Ann Macfarlane Reid, 1845-1867

By John A. Macfarlane, as reported at the Macfarlane Family Reunion October 21, 2005

Ann was the younger sister of John M. and older sister of Daniel, born in Stirling, Scotland. In Daniel's missionary journal, he recorded passing through Stirling, and among other things noted the school which he and Ann had attended. She was eleven when her father died, fifteen when she moved from Stirling to Glasgow, and seventeen when the family emigrated to Utah. She settled settled with her family in Bountiful. A year later, in the fall of 1853, her mother married and moved with Isaac Haight to Cedar City. Ann stayed behind and married Thomas Hand Reid in Salt Lake City in February 1854, just four months after her mother had moved to Cedar City. In 1858, Ann and Thomas moved to Beaver. They were the parents of six children. She died in 1867, possibly of complications due to childbirth, and is buried in the Beaver Cemetery next to her youngest child, an infant who died at the age of nine days. She was a fine looking woman, somewhat short in stature. Her husband never remarried, and later moved to Salt Lake City, and then to Tabiona, Utah. He is buried in the Tabiona cemetery.