KERR FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

Appendix 6B. AMERICAN McREYNOLDS FAMILIES

JOHN McREYNOLDS AMERICAN DESCENDENTS:

As described in the chapter, Elizabeth Shepherd McReynolds, the second wife of John McReynolds (1665-1760) emigrated to the United States with their four surviving children in 1738. The trip across the Atlantic apparently took six weeks, the provisions became exhausted and the passengers faced starvation. Fortunately another ship hove into sight and gave them assistance. Elizabeth and her children settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died at an old age in the home of her son James in Appomattox County, Virginia. Her husband John remained in Ireland and lived with his children by his first wife. The genealogy of the descendants of Elizabeth Shepherd McReynolds has been painstakingly compiled. It is much too large to be repeated here and so we produce only a brief summary of the first few generations. The reader who wishes to obtain more information is referred to ``McReynolds. A Noble Clan'' written by William Howard McReynolds (1980) and available through the LDS library system. The following is largely taken from that reference.

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH McREYNOLDS:

Joseph McReynolds was born in 1715 in Killyman near Dungannon. He married a Sarah Dixon in 1736. Quaker records show that Joseph was received into the Nottingham Monthly meeting of Nov.27, 1737, on a certificate dated Feb.27, 1737, from Grange Meeting, Ireland. He married a Sarah Dixon in 1736. With his mother Joseph and Sarah emigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1738. In 1753 they moved to Bedford County, Virginia, and then in 1770 to Washington County, Virginia. Joseph and Sarah had seven sons and two daughters listed below. They were quite religious and belonged to the Presbyterian Church. Joseph died in 1805 at the home of his son Samuel in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

  1. Robert McReynolds was born in 1738 on the Atlantic Ocean on the way to the United States. He became a carpenter and, on Jan.26, 1759, married Martha Rich, born Mar.19, 1745. They settled in North Carolina, probably in Caswell County. Later he moved to Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia. He served as an ensign in the 10th North Carolina Regiment and was a recruiting officer in the Revolutionary War. After that war he moved to Washington County, Virginia. Robert and Martha had thirteen children listed below. Martha died in Saltville sometime prior to 1805 for about that time Robert married his second wife Celia Snider(?). Robert then moved to his son Jospeh's place in Reeds Valley, Russell County, Virginia. He died and is buried there.
    1. Joseph McReynolds was born on Oct.5, 1760, in Ashe County, North Carolina. On Apr.11, 1783, he married Rebecca Boren, born March 1764 in Orange County, North Carolina. They lived in Gloucester District, Caswell County, North Carolina, moved to Burke's Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia and then Russell County, Virginia. On Jul.28, 1795, he purchased 100 acres on Copper Ridge from John and Anne Husk and there built a log cabin. He served in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary war and was crippled by an ankle wound at the battle of Camden. Joseph died on Apr.14, 1838, Rebecca on Sep.11, 1853 and both are buried in Reeds Valley, Russell County, Virginia. Joseph and Rebecca had eight children:
      1. Robert McReynolds (1783-1832) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina. He married Nancy Vermillion Browning and they made their home on Cedar Creek, Russell County, Virginia. They had three children:
        1. Joseph McReynolds (1807-1849) who married Rebecca Gilbert
        2. Mary McReynolds (1809-1880) who married William Alexander
        3. Wilson McReynolds (1811-1859) who married Catherine Jane Remine.
      2. Martha McReynolds married Truelove Brown and they moved to Illinois.
      3. John McReynolds (1791-1879) was born in Russell County, Virginia, and was married twice: (1) to Urity Selsor about 1809 in Russell County and (2) to Mrs Hannah Breeding on Jul.18, 1855. At the time of his death John was living in Worth County, Missouri. He had 7 children:
        1. Joseph McReynolds (1809- ) who married Sophronia Rainey
        2. George Washington McReynolds (1812-1894) who married Maria Green Bridges and became a preacher of some renown
        3. Fleener McReynolds (1813- )
        4. Robert McReynolds (1814- ), married Mary (Polly) McGee, and moved to Saline County, Kansas, in 1860. On Nov.6, 1861, Robert was elected assesor and fought in the Civil War. Robert and Polly had a son:
          1. John W. McReynolds married Deborah ? and they and their family moved to Saline County with his parents. They had 4 children, John L. born in 1860, Laura born in 1862, George W. born in 1865, and Joseph born in 1867. Deborah died shortly thereafter. On Nov.6, 1861, John was elected Sheriff but after the war became a wanted felon, possibly for stealing horses. He was living in Jackson County, Kansas, in 1870. In 1880, his sons were living in Arkansas; in 1900, Joseph was in Oklahoma; in 1920, George was in Tulsa. Laura married ? Riddle when she was 13 and died in the 1890s.
        5. Martisha McReynolds (1816- )
        6. Rebecca McReynolds (1818- )
        7. Abraham F. McReynolds (1825- ) who married Margaret Minnicks.
      4. Susanna McReynolds married William Duncan.
      5. Phoebe McReynolds (1797-1861) married John Counts.
      6. Joseph McReynolds (1804- ) married Mary (Polly) Bush.
      7. Solomon McReynolds (1805-1882) was born in Washington County, Virginia, and married three times: (1) Martha Meadows, (2) Matilda Clemonds and (3) Emily McKinley Parcell. He and his family were part of a wagon train that left Smythe County, Virginia, in 1849 for the California goldfields. Because of a harsh winter they stopped in Wapello County, Iowa, where they became farmers. Solomon's children:
        1. William James McReynolds(1829-1914) who married Catherine Marion Parcell
        2. Mary A. McReynolds (1831-) who married a man named Stickney
        3. Susannah McReynolds (1833-) who married a man named Cole
        4. Joseph W.C. McReynolds (1839-1870) who married Matilda Mowry
        5. Madison M.L. McReynolds (1841-)
        6. Sarah Jane McReynolds (1842-1866) who married a man named Gray
        7. Marsha Wade McReynolds (1843-) who married Peter M. Tracy.
      8. Isaac McReynolds (1807-1896) was born in Russell County, Virginia, and was married about 1831 in Washington County to Susannah Walker. They had 9 children:
        1. Martha McReynolds (1832-1920) who married a man named Stinson.
        2. Robert C. McReynolds (1833-1900).
        3. Solomon S. McReynolds (1837-1918) married Isabelle Thomas and had a son:
          1. George William McReynolds (1870-1936) had 4 children:
            1. Dudley McReynolds (1903-1936).
            2. William Quinton McReynolds (1919-2002) had 7 children:
              1. Mary McReynolds, born in 1942, married Al Hart and had 2 sons and many grandchildren.
              2. James Quinton McReynolds, born in 1945, had 2 sons, 1 daughter and many grandchildren.
              3. Kathryn Sue McReynolds, born in 1951, married Daniel Slayden. She had 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 stepdaughter and many grandchildren.
              4. Barbara Diane McReynolds, born in 1953, had 1 son, 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren.
              5. Alice Faye McReynolds (1955-1997) had 2 sons.
              6. Gayla Annette McReynolds (1958-1958) died in infancy.
              7. George Raye McReynolds, born in 1960, married Treacy Kiesel and had 3 children: Alicia Renee McReynolds, born in 1981, married Carl Degen, Maurine Annette, born in 1984, and Shawnna Lynn, born in 1989.
