08 June 2010

Adolphus A. F. Reid, a Biographical Sketch

From Memoirs of Georgia, Volume II by The Southern Historical Association, 1895.
Transcribed by S. Lincecum 2004.

Adolphus A. F. REID, Abbeville, Wilcox Co., Ga., is the son of Jesse Reid, and is native of Brunswick county, Va., where he was born June 16, 1816. Jesse Reid was a soldier in the war of 1812, and also held various civil offices of trust; was a member of the Virginia legislature for twenty-two consecutive years. He moved to Oglethorpe, Ga., in 1839, where he died in 1861, at the advanced age of eighty-six years. His son, Maj. Reid, was educated under Henry A. Dwight, a nephew of the celebrated divine of that name. He engaged in farming and milling on attaining manhood and was instrumental in founding the now flourishing town of Abbeville. Maj. Reid entered the army as captain of a company of state troops, and was afterward promoted to the rank of major, in which capacity he served during the siege of Atlanta. As a personal friend of the president of the Confederacy, he was honored by being in a position to aid Mr. Davis and his party in their attempted escape through this section of the state. Since the war he has been engaged in merchandising and farming at Abbeville. Of his marriage in 1863 to Miss Mary A. Stubbs, of Bibb county, Ga., a cousin of Col. Stubbs, who attained prominence in the late war, five children born are living. One of them married Dr. Royal, of Abbeville, and another is the wife of Edward Williams, a prominent lawyer of the same place. Maj. Reid holds a warm place in the hearts of the citizens of Wilcox county.

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