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John Grey Reynolds[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male Abt 1785 - 1862  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John Grey Reynolds 
    • Also Seen as John GEORGE Reynolds
    Born Abt 1785  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1862  Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Probably Warren Co., NC
    Person ID I18530  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Hugh 'Iredell' Reynolds, Descendants of James Reynolds
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to John Grey Reynolds 

    Father Hugh [dna-dar] Reynolds,   b. Abt 1755, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Statesville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth McCauley,   b. Est 1755, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania or Cecil, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Three children of Elizabeth McCauley and Hugh Reynolds marry Milligans in Iredell, NC. Two are sisters and the third marriage, a cousin. These two families were apparently very close.
    Family ID F6837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane P. Milligan,   b. Est 1775, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John Wilson to Illinois Reynolds,   b. 14 Aug 1818, Statesville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1909, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F6841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna McClanahan,   b. Abt 1785, Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Alexander [Letterwriter] Reynolds,   b. 5 Oct 1832, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1920, Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F6840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Lineage-Kenyon Leslie Reynolds
    Lineage-Kenyon Leslie Reynolds
    Lineage-LeslieReynolds-01.jpg
    Deeds Mecklenburg, Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina Showing Hugh Reynolds of Iredell Family in North Carolina; Another William Nealey possibly related to Wm. of Pittsylvania Co., Thomas Reynolds land on Buffaloe Creek original deed date 20 Aug 1753. Sold date 1774.
    Deeds Mecklenburg, Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina Showing Hugh Reynolds of Iredell Family in North Carolina; Another William Nealey possibly related to Wm. of Pittsylvania Co., Thomas Reynolds land on Buffaloe Creek original deed date 20 Aug 1753. Sold date 1774.
    Mecklenburg NC Deeds.pdf
    War Record for John Reynolds & Joseph Reynolds
    War Record for John Reynolds & Joseph Reynolds
    revwarI18530JohnReynolds&Joseph.jpg
    DAR - Hugh Reynolds of Iredell
    DAR - Hugh Reynolds of Iredell
    DAR - Hugh of Iredell.pdf

  • Notes 
    • John Grey Reynolds married Jane Milligan, d/o Fergus and Anna McClanahan, d/o Alexander. It is then obvious that the McClanahans shown in the Cuthbertson Diaries traveled with these Reynolds as they continue to intermarry. Both Reynolds and McClanahans families are found in Lancaster Pennsylvania in the years immediately preceding 1757; Descendant of Iredell branch, Leslie Reynolds believes they were already in North Carolina in 1755. [mfe]

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will, William Reynolds of Cecil Co., Maryland 1777.
      Named John in Will; Leslie Ancestor named John Grey

    2. [S61] United States Census, 1860 Warren Co., Illinois P. O. Momouth Twp. .
      John Reynolds Age 75, b. NC 1885
      Anna 56
      Alexander 25 b. 1835
      Cynthia Campbell 13-female [granddaughter, d/o John Wilson Reynolds and Jane Campbell]

    3. [S240] Lineage, Kenyon Leslie Reynolds.
      John Wilson Reynolds b. 1818 m. Jane Campbell; he is the s/o John G. Reynolds and Jane Milligan and/or Anna McClannahan; A 13 year old child is found in the hh of John Reynolds on the 1860 Illinois Census; her name is Cynthia Campbell [this child is omitted in the genealogy of Kenyon Leslie Reynolds. Likely Jane and John Wilson Reynolds are both dead by 1860]

    4. [S48] Ancestry Link, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58423779/person/48036612757/facts.