            3. Lena McReynolds, born in 1924, married a man named Guest.
            4. Virginia McReynolds.
        4. George W. McReynolds (1837-1862).
        5. Wilson P. McReynolds (1841-).
        6. Noah C. McReynolds (1843-).
        7. Eliza Jane McReynolds (1846-1901).
        8. Isaac B. McReynolds (1849-1880) who married Lydia E. Grizzle.
        9. Susannah Mary McReynolds (1853-1875) who married Franklin P. Jesse.
      9. Rebecca McReynolds ( -1852) married John Kinder and died of a heart attack on the way to Indiana.
    2. Sarah McReynolds was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Mar.27, 1762, and, in Caswell County, married Andrew Harvey, born about 1755. Andrew fought in the American War of Independence. He was with Washington at Valley Forge and also fought at Kings Mountain. Later they purchased land in Washington (later Russell) County, Virginia, where they ran a mill and raised a family. Sarah and Andrew had a daughter:
      1. Sarah Harvey. Her descendant is Ann Duckenfield (nee Harvey) at ann.duckenfield@blueyonder.co.uk.
    3. James McReynolds (1764-1821) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married Lucinda Fleming there in 1790. They moved to Washington County, Virginia, and had 9 children:
      1. Lucinda B. McReynolds married Julius McNew.
      2. Martha McReynolds married Benjamin B. Hill.
      3. James McReynolds, Jr., married Catherine Knott in 1827.
      4. William McReynolds was in Knox County, Tennessee, in 1828.
      5. Elizabeth McReynolds married Samuel Fudge in 1828. They are listed in the 1850 Census of Sagamon, Illinois. Their children:
        1. Adam Fudge married Elizabeth Walker
        2. George W. Fudge married Margaret ?
        3. Eliza Jane Fudge married twice, first Brianco G. Deck and second Henry Grace Smith, both marraiges being recorded in Sagamon County, Illinois. Brenda (Snodgrass) Malone is a descendent of the second marriage.
        4. James Fudge
        5. Mary E. Fudge
        6. L.V. Fudge
      6. Mary Ann McReynolds married Christopher Fudge in 1826.
      7. Robert McReynolds married Mary Walker in Knox County in 1823.
      8. John McReynolds married Mary in Jackson County, Alabama.
      9. Stephen Patterson McReynolds married Nancy P. Davenport.
    4. Samuel McReynolds was born on Feb.26, 1766, and died young.
    5. Mary McReynolds was born on Sep.15, 1767, and married Hugh Cole on Mar.4, 1802.
    6. John McReynolds was born on Jan.31, 1770, and married a woman named Margaret(?).
    7. Robert McReynolds was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Feb.7, 1772, and married in Washington County, Virginia, to Frances Fleming on Oct.17, 1796. Robert was a blacksmith and worked in eastern Tennessee for a few years before settling in Miami County, Ohio, in 1812 and finally near Dayton where he became a farmer. He died on Feb.17, 1843. They had at least 12 children:
      1. Joseph McReynolds (1797-1860) married first Barbara Butt and second Elizabeth Butt.
      2. Martha McReynolds (1799-1873) married Louis R. Strong.
      3. Mary Ann McReynolds (1800-1855) married John Snodgrass.
      4. Lucinda McReynolds (1802-1861) married Michael Daugherty.
      5. John F. McReynolds (1804-1864) married Mary M. Smith.
      6. Robert McReynolds (1807-1876) married Ruth Logan.
      7. Frances McReynolds (1808-1850) married Emanuel Humbert.
      8. Nancy McReynolds (1810-1880) married Ebenezer Frost.
      9. James McReynolds (1812-1876) married Mary Stauffer Smith.
      10. Elizabeth McReynolds (1814-1895) married Hamilton Roney.
      11. Rebecca McReynolds (1816-1886) married Jacob Fallis.
      12. Samuel McReynolds (1820-1894) married Maria Deffenbaugh.
    8. Samuel McReynolds was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Feb.5, 1776. He married Mary Deakins on Aug. 19, 1796, and they lived in Blount and Bradley Counties in Tennessee. He died on Nov.7, 1854. They had 8 children:
      1. James McReynolds (1803-1845).
      2. Absalom McReynolds (1806-1839).
      3. Mary McReynolds (1808-1841).
      4. Matthew C. McReynolds (1810-1828).
      5. Samuel McReynolds (1812-1845).
      6. Stephen E. McReynolds (1815-1869) was born in Bradley County, Tennessee, and married Nancy L. Toomey in 1843. Stephen died in Cloverdale, California. They had 8 children:
        1. Mary T. McReynolds
        2. James C. McReynolds
        3. Margaret S. McReynolds
        4. Izora T. McReynolds
        5. Louisa A. McReynolds
        6. John Newton McReynolds
        7. Isabell McReynolds
        8. Virginia D. McReynolds.
      7. Asseaw D. McReynolds (1819-1839).
      8. John Wesley McReynolds (1822- ).
    9. Thomas McReynolds was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Feb.14, 1777. He moved to Buncombe County where he married Mary Culbertson about 1798. He died before 1818 and his family moved to Marion County, Missouri. He had 2 children:
      1. John McReynolds (1802-1865) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and migrated to Marion County, Missouri. There he married Sarah Henry and they had 6 children:
        1. Nancy W. McReynolds.
        2. Francis M. McReynolds.
        3. Noah Hugh McReynolds.
        4. John Jr. McReynolds.
        5. Sarah A. McReynolds.
        6. Leah E. McReynolds.
      2. Leah McReynolds (1804- ) married a man named Abel.
    10. Stephen McReynolds was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, on Aug.14, 1778. He married Jane Hilliard in Washington County, Virginia, on Dec.23, 1802, and they moved to Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and then to Monroe and Lowndes Counties, Mississippi. He was a Methodist preacher and died in 1851. Stephen and Jane had 14 children:
      1. Robert McReynolds (1803-1865) married Mary Cox.
      2. William H. McReynolds (1806- ).
      3. Jane McReynolds married William Clark Leach in Lowndes County.
      4. Martha McReynolds (1809- ) married Joel Randall.
      5. Elizabeth McReynolds (1811-1852) married Ephraim Leach.
      6. John L. McReynolds (1813-1888).
      7. Hester Ann McReynolds (1815-1889) married Ephraim Leach.
      8. Lawson McReynolds (1817- ).
      9. Stephen McReynolds Jr. (1819-1883) married Mary Thompson Leach.
      10. Clark McReynolds died in the Civil War.
      11. James A. McReynolds (1823-1879) married Margaret Lovia.
      12. Caroline McReynolds (1825- ) married a man named Lewis.
      13. Dicie McReynolds.
      14. Pipkin McReynolds.
    11. Martha McReynolds was born on Sep.5, 1780, and married Abijah Thomas on Mar.5, 1801.
    12. Henrietta ``Hannah'' McReynolds was born in Washington County, Virginia, on Feb.18, 1783, and married Joel Meadows on Apr.28, 1801. She died on Apr.16, 1843. They had 13 children, David, Polly, Joel, Martha, Miles, William, Isaac, Samuel, Sarah Ann, Lucinda, Isabel, James and Hannah Meadows.
