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Notes for James Madison Reid:

1860 census Hanover Twp. Allamakee Co., IA
Household #815/800
William F. Rid, age 29, b. PA, farmer
Catharine, age 22, b. PA
James M., age 2, b. IA
Sarah, age 1, b. IA

1870 census Hanover Twp., Allamakee Co., IA
W. H. Reed, age 39, b. PA, Farmer
Catharine, age 33, b. PA
J. M., male, age 12, b. IA
S. A., female, age 11, b. IA
George, age 8, b. IA
Mary, age 6, b. IA
William, age 3, b. IA
Martha, age 1, b. IA

Moved to Nebraska when James was 19 (about 1877).

1880 United States Census Blakely, Gage, Nebraska Page Number 98B
William H. REID Self M Male W 49 PA Farmer PA PA
Katherine REID Wife M Female W 43 PA Keeping House PA NY
James REID Son S Male W 21 IA Farmer PA PA
George REID Son S Male W 18 IA Farmer PA PA
Mary REID Dau S Female W 16 IA At School PA PA
William REID Son S Male W 14 IA At School PA PA
Ella REID Dau S Female W 12 IA At School PA PA
Lulie REID Dau S Female W 10 IA At School PA PA
Hattie REID Dau S Female W 4 NE PA PA

1885 Nebraska State Atlas Gage County

NAMES OF LEADING BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MEN, AND LEADING FARMERS AND LAND OWNERS IN GAGE COUNTY WHO HAVE AIDED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL STATE ATLAS OF NEBRASKA Source: 1885 Nebraska State Atlas

James M. Reed S. 5, Beatrice T., North; 120 a., pur. in 1878; est. val., $50 per a. Breeder Fine Horses, Duroc, Gold Dust, Black Hawk, Morgan. P.O. Beatrice

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1885 State Census Blakley,Gage,Nebraska, Page Number: 9B Date: 12 Jun 1885 ED: 315
Name: Geo Reed, Age: 23, Birth Place: Iowa
Name: Mallie Reed, Age: 17, Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: James Rud, Age: 27 Birth Place: Iowa
Name: Oster Rud, Age: 18, Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: William Rud, Age: 19, Birth Place: Iowa
Name: Ella Rud, Age: 16, Birth Place: Iowa
Name: Lula Rud, Age: 74, Birth Place: Iowa
Name: Nattie Rud, Age: 9, Birth Place: Nebraska

1900 census Blakely, Gage Co., NE Sheet 4B
Household #65
James M. Reed, head, Oct 1857, age 42, md 15 yrs, IA/PA/PA, Farmer
Osta E., wife, Oct 1866, age 33, md 15 yrs, 7 births, 7 surviving, NE/KY/VA
Myrl A., daughter, Aug 1885, age 14, NE/IA/NE, at school
Hattie P., daughter, March 1888, age 12, NE/IA/NE, at school
Andrew F., son, Dec 1889, age 10, NE/IA/NE, at school
Raymon L., son, Sept 1891, age 8, NE/IA/NE, at school
Gearl J., son, Dec 1893, age 6, NE/IA/NE, at school
Edward D., son, Dec 1895, age 4, KS/IA/NE
Dale W., son, Aug 1897, age 2, KS/IA/NE
William E., brother, Oct 1865, age 34, IA/IA/NE, Farmer
Charlie Rossiter, laborer, Aug 1883, NE/NE/NE, farm labor

1910 census Swanton, Saline Co., NE
James M. Read, head, age 52, md 25 yrs, IA/PA/PA, Farmer
Osta E., wife, age 42, md 25 yrs, 11 births, 11 surviving, NE/KY/VA
Flem A., son, age 20, NE/IA/NE
Ramond L., son, age 18, NE/IA/NE
Gerald J., son, age 16, NE/IA/NE
Edward D., son, age 14, KS/IA/NE
Dale W., son, age 11, KS/IA/NE
Evlyn, daughter, age 9, NE/IA/NE
Ruth, daughter, age 7, NE/IA/NE
Lucille, daughter, age 4, NE/IA/NE
Esther M., daughter, age 1-1/2, NE/IA/NE

1920 census Swanton, Saline Co., NE Sheet 7A
James Reid, head, age 62, IA/PA/PA, Farmer
Osta, wife, age 53, NE/NY/NY
Gerald, son, age 25, NE/IA/NE, laborer
Edward, son, age 23, KS/IA/NE, laborer
Dale, son, age 21, NE/IA/NE, laborer
Eylven, daughter, age 19, NE/IA/NE
Ruth, daughter, age 17, NE/IA/NE
Lousil, daughter, age 14, NE/IA/NE
Esther, daughter, age 11, NE/IA/NE

1930 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE , page 3B
Household 85/88
Maria M. Weibel, head, age 81, widowed, IL/Germany/Germany
Household 87/90
James M. Reid, head, age 72, age at first marriage: 27, IA/PA/PA, labor, odd jobs
Osta E., wife, age 63, age at first marriage: 18, NE/KY/VA
Ruth L., daughter, age 26, single, NE/IA/NE, teacher, public school

Marriage of Ira Preston Pfeifer, age 25, to Ruth L. Reid, age 28.Dated of license was Dec. 26, 1931. Date of marriage was Dec. 29, 1931. arriage occurred in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Ira listed as son of Erving L Pfeifer, born Dwight, Ills, and Beatrice K. Meister, born Polo, Mo. Occupation Farming. Ruth listed as daughter of James M. Reid, born Waukon, Ia., and Osta E. Thompson, born Beatrice, Nebr. Occupation Teaching. First marriage for both, ceremony performed by R. R. Kreps.

Farmer in Swanton, Nebraska.

Index of Landowners in Saline County ca. 1930
Source: ca. 1930 plat map of Saline County, Neb.
Reid, James M. Sections 23, 24, 26

Buried in Oak Grove cemetery, Saline Co., DeWitt, NE in the Reid plot with James' parents, William Henry & Catherine Eells Reid, and adjoining the family plot of his older sister & her husband; Sarah (Reid) and John W. Plucknett.

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
158 JAMES MADISON REID, born Oct 6, 1857, Allamakee County, Waukon, Iowa, mar. Osta Emmer Thompson, dau. of Martin William and Evalina (Jones) Thompson, Gage County, Neb., Dec 25, 1884. He died Jan 14, 1940, DeWitt, Neb. James and Osta are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Saline County, DeWitt, Neb., in the Reid family plot with his parents, William Henry and Catherine (Eells) Reid, and adjoining the family plot of his eldest sister and her husband, Sarah A. (Reid) and John W. Plucknett. Eleven children were bom of this marriage: Myrl, Alice, Hattie Plumma, Fleming Andrew, Raymon Loyde, James Gearl, Edward Dolan, Dale Wallace, Eviyn Reid, Ruth Lavem, Lucille Irene and Esther Margarett Reid. 120/121