Notes from Robin Roy Davis, a 2nd Great Grandson of Marcus D. Lafayette Reid:
The name Marcus is also spelled as Marquis. Undoubtedly, Marcus was named for the famous Revolutionary War General, Marquis de Lafayette. At this time it is a mystery as to why he was named after the famous general. It was either in honor of the famous general or it was because one of his ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War.
Marcus was a soldier in the Civil War and fought for the Confederacy. The following book entry gives the information on his Civil War record:
ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA 1861 – 1865
Vol 1. Pg. 986
MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY K, 8TH REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Reid, M.D.L. – Private May 15, 1861
Detailed nurse in hospital
Surrendered, Jonesboro, Tenn. May 12, 1865
Released at Nashville, Tenn. May 22, 1865.
Before the war, Marcus married Nancy Ann Ramsey on 22 Dec 1850 in Oglethorpe, Georgia. Together they had a child, named Ellen on 30 Aug 1855, in Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Nancy Ramsey died on 2 August 1869 in Alabama.
Marcus married Nancy Elizabeth Duke on 11 Sep 1870 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia
Marcus and Nancy Duke had the following children:
Ophelia Hannah Emaline Reid
Green "R" Mark Zealous Reid
Mark Greenhall Reid
Julia Eunetta Camelia Reid
Charles Morgan Reid
George Washington Bailey Reid
Walter Laurell Reid
The Family of Marcus Reid and Nancy Duke
Marcus D. Lafayette Reid died on 18 May 1907, in Clinton, Davis, Utah.