    13. William McReynolds (1787-1847) was born in Washington County, Virginia, on Jan.18, 1787, and married Ruth Culbertson in Buncombe County, North Carolina, in 1810. They first settled in Marion County, Missouri, moving to Lewis and then Knox County. They had 7 children:
      1. Joseph M. McReynolds (1811-1885) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and married Mrs. Mary Ann Dixon Etheridge. They settled in Knox County, Missouri and had 3 children
        1. Josiah Robert McReynolds.
        2. Joseph B. McReynolds.
        3. Ruth A. McReynolds.
      2. Elmyra McReynolds (1812-1844) moved to Missouri with her parents and married Ebeneezer Gosh in Lewis County, Missouri, in 1833.
      3. Josiah McReynolds (1814-1887) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and moved to Missouri with his parents. He was married 3 times: (1) to Mary Pugh in 1841 in Lewis County with whom he had 9 children, listed below. (2) Mrs. Mary Hicks Williams (3) Susan McDaniel.
        1. John William McReynolds (1842-1896) who married Ophelia Brewer.
        2. Ruth Jane McReynolds (1844-1915) who married Moses Franklin Wright.
        3. Emily May McReynolds (1845-1936) who married Henry Cooper Gooden.
        4. Joseph McReynolds (1847-1931) who first married Nancy Henry and then Ora Bunch.
        5. Matthias McReynolds (1849-1916) who married Lydia Kerfoot Glasscock.
        6. Thomas McReynolds (1851-1920) who married George Ann Scott.
        7. Martha Elizabeth McReynolds (1855-) who married Jedida Waldo Golden.
        8. Elmyra McReynolds (1857-1857)
        9. Mary Alice McReynolds (1860-1863)
      4. Robert McReynolds (1816- ) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and moved to Missouri with his parents. He married twice: (1) Lucy Ann Lilliard in 1856 and (2) Mrs. Sarah E. Job in 1875.
      5. Birdet McReynolds (1817-1883) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and moved to Missouri with his parents. He married Sarah Catherine Dale in 1843 and they had 13 children, Louisa, Sophia, Robert, Martin, Frederick, Martha, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph, Martha, Mary K., James and Maggie born between 1844 and 1864.
      6. Lear McReynolds (1819- ) married Hugh Henry in 1840 in Knox County, Missouri.
      7. John McReynolds (1820-1903) was born in Marion County, Missouri, and married Mary Ellender Dale in 1843 in Knox County. They had 7 children, Lear, Elvira, William Cole, John Samuel, Elizabeth Elender, Ophelia and Julius (twins) born between 1844 and 1856.
  2. Roland McReynolds was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1739. He married Agnes Ann Rich about 1761 and became a farmer and fuller in Washington County, Virginia. It is said that he died in 1796 after he became drunk and froze to death when he became lost on his way home. Roland and Agnes had 8 children:
    1. Joseph McReynolds (1762-1840) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and fought in the war of independence. He married Henrietta Browning in 1783 in Caswell County where they lived for about 20 years before relocating in Sumner County, Tennessee. In 1831 they moved again to Posey County, Indiana, but Henrietta died en route. She and Joseph had the first 6 children listed below. Later Joseph married Elizabeth Jane Simpson and they had three children:
      1. Samuel McReynolds (1784-1852) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and moved to Sumner County, Tennessee, with his parents. There, in 1804, he married Milbrey Dement. They settled in Kentucky until Samuel was disabled with arthritis and then they returned to Tennessee and moved to Posey County, Indiana with his parents. At one time Samuel was an Associate Judge of Posey County. He and Milbrey had ten children, Lucinda, James, Matilda (1810-) who married Thompson Smiley, William Hodges (1812-1875) who married Nancy Marvel and moved to Franklin County, Illinois, Samuel Davis (1814-1858) who first married Elizabeth Wilson and later Eliza Ellen Craig, Joseph (1816-1855) who first married Elizabeth Compton and later Lovina Holder, Nelson (1819-1896) who married Lovina Marvel, Alexander A. (1821-) who first married Anna Wilson and later Loucinda McAllister, Robert (1825-1841) and Nancy (1828-) who married John E. Jenkins.
      2. Edward Browning McReynolds (1785-1865) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and was married in Kentucky in 1807 to Sally Anderson. They moved to Warren County, Kentucky, back to Sumner County, Tennessee, to Gibson County, Indiana, to Jefferson County, Iowa. They had 12 children, Joseph A. (1807-1877) who married Elizabeth Bloodworth, Nancy (1808-) who married Wiley Estes, John (1809-) who married Lydia A. Clinton, Kathryn (1811-) who married James Williams, Peter A. (1814-1900) who first married Clarissa Prince and later Mrs. Mary McCoy, Sarah H. (1815-1867) who married George Marvel, Edmond B. (1816-1867) who first married Elizabeth Marvel, then Mary Dyler and thirdly Mrs. Alabama B. Williams, Robert T. (1818-) who married Mrs. Kathryn Leach, Anna B. (1820-), William (1822-) who married Patsy Knowles, Martha Ann (1824-) who married John B. Knowles and a daughter.
      3. Mary McReynolds (1786-1846) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and was married to Thomas Wilson in Washington County, Virginia, in 1802. They moved to Sumner County, Tennessee, and later, in 1831, to Posey County, Indiana. They had 11 children, Nancy, James, Sallie, William, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Thomas, Jane, Isaac and John Wilson.
      4. Margaret McReynolds (1791-) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married Archibald Wallace in Tennessee about 1809. They followed her parents to Posey County, Indiana. They had 4 children, Herbert, William, Samuel and Joseph Wallace.
      5. Tabitha McReynolds (1794-) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married her cousin Joseph McReynolds in Sumner County, Tennessee, in 1816.
      6. Joseph McReynolds, Jr. (1796-1860) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married Margaret Anderson in Sumner County, Tennessee, in 1818. They moved to Jerseyville, Illinois, about 1832 were they farmed. They had six children, Alexander Anderson (1819-1905), Mary A. (1822-1846), a daughter, Samuel Marion (1829-1885) who married Margaret Ann Keller, Jefferson Davis (1830-) and Thomas Joseph (1832-1907).
      7. Mary Ellen McReynolds married Edwin Boren.
      8. Louisa Ann McReynolds married a man named Coulip.
      9. Margaret McReynolds married William Mead.
    2. John McReynolds (1764-1823) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married twice. His first marriage was to Hannah Neal in Virginia about 1796 and they moved to Washington County, then to Warren County, Kentucky and then to Posey County, Indiana. John and Hannah had 10 children, all but the last listed below. After Hannah died, John married Ester Jordan in 1819 and they had the last child listed below.
