MY FAMILY WALL –THE PARENTAGE OF WILLIAM REYNOLDS of Fairfield South Carolina, who died 1817, and was the 1st husband of Elizabeth Jean (Betsy) Montgomery.
REYNOLDS, MONTGOMERY, SCOTT, NASON, RICE, ASBURY FORD, MCGILL, HAMILTON
Some of the Montgomery's are buried near Winnsboro, South Carolina at the Brick Church also known as Little River Church and today known as Ebeneezer Presbyterian - Fairfield County. My ancestors traveled on to Lawrenceville, Gwinnette Co, GA, Troupe County, GA, then to Starkville, Oktibbeha Co MS, then on to Camden, Ouachita Co, AR...some back to MS, others to Texas.
I know that Elizabeth is the daughter of Hugh Montgomery and Margaret Scott. His will proves. And so does Margaret’s father’s will – George Scott.
WILL OF GEORGE SCOTT OF STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, planter…to my beloved wife Elizabeth Scott, 100 acres of land whereon I now dwell during her life or widowhood and after her death or marriage to fall to my son William Scott; also to my wife Elizabeth Scott all the remainder of my estate, after her death to fall to my daughter Margaret Montgomery and her heirs; I appoint my friends Hugh Montgomery and Charles Montgomery exrs…dated 6 July 1790. George Scott (Seal), Wit: John Robertson, John Andres, Proved by the oath of John Robertson 8 Feb 1792
WILL OF HUGH MONTGOMERY, SENIOR 1804, FAIRFIELD CO, SOUTH CAROLINA
FAIRFIELD COUNTY ESTATES, APT. 23, FILE 339 (RENUMBERED FA16 AT SC ARCHIVES)
Will of Hugh Montgomery, Sr… to my beloved wife, Margaret Montgomery during her life, all my lands, good chattels, and property, at her deceased my land be divided into two equal parts and given to my sons David and Charles with an equal division of the utensils for working it. All my their property and moveables be equally divided amongst my children, David, Charles, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Martha; Hugh and Jane who have already received from me a competency or worldly substance at their, marriage, I bequeath unto them $10 each; I appoint Recd. James Rogers and Charles Montgomery, Senr, exrs, 10 May 1804. Hugh Montgomery (seal), Wit: Thos Parrott, James McGill. Proved 7 May 1804 by the oath of Thomas Parrott.
Appraisement total $824.75 by H. Durham, William Bell Sr., James Davis, 9 June 1804.
Accounts due from Wm. Hatcher, Jno Austen, Wm. Bell Jr. & Johnston McKimie, John Gearin, Hugh Mt Gomery, Jr., John Perry, Charles Bradford, James Rabb, Thos Parrott. Open accts on James Elkins, James McGill, Mary Ward, Wm. Scott, Northrup Marple, Thos Manton.
Purchasers at the sale: Margaret Montgomery, Charles Bell, Rev. James Rogers, James McGill, Charles Montgomery Jr., Adam Hawthorn Senr, Alexr Mooty, Joshua Durnam, James Bell, James Duggins, Robert Martin, William Bell Senr, William Bell Jr., Mary Mooty, John Simile, Alexr Calhoun, James Boyd, John Mathews, Jacob Gibson, and others.
March 30th 1809. Received of Charles MtGomery Senr and Jas Rogers executors in full for my dividend of the estate of Hugh MtGomery deceast. (signed) Margaret MtGomery (my notes: Margaret Scott, wife)
March 30th 1809. Received of Charles MtGomery Senr and Jas Rogers executors in full for my dividend of the estate of Hugh MtGomery deceast. (signed) Elizabeth MtGomery
March 30th 1809. Received of James Rogers and Charles Montgomery the full sum of what is coming to the estate of David MtGomery decd from the estate of Hugh Montgomery decd. (Signed) Adam Hawthorn
March 30th 1809. Received of James Rogers and Charles Montgomery the sum of $20 in full on behalf of Jane Bell and myself as coming from the estate of Hugh Montgomery (my notes: Sr) decd. (signed) H Mt gomery (my notes: Jr.)
I know that William Reynolds married Elizabeth Montgomery…her brother’s will proves. Warrant of Appraisement is dated Dec 1808, funds dispersed April 1813, William Reynolds signs for Elizabeth Jane, Margaret Montgomery signs for herself, William Rice for Jean, and Berry Ford for Martha. In will, he bequeaths to sisters, Jean Rice, Margaret, Elizabeth and Martha Montgomery. This means, that at the time of his death, only Jean was married. 5 years later, Martha and Elizabeth have married.
