Farmer and stock raiser; born near Lexington, Tenn., April 22, 1856; English and Irish descent; son of James R. and Elizabeth T. (Webb) Reid; father’s occupation farmer and minister of the gospel; educated in the common schools of Tenn. and at home; began his business career as bookkeeper for Reid Brothers; was ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1885; engaged in the mercantile business for some time, sold out and went back to farm in 1899; entered the saw mill business in 1899 and 1900, later became interested in stock raising, at present he is engaged in farming and stock raising at Henderson, Tenn.; married Emma J. Kelley Dec. 14, 1876; Democrat; elected Trustee of Chester Co., Tenn. Aug., 1892, re-elected in 1894; former member of the Co. Revenue Commission for six years; member of Primitive Baptist church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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