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William Reynolds

Male 1796 - 1834  (37 years)


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  • Name William Reynolds 
    Born 7 Nov 1796  Near Frankfort, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1834  37y, 10M, 12D; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1883  Old Union Cemetery, Browns Valley, Near Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10282  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 

    Father William Reynolds, Sr.,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Kentucky; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca,   d. Kentucky; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Miller,   b. 21 May 1801, Frankfort, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1872, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1822  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Katherine Catherine Reynolds,   b. 10 Mar 1823, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1902, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Andrew J. Reynolds,   b. 24 Nov 1824, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1893, 68 Y, 4 M, 1 D; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Jesse Joshua Reynolds,   b. 4 Sep 1826, Lexington, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1902, 76 Y; Bluff Mills, Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Napoleon Bonaparte Reynolds,   b. 23 Mar 1828, Lexington, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1908, 79 Y, 10 M, 13 D; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. William Reynolds, Jr.,   b. 23 Feb 1830, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1891, 61 Y; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Elizabeth Reynolds,   b. 24 Jul 1832, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah Reynolds,   b. 17 Apr 1834, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Eliza Reynolds,   b. 1838, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This families biography was obtained from Montgomery County,Crawfordsville Public Library book #929.2; page 282; "Reynolds Family& Reynolds and Miles of Waveland". A person who is discussed in theBiographys--An excerpt from the biographys may sometimes be noted ineach persons notes.
      All information on this family is in the Douglass Volume I under the"Reynolds" section that was compiled per Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins.The information was compiled by George Reynolds. Excerpt:
      "William Reynolds, Sr., born Boone Co., KY 1796. Married Mary Millerof Frankfort, KY. Migrated to Indiana 1830. Built grist mill andhome northwest of Freedom Church in Brown Township. He fathered eightchildren: Andrew, Jesse, Napoleon Bonaparte, william Jr., Hannah,Elizabeth, Katherine, and Eliza. cont'd..."

      Photo of gravestone contributed from Amy Hough Terry's web site on 14Jun 2005; Photo was taken on 09 Oct 2001. http://www.myfamily.com

      "Montgomery County, Indiana USGenWeb Project;http://ingenweb.org/inmontgomery/
      BIOGRAPHY
      William Reynolds
      Reynolds migrated to area in 1830
      By Bessie Armstrong
      Montgomery Magazine,
      February 1979 Issue Pages 19-20
      William Reynolds (born 1796 Boone Co., Ky.; married Mary Miller ofnear Frankfort, Ky.; eight children) migrated to Indiana with hissister and brother-in-law, Jonathan and Rebecca Rice, in 1830 andhomesteaded 3 miles northwest of Waveland on Indian Creek. Hispurchase of a home site was on 151 acres located north and west ofFreedom Cemetery on the first road to the north off of State Road 234(west across road from Crisler Cemetery) east of the Luna Baylesshome. On the north side of this plot, Indian Creek turned to the westand then north again and on the turn the grist mill was situated. Hewas a miller and carpenter, so he cleared the land and built with fewtools and hard labor the grist mill first, while living with hissister, and then the home. He then returned to Kentucky for hisfamily.
      Accompanying them to Montgomery County were James W. and Charles LewisPeyton who married the Reynolds daughters, Elizabeth and Katharine,respectfully. Also marrying in Frankfort, Ky., in the same year wasWilliam Reynolds Jr., to Martha Stout who traveled with the group butstopped for a few years in Southern Indiana. The rest came on acovered wagon with all the household goods and Mother Reynolds withtwo-year-old Napoleon in her lap; some by foot, some on horseback.They arrived finding, as near neighbors, some friends who had migratedbefore them. Soon the area was mostly owned by relatives. Owning thepresent Freedom Cemetery land was Crisler relative Albert Mitchell,while east of the cemetery lived the Peyton's. Land had to be clearedfor fields and gardens and a lot of hard work was involved. All wereanxious for a place to worship and there was a need for schools.Births and deaths were frequent in the settlement and after five yearsWilliam Reynolds Sr., at age 39 died, leaving his wife and children inthe care of his brother-in-law Jonathan Rice. The mother lived a fewyears after leaving several grandchildren.
      The eight sons were:
      The eldest son, Andrew J. (b. 1824 Ky. Married Ellis Miles in 1846)worked as a tenet farmer west of Old Union Church. His children wereWilliam (b. 1849), Mary E. (married Newt Shepard), Jesse (died age14), and Lewis Washington of Browns Valley, who married Mary LuensaWright.
      Their second son Jesse, worked for 47 years at the Deer's Mill andlived on the hill south of the mill with his wife, Ann Elizabeth Cook,an invalid and their four sons (John Alfred, died age 6; WilliamHoward, died young; George Thomas, died age 25, and Hugh Everett wholived in Mississippi). Jesse was well known in Brown Township as afaithful miller, member of the Alamo Masonic Lodge and later a chartermember of the Waveland Masonic Lodge and Freedom Church. DorindaSprague lived with them from age 14 to her marriage.
      Their third son, Napoleon Bonaparte, worked at age 17 at the Lusk Mill(1822-47) just below the Shades on Sugar Creek. While working as aclerk for John Mitchell, Mr. Mitchell died of cholera on a boat ofpork and grain he was taking to New Orleans. After the flood of 1847,which removed the stone buildings associated with the Lusk Mill, hebought 80 acres east of Devil's Backbone and southeast of the PineHills area on Indian Creek. At a (?) Napoleon married in 1849 MalindaCrisler, and five children included Susan Elizabeth (died age 10),Mary Jane (1853-1909), John William (1859-1945, father of writer),George Wesley (1861-1885), and David Allen (1865-1932). Napoleon lostan eye in a whittling accident. George was a telegrapher and did a penand ink sketch of Deer's Mill that is well known. John made a violinin 1888. Dave whittled a train with track, engine, cars, and caboosewhich has been given to the Chicago Museum. Mary Jane married in 1888Abraham Burk who worked at Yount's Woolen Mill.
      Their last son, William Jr. was born in 1830 in Kentucky, farmed hisfathers farm northwest of Freedom Church and operated a sawmill. Hemarried Martha E. Stout.
      Their first daughter Hannah was born in 1832 and never married, livingalternately with her sisters.
      Their second daughter Elizabeth, was born in 1834 in Kentucky (Betsymarried James W. Peyton), their children were Susan Catharine (diedage 2), Andrew F. (died age 1), John Wesley (married Emma Risk),Sophrona Ellis (married _____ Peyton and lived in Texas), Mary Ann(married William James), Nancy Bell (died age 6), Francis Pemelia(married William Layton Wilhite), Albert (married Lula Milholland andlived in Georgia), Hanna (married Gilbert Rush).
      Their third daughter, Katherine, was born in 1836 (Kate and CharlesPeyton, an uncle of James W. Peyton). Their children were Susan(married Darwin Wilhite), Laura (married Robert Stump of Balhinch),Charles (lived in Terre Haute) and David.
      Their last daughter, Eliza, was born in 1838 and married Harve Owen.No children were born to this union. They are buried in the WeirCemetery. File Created: 2006-Oct-15" [Transcribed 27 May 2008,SLJuhl, Compiler]