      John George (Grey) Reynolds, 1785?1862
      Birth 1785, South (North) Carolina
      Death 17 OCT 1862, Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
      Spouse & Children
      Jane P. Milligan, 1785?1820
      Mary S. Reynolds, 1812?1879
      Thomas Reynolds, 1816?
      Jane Caroline Reynolds, 1816?1893
      John Wilson Reynolds, 1818?1909
      Phebe A. Reynolds, 1821?
      Spouse & Children
      Anna McClanahan,
      Dove Ellen "Dovey" Reynolds 1828?1919
      Alex Reynolds 1832?1920
      Trissie Ann Reynolds, 1834?
      James Reynolds,

    5. [S231] Relationship Calculator, http://reynoldspatova.org/relationship.php?altprimarypersonID=I18530&savedpersonID=I18658&secondpersonID=I18658&maxrels=1&disallowspouses=0&generations=15&tree=reynolds1&primarypersonID=I18524.
      John Grey Reynolds is the 4th cousin of Amos Reynolds

    6. [S245] Vital Record (Ancestry), https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1198/MIUSA1798_102869-00472/49885?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/70470547/person/150042296994/facts/citation/600419079815/edit/record.
      John G. Reynolds record of U.S.Army, Register of Enlistments 1798-1914 Lieutenant

    7. [S240] Lineage, Kenyon Leslie Reynolds.

    8. [S100] Internet Source, https://www.flickr.com/photos/icplphotos/collections/72157634612418936/.
      This is the s/o Hugh of Iredell, Patriot accepted by the DAR.
      Hugh Reynolds Letters and Bio

      The Letters of Hugh Reynolds.

      The Iredell County Public Library holds a collection of letters to and from the Hugh Reynolds family from the late 1850s through the 1870s. These have been scanned and placed on Flickr along with the envelopes. In some cases we have scanned envelopes that did not contain letters when we received the collection.

      Hugh Reynolds, (April 18, 1809- Oct. 16, 1878) was the son of Hugh Reynolds Sr. and his second wife Margaret McClanahan. He and his brother Reuben were probably born at Davis? Sulfur Springs, near Hiddenite, Alexander County. His father was from Ireland and owned a grist mill and was a miller by trade. Hugh Sr. was named a Patriot in the Ancestor list of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for giving 12 bushels of wheat to the patriot army during the Revolutionary War. Hugh Reynolds Sr. moved his family to Statesville in 1827. Hugh Reynolds Sr. is buried in the extreme Northwest corner of the Fourth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville. The tombstone itself may now be illegible.

      Hugh Reynolds Jr. was married to Jane Reid (July 24, 1807 ? Oct. 11, 1887.) on Oct. 24, 1833. She dies at the age of 80 in the Olin Township in Iredell County at the home of her husband?s brother, Reuben Reynolds. Both Hugh and Jane are buried in the Fourth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville. They had a daughter named Margaret ?Isabella? Reynolds. Hugh?s brother Reuben Reynolds (Dec. 24, 1813 ? Oct. 20, 1903) also had a daughter named Margaret. Reuben in buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville.

      Hugh Reynolds Jr. was a prominent merchant in Statesville serving as a county commissioner. A March 23, 1883 article in The Landmark newspaper stated that the whipping post outside the old jail was built in 1860 under the direction of Messrs. C.L. Summers and Hugh Reynolds. Hugh was also part of the building committee in charge of erecting the Presbyterian Church in Statesville in 1870.

      Family lore says that the Reynolds family divided over the issue of slavery with part of the family moving to Warren County, Illinois in the 1830?s and later to Oregon. Though he was too old to serve when the Civil War began the N.C. Presbyterian reported on June 28, 1862 that ?In Statesville on June 15, Capt. Wm. H. Sanford, age 30 years; commissary in 7th Regt., North Carolina Troops; received wound at battle of Newbern; died at house of Hugh Reynolds.?

      Hugh lived near the northwest corner of Broad and Tradd Streets near his brother-in-law W.F. Watts, on lot 39. Hugh Reynolds?s place later became the Palmer House and had a well on the property. Upon his death the Carolina Watchman newspaper out of Salisbury reported on Oct. 24, 1878, ?We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Hugh Reynolds of Statesville. We have known Mr. R. long and well. He was justly held in high esteem by his acquaintances, for he was not only just and liberal in all the relations of life, but incorruptible and fearless in duty. A good man has fallen.?

      This collection of letters identifies members of the several related families. William [schoolmaster], Maggie, Hugh, Reuben, Sanfords, and others.