      1. Israel McReynolds (1797-) married Mary Depriest.
      2. James McReynolds (1801-1850s) married Margaret ?.
      3. Howard McReynolds (1803-1880) married Elizabeth ?.
      4. Leonard McReynolds (1804-1867) married first Huldah Neal and later Nancy Estes.
      5. John R. McReynolds (1807-c1865) married Martha A. Knowles.
      6. Nancy McReynolds married John Graddy.
      7. Elizabeth McReynolds (1809-1892).
      8. Mary McReynolds (1811-) married Greenberry Eaton.
      9. Sally McReynolds (1811-1895).
      10. Melvina McReynolds (1817-1905) married John Cavitt.
      11. Robert McReynolds (1821-) married Nancy Gule.
    3. Sarah McReynolds (1765-) married Isaac Williams.
    4. Eleanor McReynolds (1767-) married Jacob Wolf.
    5. Leonard McReynolds (1769-1824) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina. He married a woman named Lucy in Russell County, Virginia, about 1794 and soon afterwards they moved to Logan County, Kentucky. Leonard and Lucy joined the ``Shakers'' but left the society by 1830. They had at least 4 children:
      1. Joseph McReynolds (1795-) first married his cousin Tabitha McReynolds and later Julian A. Craddick.
      2. John McReynolds (1797-1877) married A.B. Waggoner.
      3. Nancy M. McReynolds married David Waggoner.
      4. Leonard McReynolds (1801-1852) married Elizabeth Lamberth.
    6. Robert McReynolds (c1771-1850s) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married Sarah ``Sally'' McDaniel in Washington County, Virginia. They lived in Allen County, Kentucky, and had at least 11 children:
      1. Nancy McReynolds (1796-1847) married Amos Harris.
      2. Elizabeth McReynolds (1797-) married George Locke.
      3. John Wheeler McReynolds (1800-).
      4. Mary McReynolds (1802-).
      5. James McReynolds (1804-) married Margaret Wilson.
      6. Sally McReynolds (1806-) married William Chambers.
      7. Orpha McReynolds (1807-1860s).
      8. Robert Y. McReynolds (1809-1860s).
      9. William McDaniel McReynolds.
      10. Melvina M. McReynolds (1812-) married Algerman S. Walker.
      11. Martha McReynolds (1819-) married Francis S. Wilson.
    7. James McReynolds (1774-1839) was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, and married Susannah Anderson in 1796 in Washington County, Virginia. They moved to Allen County, Kentucky, and then Putnam County, Indiana, in 1829. They had 13 children:
      1. Nancy McReynolds (1797-1850) married William Randal.
      2. Rolen McReynolds (1798-) married a woman named Mary.
      3. John McReynolds (1799-) married Sally Brown.
      4. Anderson McReynolds (1801-) married a woman named Eddie.
      5. James McReynolds (1803-) married Polly Phipps.
      6. Elizabeth McReynolds (1805-) married James Siddens Jr.
      7. Ann McReynolds (1807-) married John Rhoten.
      8. Solomon McReynolds (1809-c1868) married Frances Nancy Siddens.
      9. Susanna McReynolds (1811-) married James Dale.
      10. Samuel McReynolds (1812-1833) married Mary Dale.
      11. Rachael McReynolds (1813-) married William Brittian.
      12. Peter McReynolds (1814-1885) married Rachel Wilson.
      13. Joseph McReynolds (1816-1839) married Elizabeth Edmonston.
    8. Mary McReynolds (1779-) married Hugh Cole.
  3. James McReynolds was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 1742. He and his brother John migrated into Tryon County, North Carolina about 1770, where Joseph served as constable in 1777. He had at least 7 children:
    1. James Pritchard McReynolds (1765-).
    2. Archibald McReynolds (1767-).
    3. Joseph McReynolds (1775-1820s) was born in Tryon County, North Carolina, and married Sarah Wilson in 1803 in Rutherford County. They moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, and later to Crawford County, Arkansas. They had 5 children, Nancy, Hugh, Reece, Thomas James (1810-1870) who married Margaret Dockery and Rueben McReynolds.
    4. Hugh McReynolds (1777-1881) was born in Tryon County, North Carolina, and married Margaret ``Peggy'' White in Rutherford County. They moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, and then to Grant County, Wisconsin. They had at least 10 children:
      1. John L. McReynolds (1804-1850s) was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and moved with his parents to Bond County, Illinois. About 1829 he married a woman named Rebecca in Illinois, and they lived in Montgomery County and later in Grant County, Wisconsin. They had at least 9 children, James A. (1830-), Thomas L. (1833-), Jesse M. (1833-), John W. (1836-), Harriett (1838-), William (1841-), Franklin L. (1844-) who married Julia Gillman, Frances L. (1844-) and Samuel C. McReynolds (1850-).
      2. Isaac W. McReynolds (1808-) was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and married a woman named Nancy about 1835 and they had 5 children, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Franklin and Frances.
      3. James McReynolds (1814-).
      4. Robert McReynolds (1821-) married a woman named Nancy.
      5. Hugh W. McReynolds (1824-) was born in Bond County, Illinois, and married a woman named Jane about 1860. They had 5 children, Celestia, Abbie, Maggie, Ulysses G. and Carey A. McReynolds.
      6. Mary McReynolds (1825-).
      7. Joseph McReynolds (1827-) was born in Bond County, Illinois, and married a woman named Sarah about 1858. They had at least 7 children, Walter, William, Jesse, Mae, Arthur, Bertie and Maude.
      8. Sarah McReynolds (1829-).
      9. William McReynolds (1831-) was born in Bond County, Illinois, and married a woman named Elizabeth about 1866. They had at least 2 children, William and James.
      10. Lewis A. McReynolds (1832-) was born in Bond County, Illinois, and married twice. His second wife was named Margaret. He had at least two children, Vista and Everett.
    5. Robert McReynolds (1779-1858) was born in Tryon County, North Carolina. He married Nancy Dawson in Rutherford County and they seem to have lived in Monroe County, Tennessee. They had 10 children:
      1. David Woods McReynolds.
      2. Joseph McReynolds (1807-1852) married Eleanor Edmondson.
      3. James McReynolds.
      4. Isaac D. McReynolds (1811-1865).
      5. John McReynolds (1812-).
      6. Margaret McReynolds (1816-) married Samuel McCallie.
      7. Robert McReynolds married Dicy Brown.
      8. Jehu C. ``Hugh'' McReynolds (1819-1876).
      9. Stephen McReynolds.
      10. Mary McReynolds (1824-).
    6. Ann McReynolds married William Gill.
    7. Betsy McReynolds married John McNair.
  4. John McReynolds was born in 1745 in or near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and married a woman named Margaret. He migrated to Tryon County, North Carolina, and later Washington County, Virginia, where he died. His children:
    1. David McReynolds married Leleta Lane in 1809 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They lived in Claiborne County and in Warren County before moving to Dallas County, Tennessee. Their children:
      1. Coleman C. McReynolds (1810-1852) was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and became a doctor in Meigs County. He married Mary Calloway of Monroe County. The family moved to Cass County, Missouri, in 1842. They had five children, Sarah, John Calloway, David Marshall, Hugh L. and Mintie.
      2. John Lane McReynolds.
      3. Samantha M. McReynolds (1815-) married Robert L. Snead.
      4. Sarah Ann McReynolds (1819-1873) married John C. Gant.
    2. Joseph McReynolds (1776-) was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and moved to Washington County, Virginia, with his parents. In 1802 he married Elizabeth Logan and they moved to Warren County, Tennessee, and in 1819 to Saline County, Missouri. They had 7 children:
      1. Allen McReynolds (1810-1864) married Martha A. Cooper.
      2. John McReynolds (1812-1855) married Lucinda Meadows.
      3. Logan McReynolds (1818-) married Sarah Webb.
      4. David McReynolds (1819-1890) married a woman named Catherine.
      5. Mary McReynolds (1820-).
      6. Elizabeth D. McReynolds (1824-) married Samuel Webb.
      7. Adeline McReynolds (1825-).
    3. Elizabeth McReynolds married Charles Talbott.
    4. John McReynolds married Sarah Scott in Washington County, Virginia, in 1804. They migrated to Warren County, Tennessee. They had 4 children, Nelson (1808-), James, Eliza and a second daughter.