Warrant of Appraisement
Recorded in Book C
471, 10th of Nov, 1810
By John Buchanon Ordinary of Fairfield District.
These are to authorize and empower you, or any three or four of you, whose names are here under written, to repair to all such parts and places within this State, as you fhall be directed unto by Adam Hawthorn Executor of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of David Montgomery late of the said diftrict , deceased, wheresoever any of the said goods and chattels are or do remain within the said parts and places, and which fhall be fhewn unto you by the said Adam Hawthorn and there view and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels, being firft duly sworn on the Holy Evangelifts of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect Inventory and appraisement thereof, and to casue the same to be returned under your hands, or any three or four of you, unto the said Adam Hawthorne on or before the fifteenth day of January next.\WITNESS John Buchanon, Efq Ordinary of the faid Diftrict, the Sixteenth day of Nov in the year of our Lord one thoufand eight hundred and eight and in the Thirty-Third year of American Independence, to Meffrs.
Wm Bell, Junr
Hugh Montgomery, by Wm Bell
In the name of God, Amen. I David Montgomery of the state of South Carolina and Fairfield District farmer being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks hes given unto God therefore ____ n___ the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men ___ ____ ___ and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my ___ into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body is recommend to the earth to ne buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the year ___ resurrection I shall reserve the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching said worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to help me in this life and give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
___I give and bequeath to Charles MtGomery my Brother all and singular my lands ___ and ___ by him ___ to be ___ and enjoyed.
___ I give all my goods, ___ and moveable effects after discharging all my just dues or debts to be equally divided between my sister Jean Rice, my brother Hugh MtGomery and my sister, Margaret, Elizabeth and Martha MtGomery.
I likewise constitute and make and ordain Charles MtGomery , snr and Adam Hawthorn jnr to be my sole executors to this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dissent all and every other former testaments wills legacies and bequeath and executer by me in any ways before names willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in ___ ____I have set my hand and seal this 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord 1808 and in the 30 year of the independence of the America.
Signed sealed and declared
By the said David MtGomery
To be his last will and testament
In presence of its the subscribers
___W.. A Tharp
Charles MtGomery Jnr
Bill of Appraisement
A full and perfect inventory
Of all and singular the goods
And chattels rights and credits
Of David MtGomery late of
Fairfield District Deceased
One pair shoe leathers 00 22
One razor and strap 00 40
A lot of books and flasks 1
One box and sundaries 75
One empty box 75
One bell 75
One piece of homespun 1
One mare and bridel 40
8th Oct 1808
Wm Bell Junr
Sale Bill of the estate of D MtG
December 20th – 1808
One mare and bridle 31 50
One lot of booksand flasks 62 1/2
Wm MtGomery one razor 37 ˝
James Boyd one pair of shoe leather 69
Adam Hawthrn Jnr one bell 64
Hugh MtGomery one box and sundaries 12/51
Martha MtGomery one box 50
James Boyd one piece homespun 1 6 ˝
Paid for David MtGomery Estate
John Buchanon, Esq fees 6
Four Dollars fifty cents to Henry__ 4 50
Twelve Dollars 9 cents for a note 12 09
To Charles MrGomery Jnr 106$5 106 05
To Wm Kincaid’s book accounts(?) 11 07
To A. Renand’s(?) by Hugh Mtgomey00 12 ˝
To Jonathan Davis book account 7 63
Seven Dollars and quarter to C__(?) 7 25
To Thos Parrott by 6 proven account 2 50
To the Heirs of the Estate of the said
To Wm Reynolds 20 00
To Margaret MtGomery 20 00
To Wm Rice 15 00
To Berry Ford 15 00
To Hugh MtGomery 20 00
Debts no collected
Alexander Smith 1 Dollar said to be
Paid and offer to prove 1
James McGill 1 Dollar said to be paid 1
Henry Hennegan 0 25
Paul Vandiver 0 25
John Anderson 0 25
Andy Brown 37 ˝
Saml McKay 12 ˝
Wm Kirkland 18 ˝
John Tharp said paid 18 ˝
John Lewis 25
March 29 1813
We the subscribers & heirs of the estate of David MtGomery Deceased give it as our opinion that to sue for the within accounts to the amount of 3$75 cents would be attended with cost to us & therefore wish them to remain as they are.
