Zechariah Booth Reid


Personal and Family Information

Zechariah was born on 15 OCT 1867 in Franklin, Arkansas, the son of William Lee Reid and Martha Ann Booth.

He died on 27 JUL 1924 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Troupe Augustine Simmons, who he married on 10 Dec 1900 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas. Their four known children were George Lee (1901-1977), Annie Willis (1904-1995), Helen Augustine (1906-1992) and Zechariah Booth (1908-1939).

His second wife was Clara Nora Bowlby, who he married in ABT 1916. The place has not been found. Their three known children were Arthur Snell (1918-1989), Richard Vermillion (1921-?) and Elizabeth Avanell (1923-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Zechariah Booth Reid


William Lee Reid


Martha Ann Booth



Birth15 OCT 1867
Place: Franklin, Arkansas
Type: date on tombstone in Walnut Grove is 1866 probably wrong
Address: 1900 census gives Oct 1867, age 32
Death27 JUL 1924
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 56y, 9m, 13d
Address: at 11:40 PM on Sunday
Census8 JUN 1880
Place: Sharp County, Arkansas
Age: 13
Address: Jackson Twp, dwelling 59, family 68 with parents and 8 siblings
Census22 JUN 1900
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 32 b Ark
Address: 315 Walnut Street, dwelling 635, family 674
Agency: Census 1900 Ark
See Note 2
Census7 MAY 1910
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 42
Address: Cache Twp, dwelling 57, family 58 with wife Troupe, 2 sons, 2 daughters
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 56y, 9m, 13d
Address: N 35° 36.838 W 91° 16.143' Walnut Grove, north of Main entry gate http://www.arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=229804
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas


Troupe and Z...


Note 1

Zacharriah Booth Reid, Sr was a handsome man who owned a music store in Newport, Arkansas. He had a beautiful singing voice and taught singing lessions. He also served as a ciricut riding preacher around Jackson County in a horse drawn buggy, often accompanied by his son, Lee, Sr.

Zachariah was called ZB by family and Brother Bud by others. He was a devout Christian and friedn and borther in law to Holman Snell Simmons. ZB would spend hours walking and talking to Snell about the Lord, convincing Snell that the Lord loved him. Finally, Snell accepted the Lord at a revival meeting.

ZB lost his first wife eleven years after marriage to TB. Troupie was sent to a sanitorium in Roswell, New Mexico to recover for the disease. While there, she did seem to get better and was expected to leave the sasnitorium, but died just a few weeks before she was supposed to go home. Grandmother Gladys Reid said she believes that the exercise climbing up and down tha mountain killed Troupie. When ZB would take the train to N.M. to see Troupie, his sister Balsorie Reid Walker would mind the children. However, the children did accoumpanied him on the last trip to N.M. to bring Troupie back to Arkansas for burial. Grandaddy remembered that trip as the longest train ride of his life.

ZB was a faithful member of the Baptist Church in Newport, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Note 2

Reed, Zachrah, head white male born Oct 1867, age 32, single, born Ark, father born Tenn, mother b Tenn, Music Teacher, rents house.

Cal. Kirby, P Pardner white male born Mar 1866 age 34 single..day laborer.