was born on 13 February 1655 at Mldrew Castle, Kirkliston Parish, West Lothian, Scotland. John Reid was born on 16 February 1656 at Niddry Castle, Lintithgow, Scotland. He was the son of John Reid
. John Reid married Margaret Miller
, daughter of Henry Miller
and Margaret (Unknown)
, on 29 November 1678 at Tilloch, Scotland. John Reid was a bookseller in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1683 at Edinburgh, Scotland. On 10 August 1683 left Leith bound for Aberdeen.
He emigrated on 29 August 1683 from Aberdeen, Scotland. He immigrated on 19 December 1683 to Staten Island, Richmond County, New York; aboard the ship "Exchange" commanded by Captain James Peacock. He granted land to Alexander Neiper for Old Scots ground. The plot of ground was two and 1/2 acres and was held in possession of the congregation for many years. On Oct 1, 1816, the trustees of Old Tennent Church sold to Garret I, Covenhoven one acre and a half of this ground for the sum of $90.00. On 5 February 1697. He a prominent Quaker of Perth Amboy at Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, 1702. He died on 16 November 1723 at Hortensia, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at age 67. He was buried at Topanemus Cemetery, Freehold Twp., Monmouth County, New Jersey.