I know that William died, leaving Elizabeth with 3 small children. William’s Will proves it.
Elizabeth is still in Fairfield District in 1820. Records show her there with 3 young boys. PROVEN, Census
WILLIAM REYNOLDS – FAIRFIELD COUNTY PROBATE INDEX
FAIRFIELD COUNTY ESTATES, APT. 30, FILE 458 LDS MICROFILM, RE-NUMBERED FA18 AT SC ARCHIVES
WARRANT OF APPRAISEMENT: NATHAN COOK, JOHN HAMILTON, JOHNSTON MCKEMIE SWORN AS APPRAISED ON THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM REYNOLDS, 1 OCT 1817, HUGH MONTGOMERY, ADMR.
ADMN. BOND: HUGH MONTGOMERY, ADMR, 15 SEPT 1817: CHARLES BELL, SECURITY
INVENTORY 1 OCT 1817. PURCHASERS AT SALE 1 OCT 1817: JAMES MOOTY, NATHAN COOK, BURREL B. COOK, CHARLES MTGOMERY JR, HENRY WARNER (?), ALEX’R CAMPBELL, THOMAS OWEN, ELIZABETH REYNOLDS, JAMES NAASON, ISAAC STANTON, MATHEW HUTCHESON, JOHNSTON MCKEMIE, JOHN LEVINFSTON, WILLIAM BELL, SR
HUGH MONTGOMERY, APPLIED FOR LETTERS OF ADMN ON THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM REYNOLDS, 13 SEPT 1817
JANUARY THE 7TH 1820. RECEIVED OF HUGH MONTGOMERY, ADMR. OF WILLIAM REYNOLDS DECEASED, $92.29 FOR KEEPING CHILDREN MAKIM (MALCOM) H. REYNOLDS, WILLIAM REYNOLDS, HUGH M. REYNOLDS, CHILDREN OF SAID WILLIAM REYNOLDS DECEASED, AND IN FULL OG THEIR DIVIDEND OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WILLIAM REYNOLDS DECEASED (SIGNED) ELISABETH REYNOLDS
JANUARY THE 7TH 1820. RECEIVED OF HUGH MONTGOMERY ADMR. OF SAID WILLIAM REYNOLDS DECEASED, $46.14 IN FULL OF MY THIRD OF THE SAID WILLIAM REYNOLDS’S ESTATE. (SIGNED) ELISABETH REYNOLDS
MONEY RECEIVED TO THE ESTATE OF WM. REYNOLDS FROM SARAH LISTER, JOHN LEVINGSTON, A. HAWTHORN, JAS DAVIS, P. PEARSON, DAVID LONG, JOHN DENHAM, MYSELF, CHAS MTGOMERY, WM. RAFORD, ALEX’R CAMPBELL. HUGH MTGOMERY, ADMR. 3 MAY 1819.
MONEY PAID OUT TO JOHN BUCHANON, HUGH MTGOMERY, ALEX’R CAMPBELL, NATHAN COOK, WM. MTGOMERY, JOSEPH STANTON, WM HOLMES, JNO W. PEARSON, RICHARD STANTON, THOMPSON COOK, BURAH MAY, JOHN SUMMERS, JOHN MOOTY, ROBERT CAMPBELL, WM CATOES NOTE, GEORGE OWENS, G. B. PEARSON
THE ESTATE OF WM REYNOLDS TO ELISABETH REYNOLDS. TO BOARDING 3 CHILDREN 2 YEARS ENDING THE FIRST OF OCTOBER 1819, THE OLDEST RISING 8 YEARS, & THE YOUNGEST IN ITS 3D YEAR.
My line of Reynolds came out of South Carolina sometime after 1820; then to Gwinnette County, Georgia (this is the Lawrenceville and Stone Mountain area) per 1830 census; by 1840 census in Troupe County, Georgia (on the Alabama line near West Point) ; in 1850 they were in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. William Reynolds son of Reynolds and Montgomery, 1st husband to Elizabeth Jane Montgomery (later McGill); issue: H.M. Reynolds, William Reynolds and Hugh Montgomery Reynolds b 1817 Fairfield District, SC d 1899 Ouachita Co, Arkansas (m Martha Anne Hamilton, daughter of William Archibald Hamilton. Elizabeth Montgomery Reynolds married 2nd James McGill of Fairfield District, South Carolina. It was at this time that the family moved to Gwinnette County, Georgia, the McGills’ show up a couple doors down from her brother Charles Montgomery, on the 1830 census. I believe that James McGill and wife and children are on the 1840 census for Troupe County, Georgia with her eldest son Malcolm H. Reynolds. James and Elizabeth, issue: James McGill and daughter Elizabeth McGill.
