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Nancy Jane Cox

Nancy Jane Cox[1]

Female 1825 - 1903  (77 years)

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  • Name Nancy Jane Cox 
    Born 31 Mar 1825  Brown Mountain, Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Mar 1903  Winston-Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3731  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 

    Family Hardin William Reynolds,   b. 20 Apr 1810, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1882, Winston Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1843  Stokes, North Caroline Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Josephine Reynolds,   b. 5 Jan 1844, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1888, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Agnes C Reynolds,   b. 26 May 1845, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1861, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     3. Major Abram David Reynolds,   b. 13 Aug 1847, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1925, Bristol, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Twin Sons Reynolds,   b. 20 Apr 1849, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1849, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Richard Joshua Reynolds,   b. 20 Jul 1850, Rock Springs, Patrick Co., Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1918, Old Town, Forsyth, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Hardin Harbour Reynolds,   b. 8 Jun 1854, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1927, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. John G. Reynolds,   b. 13 Mar 1856, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1862, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +8. Lucy B. Reynolds,   b. 17 Feb 1858, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1953, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     9. Nancy B. Reynolds,   b. 28 Nov 1859, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1862, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     10. Ernest Critaden Reynolds,   b. 14 Jul 1861,   d. 20 Oct 1862  (Age 1 years)
     11. William Neal Reynolds,   b. 22 Mar 1863,   d. 10 Sep 1951, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     12. Walter Robert Reynolds,   b. 1 Nov 1866, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1921, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Portrait of Nancy Jane Reynolds (nee Cox)
    Portrait of Nancy Jane Reynolds (nee Cox)
    nancy-jane-cox.jpg

    Documents
    Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds-Obit
    Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds-Obit
    Winston-Salem Journal
    Mar 8, 1903

    Headstones
    Nancy Cox Reynolds-Headstone
    Nancy Cox Reynolds-Headstone
    ReynoldsNancy Cox.jpg
    Hardin Williams Reynolds-Headstone
    Hardin Williams Reynolds-Headstone
    ReynoldsHardinWilliams.jpg

    Histories
    Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds-Biography
    Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds-Biography
    The Danbury Reporter
    Nov 5, 1924

  • Notes 
    • http://www.freestateofpatrick.com/rjrh.htm

      On July 20, 1853, a son was born to Hardin William and Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds at their home Rock Spring at the foot of No Business Mountain in the eastern section of Patrick County. Little could they realize what an impact this man would have on the world.
      Two local traditions linger about the young man. In April 1865, he supposedly hid horses from the U. S. Cavalry under George Stoneman raiding in the last days of the Civil War. Another is in 1870 he attended Emory and Henry College, like Jeb Stuart twenty years earlier, but that Rufus James Woolwine apparently took his favorite girl from him and they married her.
      The young man in question suffered from dyslexia and stammered. He had large appetites for work, women, gambling, and drink. He worked for his father as a salesman for the family tobacco business traveling through Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina saving his money for a future venture.
      He needed a railroad hub for his business plans and since there was not one in Patrick County, he traveled to the nearest one. In 1874, he arrived in Winston, North Carolina with 5,000 dollars. Winston and Salem were separate towns then. He spent $388.50 for a hundred foot lot near railroad tracks to build a factory to manufacture chewing tobacco.
      He married Mary Katherine Smith in 1905 and produced four children: Richard, Mary, Nancy and Zachary. When he died of cancer on July 29, 1918, his company had 121 buildings, ten thousand workers, made ten million dollars a year profit. He left an hundred million dollar estate including Reynolda House and Tanglewood. Virginia Tech operates his birthplace and seven hundred acres as the Reynolds Homestead.
      Richard Joshua Reynolds is buried in the cemetery near Old Salem within site of the giant Wachovia building and the statue of himself as a young man coming from Patrick County to change the world.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 12512420.
      irth: Mar. 21, 1825
      Brown Mountain
      Stokes County
      North Carolina, USA
      Death: Mar. 7, 1903

      Mother of R.J. Reynolds.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Hardin William Reynolds (1810 - 1882)*

      Children:
      Mary Josephine Reynolds Lybrook (1844 - 1888)*
      Agnes C. Reynolds (1845 - 1861)*
      Abram David Reynolds (1847 - 1925)*
      Twin Sons Reynolds (1849 - 1849)*
      Richard Joshua Reynolds (1850 - 1918)*
      Hardin Harbour Reynolds (1854 - 1927)*
      John G. Reynolds (1856 - 1862)*
      Lucy B Reynolds Critz (1858 - 1953)*
      Nancy B. Reynolds (1859 - 1862)*
      Ernest G. Reynolds (1861 - 1862)*
      William Neal Reynolds (1863 - 1951)*
      Walter Robert Reynolds (1866 - 1921)*

    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12512420.

    3. [S18] Family Search, LDS.
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01392-3 , System Origin: North Carolina-EASy , GS Film number: 422159 , Reference ID: p 251

      Name: Harden W. Reynolds
      Spouse's Name: Nancy J. Cox
      Event Date: 26 Jan 1843
      Event Place: Stokes, North Carolina