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Daniel [Hovey] [D107] Reynolds[1]

Male 1742 - 1795  (52 years)

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  • Name Daniel [Hovey] [D107] Reynolds 
    Born 16 Sep 1742  Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1795  Londonderry, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I17961  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of James Reynolds
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 

    Father Stephen [D106] Reynolds,   b. 14 May 1703, Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1755, Bradford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Private 
    Family ID F6519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Private 
    +1. Daniel [Spofford] [D108] Reynolds,   b. 7 Oct 1771, Londonderry, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F6520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Rhode Island Reynolds
A Memoir by George W. Reynolds
    Rhode Island Reynolds A Memoir by George W. Reynolds

  • 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. Samuel is also the Father of George Reynolds. Stephen's son is Daniel Reynolds b. 15 Sep 1742; m. Hannah Spofford, 14 Apr 1767; d. 13 Dec 1795.

    2. [S122] Genealogy. com,
      Stephen Runnels: 1703-1753Landowner: Bradford, Boxford, Newbury,Plum Island, Mass. m. Esther Hovey, Rowley, Mass. lived in Bradford
      Stephen 1729
      Martha 1732
      Esther 1734
      Asa 1737
      William 1740
      Daniel Sept. 15, 1742-1795
      Farmer:Cooper..repaired barrels, casks

      Stephen 1703-1753
      Samuel 1706, 2 wives Anna Sessions, Hannah Emerson
      Landowner: Rowley,Boxford,Bradford, Concord
      2 Johns lived only a year
      Job..April 8, 1711...Farmer..2 wives
      Sarah..Oct. 31, 1716...m. Nathaniel Lakewood
      12 children
      Abigail.. Nov 11, 1722...m. William Atwood
      Ebenezer.. Nov 20, 1726.. 2 wives, blacksmith, shipbuilder, Newbury Port, Mass.

    3. [S126] United States Archives,
      82. Daniel' [16] (Stephen^, Samuel), had settled in Londonderry, NH, as early as 1765, since he was sa'd, " June 20, 1765," to be "of Deryfield, now resident in Londonderry, Joyner," and received by deed from James Karr, of Goffstown, " for £553 17/', one seventh part of a certain tract of land lying in Plopkinton, on the north side of Contoocook River, 3303 acres." He made two other purchases in Londonderry in October of the same year, called "Daniel Runnels of L., carpenter"; while two conveyances of land to others, by himself and wife, in 1773 and 1774, are
      also recorded among the Rockingham deeds, at Exeter, NH He m. Hannah Spofford, Apr. 14, 1767, who was b. March 16, 1746, and d. in Derry. Jan. 23, 1829, aged 83. His homestead was one mile north of the centre meeting-house in Derry, not far from the celebrated Beaver Pond, and the spot where the first sermon was preached to the early settlers of Londonderry. It is now (1872) owned by his grandson, William Reynolds [284]. Parker's Hist, of Londonderry, p. 152, states that he was one of the undertakers of the work (with Joseph Morrison) of building the new meetinghouse in the east parish, 1769. His military history, during the Revolutionary war, is gathered as follows, chiefly from the " Adj. General's Report of New Hampshire," Vol. JI. "Dec. 2, 1775, General Sullivan, at Winter Hill, called for thirty-one companies of New Hampshire men (commonly called the ' six-weeks* men ') to take the place of the Connecticut troops who had left. Daniel Runnels, of Londonderry, was the captain of Co. 3 " (p. 278). Same account in the " New Hampshire provincial Papers," to wit, that the "Committee of Safety, Dec. 2, 1775, ordered Daniel Runnels and fifteen others to enlist a company of sixty-one ablebodied men to serve in the Continental army under General Washington, and to join them immediately to General Sullivan's brigade."
      In April, 1776, he signed the "Association Test," with others of his fellow-townsmen. September of the same year, two more regiments were raised to reinforce the Continental army in New York.
      Col. Thomas Tash commanded the second regiment, and " Daniel Runnels was captain of Co. 7, Sept. 26, 1776." He next appears as " Daniel Runnels, captain of Co. 1 in Col. Nichol's regiment," which went with Gen. Stark to Bennington. He was undoubtedly engaged in that renowned battle, his regiment being " sent by a circuitous route to gain the rear of the left wing of the enemy,"
      Aug. 16, 1777. Parker's History confirms this, informing us that "a company of seventy volunteers" (Co. 1 above) "was enlisted in Londonderry, July 20, 1777 " ; that it was" commanded by Capt. Daniel Reynolds, and was in the battle of Bennington." Oct. 18, 1777, he was ordered to pay of the roll of his company. General
      Whipple had command of a New-Hampshire brigade sent to operate against the British under G-en. Sullivan, in Rhode Island, in the summer of 1778. In this brigade, " Daniel Reynolds was captain of Co. 3, Col. Peabody's regiment." Here this spelling of the name appears for the first time in the military history of New Hampshire; though it is afterwards ordered that " Capt. Daniel Runnels be paid as an officer in Col. Stephen Peabody's regiment, raised for the defense of Rhode Island, April 28, 1778." In the spring of 1779, a regiment was ordered from New Hampshire for service in Rhode Island under Col. Hercules Mooney, of Lee, in which "Daniel Reynolds was captain of Co. 2," at first, "May 29, 1779" ; and afterwards ** Major" of the same regiment, as under dates of " Sept. 4 and 18, 1779."
      One regiment only, and the last, for the revolutionary struggle, was raised in New Hampshire in 1781, "the prospect of peace relaxing military operations." Of this, "Daniel Reynolds " was '* Colonel," A " note " here, in the military history, remarks (Adj. General's Report, Vol. II, p. 304), that "he had served his country on various occasions," as above; that "his name was often written Runnels, and hence there has arisen some doubt as to the offices held by him; but there is now no doubt that Capt D. Runnels and Col. D. Reynolds are one and the same man, from Londonderry." Whether the change of his patron was first made in 1778 by himself, or by the regimental clerk, it seems to have been adopted by him about that time, and to have been followed,
      generally, by his townsmen and his descendants ever since. We may add that but few Revolutionary records are more praise worthy than his. His gradual growth in acknowledged merit and distinction as an officer, and his perseverance to the end, give him a high rank among the revolutionary soldiers of New Hampshire. Col. Reynolds was honored by his town by being elected first representative to the General Court of New Hampshire, 1780-84 inclusive, also in 1786 and 1788. He was one of the selectmen of Londonderry in 1785, 1787, 1789-92 inclusive, and in 1794. He
      d. at his home, greatly beloved and respected, Dec. 13, 1795, aged.
      53. Inventory of his estate taken Dec. 21, 1796. His children were all b. in Londonderry, now Deny.
      83. Stephen [282], b. Jan. 10, 1768.
      84. Sally [291], b. Oct. 22, 1769.
      85. Daniel [303], b. Oct. 7, 1771.
      86. Hamilton Davidson [811], >, ^?^? i ,770
      87. Polly [314], T*
      88. Hannah [326], b. March 16, 1776.
      89. Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1778; a farmer in Derry, where he d. May 17, 1849, in his 71st year.
      90. Thomas K. [334], b. Oct. 20, 1780.
      91. Esther S., b. Jan. 18, 1783; d. at Derry, Apr. 27, 1836, aged 63.
      92. Betsy, b. March 30, 1786; d. Mar. 16, 1818 (gravestone says, "Mar. 6, 1817"), aged 83.