I know that Elizabeth moves to Gwinnete Co, GA- living next door to her brother Charles. – Census proves/
I know that Elizabeth remarries – McGill. Family documents and CENSUS proves.
1830 CENSUS – Gwinette Co, GA James McGill –
Males 1-5 1 (son by J McGill?)
Males 10-15 1 (Hugh Montgomery?)
Males 15-20 1 (Malcolm H?)
Males 50-60 1 (McGill?)
Female 20-30 1 (?who)
Female 40-50 1 (Eliz)
Charles Montgomery – (Elizabeth’s brother)
Males 5-10 1
Males 10-15 1
Males 15-20 1
Males 30-40 1
Female 0-5 1
Female 5-10 2
Female 30-40 1
#1. What has happened to the other brother William? Did he die? Did he stay in South Carolina? Did he marry and move away? Between 1820 census (with Elizabeth and her 3 boys) and 1830 he has disappeared.
#2. Who is the young (ages 20 – 30) female in the census?
In the Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 Hugh M. Reynolds is listed as #269, Eighth District, Second Section, Cherokee, Residence – Hamilton’s, County – Gwinnett, Comment – orphan. I am not sure which Hamilton Residence that this indicates…but Hugh Montgomery Reynolds marries Martha Ann Hamilton, daughter of William Archibald Hamilton, sometime before Jan 20, 1840 (birth of his daughter Elizabeth Jane Reynolds). This would put his marriage probably 1839 – Hugh Montgomery Reynolds at age 22…
“Of all the states, Georgia has the distinction of being the only one to distribute parcels of land by lottery. This database is a listing of persons allotted land in 1832 from what was considered ""Cherokee Land."" Located in the northeastern part of the state, over 18,500 parcels were distributed by lottery in that year. Each record of this collection contains the individual's name, residence, and county. Additionally, it provides the district and section number of the parcel of land. For researchers of early Georgian ancestors, this can be an enlightening database.” –ancestry.com
MY QUESTION –
I realize that definition of orphan can be loss of father…but,
#1. WHY IS HE LIVING WITH THE HAMILTONS? I can assume that these Hamiltons are probably the family of his future wife, Martha Ann Hamilton.
#2. Could he be there because he is a relative? I know that they lived near/on Hog Mountain, north of Atlanta. Was he sent there to work on the farm?
#3. Did Malcolm H. Reynolds win property in the Georgia Land Lottery? Where was he living? Does the middle initial H. stand for Hamilton? Could William’s mother or grandparent have been a Hamilton? Note: There is a David Hamilton who marries a Reynolds in South Carolina in 1774…just a thought…
Notes are from a cousin that I found via internet about 12 years ago –
An interesting notation is the McGill relationship to this Hamilton family. William Archibald Hamilton’s, (b 1795, father of Martha Ann Hamilton) grandmother was Jane McGill…William Archibald Hamilton is on the Georgia Census of 1820, 1830 – 1850 and 1860. I have been unable to find him in 1840.
THE HAMILTON FAMILY RECORDS ARE FROM ZELDA HAMILTON MASK, PATSY PYLE NICHOLSON, ANNETTE SANDERS PERSON, VILLA MAE (GREER) WILLIAMS AND MANY SOURCES: Lillian Robbins Bittick
ANDREW HAMILTON, first Hamilton in my records, married MARTHA KINKAID in 1741. Andrew was born 1697 in Tyrone Co., Ireland and died September 21,1790 in Augusta County Virginia. Martha's date of birth unknown but she died about 1800 in Bath County Virginia.
