Alexander REID ID#6726
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland, 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. FSL #7898186 image 22.1,2,3
County Name*Albemarle County formed from Goochland County - 1744. 
Survey*On 2 March 1749, Andrew Reid and Alexander Reid had 200 acres surveyed that was adjoining Andrew Hairstone in Albemarle County. - FSL #8152047 image 515.4,5
County NameAmherst County formed from Albemarle County - 1761. 
NOTE*On 10 July 1766, Henry 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 
Patent/Warrant* Alexander Reid patented 200 acres in Amherst County on Hat Creek throughfare, adjacent to Andrew Reid and Andrew Hairstone, 10 Sep 1767.6 
Patent/Warrant Rachel Morrison patented 32 acres in Amherst County on south fork of Rockfish River, adjacent to David Crawford, Samuel Wood and Alexander Reid, 20 Jul 1768.6 
Patent/Warrant Alexander Reid patented 30 acres in Amherst County on branches of the south fork of the Rockfish River, adjacent his own line and Ezra Morrison, 14 Jul 1769.6 
Patent/Warrant Alexander Reid patented 136 acres in Amherst County on the north branches of Stoney Run of the Rockfish River, adjacent his own line, William Murrel's orphans and Nicholas Boddan, 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…
  2. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S3272] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 3, Library of 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 -
  5. [S3658] Albemarle Co VA Surveyor's Book 1744-1750, Page 131. Family History Library, Film #008152047, Image 515., Family Search 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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