    5. William McReynolds (-1818).
    6. Samuel McReynolds moved to Warren County, Tennessee, and later Saline County, Missouri. He had four children, Mary, Adeline, Susan and Caroline (1824-1900) who married Hugh Lawson Porter Calloway.
    7. James McReynolds (-1862).
  5. daughter McReynolds was born about 1747 and married John Reed.
  6. Samuel McReynolds was born in the vicinity of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1749 and moved to Washington County, Virginia, with his parents. He married Sarah Margaret Woods and was very active in the real estate business. They moved to Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Samuel and Sarah had 7 children:
    1. John McReynolds (1778-1822) was born in Washington County, Virginia, and was married in 1799 in Blount County, Tennessee, to Jane McReynolds, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Margaret Mitchell McReynolds. They had 9 children:
      1. Robert McReynolds (1803-1855) married Sarah Wear in 1833.
      2. Stephen J. McReynolds (1810-) married Eleanor Tedford in 1834.
      3. Syntha McReynolds (1813-1872) married William R. Wear.
      4. Alford McReynolds (1815-1815), a twin.
      5. Guilford McReynolds (1815-1894), a twin, married P.G. Gamble in 1838.
      6. Mary ``Polly'' McReynolds married Arch. Grisham in 1822.
      7. Elizabeth ``Betty'' McReynolds married Meshac Tipton.
      8. Martha ``Patsy'' McReynolds married Isaac Wells.
      9. Ferdinand M. McReynolds (1823-1850) married Martha Aycox.
    2. Joseph McReynolds (-1822) was born in Washington County, Virginia, and married Rachel Rainey in 1798 in Person County, North Carolina. They had 3 daughters the youngest of whom was named Sally and married Bordon Wheeler.
    3. Robert McReynolds married Celia Snider.
    4. Sarah McReynolds was born in Washington County, Virginia, and, in 1802, was married there to David Rainey. They had a daughter Nancy who married William Bell.
    5. James McReynolds was born in Washington County, Virginia, and migrated to Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    6. Margaret McReynolds (1786-1870) was born in Washington County, Virginia, and was married in Blount County, Tennessee, in 1804 to Alexander Coulter, a saddler and silversmith. They moved many times and settled in Walker County, Georgia. They had 6 children, Delilia J. (1809-1876) (who married first Thomas J. Hosling and second Andrew H. Caldwell), Samuel Woods (1811-), Alexander Washington (1813-), James Jefferson (1815-1885) (who married Mary S. Harwell), Thomas M. (1818-1871) and William Mitchell (1823-1879) who married Minerva L. Sutton.
    7. Samuel McReynolds Jr. (1793-1865) was born in Washington County, Virginia, and married twice Jane Hale in 1821 in Blount County, Tennessee. They had the first 7 children listed below. After Jane's death Samuel married Anna D. Stephens in 1844 in Bledsoe County and the last five children listed below are hers. Samuel's children:
      1. Margaret McReynolds (1825-) married Judge Thomas Frazier.
      2. Alexander Hale McReynolds (1826-) married Emily C. Greer.
      3. Mary Jane McReynolds died young.
      4. Samuel M. McReynolds (1829-) married Elizabeth E. Hensen.
      5. Sarah J. McReynolds (1832-) married Thomas Alexander Pope.
      6. Claiborne Delaney McReynolds (1834-).
      7. James W. McReynolds (1836-) married Martha Graham.
      8. Isaac Stevens McReynolds (1845-1915) married Virginia A. Davis.
      9. Martha Josephine McReynolds (1847-) married William R. Pope.
      10. Joseph McReynolds (1848-) died young.
      11. Thomas S. McReynolds (1849-) married Jennie Davis.
      12. Dora McReynolds died young.
  7. daughter McReynolds was born in 1751.
  8. Joseph McReynolds (1754-1826) was born in the vicinity of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and, in 1779, married Mary Margaret Mitchell of Person County, North Carolina. Joseph and Mary settled in Blount County, Tennessee and had 9 children:
    1. Elizabeth ``Betsy'' McReynolds (1780-) married Joseph Alexander, Jr.
    2. Sarah ``Sally'' McReynolds (1782-) married Martin Rorex.
    3. Jane McReynolds (1784-) married John McReynolds.
    4. Peggy McReynolds (1786-) married a man named Moore.
    5. Patsy McReynolds (1788-) married William P. McCampbell.
    6. Joseph Mitchell McReynolds (1790-1863) was born in Blount County, North Carolina, and in 1815 married Sarah McClure. About 1837 they moved to Talledego County, Alabama. They had 8 children:
      1. Elizabeth McReynolds (1817-) married Ira Ellis Satcher in 1838.
      2. David Woods McReynolds (1819-) married Lucy A. Sampler.
      3. Mary Ann McReynolds (1825-).
      4. Holbert McReynolds (1827-).
      5. Martha Ann McReynolds (1831-) married John Turner.
      6. Sarah Ann McReynolds (1834-) married Isaac Madden in 1851.
      7. Emmaline McReynolds (1836-).
      8. John Dixon McReynolds (1838-) went to war in 1865 and never returned.
    7. David Woods McReynolds (1792-) was born in Blount County, Tennessee, and, in 1819, married Mary McClure there. They had 5 children, Joseph (1822-), Holbert (1825-), Sarah (1829-), David (1834-) and Margaret (1841-).
    8. John Dixon McReynolds (1794-1837) married Sally Moore.
    9. Mary Margaret ``Polly'' McReynolds (1796-) married James M. Booth.
  9. William McReynolds (1759-1796) was born in Cecil County, Maryland and moved with his parents to Campbell County, Virginia, in 1772. There he was married to Martha Wilson in 1782 and they lived their lives farming in Campbell County. They had 6 children:
    1. Joseph McReynolds (1782-1819) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and, in 1803, married Catherine McIvor there. They had two daughters, Sarah who married Moses Hendrick and Mary who married James Wood.
    2. Sarah McReynolds married John Laine.
    3. Matthew McReynolds (1789-) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and married a woman named Lucy. They lived in Graves County and Christian County, Kentucky, and had 4 children, James (1828-), Joseph (1835-), Robert (1837-) and Samuel (1839-).
    4. Mary McReynolds married Allen Rich.
    5. John McReynolds (1790-1874) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and married Mary Jane Harris in Buckingham County. They moved to Wilcox County, Alabama, about 1832 whwere Mary Jane died in 1850. They had one child, Mary McReynolds (1825-). Later John married Mary Jane Williams.
    6. William McReynolds (1794-1846) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and married Phoebe Harris in Buckingham County. They moved to Wilcox County, Alabama, in 1832 where Phoebe died in 1835. William and Phoebe had 6 children listed below. After Phoebe's death, William married Sarah Mahley.
