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2020 RFA Queries

Please take a few minutes to look at these queries that have been posted by our cousins. If you can be of any help in answering these queries then please e-mail the person posting the query. As a member of the Reynolds Family Association you can also Post a query to this board.

DATE: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:10 PM
NAME: Rita F. Silva
ADDRESS: 18205 Ward Rd. Los Banos, CA. 93635
QUERY: Has anyone ever found actual proof that Archelius "Woody" Reynolds ever married Mary Adams? His family seems to have a close DNA connection to my third great grandfather Lancelot "Lott" Whitlock. In all of my research, I have never found any proof Archelius and Mary ever married. I also have a problem with all of the children under 10 in his household in the 1800 census. There four, but I only find three children with his first wife and they were all born after 1800 (they were married in late 1797). I would appreciate any ideas concerning these mysteries. He did not seem to have any problem with having children out of wedlock and I wonder id one of those four children in the 1800 census could be Lott whitlock who was born 1n 1792.

DATE: November 14, 2020 2:17 PM
NAME: Larry Joe Reynolds
ADDRESS: 17615 43rd Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55446

Hello. Looking for the parents of Bluford (Buford) Reynolds, born about 1811 in TN. He lived in Pulaski Cty, KY, Married Sally Rush and later Elizabeth Surber. His children are known. The mystery is which branch of the earlier Reynolds he descends from. Two clues: he had a brother named Alvades and also named a son Alvades. His brother named a son Bluford.

Thanks for your help! Larry

DATE: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:15 PM
NAME: Bruce Chute
ADDRESS: 47 Carriage HIll Rd, Northborough, MA

Looking for the Tryon Co., NC, origins of the Reynolds family who were Loyalists in the Revolution.

Anne (MN unknown) Reynolds and several children arrived in St. Augustine when Savannah was evacuated at the end of the war. Believe Anne's husband to be the Thomas Reynolds that is listed in Lt. Col John Moore's Reg't. He can be traced through Loyalist militia pay records as being stationed in Charleston, SC until the end of the war, and then evacuated to St Augustine. Thomas may have also had a brother or eldest son George who was with him in most of the pay records, but then disappears, presumably not surviving the war.

Subsequently, Anne, along with children Stephen, Thomas, Mary, Anne and Hannah, but no husband, sailed from St. Augustine to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the transport Argo when East FL was ceded to Spain. Anne's Loyalist claim for compensation says her husband died while in St. Augustine, but unfortunately is not named in it. It also states that their 100 acre property in Tryon Co., NC, was confiscated.

This family is well-documented from the time that the Argo arrived in Halifax, but any information that would support or refute any of the above previous to Halifax would be greatly appreciated!

DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020 8:16 PM
NAME: Donald Lemen Jr.
ADDRESS: 2701 North Shefford St., Wichita, Ks 67205

I am trying to locate the Wright Family of Cincinnati Ohio.
As John Reynolds married Jane Lemen (my aunt) John & Jame was the fatherther of Mary Reynolds who married John Flavel wright in 1825.
I need some more information.

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2020 11:05 PM
NAME: Ruth Reynolds
E-MAIL: ADDRESS: 14 High Street Woolgoolga NSW 2456 AUSTRALIA

Hello, My father (James Reynolds) and I have both taken Ancestry DNA tests. Our results link us to multiple descendants of the Reynolds family from the Rhode Island/Connecticut areas, with the recurring names Babcock, Randall, Lewis, Nichols etc.
My third great grandfather was named Charles Reynolds, born about 1809 in either Connecticut or Rhode Island. He fled the USA sometime before 1843 and came to Australia.
I am struggling to find where he might fit into the family, mostly because no one ever replies to me - as soon as I tell them that Charles was an African American/Native American man no one responds. I'm just hoping that someone might be willing to help me find where he fits in. I know he is linked to the Reynolds family as multiple DNA matches don't lie.
Is there anyway to guess who might have been his parents, or at least his father?
Thanks for any help you might be willing to offer, Ruth Reynolds

