William (b. likely 1802) Reynolds - - family.
I am seeking any possible leads to my Reynolds ancestors.
First records I have of my William Reynolds is, b -1802 in NJ.
Birth date from info on grave head stone and receipt for same.
Parents possibly David and Nancy Jackson Reynolds of
NJ or NY. Have only family stories to support the actual
existence of these two. Name David may be a middle name.
William left NJ abt. 1834/1835 and settled in Bartholomew
Co. IN. This journey may have been in the company of a
Miles and Lydia Cottrell Reynolds also of NJ and involved
stops in Ohio and Illinois. Miles was the son of James and
Margaret Peggy (Miller) Reynolds of NJ. Have a good deal
of info on Miles and James but can establish no relation-
ship to William 1802. William, Miles and a Miller Reynolds
were neighbors while living in IN. James and family ultimately
moved to GA.
William married Mary Anderson b.abt 1821, "near Trenton" NJ.
Mary was of the John B. Anderson and Mary Burke, (Berk) family.
Mary moved with her parents to IN in abt. 1834 at age 13.
William and Mary were married in IN, Sept. 10, 1837.
Children of this union were, Richard 1838, Samuel 1839/40,
Lewis Gordon 1841, William Ardra 1843, Aletha abt.1847,
David 1853 and John abt. 1854. All children were born in IN.
William died in IN 1853, Mary remarried to Freedom Luker
they moved to Waterville, MN. abt 1860/61 with her children.
My brick wall begins with the birth of William in 1802 and it
believed he was born in NJ. No documented substantiation.
I can find nothing back beyond that. NJ as birth place for Wm.
obtained from death certs. of two of Wms. sons and some
census detail out of IN.
I have contributed DNA to the Reynolds DNA project.
These results can be viewed at the web site of this DNA
project and referring to Monmouth Co/Kit 74905 should
anyone care to compare test results.
I would be grateful for any possible lead.
Thank you all.
Wayne P Reynolds
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