      1. Julia McReynolds (1825-1869) married J. Clark Jones.
      2. Elizabeth Branch McReynolds (1826-1903) married Samuel Laird Jones.
      3. William McReynolds (1827-1835).
      4. Virginia McReynolds (1830-1836).
      5. Matilda McReynolds (1833-1852).
      6. John McReynolds married Sarah McCracken and deserted her after three weeks of marriage.

Elizabeth McReynolds was born in 1717 near Dungannon. With her mother she emigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1738. She married John Rodgers, lived several years in Maryland and then moved to the ``back part'' of Pennsylvania. The children of Elizabeth and John Rodgers:

  1. Thomas Rodgers lived in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
  2. William Rodgers was killed by Indians.
  3. Joseph Rodgers.
  4. James Rodgers moved to Kentucky.
  5. Elizabeth Rodgers married Paul Joseph.

James McReynolds was born in 1719 at Killyman near Dungannon. With his mother he emigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1738. He was apprenticed as a carpenter in the city of Lancaster and, in 1748, married Mary Bell, born in 1729. In 1750 they migrated down the Shenandoah valley into Virginia and established themselves in Bedford County, Virginia. Mary died in 1799 and James in 1807. They are buried with other members of their family in a family plot about seven miles from Spout Springs, Appomattox County, Virginia. Their children:

  1. Thomas McReynolds was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1749 and moved with his parents to Bedford County, Virginia. He served in the Revolutionary War attaining the rank of Captain. On Nov.31, 1781, he married Lucy Dabney in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter they moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina where they are listed in the 1790 census. Thomas died in 1800. The children of Lucy and Thomas McReynolds:
    1. Mary McReynolds.
    2. John Dabney McReynolds was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, and married Maria C. Nichols. Later he was located in Monroe County, Mississippi where he gave erroneous testimony that he was his father's sole living heir in an abortive attempt to receive the whole estate. John and Maria McReynolds had three children:
      1. Richard Phillip McReynolds married Elizabeth Stewart.
      2. John Dabney McReynolds, Jr., married Rose Lea Fetty.
      3. Stewart McReynolds married Frances Clark.
    3. James Harris McReynolds was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1788. He married Ann Minter, born in 1801, and they moved to Texas. James died in Texas in 1859 and Ann in 1865. They had 5 children:
      1. Benjamin Oliver McReynolds.
      2. John Minter McReynolds (1820-1905) married Matilda Lavine. They had at least one son, Thomas Bell McReynolds, born in 1860. Thomas had a daughter, Eleanor, who was born in 1904 and married a man named Mills. Their daughter, born in 1926, is Mae Bell Booth (Mrs. John Booth) of Austin, Texas. John Minter McReynolds died in Oklahoma in 1905.
      3. James Harris McReynolds, Jr.
      4. Joseph Barnett McReynolds (1823-1880) married Mary Minter Cooke. They had five children, Anna Bell McReynolds who married James Hughes, Joseph Minter McReynolds (1847-1917) who married Mary Etta Ferguson, Ollie McReynolds who married a woman named Adams, James Dabney McReynolds who married Nuggie Stewart and Mattie McReynolds who married William Guest.
      5. Thomas Bell McReynolds who is believed to have had three children, Minnie McReynolds, Harry McReynolds and John Franklin McReynolds. In turn John Franklin McReynolds is reputed to have had four children, Ruth, Clara, John Wilburn and James Harry McReynolds.
    4. Anna McReynolds.
    5. Thomas McReynolds.
    6. Elizabeth McReynolds.
  2. Elizabeth McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia in 1752. On Jan.16, 1784, she married John McAllister in Campbell County, Virginia. In the early 1800s they moved to Logan County, Kentucky, for a few years but returned to Campbell County, Virginia. John died in 1821 and Elizabeth in 1836.
  3. Joseph McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1755. He served in the Revolutionary War and never married. Joseph died in 1776.
  4. James McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1757 and became a doctor. He never married and accumulated considerable wealth and property in Campbell County, Virginia, and Logan County, Kentucky. He died in 1806.
  5. John McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1758 and married twice. His first marriage to Jane Campbell on Jun.6, 1788, in Campbell County, Virginia, produced the four children listed below. Later in 1796 John married Olivia Steele. He died in 1796.
    1. Judith McReynolds born in 1789.
    2. Mary Bell McReynolds (1791-) married John Wood on Dec.29, 1818, in Campbell County, Virginia.
    3. James Campbell McReynolds (1793-1844) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and was married there on Aug.25, 1825, to Mary Bell McReynolds (1796-1837), the daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth Steele McReynolds. Their children:
      1. John Oliver McReynolds was born in Campbell County, Virginia, in 1827 and became a doctor. He moved to Kentucky and was married twice. He was first married on Jul.2, 1853, in Trigg County, Kentucky, to Presleyella T. Goren with whom he had no children. His second marriage was to Ellen Reeves (1840-1916) in 1858 in Todd County, Kentucky. John Oliver and Ellen Reeves McReynolds are buried in Glennwood Cemetery, Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky. They had four children:
        1. Mary Bell McReynolds who was born in 1860 and married Dr. Zarecor
        2. James Clark McReynolds who was born on Feb.3, 1862, in Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky. He became a professor at Vanderbilt University and then assistant attorney general of the United States. In 1914 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice of the United States and served on the court until 1941. He died on Aug.24, 1946, and is buried beside his parents in Elkton.
        3. Robert Phillip McReynolds married Frances Coulter and they lived in Los Angeles where he was a practicing physician. They had a son, James Oliver McReynolds who was born in 1916 and married Mildred Wilson King.
        4. Ellen Reeves McReynolds who died in infancy.
      2. James McReynolds (1829-1830).
      3. Susan Harriett McReynolds (1830-1900).
      4. Newton McReynolds (1831-1831).
      5. Richard Bell McReynolds (1832-1881) was born in Kentucky and, on Mar.15, 1864, married Victoria C. Boone in Christian County, Kentucky. They had six children:
        1. John Oliver McReynolds (1865-1942) married Katherine Seay.
        2. Benjamin Boone McReynolds (1867-1913) had a son Boone Kendall McReynolds, born 1906.
        3. Richard Bell McReynolds (1869-1869)
        4. James Campbell McReynolds born in 1870
        5. George Street McReynolds, born in 1873, had three children, George Street, born 1909, Mary, born 1911, and Jane, born 1915
        6. Martha McReynolds married John H. Moore.
      6. Jane Elizabeth McReynolds (1836-1837)
    4. John S. McReynolds, born in 1793, was the twin brother of James Campbell McReynolds.
  6. Samuel McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1761. On Jan.24, 1794, he married Janet Campbell in Campbell County, Virginia. After their marriage they moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where they purchased substantial lands. Samuel died in 1814 and he and Jane are buried on their farm in Logan County. They had one child:
    1. Mary Bell McReynolds was born in Logan County in 1800 and married Dilliard Duncan there in 1821. They had one daughter:
      1. Elizabeth Duncan, born Nov.28, 1831, married Robert Herrald on Dec.19, 1839. She died on Dec.16, 1878.
  7. Robert McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1763. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where he purchased land and became a builder, being under contract to build a courthouse in Russellville at the time of his death in 1803. Robert married Elizabeth Patterson and they had two children:
    1. Mary Bell McReynolds married John W.T. Moore.
    2. Charles P. McReynolds.
  8. Alexander Archibald McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1765 and, on Jul.24, 1796, married Sarah ``Sally'' Talbot in Campbell County, Virginia. About 1800 they moved to Logan County, Kentucky, where they purchased land. Archibald died in 1838. Their children:
    1. Williston Talbot McReynolds was born in Campbell County, Virginia, on Apr.27, 1797, and moved to Logan County, Kentucky, with his parents. On May 24, 1821, he married Nancy Ann Stroud in Butler County, Kentucky. Williston died on May 14, 1871. The children of Williston and Nancy:
      1. James A. McReynolds was born in Logan County in 1824 and married three times: (1) to Virginia Mildred Duncan in Jan., 1846. They had six children, William H., Anna E., Thomas, Presley E., Bell and Emma McReynolds. (2) to M.S. Arnold on May 20, 1866, in Logan County. They had one daughter, Minnie. (3) to C.E. Moore on Apr.12, 1872, in Butler County, Kentucky. They had three children, Robert T., Rachel E. and Kittie B. McReynolds.
