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Jesse Leavenworth Reynolds b.1796 VT -1867 Norwood, Ontario, CAN
Posted by: Cathy Warburton (ID *****8529) Date: December 01, 2010 at 20:10:37
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Hi there,
Still looking for this guy. Don't know who his parents were. On the 1900 Census, a couple of his sons stated that he was born in Vermont. Otherwise, Canada Census always has his birthplace of USA. Jesse is buried in the Norwood, Ontario Cemetery. Also buried in the Asphodel Cemetery is a Mary Ann Reynolds..1792-1873..wife of Edward Bloomer. Maybe Jesse's sister? One relative thinks there me a Potsdam, NY connection, but that is just anecdotal at this point.

Another relative has in her possession a photo of General John Fulton Reynold( of Pennsylvania)..that has handwriting on the back by Errol Reynolds Buck( father is Peter Wees Reynolds..his daughters husband's line).

Nothumberland Militia Returns for 1828
3rd Regiment(limited to residents of Murray and Cramahe Twps)
Sgt Jesse Reynolds..7th Company..with him
Peter Wees
Muster Roll of Capt. Birdsalls Company of 4th Reg. Northumberland Militia..stationed in Asphodel
Jan 4, 1838.
Jesse Runnels..age 44..Lot 16 conc 8..number at home 8
Enoch Runnels 19 same lot #
William Runnels 17
Jesse Reynolds in Murray twp c-22 in 1828

Abstract Index to Land Records in Ontario:
James Cumming..N half Lot 14 conc 7 in1826
Jesse Reynolds S half Lot 14 conc 7 in 1820
in 1822 Jesse sold to Henry Mitts and Joseph Hazzard.
Reynolds, Jesse Murray Twp 1828 C 22
Weese, Hiram Murray c 22 1840
Weese, john c 24 1828

There are both Leavenworth's and Reynolds in Caledonia County, Vermont. In Barnet of the same county, there is an Enoch Reynolds (my Jesse's first born son is Enoch John) enumerated on the 1800 Census of Barnet. At that time, in addition to other family members, he did have 3 males (probably sons) under age 10 living with him.
Page 532 of 1923 edition of " History of Barnet,Vermont" by Frederick Wells:
Col. Jesse Leavenworth never lived in Barnet, but was a land owner there in early days( also in sister towns of Danville and Peacham), and very influential in the public life of Caledonia County. At the request of a descendant who wishes that some note of him be preserved in this region the following is submitted:
Having Bought land in Danville he came here about 1785, cleared land and bought mills at the outlet of Joe's Pond, where he carried on business for several years.He also owned a mill in Barnet.He became owner of a large tract of land in Penn., much of which passed into the the hands of Gilchrist & Brewer, as related in the chapter upon McIndoes Falls(part of Barnet).
(wife of this Jesse was Catherine Conkling Frisbie, widow of Culpepper Frisbie. Second wife was Eunice Sperry.)

1786 Danville granted twp ..Jesse Leavenworth ..settled on or near Hazen Military Road, he erected mills at West Danville Village at mouth of Joe's Pond.

Also possibility is Grand Isle, VT..where a Grindal, John, Jesse, and Andrew Reynolds resided in very early 1800's.

Possible connection:
His paternal grandfather Grindal Reynolds, Jr., and great-grandfather, Grindal Reynolds, Sr. both served in the American Revolutionary Army in Vermont. His grandfather served at the age of 16.


Jesse may have been born in Vermont in 1796, but by 1817, he was marrying Mary Wees in Sault Ste Maria, Ontario. By 1818, he was having his first born son Enoch John Reynolds in Hillier Twp, Ontario.

Do any of these random bits seem familiar?


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