fulton, Geo. Powel, John McCord, Saml. Arnett, Richard Stockton, Thomas Stockton, & Hum Dobbins. Leave is given them to clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D. S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 3.1,2,3
County Change*Albemarle County formed from Goochland County - 1744. 
PropertyHe was an adjacent landowner of Andrew HAIRSTON on 2 March 1749 in Albemarle County, Virginia; Andrew Reid and Alexander Reid had a survey for 200 acres adjoining Andrew Hairstone.4,5
County ChangeAmherst County formed from Albemarle County - 1761. 
PropertyHenry McClain patented 137 acres in Amherst County on the south branches of the Rockfish River, adjacent to Francis Meriwether, Alexander Reid and James Wood.6 
Property*Alexander Reid patented 200 acres in Amherst County on Hat Creek throughfare, adjacent to Andrew Reid and Andrew Hairstone on 10 Sep 1767.6 
PropertyRachel Morrison patented 32 acres in Amherst County on south fork of Rockfish River, adjacent to David Crawford, Samuel Wood and Alexander Reid on 20 Jul 1768.6 
PropertyAlexander Reid patented 30 acres in Amherst County on branches of the south fork of the Rockfish River, adjacent his own line and Ezra Morrison on 14 Jul 1769.6 
PropertyAlexander Reid patented 136 acres in Amherst County on the north bracnhs of Stoney Run of the Rockfish River, adjacent his own line, William Murrel's orphans and Nicholas Boddan on 3 Aug 1771.6 



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  1. [S219] Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744 - Nathan Mason Pawlett, Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1975 VHTRC 75-R71…
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  3. [S3272] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 3, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  4. [S3094] Grundset, Eric. Land Lying in the County of Albemarle: Albemarle County, Virginia Surveyor's Plat Books, Volumes 1, Part Land 2, and Volume 2, 1744-1853, [and 1892]. Fairfax, Va: E.G. Grundset, 1998. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  5. [S3658] Albemarle Co VA Surveyor's Book 1744-1750, Page 131. Family History Library, Film #008152047, Image 515., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  6. [S3124] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Seven, 1762-1776. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1999. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
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