      2. Thomas Booker McReynolds was born in Logan County on Feb.6, 1826. He was married twice: (1) to Anna Mariah Duncan on Nov.13, 1849, in Logan County. They had 8 children, John A. (1850-1860), Mary B. (1853-1873), Sarah (1855-1858), Martha E. (1859-1860), William W. (1859-1860), Ollie M. (1866- ), Eliza D. (1868-1880) and Minnie F. McReynolds (1870-1886). (2) to Mary F. Moore in Butler County on Oct.26, 1875. They had no children. Thomas died on Jul.13, 1904.
      3. William S. McReynolds.
      4. Sarah C. McReynolds was born in Logan County in 1830 and, on Nov.18, 1850, married Henry C. Duncan. They had 7 children born between 1852 and 1868, Elizabeth, Dora, Rachael, William, John, Mildred and Eliza Duncan. Sarah died in 1918.
      5. Presley M. McReynolds (1833-1903) was born in Logan County and, on Mar.14, 1859, married Mary Ann Johnson.
      6. Louisa Bell McReynolds married Benjamin P. Porter in Logan County in 1849.
      7. Mary A. McReynolds married John Duncan in Logan County on Apr.22, 1857. They moved to Oklahoma.
      8. Martha F. McReynolds married Geo. W. Brown in Logan County on Mar.15, 1859. They moved west.
      9. Joseph Wilson McReynolds was married twice: (1) to Mary Susan Gupton in Logan County on Apr.15, 1869. They had one daughter, Sarah Etta McReynolds, who was born in 1871 and married Dillard Puckett. Mary died on Mar.24, 1874. (2) to Salinda S. ``Linnie'' Sweatt in Logan County on Sep.5, 1877. They had 2 children, Fannie who was born in 1879 and married first a man named Burge and second John Porter Campbell and Jessie F. who married B.B. Barton.
      10. Winston T. McReynolds was born in 1845.
    2. Joseph Shepherd McReynolds was born in Logan County on Jan.8, 1799. He was married twice: (1) to Elizabeth Porter on Jan.21, 1830, in Butler County, Kentucky. They had three children:
      1. Jonathan Campbell McReynolds was born in Logan County on Nov.24, 1830. On Feb.28, 1861, he was married to Tempie E. Snodgrass. Jonathan died on Aug.24, 1874. They had 5 children,
        1. Charles Ely McReynolds (1862- ) who married Susan Pugh.
        2. Carrie Jane McReynolds (1864- ) who married George W. Richardson.
        3. Samuel Shepherd McReynolds (1866-1953) who married Nellie Brown.
        4. Elizabeth McReynolds (1868- ) who married Ross F. Arnold.
        5. Robert DeLoach McReynolds (1870- ) who married Eliza Moile Browning.
      2. Sarah Jane McReynolds was born in Logan County on Jan.6, 1833, and married W.J. Taylor. They lived in Rochester, Butler County and had a son Shepherd Taylor. Sarah died in 1880.
      3. Hugh Smith McReynolds was born in Logan County on Nov.22, 1835. On Jan.15, 1859, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Watkins. They had five children, Sarah Elizabeth (1860- ) who married Turner Watkins, Lou Ella (1862- ) who married George Day, Joseph Shepherd (1864- ) who married Rachael Caldwell, John Campbell (1866- ) who married Annie E. Moore and James Ray McReynolds (1868-1883).
      Elizabeth Porter McReynolds died on Oct.11, 1840 and Joseph Shepherd McReynolds was married for the second time: (2) to Martha Foster in Butler County on Sep.24, 1840. Joseph died on Feb.21, 1873. Joseph and Martha had four children:
      1. Samuel Stokley McReynolds (1841-1919) was a merchant and a farmer in Logan County. He married twice: (1) to Amanda M. Hughes in Logan County on Nov.22, 1874. Amanda died on Dec.12, 1877. (2) to Mary A. Grice in Logan County on Sep.5, 1878. Samuel had a total of 10 children, Ivie Alice, Ocie, Mattie, Robert, Edward Evoritt, Lizzie and Annie (twins), Clyde, Lester
      2. Archibald Williston McReynolds (1843-1926) was married on Jan.8, 1870, to Mary Eleanor Lasley. They had four children, Arthur, Howard Lester, Sarah Rena and Lasley Williston McReynolds.
      3. James Robert McReynolds (1845-1896) was married in Logan County to Elizabeth Jane Porter on Dec.14, 1870. They had four children, Martha E., Thomas Virgil, John Vernon and Robert Clem McReynolds.
      4. Susan D. McReynolds (1847- ) was married on Mar.1, 1866, to Thomas T. Porter. They had four children, Cecil, Arthur, Ella and Lizzie Porter
    3. Eliza Moile McReynolds was born in Logan County on Aug.21, 1803. She was married twice: (1) to Cunningham Read on Jan.1, 1829, in Logan County. They had three children, Joseph Shepherd Read (1829-1904) who married Anna Randall, Sarah Talbot Read (1831-1908) who married Phillip Morris Kennerly and Rachel Ann Hunter Read (1833- ) who was married three times to Dr. O.C. McReynolds, to Dr. J.W. Compton and to David Caldwell. (2) to William DeLoach Sutton on Dec.3, 1839. They had three children, Mary C. Sutton (1840-1884) who married James C.Snead, Levisa B. Sutton (1843-1879) who married Samuel Watson Richardson and Eliza Williston Sutton (1845-1900) who married George S. Browning. Eliza McReynolds died on May 13, 1873.
    4. Levisa B. McReynolds.
    5. Martha E. McReynolds
    6. Archibald C. McReynolds was born in Logan County on Jul.10, 1814. About 1839 he married Minerva Caldwell and they had 6 children:
      1. Sarah R. McReynolds (1840- ).
      2. Eliza E. McReynolds (1842- ).
      3. James R. McReynolds was born in Logan County in 1848 and married M.I. Moore. They had two children, Clarence (1878- ) and another.
      4. Joseph W. McReynolds was born in Logan County in 1850 and married Dora Porter. They had two children, Samuel ( -1918) and William N. McReynolds (1880-1918) who died at Port Arthur, Texas.
      5. George D. McReynolds (1855- ) married Margaret E. Womack.
      6. Delia McReynolds (1859- ) married John Herrold.
  9. Benjamin McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, on Apr.1, 1769. He became a Methodist minister and a farmer. Prior to marriage he spent 5 years in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Benjamin was married three times: (1) to Elizabeth Wilson on Mar.9, 1798, in Campbell County, Virginia. They moved to Logan County, Kentucky, and had four children listed below. Elizabeth died on Mar.14, 1816, after which Benjamin returned to Campbell County, Virginia where he was married (2) to Sally Dixon on Sep.13, 1816. After her death he was married (3) to Pensy Gardner Watkins on Sep.30, 1841, in Butler County. Benjamin died on Jun.18, 1845. The children of Benjamin and Elizabeth McReynolds:
    1. Wilson Oliver McReynolds was born in Logan County on Jan.14, 1801. He was a carpenter and spent most of his life at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was married twice: (1) to Levisa B. McReynolds on Aug.8, 1827, in Logan County. They had 6 children listed below. Levisa died on Apr.23, 1859. (2) to Mrs. Susan H. Robinson on May 29, 1860, in Montgomery County.
