File contributed to Lincoln County, Missouri Heritage Pages by Russell M. Reid.


NOTE: This Bible and the included documents that follow are in the possession of Russell M. Reid, Louisville, KY.

Thomas Reid was born in Lincoln County, Missouri to Thomas Shannon Reid and his first cousin, Adaline Montgomery Reid (Reid was also her maiden name). His wife, Jane Shannon, also a native of Lincoln County, was his second cousin, the daughter of John A. R. Shannon and Elizabeth McCampbell. The couple resided on their farm near Okete, and later in the town of Elsberry. They are buried in the Reid Cemetery which was once part of the old family farm at Okete.

In addition to the entries in the Bible, there was inserted into the Bible lists of the birth and death dates of Elizabeth's natal family. A transcripts of this list is also included here.


Thomas Reid and Elizabeth Shannon were married October 1st 1878

Salem S. Reid and Lucy F. Mitchell were married Dec. 4 - 1913


Thomas Reid born May 27th 1851

Elizabeth Reid born June 24 1851

Adeline Elizabeth Reid born October 12th 1882

Salem Shannon Reid born November 12th 1891

Lucy Mitchell Reid, born Dec 29, 1895

Ernest Lewis Reid, born Feb 5, 1915

Ann Elizabeth Reid, born May 9, 1919


Adeline Elizabeth Reid Died December 25th 1883

Elizabeth Reid died July 6 1918

The following is a list of marriages, births and deaths of John A.R. Shannon=s family on a piece of old lined paper found in the family bible of Thomas Reid and his wife Elizabeth Shannon (daughter of John Shannon). All of the entries are in the same handwriting and, except for the last entry, the death of John R. Shannon which is in pencil, seem to have been made at one time. This would place the list between 1880 and 1987, probably by Elizabeth Shannon Reid. The list is as follows:

Marriages, Births and Deaths of John Shannon's family.

John Shannon and Elizabeth McCampbell were married January, 4, 1838.

John Shannon was born April, 2, 1808.

Elizabeth Shannon was born February, 7, 1816.

Births of their family

James Samuel Shannon born April, 16, 1840.

Martha Ann Shannon, born December, 29, 1841.

Mary Jane Shanno, born February, 27, 1847.

Rebecca Ann Shannon, born December, 3, 1848.

Elizabeth Shannon, born June, 24, 1851.

William Alexander Shannon, born May, 16, 1856.

Deaths of their family.

Martha Ann Shannon, died December, 21, 1842.

Elizabeth Shannon, died February, 5, 1879. (NOTE: this is Eliz. McCampbell)

Rebecca Ann Shannon, died May, 17, 1880.

John R. Shannon died May 29, 1887 (NOTE: this last entry was added later in pencil)

File contributed for use on Lincoln County, Missouri Heritage Pages by Russell M. Reid.

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