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Family: Sgt. Samuel [D105] Reynolds / Abigail Middleton (F6518)  [1, 2



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  • Father | Male
    Sgt. Samuel [D105] Reynolds

    Born  1674  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Oct 1745  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Bradford Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Abigail Middleton

    Born  1674  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
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    Child 1 | Male
    + Stephen [D106] Reynolds

    Born  14 May 1703  Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Mar 1755  Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Private | F6519 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    + Job [Middleton] Reynolds

    Born  Abt 1694  Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Jun 1776  Salem, Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Abigail, Mrs. Job Reynolds | F7533 
    Married  1733  Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Woodman | F7534 
    Married  5 Oct 1758  Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + Samuel Middleton [MASS] Reynolds

    Born  17 Dec 1706  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1784  Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Anna, Widow Sessions Reynolds | F7538 
    Married  3 Mar 1728  Bradford, Massachusetts [prob] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Hannah Emmerson | F7556 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Male
    + Ebenezer [Middleton] Reynolds

    Born  Est 1715  North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Aug 1795  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Abigail Sollis | F7535 
    Married  1747  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Hannah Smith | F7692 
    Married  1766  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • https://archive.org/stream/agenealogyrunne00runngoog/agenealogyrunne00runngoog_djvu.txt
      Deed and Will from the Essex Records in Salem, Mass.

      " Dec. 26, 1710. John Bolnton to Samuel Runels in Bradford, Husbandman, in consideration of £7, part paid and part secured by bill, a certain piece of land lying in the township of Bradford, 20 acres as it is bounded, be it more or less ; bounded on the N. E. corner on a little small red oak marked and on the South side of a frog pond ; and so running on the East side upon land of Thomas West till it come to Boxford line ; and on the South on Boxford line to the stump of an old tree, with stones by it, on Boxford line; and from that stump, on the West side, by land of Richard Kimball, unto a stake and stones on the N. W. corner."

      We have no evidence of real estate as possessed in Massachusetts at an earlier date by a member of this family; implying that though married some eight or ten years previously, this ancestor did not have a " home of his own," in Bradford, till 1710-11. It is evident, too, from this deed, and the price paid, that his original twenty-acre
      lot must have been comparatively wild and less valuable land at the time of purchase. The northern bounds are not given, but its location on Boxford line is made certain. This was afterwards known in Bradford as the "Job Runnels Place," where the ''Job Runnels apples," excellent for their keeping qualities the year round, were found growing. J. Warren Chad wick now owns the same site, near Chadwick*s or Little Pond. The land was transferred from John Runnels [22] to James Buswell, and by the latter to John Chadwick. The old Runnels house was standing as late as 1840.

  • Sources 
    1. [S243] THE REYNOLDS FAMILY, J. Montgomery Seaver, (American Historical Genealogical Society), Lineage of Reverend John Reynolds English Clergyman.
      Samuel Reynolds b. 1674; d. 1745; m. Abigail Middleton, Haverhill, Mass. Samuel is the Father of Stephen b 14 May 1703, Bradford, Mass m. Ester Hovey Rowley; d 19 Mar 1753.

    2. [S107] Family Histories, https://archive.org/stream/agenealogyrunne00runngoog/agenealogyrunne00runngoog_djvu.txt.
      GENEALOGICAL MEMOIR of SAMUEL RUNELS, OF BRADFORD, MASS., 1703? 1748.
      This immediate Nova-Scotian origin of Samuel seems also confirmed by an allusion in his will. The term "Eastern parts" would not then have been applied to the " District of Maine," as that was a part of Massachusetts. No place east of Essex County would naturally be meant, which was itself farther west than Arcadia or the present provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. His grandfather, too, either as owner or occupant, had evidently
      gained for him a right to those lands. It is, therefore, reasonable to infer that this " grandfather Runels" may have been among those Scotch settlers who came to Nova Scotia with La Tour, a French Protestant, in 1628. They landed at Port Royal (now Annapolis), and built the so-called ** Scotch Fort" on the east side of the Basin- (Granville) 5 the remains of which were visible as late as 1829.
      When Sir William Phips of Massachusetts captured Port Royal, May 20, 1690, the English dismantled, but did not garrison, the fort; and we are told by Haliburton (Hist, of Nova Scotia, Vol. I, p. 72), that " In this defenceless state the unfortunate
      Arcadians in the neighborhood were attacked by two piratical vessels, the crews of which set fire to a number of houses, slaughtered their cattle, hanged some of the inhabitants, and deliberately
      burned one family, whom they had shut up in their dwelling-house to prevent their escape."
      FIRST GENERATION.



      1. Samuel^ was b., as supposed, about the year 1674, near Port Royal, N. S. ; m. Abigail Middleton, probably of Haverhill, Mass.,
      1700-2. The old Haverhill record has " Samuell Renolls and Abigail Middeltine." But this orthography is of no authority in opposition to the earlier and more numerous citations of the name on the Bradford Records, both christian names and the wife's original surnayne being also incorrect. All their children, except the second, are given on the Bradford Records as "sons and daughters of Samuel and Abigail Runels." It is inferred either that she was at her father's home in Haverhill at the birth of her second child, or that they lived first in Bradford, afterwards in Haverhill, and then in Bradford again, where they were finally settled, as proved by the following abstract of Deed and Will from the Essex Records in Salem, Mass.