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Collection: 1789 Births, 1841 Deaths, Deaths from Yellow Fever, Democratic-Republican Party Members of the United States House of Representatives, Georgia (U.S. State) Democratic-Republicans, Georgia (U.S. State) Lawyers, Georgia (U.S. State) State Court Judges, Governors of Florida Territory, Infectious Disease Deaths in Florida, Members of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia (U.S. State), People from Beaufort, South Carolina
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Robert R. Reid

Robert R. Reid
Territorial Governor of Florida
In office
December 2, 1839 – March 19, 1841
Appointed by Martin Van Buren
Preceded by Richard K. Call
Succeeded by Richard K. Call
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
February 18, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by John Forsyth
Succeeded by John Forsyth
Personal details
Born (1789-10-08)October 8, 1789
Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina
Died July 1, 1841(1841-07-01) (aged 51)
Tallahassee, Florida
Nationality American
Political party Democratic Party
Children Janet, James, Florida, Rosalie, Robert Raymond III, Raymond "Jenks"
Occupation Attorney
Religion Unitarian

Robert Raymond Reid (September 8, 1789 – July 1, 1841) was the fourth territorial judicial positions.

Robert Reid was born in Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

Reid's life was marked by personal tragedy. He married three times, was widowed twice and lost numerous children and grandchildren. With his first wife Anna Margaret McClaws, whom he married in 1811, Reid had five children: Janet, James, Florida, Rosalie, and Robert Raymond III. Anna Margaret McClaws died in 1825. Children Janet and James both drowned in a sailing accident in 1839. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Napier D. Randolph in 1833. She died in childbirth in 1832. In 1836, he married Mary Martha Reid, who later became known for her nursing work during the American Civil War. They had two sons, William and Reymond "Jenks."

U.S. President Martin Van Buren appointed Reid governor of Florida in December 1839. Reid presided at the convention that drafted Florida's first constitution and advocated a

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