DATE: Monday, June 22, 2020 3:26 PM
NAME: Susan Baldwin
ADDRESS: 19804 15th Ave E, Spanaway, WA 98387
QUERY: Looking for ancestors of Jane Reynolds, b 1790 in Warren, Georgia and possibly died around 1860 in Stewart, Georgia. According to a tree on Ancestry her father was Charles Reynolds, b 1766 in Twiggs, Georgia and died 1818 in Twiggs, Georgia. Father of Charles Reynolds is supposedly a Reynolds from Halifax, VA, possibly born around 1738. No real sources for any of this. Don't find them in the "Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in America" book. Any leads would be appreciated.

DATE: Monday, June 15, 2020 4:19 PM
NAME: Betsy Wilcox
ADDRESS: 610 Hawk Lane, Coppell, TX 75019
QUERY: Is Lt.George Reynolds, d. 1813 in Williamson Co, TN, a direct descendent of Christopher Reynolds who came to Virginia in 1623?

Thank you- I am a direct descendent of George.

DATE: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
NAME: Ruth Morris
ADDRESS: Bartonville, TX 76226
QUERY: I have traced my ancestry to Job BABCOCK (b 10 Feb 1670 Westerly, RI) who married Deborah REYNOLDS in Westerly, RI 1695. There seems to be several Deborah Reynolds born in Rhode Island around 1675. I believe she was also born in Westerly, RI.
Would you be able to tell me who her parents were?
Her parents might have been Joseph Reynolds and his wife Mary or ? Or Jabez Reynolds and wife Mary.
Any information you could provide or references you could recommend would be appreciated.
Thank you!

DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:37 PM
NAME: Ronald Reynolds
ADDRESS: 2557 E Dogwood Dr, Chandler, AZ 85286
QUERY: Reynolds family - Pope and Saline counties, IL
West family - Southern MO
dates - late 1800s - early 1900s

DATE: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:14 PM
NAME: Maura Fleming
ADDRESS: 101 California St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
QUERY: I've been researching my friend's family. Her greatgrandfather was Pierce Reynolds born abt 1800. In some censuses, he states that he's from CT and others NY. His first wife was Mary Patten (I can't find anything on her) and his second wife was Frances Day.

I have quite a bit of information on him but I can't seem to figure out who his parents are. Pierce lived in New Rochelle from about 1840 to 1870. Then brooklyn where he died. I believe Pierce is from either Bedford NY or Greenwich CT. I found a deed online selling land from "Perez Reynolds Jr" and his wife, Mary to some other man. There is a man named either Perez or Ferris Reynolds who is buried in Bedford NY that I think might be Pierce Reynold's father.

When I look on and, all trees have Ferris/Perez listed as being the son of Nathaniel Reynolds & Sarah Ferris (but no sources) & born in the Bedford NY area. Ferris/Perez REynolds Sr is buried in Bedford and his date of birth on his gravestone is listed as Feb 26 1764. I found a baptismal record for a different Perez Reynolds, son of Enos Reynolds & his wife Sarah Newman in Greenwich. Feb 26, 1764 is listed as his baptismal date on church record. i think that the Ferris/Perez Reynolds buried in Bedford NY is really the son of Enos Reynolds & Sarah Newman of Greenwich because the gravestone specifically lists his baptismal date.

Is there any way I can determine this? Do you have access to Reynolds records that aren't publicly available.

FYI - Enos Reynolds is descended from Jonathan Reynolds (son of John Reynolds& Sarah Chesterfield) while Nathaniel Reynold married to Sarah Ferris is related to John Reynolds (son of John Reynolds & Sarah Chesterfield).

My friend's daughter had asked me to look at her family tree to see if she has Revolutionary war ancestors. I can see there are ancestors on both family lines but I'd like to fine tune who their branch is. Anything you can do to point me in the right direction is appreciated.

DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:54 PM
NAME: Christopher Reynolds
ADDRESS: 1485 Westbury Drivel, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
QUERY: I am researching my Reynolds lineage for a Sons of American Revolutionary War application using my 5th great grandfather Jesse David Reynolds (1754 - 1836). In the book, "A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families In America" I see my 4th great grandfather John Fulton Reynolds (1786 - 1870) listed, but I can not get the required documentation to show the lineage between John Fulton Reynolds and Jesse David Reynolds. Do you have anything on these two Reynolds?

DATE: Monday, February 10, 2020 10:56 AM
NAME: Theresa (Reynolds) Harter
ADDRESS: 4069 Buglebend Dr., Florissant, MO 63034
QUERY: This is a bit long, and not entirely a query, unless someone has more information on George H. Reynolds and/or typical customs concerning marriage.

It is about my ggg grandfather George H. Reynolds.

My ggg grandmother was Ann Amelia Anderson from Nova Scotia.

I have a transcript of their marriage which states Jacob Reynolds and Mary Olds were the parents of George. However all the sources I find prior to their marriage lists George married to Louisa Beebe. What is curious to me is whether George and Louisa were divorced? Did he have contact with Alonzo and Adie his children with Louisa? The Rippier book says he was still living in 1900 even though he died in St. Louis in 1892. The book does not mention Ann Amelia. The gravestone of Louisa has the inscription, wife of Geo. H. Reynolds which seems odd to me if they were divorced or separated. Yet the transcript of his marriage record clearly states that his parents were Jacob and Mary (Olds) Reynolds. My DNA results on Ancestry seem to support both families using thru lines.

DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:14 AM
NAME: Marcella Jean Reynolds Rose
ADDRESS: 1139 So. Nevada Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
QUERY: I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth Emily Reynolds born 28 Jun 1825 in Cortland, New York. I think they may be Eli Reynolds and spouse Mary Ryan. Eli and Mary came to Cortland after the Revolutionary war. I would appreciate any help given to me. Thank you.

DATE: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:32 AM
NAME: Larry "Joe" Reynolds
ADDRESS: 1007 Stone Shore Street, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455-7487
QUERY: I have been looking for the parents of William Reynolds for over 40 years now without any luck. First recorded information that I have is that he married Jane Milliken in Green County, Tennessee on August 23, 1790. I know he moved to Bedford County, Tennessee and died there in June 1808.

I have saw several postings on that William's parents were James and Susannah Lindsay but have found no documentation to back it up. Hopefully DNA will be able to confirm or deny this

William was a blacksmith and he and Jane had the following children:

  1. Thomas Reynolds, b May 1791, Lincoln County, KY - m 5 Dec 1807, Judith McGee - d 1808, Cleveland, North Carolina
  2. James Reynolds, b June 1792, Lincoln County, KY - m 1832, Sally - d bef. 1840, Izard, AR
  3. John Reynolds, b abt. Jan 1794, Lincoln County, KY - m 1820 Mary Ann Hudlow - d aft. 1868, Jackson County, Alabama
  4. Benjamin Reynolds, b Mar 1795, Lincoln County, KY - d 1831, Arkansas
  5. William Reynolds, b 7 Nov 1796, Boone, KY - d 1883, Montgomery County, Indiana
  6. Elizabeth Reynolds, b Jul 1797, Adair County, KY - m Arthur Campbell - d 1870, Bedford County, TN
  7. Henry Reynolds, b Jun 1800, Adair County, KY - m 1 Jun 1868, Jackson County, AL, Dorothy Dolly Brown - d Abt Oct 1869, Jackson County, AL
  8. David Reynolds, b 6 Mar 1802, Adair County, KY - m 1 Jun 1826, Plata Davis - d 9 May 1884, Clark County, IL
  9. Andrew Reynolds, b abt. 1804, Green County, KY - m 1843, Tennessee, Martha Jeanes Group - d 1860 Pope County, AR
  10. Joshua Reynolds, b 1806, Green County, KY - d bef 1840
  11. Richard Reynolds, b abt 1808 Bedford County, TN - m abt 1828, Elizabeth C. Jeanes - d aft 1880, Pope County, AR
Any help with this family will be deeply appreciated!

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