The Children of Andrew and Martha Kinkaid Hamilton:
Index The Children Date of Birth Notes
1 Andrew Hamilton, Jr. 1742or 43 -
2 William Hamilton 4- -1744 Mar. Isabell Clemons
3 Sarah Ann Hamilton 9-9-1746 Mar. William Renick
4 Alice Hamilton Unknown Mar. Anthony Bowen, Jr.
5 Jane Hamilton Unknown Mar. William Mann
6 Nancy Hamilton Unknown Mar. James McCoy
7 Martha Hamilton Unknown Mar. John Bird, Jr.
8 Alexander Hamilton Unknown
1. ANDREW HAMILTON, JR., first child of Andrew Hamilton, Sr. and Martha Kincaid, married Jane McGill (McGora) 1764 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He was a Captain Major in military service for his country. He died January 1, 1835. Jane McGill (McGora) was born December 20, 1740 and died April 20, 1826 in Bath County, Virginia
The Children of Andrew and Jane McGill (McGora) Hamilton:
Index The Children Date of Birth Notes
1. Hugh Hamilton 7-28-1765 Died an infant
2. Archibald Hamilton 1766 Mar. Nancy Thompson
3. Sarah Hamilton 1767 Mar. John Harris
4. John Hamilton 1768 Mar. second Jane Thompson
5. Francis Hamilton 1773 Mar.Ezekial Calhoun
6. William Hamilton 1777 Mar. Nancy Hill
7. Hugh Hamilton 1780 Died an infant
8. Alexander C, Hamilton 09-28-1782 Adelphia
9. Jane McGill Hamilton 1784 Mar. Dr. E. S. Davis
10. Catherine Hamilton 11-25-1786 Mar. James Alston
11. Andrew M. Hamilton 02-17-1790 Mar. Nancy Hogg He died 1-19-1835
1. ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, first child of Andrew and Jane Hamilton, was born 1776 in Abbyville, North Carolina. He married NANCY THOMPSON in 1786.
The Children of Archibald and Nancy Thompson Hamilton:
Index The Children Date of Birth Notes
a. Patsy Hamilton ca 1786 Buried in Hamilton-Nicholson-Everett Cemetery
b. William Archibald Hamilton 05-14-1795
WILLIAM ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, first child of Archibald and Nancy Thompson Hamilton, was born May14, 1795 in South Carolina . He married SUSANNAH surname unknown. Susanna born October 4, 1800.
The Children of William Archibald and Susannah Hamilton:
Index The Children Date of Birth Notes
1a. Archibald T. Hamilton 03-05-1820 Born in Georgia died after 1870 buried Hamilton-Nicholson-Everett Cemetery
2a. Henry T. Hamilton 01-01-1822 Born in Georgia
3a. Martha Ann Hamilton 01-09-1824 Born in Georgia
4a. Nancy Eliza Hamilton 07-26-1826 Born in Georgia Mar. Cooper Surname unknown
5a. Matthew Thompson Hamilton 02-22-1829 Mar. Henrietta Dicey Bramblett
6a. Elizabeth Jane Hamilton 06-20-1831 Mar. William Knight
7a. Charlotte Colwell Hamilton 11-02-1833 Mar. Alfred Pinkney Everett
8a. John A. Hamilton 03-31-1835 Born in Georgia
9a. Lucinda Susannah Hamilton 09-06-1837 Born in Georgia Mar. W. K. Freeman
10a. William A. Hamilton 09-09-1839 Died in Civil War February 28, 1863
11a. Zacharaiah Lewis Hamilton 05-07-1842 Buried Hamilton-Nicholson-Everett-Nicholson Cemetery
Hugh Montgomery Reynolds moves westward with his family and both he and his brother show up in the Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Federal Census in 1850. But, sadly, by that time, Martha Ann has died during childbirth. Hugh Montgomery then marries his ”cousin” Mary Miranda Nason, the daughter of his Aunt Margaret Eurena Montgomery and her husband James Nason. They eventually move west before 1860 to Ouachita County, Arkansas. After the War Between the States, the children of Hugh Montgomery Reynolds and his first wife Martha Ann Hamilton return to Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi where many of their family members still reside. Those who returned were Elizabeth Jane Reynolds (married Capt John Harvey), William Henry Reynolds (married Eliza Jane Buntin) and Archibald Hamilton Reynolds (married 1st Martha Lavenia Patton, 2nd Mary Mamie Curry, and 3rd Willie Clay Heath) He outlived all of these wives. These Reynolds and their wives and many children are buried in Oddfellows Cemetery in Starkville, Mississippi.
Malcolm H. Reynolds, who married Lucinda Bradford, moves his family west to the Seguin Texas area. He died in May 1899 and she died sometime in the 1890s. One of their daughters married into the Moltz family, another married Sanford Brown, and two daughters married into the McGee family
They are buried in Dugger Cemetery and that a marker on the fence surrounding the graves is marked "W. H. Reynolds".
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