      1. Oliver C. McReynolds (1829-1860) became a physician and married Rachel Ann Hunter Read. They had two children, Sallie Virginia McReynolds (1851- ) who married a man named Gilmer and William Read McReynolds (1854-1880).
      2. Wilson McReynolds (1831- ).
      3. Robert G. McReynolds (1835- ).
      4. Sarah McReynolds (1838- ).
      5. Joseph McReynolds (1841- ).
      6. Eliza McReynolds (1844- ).
    2. Thomas Jefferson McReynolds was born in Logan County on Jun.3, 1803, and was married on Nov.15, 1827, to Sarah Jane Dixon. In 1835 they moved from Butler County, Kentucky, to Madison County, Illinois, and then in 1836 to MaCoupin County, Illinois. Thomas died in 1869. They had six children:
      1. Mary Hunter McReynolds (1832- ).
      2. John McReynolds (1835-1910) married Lydia Jane Davis on Jan.22, 1865. They had four children, Sarah Frances (1867-1961) who married Cyrus O. Loveless, James D. (1869-1949), Cyrene Caledonia (1873-1950) and Franklin Pierce McReynolds (1877-1971).
      3. Jay McReynolds.
      4. James McReynolds (1840- ).
      5. D. McReynolds (1844- ).
      6. Elizabeth McReynolds.
    3. Benjamin Shepherd McReynolds (1806-1840s) was born in Logan County, Kentucky, and married Elizabeth Ann Askew on Jun.12, 1830. They lived in Butler County until Benjamin died. Then Elizabeth and family moved to Bates County, Missouri. They had 6 children:
      1. Sarah Elizabeth McReynolds (1831-1912) was born in Butler County, Kentucky. She married Thomas H. Shields who died in late 1850s leaving her with four small children, Samuel Shepherd (1851-1886), Susan W. (1854- ), James B. (1856-1900) and Thomas Shields (1859-1928).
      2. William H. McReynolds (1833- ).
      3. Benjamin Kelber McReynolds (1835-1902) was born in Butler County, Kentucky. He married Annie Laurie Hampton and they lived in Bates County, Missouri. They had 7 children, Benjamin Hampton (1869-1927) who married Nina Black, William Wilson (1871-1928) who married Ella McCune, Nola (1876- ) who married Frank Wyatt, Bruce ( -1926) who was unmarried, Mattie, Grace and Binnie who married Boyd Easton.
      4. Lydia Ann McReynolds (1837-1883) was born in Butler County, Kentucky, and married James Wade Hill. They had 11 children, William B. (1858-1949), Charles (1860- ), Bruce, Matilda, George, Carrie who married Sam Ferris, Mary Belle (1868-1941) who first married Alexander McDonald and then Lewis Cass Ralston, Samuel Shepherd (1841- ), Laura Pearl (1873- ), Archibald Preston (1875- ) and John Hill.
      5. James Oliver McReynolds (1839- ) was born in Butler County, Kentucky, and married Dora Allen in Johnson County, Mo. They had 3 children, Gertrude ( -1918), Guy ( -1955) and Preston Allen McReynolds.
      6. Robert E. McReynolds (1844-1917) never married and died in Johnson County, Mo.
    4. Elizabeth Hunter McReynolds (1809-) married David McKinney.
  10. Oliver McReynolds was born in Bedford County, Virginia, on Aug.28, 1770, and married Elizabeth Steele on Feb.4, 1796, in Campbell County. He was active in civic and religious affairs, being at one time High Sheriff of Campbell County. In 1823 he was the last of his family to leave Campbell County, moving to Christian County, Kentucky, and later Trigg County, Kentucky, where he died in 1837. Their children:
    1. Mary Bell McReynolds (1796-1837) married James C. McReynolds (see above).
    2. John S. McReynolds (1799-1801).
    3. Elizabeth Steele McReynolds (1802-1862).
    4. Robert Shepherd McReynolds (1805-1885) was born in Campbell County, Virginia. He married twice: (1) to Frances White in Charlotte County on Dec.23, 1830; they had a son William Francis McReynolds listed below (2) to Mary J. Gant on Jun.16, 1841, in Christian County, Kentucky; they had two daughters, Emma M. McReynolds (1843- ) who married John Phelps in 1866 and Ella R. McReynolds (1846-) who married John T. Rabbeth on Jan.15, 1880, in Christian County. Robert S. McReynolds died in Trigg County, Kentucky. His children:
      1. William Francis McReynolds (1831-1876) was born in Christian County, Kentucky. He was a doctor and married Rubin Allen in Trigg County on Jan.29, 1857. They had five children, Charles Allen (1858-1938) who married Sally McCain, Robert Wing (1861-1924) who married Nettie Edwards and died in Texas, Ruby Lee (1865-1868), William Franklin (1872-1873) and Allen Douglas McReynolds (1875-1938).
    5. Sally Ann McReynolds (1809- ).
    6. James Alexander McReynolds (1812-1869) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and became both a doctor and a lawyer in Todd County, Kentucky. He married twice: (1) to Susan Helm (2) to Mary Jane Reeves on May 6, 1850, in Trigg County, Kentucky. He had three or four children.
    7. Jane Elvira McReynolds (1814- ) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and was married on Sep.8, 1839, in Christian County, Kentucky, to Rev. George Park Street. Jane died a few years later and after a second wife also died the Rev. Street married Jane's sister, Susan (see below).
    8. Oliver Goldsmith McReynolds (1818-1868) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and was married to Sarah A. Carson in Trigg County, Kentucky, on Nov.11, 1847. In the 1860, Trigg County census their children are listed as:
      1. Henry McReynolds (1848- ).
      2. Mary Lou McReynolds (1852- ) who married Dr. J.A. Whitlock on Mar.13, 1873, in Christian County.
      3. Sarah Elizabeth McReynolds (1855- ) who married James F. Roscoe on Mar.22, 1885, in Christian County.
      4. Oliver Goldsmith McReynolds, Jr. who married Sarah L. McAllister.
    9. Susan Harriett McReynolds (1821- ) was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and was married in Christian County, Kentucky, on Dec.19, 1847, to her sister's widower, the Rev. George Park Street. They had four children:
      1. George Park Street, Jr. (1849- ) married Lillie Perkins.
      2. John O. Street (1851- ).
      3. Edwin Clark Street (1853- ) who died at 21.
      4. Frances P. Street (1857- ) who married Dr. F.M. Perkins.

Joseph McReynolds was born in 1720 near Dungannon. Normally this would imply that the older child with the same name had died in infancy. In this case we cannot be sure of the matter because this would imply that this Joseph was married and had children by the age of 16.

Robert McReynolds was born in 1722 near Dungannon. With his mother he emigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1738. He died of pleurisy soon after he had completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter. He never married.

Last updated 9/9/99.


Christopher E. Brennen