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Re: Christopher Reynolds 1611-1654 IOW
Posted by: Rod Stucker, Professional Genealogist Date: August 14, 2001 at 05:47:49
In Reply to: Re: Christopher Reynolds 1611-1654 IOW by Richard Reynolds of 1389

Richard, I am intrigued that you appear to descend from a Nathaniel Reynolds. There is a Nathaniel Reynolds who shows up in Henry County, Virginia records in the Revolutionary War time period. The following is an extract from our report regarding this Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr:

There were several early Reynolds families that settled in Henry County including three named Richard Reynolds. Richard Reynolds appears to have been the most influential and wealthy of these Reynolds families. He along with John Reynolds, Richard Spencer Reynolds, Spencer Reynolds, Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr., and Reynolds brothers Bartlett Reynolds, Moses Reynolds, Jesse Reynolds, David Reynolds, Archelaus Reynolds, Bartimus Reynolds, Reuben Reynolds and Foster Millington [Millenton] Reynolds, which appear to have been sons of the widow Susannah Reynolds, of early Henry County, Virginia, were the first Reynolds settlers of Henry County, Virginia. There was also a Hugh Reynolds who obtained a survey for a land patent in 1768 in neighboring Pittsylvania County from which Henry County was created in 1776, who appears related to the above Reynolds families.
1778 Henry County Tax List (Doc.#94a)

Bartlett Reynolds

Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr.

William Reynolds

Richard Reynolds

John Reynolds

Susannah Reynolds

Richard Reynolds - Leatherwood

Spencer Reynolds

Richard Reynolds - Smith River

Notice that Joseph Reynolds is not listed, indicating that he was not yet age 21 years of age. However, there were three Richard Reynolds listed including your ancestor Richard Reynolds, Sr., on the Smiths River, another on the waters of the Leatherwood Creek area inhabited by George and Susanna Reynolds, and another residing next to Bartlett Reynolds, and a Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr., who does not appear on any other records in Henry, Patrick or Pittsylvania records. Hence, Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr., appears to have died or left Henry County after the year 1778.

I hope this is new and interesting information for you. Name and residence patterns indicate that this Nathaniel Reynolds, Sr., was related to the Reynolds families of Henry County! Please provide me with additional information on your Nathaniel Reynolds, i.e. where did he live and die? Who were his children and what are your sources of information. Your information could help us determine if or how he was related to the Reynolds families of Henry County, Virginia. If we run across information which appears to be related to your ancestors, be assured I will forward it to you!

After reviewing your last post on the genforum web-site, I will be conducting a detailed study of the 1635 Speedwell passengers on the manifest list as well as the 1623 census and the1625 muster roll. The fact that the Speedwell was destined to arrive in Virginia certainly supports your theory! For someone who claims to be a "rank amateur," you are doing just fine.


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