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Re: Christopher Reynolds 1611-1654 IOW
Posted by: Rod Stucker, Professional Genealogist Date: August 10, 2001 at 07:13:06
In Reply to: Re: Christopher Reynolds 1611-1654 IOW by Richard Reynolds of 1389

It is unlikely at her age, that Christopher's wife was pregant. The statement in Christopher Reynold, Sr.'s will which lists "the child my wife now goeth with" appears to refer to any of Christopher's children which would care for his widow after his death. Christopher was simply allowing a portion of his estate to go to that child in order to insure that his widow would be properly cared for after his death. After conducting extensive research in Isle of Wight County records, there is no documentation that Christopher Reynolds, Sr., had a son named Thomas.

After conducting extensive research on the ancestry and descendants Christopher Reynolds, Sr., of Isle of Wight County. There are several Christopher and Richard Reynolds which descend from his sons, Christopher Reynolds, Jr., who married Ann Coleman (daughter of Robert and Mary Coleman), and Richard Reynolds, Sr., who appears to have married Elizabeth Sharpe, daughter of Richard Sharpe. The descendants of these two sons have been traced for several generations as much as documentation would allow. Name and residence patterns of this Reynolds family strongly indicate that they are the ancestors of a Richard Reynolds, Sr., who was born about 1727. Richard Reynolds, Sr.'s wife was named Mary and he was was a succesfull land speculator in Colonial and Revolutionary War time periods of Virginia. He obtained several land patents and deeds throughout the Virginia and Kentucky frontier. He resided in Henry County during the Revolutionary War time period. His will was proved on 11 Mar 1816 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. It lists several of his chilren! Eventually we will be making this Reynolds research available to the public. Anyone who has information on the Reynolds families of Colonial Virginia that they would like to contribute to this research project, is welcome and encouraged to do so for the benefit of everyone involved.


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