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George of Green Castle Antrim Reynolds[1]

Male Est 1702 - Bef 1752  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name George of Green Castle Antrim Reynolds 
    • George Reynolds, found in the Cuthbertson Diary is assumed to be related to Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania; each Reynolds entry in this Diary appears to be from the same family. Presumed son of George Reynolds of Greencastle/Antrim,PA 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 George is father of the above individuals. George's relationship to Hugh and William is developed from Google results in which land deeds describe the same as references in the Cuthbertson Diary. Additionally, Tax Records for Martic, Lancaster Co., PA show Hugh Reynolds and William Reynolds, each Freeman within two years of one another. William, the eldest.

      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 1702  Maybe Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania 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 may include Hugh of Pittsylvania Reynolds and William, of Cecil Co., Maryland where his will is found, and who we believe is brother to Hugh.
    • George Reynolds is not mentioned in his mother's will as he is dead before her. George's will is dated 1753; his mother's 1757.
    Person ID I17950  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2021 

    Father John Reynolds, Sr.,   b. 1704, Hopewell Township, Cumberland, then Lancaster Co., Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Jessamine Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Magaw,   b. Est 1708, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Shippensburg, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1729  West Nottingham, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children mentioned in the Will of Mary Reynolds, widow [nee Magaw]
      Dau. Mary Reynolds.
      Son Samuel.
      Jean Reynolds, Willm. Reynolds, dau. Agness Reynolds, dau. Mary Reynolds. Sons Robert and James Reynolds, Son David Reynolds.
    Family ID F4435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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
    • George and Sarah Reynolds:
      Toumbstone for Sarah Runnals reports her death as Feb 1750 at Muddy Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Sarah Runnals is named wife in the Will of George Reynolds in Shippensburg, PA in 1752.
      George Runnels has twins baptized by Cuthbertson in Dec 1751, which is almost immediately upon the Reverend's arrival to America.
      Hugh Reynolds and William Reynolds are also named in the Cuthbertson Diaries along with George Reynolds. The meetings held by Rev. Cuthbertson seems to be small gatherings of families of the area, suggesting Hugh, William and George are of the same family. The Will of George Reynolds names only son John [baptised by Cuthbertson] and daughters, Mary and Elizabeth [Elizabeth also baptized by Cuthbertson]. Will for George is probated in 1752. Daughter, Mary Reynolds marries John W. Williamson whose Will of 20 July 1757, names wife and leaves to the Sons, Hugh and John, plantation of the estate of George Reynolds, in Lurgan Township. Mary Williamson (nee Reynolds) names her sons Hugh and John for her brother and grandfather, John Reynolds, father of George Reynolds, is married to Mary Magaw. Mary Reynolds'(nee Magaw) Will of 1757 in Shippensburg, PA names brother David Magaw. This will is witnessed by the same individuals who witnessed Mary Williamson's (nee Reynolds).
    Notes 
    • Sarah Reynolds, buried in the Muddy Run Presbyterian Cemetery, in Lancaster Co. PA, 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.

    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 1724, 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, Jr.,   b. Est 1730?,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth twin2 Reynolds,   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Oct 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' twins are Baptized; Proximity evidence and research suggests George Reynolds is the father of Hugh of Pittsylvania.  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' twins are Baptized; Proximity evidence and research suggests George Reynolds is the father of Hugh of Pittsylvania. Hugh and the Nealeys and Devins and McClanahans migrate to Virginia and points South.
    Cuthperson-Scan.pdf

  • Notes 
    • NOTE: Both William and George Reynolds Will documents show BOYD Witnesses. John Boyd, witnessed George Reynolds Will & Andrew Boyd witnessed William Reynolds Will of Shippensburg, PA John Boyd, b. 1712 Lancaster, Pa is married to Margaret Lawson abt 1735. His son, Andrew Boyd b. Abt 1751 is Witness to the Will of William Reynolds

  • 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.

    4. [S107] Family Histories, http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=15888:1801&ref2=15888:1802.
      Andrew Boyd is a Witness to the Will of William Reynolds of Cumberland, PA. Andrew Boyd was born Pennsylvania in 1751, [not Lunenburg, VA. His parents were John Boyd and Margaret Lawson.
      Andrew married Sarah Watkins 13 Apr 1771 at Halifax, Virginia. Sarah Watkins was born in Prince Edward, Virginia Abt 1750 daughter of John Watkins and Ann Ray. They were the parents of 3 children:
      John Boyd born Abt 1772.
      Edward Boyd born Abt 1774.
      Elizabeth Boyd born Abt 1775.
      Andrew Boyd died Abt 1780 at Halifax, Virginia .
      Sarah Watkins died Abt 1835 at Lincoln, North Carolina. Their son, John Boyd is Witness to the Will of George Reynolds of Cumberland, and Lancaster, PA.

    5. [S107] Family Histories, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/List_of_Landowners_at_Shippenberg%2C_Cumberland_County%2C_1763.
      List of Landowners at Shippenberg, Cumberland County, 1763
      John Reynolds
      William Reynolds
      James Reynolds
      James Reynolds
      James Lowery
      David Magaw
      Joseph Campbell
      William Campbell
      Francis Campble
      Francis Campble
      Robert Brown