US Con Reid, John William - U.S. Congressman, MO

John William Reid


Born: June 14, 1821

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

John Charles Reid 1789 – 1859

Mother: Esther Austin 1783 – 1867

1st​ Wife: Marellen Flournoy 1822 – 1860

2nd​ Wife: Sallie Cochrane Magraw 1844 – 1893
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​


John Henry Reid 1854 – 1893​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​
William McGraw Reid 1866 – 1936​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Jefferson City, Missouri​
Served in Mexican–American War rising to the rank of Captain​
1847: Served in the Battle of Sacramento River, Mexico​
Served in the Expedition against the Navajo in Mexico​
Served in the raids against the abolitionists in Kansas​
1854 – 1856: Missouri State Representative​
1856: Leader of 200 Pro slavery raiders in Battle of Osawatomie​
Helped revise Missouri State Statues​
1857: Helped organize Kansas City Chamber of Commerce​

Civil War Career:

1861: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1861: Member of House Territories Committee​
1861: Voted against the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution​
1861: Reid withdrew from U.S. Congress on August 3rd​
1861: Expelled from U.S. Congress on charge of disloyalty to Union​
Volunteer Aide on Major General Sterling Price’s Staff.​
Commissioner to adjust Claims against the Confederate Government​

Occupation after War:

Attorney, Banker. And Real Estate Owner in Kansas City, Missouri​
Helped secure construction of the Hannibal Bridge​

November 22, 1881

Place of Death: Lees Summit, Missouri

Cause of Death: Fell dead from a train

Age at time of Death: 60 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri
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