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George of Green Castle Antrim Reynolds[1]

Male Est 1690 - Bef 1752  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name George of Green Castle Antrim Reynolds 
    • George Reynolds, found in the Cuthbertson Diary is related to Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania; each Reynolds entry in this Diary is from the same family. Son of George Reynolds of Greencastle/Antrim, William Reynolds m. Margaret Patterson and named sons John, Joseph and William. Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania County named sons Joseph and William. Proximity evidence suggests father of the above individuals. George's relationship to Hugh and William is developed from Google results which land deeds describe the same by references in the Cuthbertson Diary.

      DNA analysis finds Hugh and William Reynolds descendants with identical results; they are a different haplogroup from the James Reynolds lines in Massachusetts and Vermont and Rhode Island.
    Born Est 1690  Likely Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 24 Nov 1752  Green Castle, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living in Antrim Township in 1751; Cuthbertson notes Baptism of twins in 1751. Family of George includes Hugh of Pittsylvania Reynolds and William, brother to Hugh, of Cecil Co., Maryland where his will is found.
    Person ID I17950  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2020 

    Family Sarah, Mrs. George Reynolds,   b. 1698, Likely Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1750, Muddy Run, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married
    • Toumbstone for Sarah Runnals reports her death as Feb 1750; George has twins baptised by Cuthbertson in Dec 1751, which is almost immediately upon the Reverend's arrival. Sarah Runnals who is named wife in the Will of George Reynolds may have died in 1750, and already dead when Cuthbertson noted the baptisms of her children. George Reynolds' will names only son John [baptised by Cuthbertson] and daughters, Mary and Elizabeth [baptised by Cuthbertson]. Will for George is probated in 1752. If there are other children not named in the Will, they may already have received their portion of his estate.
    Notes 
    • Sarah Reynolds, buried in the Muddy Run Presbyterian Cemetery, is the only Reynolds noted in the occupants. No Neeleys, No McClanahans, No Devins -- they have all moved South on the Great Wagon Road.
    • George Reynolds of Antrim, Green Castle Pennsylvania dies in 1752; Sarah, his wife, in 1750. Land received by Thomas Reynolds, SR. 30 Aug 1753 may indicate this 600 A tract, [250 A deeded to Thomas SR.] is part of a parcel owned by George Reynolds. This land transaction is referred to in the 1767 transfer of land on Indian Creek to Thomas Reynolds, JR. [in Mecklenburg, NC] [adjacent] Henry Reynolds and John Reynolds are mentioned in this transaction. If Thomas is the s/o George Reynolds, he would have to have been born by 1732. If Thomas Reynolds, JR is 21 in 1767, he would have been born by 1746. If this Thomas Reynolds is the s/o George Reynolds, he is an older child as would be John and Henry Reynolds, mentioned in this deed abstract in Mecklenburg County, N. Carolina, 1763 Volume 4, pp.303-306: 24 & 25 Feb 1767. It is likely then, George Reynolds of Antrim, Green Castle PA, is the father of Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania and Thomas, Henry, John Reynolds of Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
    Children 
    +1. William of Cecil Co Reynolds,   b. Est 1738, New England Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Cecil Co., Maryland Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Mary Reynolds,   b. Est 1714, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Hugh of Pittsylvania [dna] Reynolds,   b. Est 1740, Martic, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. John s/o George of Lancaster (twin) Reynolds,   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth twin2 Reynolds,   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F6515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Cuthbertson Diary Shows Marriage Of Hugh Reynolds and Mary Neeley, daughter of William in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania and George Reynolds and wife twins are Baptized; Proximity evidence and research suggests George Reynolds is the father of Hugh of Pittsylvania.  Likely a 2nd unknown wife, as Hugh and the Nealeys and Devins and McClanahans migrate to Virginia and points South.
    Cuthbertson Diary Shows Marriage Of Hugh Reynolds and Mary Neeley, daughter of William in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania and George Reynolds and wife twins are Baptized; Proximity evidence and research suggests George Reynolds is the father of Hugh of Pittsylvania. Likely a 2nd unknown wife, as Hugh and the Nealeys and Devins and McClanahans migrate to Virginia and points South.
    Cuthperson-Scan.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=qYSOGyu24EAC&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=George+Reynolds+%2B+Green+Castle+Pennsylvania&source=bl&ots=b_isXOB7Gu&sig=ACfU3U0oA5sXYUfPJ9ZFJlhkiN2rD7efyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjMn--VtL7pAhW4oHIEHezWCxEQ6AEwAnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=George%20Reynolds%20%2B%20Green%20Castle%20Pennsylvania&f=false.
      History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
      First Settlers
      Antrim Township evidently named for Antrim Ireland and the name is significant of where the early settlers were from; the brave and hardy Scotch-Irish who pushed their way to the extreme frontier settlements and in the face of appalling obstructions "hewed the dark old woods away: and gave us the smiling green fields of today.... "Mr. Snively, dec'd made his improvement upon land that was the homestead of Mr. Andrew Snively..Mr. Rody settled on Conococheague Creek and made his improvement on the land now owned by Andrew G. McLanahan. Thus was consituted the first white settlement in Antrim Township....
      EARLY LAND TITLES
      Archibald McClellan 64 acres, 16 Oct1744
      James McLanahan, 4 tracts 900 acres, 5 Jul 1742
      GEORGE REYNOLDS 343 acres, 6 Oct 1738

