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2021 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: Friday, November 19, 2021 12:21 PM
NAME: Frans Compeer
ADDRESS: 205-1120 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC. V8S2N1, Canada

Hello Reynolds descendants,
I am researching my wife's ancestors.
She is a descendant of Captain Nathaniel Reynolds, born in Marblehead in 1730. He married Lydia Raymond on November 8, 1753 in Beverly. There is a colourful story that he was supposed to marry Mary Chapell on that day, but the registry of the marriage intentions on October 7, 1763 puts that into question. But, I digress.
Nathaniel and Lydia, with 2 children moved to Falmouth, Nova Scotia in May of 1760. There were more children born in Nova Scotia. One of them was Jonathan, born on March 7, 1774. I am looking for any documentation to confirm his birth date and any proof to confirm that Jonathan is a son of Nathaniel and Lydia.
According to Marion Reynolds, Nathanial's second wife, Mary Chapell signed a probate document on September 15, 1786 relinquishing any rights to administer his estate. He died without a will. Thank you in advance for any help with this.

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 PM
NAME: Jeannette Reynolds
ADDRESS: 6712 5th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Have copy of Tillman's 1st book, but finding out it may not always be correct. Looking for Hugh Reynolds, b. in Pennsylania, m. Mary Nealey around 1730, they settled area of Pittsylvania County, VA. Would like info on when he arrived in America and info on his ancestors.

Thank you.

DATE: August 11, 2021 2:06 PM
NAME: Carla Francis
ADDRESS: 149 Fenner Ave. Middletown, CT 02842

I am looking for info on Luther Reynolds who came with his father after the revolution from France. He married Rheuama Omans in New Bedford, Ma in 1806 and moved to western Ny after 1810. OraL history is different from where he was born stated in census. Looking for any other info to verify. His father was Calvin Reynaud(ranno) thank you.
Carla Francis

DATE: Monday, July 5, 2021 8:25 PM
NAME: William Grover Bates
ADDRESS: 637 Castile Ave, El Paso, Tx 79912

Is there anyone who is researching the Reynolds Family Line #25?

This seems to be my George Washington Reynolds jr/1862 to William Glen Reynolds son George Washington Reynolds/1844 according to the 1860 Montgomery County, Alabama census, they are in Pine Level alsre referred to by township plat.


DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:17 AM
NAME: Mark Slauter
ADDRESS: 4954 Olivet Church Rd, Providence Forge, VA 23140


I'm looking for the following information: 1) the gravesite for Captain John Reynolds's Jr (killed in an Indian attack on Ohio R in 1779) wife Margaret, 2) the gravesite of Margaret's 2nd husband William Baird, 3) the gravesite of William McKee Reynolds (son of John & Margaret), 4) obits for Margaret, John Reynolds Sr, William & W Baird, and 5) a copy of the Indian Captivity story allegedly printed in the Hagerstown Torchlight newspaper in 1835. Any assistance is appreciated.



DATE: Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:38 PM
NAME: Margaret Yvonne Collett (Senn)
ADDRESS: 1702 W 110th Pl S Jenks, OK 74037

Hello! I've been tracing my family tree for sometime. I'm currently stuck on my Reynolds' family tree. I am only able to go back as far as my 2nd great grandfather, William H. Reynolds (October 17, 1874 to April 29, 1919). I know he was born in Salisbury, Missouri, died tragically in Geary, OK, and I know his wife and children, but I cannot seem to trace his parents. If you know anything about him, please let me know. Thank you for any leads you may be able to offer.

DATE: Monday, March 22, 2021 9:07 AM
NAME: Nona Marie Smith
ADDRESS: 110 N. Water St., Apt 3, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

My brick wall:

I have been searching for the parents, and the date and location of the birth and death of my third great grand father, John Reynolds. Some of the information on my tree for John Reynolds is not correct. I am hoping for some help and I plan to edit the incorrect entries I made.

What I do know: John is the father of my second great grandfather, James Edward Reynolds, born 2 April 1832 in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. John married Providence Millen, born about 1797, on 13 April 1819 in Delaware, according to Delaware Marriage Record. Providence Reynolds made a will in April 1845 and spelled out that she was the widow of John Reynolds, Cooper, of Brandywine Hundred and that their children were William Henry, John Wilson, Margaret Jane, Adelaide Matilda and James Edward. Since James Edward, my 2nd great grandfather was born in 1832, the youngest of their children, I was speculating that the father, John must have been alive in 1831.

I can place the family in several places:
The records from the Brandywine Manufacturing School, a school for the children of the duPont employees, cite Margaret Jane and Adelaide Matilda Reynolds as students in October 1834. The record shows their parent as Mrs. Providence Reynolds, her employment as Cotton Mill and their religion as Presbyterian. Note: the school record usually cited the fathers name in the parent column, so I am assuming that John was dead in October 1834.

Providence purchased property in 1844 on Poplar Street in Wilmington, the deed citing her as the widow of John Reynolds, Cooper deceased alias Providence Wood. She and her two daughters died of consumption soon after that, Providence and Margaret in 1845 and Adelaide in 1848. There were two codicils to Providence’s will. Providence and her daughters are buried at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery in Wilmington. There is no headstone for them but the burial permits are listed in the cemetery ledger. James Edward, my 2nd great grandfather, married Mary Ann Donaldson on 29 June 1851 by Rev. Joseph Carlisle, a Methodist Episcopal minister, in Marcus Hook, PA. James and Mary Ann lived in Brandywine Village in 1860, according to the Federal Census, James a waterman who then sailed on government ships during the Civil War. James died 15 Jul 1868.

In search of John’s parents:
The names of the children of James and Mary Ann are a hint to researching the parents of my 3rd great grandfather, John Reynolds: John Wilson, Charles, William Henry, Jr., Agnes Venona, and James Edward, Jr. My grandmother and I were named for Agnes Venona.

I found Jane Wilson Reynolds, her will in Brandywine Hundred of May 1795, cites two sons: William and John. Her will says she is a widow but does not name her deceased husband. Jane asks that her lands devised to her by her father, Thomas Wilson of Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsyvania be sold. Thomas Wilson married Agnes Young on 7 Feb 1760 in Wilmington, Delaware. Could that be the origin of the naming of Agnes Venona?

I did find a John Reynolds buried at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, but their researchers said that was not my ancestor.

If you have questions, please let me know. Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide!

Nona Marie (née Kelly) Smith

DATE: Monday, February 15, 2021 4:40 PM
NAME: John Sarra
ADDRESS: 319 Pepper Street, Monroe, CT 06468

I am researching Reynolds family trees to find information about the parentage of Michael T. Reynolds who was born in Leitrim, Galway, Ireland in 1862. He married Jane Gannon in 1887 and died in 1940. A number of family trees seem to have this information, but no one seems to know who his parents were. If anyone here can help, I'd be most appreciative. They seem to be the missing link in order to connect to one branch of my family.

DATE: Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:57 PM
NAME: Matthew Conlon
ADDRESS: 12 Morena Court Ballwin MO 63011

Does anyone have a copy of "Reynolds Rainbow Heritage" by Sheral Rinta?

DATE: Friday, January 1, 2021 9:44 AM
NAME: Larry "Joe" Reynolds
ADDRESS: 2520 Saratoga Drive, Barksdale AFB, LA 71110-2172

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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