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James & Deborah (___), North Kingstown RI

A Genealogy of
James and Deborah Reynolds of North Kingstown, Rhode Island,
and Descendants.

1st ed. Stephen C. Roth, compiler and editor.

In 2 vols., 1785 pp plus 486-page annotated index. Salem MA: Higginson Book Co. For information about price and shipping, please contact Higginson Books at

Steve Roth, a descendant of James and Deborah Reynolds, has been compiling this genealogy for many years, before and after the time he served as Registrar for the Reynolds Family Association.

James Reynolds was born in 1625, probably in England, and died in 1700 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Various theories as to the possible ancestry of James Reynolds are presented and discussed. James Reynolds was an early settler in New England, known to be living in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1643, and later obtaining land and establishing himself and his family in the Quidnessett region (now North Kingstown) of Rhode Island prior to 1669.

Deborah died prior to October 1692, also in North Kingstown. James and Deborah had seven children (John, James, Joseph, Henry, Deborah, Francis, and Mercy), and this book traces the generations forward through these seven offspring. In some cases, information is presented on descendants who are more than 15 generations removed from James and Deborah.

In addition to giving the usual vital genealogical information such as birth, marriage, and death dates and locations, biographical information is included where possible. More than 10,000 descendants of James and Deborah Reynolds are included in this book.

The 486-page index is alphabetized by surname (both married and maiden surnames are given for women), birth and death years are given when known for each entry, and each entry is referenced to its location in the manuscript.