      OLD GRAVEYARD TRANSCRIPTIONS
      Brown's Millls Cemetery
      William Reynolds died 2 Apr 1819 aged seventy nine years. Ruth Reynolds died 23 Jun 1824, aged eighty-two years.
      Page 561 FREEMAN 1786
      James McLanahan
      James McLanahan


    2. [S80] Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=qYSOGyu24EAC&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=George+Reynolds+%2B+Green+Castle+Pennsylvania&source=bl&ots=b_isXOB7Gu&sig=ACfU3U0oA5sXYUfPJ9ZFJlhkiN2rD7efyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjMn--VtL7pAhW4oHIEHezWCxEQ6AEwAnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=George%20Reynolds%20%2B%20Green%20Castle%20Pennsylvania&f=false.
      History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
      First Settlers
      Antrim Township evidently named for Antrim Ireland and the name is significant of where the early settlers were from; the brave and hardy Scotch-Irish who pushed their way to the extreme frontier settlements and in the face of appalling obstructions "hewed the dark old woods away: and gave us the smiling green fields of today.... "Mr. Snively, dec'd made his improvement upon land that was the homestead of Mr. Andrew Snively..Mr. Rody settled on Conococheague Creek and made his improvement on the land now owned by Andrew G. McLanahan. Thus was consituted the first white settlement in Antrim Township....
      EARLY LAND TITLES
      Archibald McClellan 64 acres, 16 Oct 1744
      James McLanahan, 4 tracts 900 acres, 5 Jul 1742
      GEORGE REYNOLDS 343 acres, 6 Oct 1738

      OLD GRAVEYARD TRANSCRIPTIONS
      Brown's Mills Cemetery
      William Reynolds died 2 Apr 1819 aged seventy nine years. Ruth Reynolds died 23 Jun 1824, aged eighty-two years.
      Page 561 FREEMAN 1786
      James McLanahan
      James McLanahan

      George Reynolds land record of 1738; he would have to be 21 so would be born prior to 1717.

    3. [S40] Will, http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/wills/willbka-b.txt.
      Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Colony
      REYNOLDS, GEORGE.
      October 31, 1752 24 November 1752.
      Wife, Sarah, only son John. Daus., Mary and Elizabeth.
      Exs: wife Sarah, John Reynolds senr., and John Reynolds Junr.
      Wit: John Boyd, Wm. Carr, Jas. Carr. A. 16.

      WILLIAMSON, JOHN, cloathier.
      May 21, 1757 20 July 1757.
      Wife Mary, Negro slave, Cesar.
      Sons, Hugh and John, plantation of the estate of executors of George
      Reynolds, in Lurgan Township.
      Other two sons, David and Samuel, plantation purchased of Col.
      John Armstrong on Cannadoguin Creek, near to John Mitchells.
      Daus. Rachel, Marget, and Mary.
      Thomas Willson, Esq., and David Magaw of Shippensburg, guardians over
      infant children.
      Exs: wife Mary and son Hugh Williamson.
      Wit: Isaac Miller, Fras. Campble. A. 43

      REYNOLDS, MARY, Shippensburg, widow.
      February 17, 1757 8 November 1757.
      Dau. Mary Reynolds.
      Son Samuel.
      Jean Reynolds, Willm. Reynolds, dau. Agness Reynolds, dau. Mary
      Reynolds. Sons Robert and James Reynolds.
      Son David Reynolds.
      Exs: son Robert Reynolds, son Samuel Perry and bro. David Magaw.
      Wit: Fras. Campble, Wm. Lowry, Jas. Dunlap. A. 46-8.

      REYNOLDS, ROBERT, Shippensburgh.
      July 8, 1760 4 November 1760.
      Wife Jean.
      Son Robert.
      Dau. Mary Reynolds.
      Bros. William Reynolds and James Reynolds.
      Exs: wife, Jean Reynolds and bro.-in-law Saml. Perry.
      Wit: Jas. McCall, Andw. Boyd, David Magaw. A. 69.

      REYNOLDS, WILLIAM, Hopewell.
      February 26, 1769 3 March 1769
      Wife.
      Children, Mary, Agness and Margaret Reynolds, all minors.
      An unborn child.
      Bro. James Reynolds.
      Exs: Francis Campbell and Benjamin Blyth.
      Wit: John Stevenson, James Reynolds, Jno. Colhoon. B. 9-11.

      MAGAW, DAVID, Shippensburg.
      January 23, 1770 5 April 1770.
      Nephew Dr. William Magaw.
      Sister's son, James Reynolds and his children.
      Niece Sarah Magaw.
      Bro. Robert Magaw.
      Dau, Jean, now in Strabane, Ireland.
      Bro. William Magaw's widow, Elizabeth Magaw.
      Bro.'s son, Robert Magaw.
      Revd. Samuel Magaw.
      Bro. Robert and his wife, Mary Magaw.
      Exs: Saml. Perry, Esq., and Robert Magaw of Carlisle.
      Wit: Benjn. Blyth, Jno. Reynolds, Jno. Stevenson. B. 37-38.

      BROWN, THOMAS, Shippensburg.
      June 9, 1774 22 June 1774.
      Wife Jemima.
      To William Bedford.
      To James Reynolds, Jr.
      Ex.: James Reynolds, senior.
      Wit: Jno. Alexander, Jane Bedford. B. 171.