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Ira Reynolds

Ira Reynolds[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1808 - 1896  (87 years)

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  • Name Ira Reynolds 
    Born 6 Aug 1808  Little Brittain, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1896  Horseshoe Farm, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Eastland Friends Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9857  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Henry Reynolds
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2017 

    Father Samuel Reynolds,   b. 11 Jul 1782, West Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann Reynolds,   b. 29 Mar 1784, Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1850, Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 2 May 1804  West Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Iva Ferguson,   b. 1819, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1899, Reynolds Horseshoe Farm, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Bef 1852 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Thomas Reynolds,   b. 3 Nov 1853, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1921, Lehigh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Mary Ann Reynolds,   b. 24 Apr 1855, Rising Sun, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1933, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Harriett Reynolds,   b. 1860, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Margaret Reynolds,   b. 1858, Little Brittain, Chester, PA or Cecil, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Benjamin Franklin Reynolds,   b. 31 Oct 1857, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1931, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F3350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Horseshoe Farm--Homeplace of the Reynolds of Cecil Co., MD and Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania for many generations
    Horseshoe Farm--Homeplace of the Reynolds of Cecil Co., MD and Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania for many generations
    Horseshoe Farm (3).jpg
    Horseshoe Farm
'The White House'
    Horseshoe Farm "The White House"
    The Samuel Reynolds clan
    Reynolds Family Home Known as 'The White House' (Later Known as 'Horse Shoe Farm'; Later Still The Home The Boy Scouts of America
    Reynolds Family Home Known as "The White House" (Later Known as 'Horse Shoe Farm'; Later Still The Home The Boy Scouts of America
    horse shoe.jpg

    Documents

    Ira's Will

    Ira's Will...2
    Ira's Reynolds Will page 1
    Ira's Reynolds Will page 1
    ira reynolds will..1.jpg

    Ira's Will
    1860 Census-Chester County, Pennsylvania (Ira/Hannah Reynolds and family)
    1860 Census-Chester County, Pennsylvania (Ira/Hannah Reynolds and family)
    1860ira-hannah.jpg
    Chester County, Pennsylvania Death Index for Ira Reynolds
    Chester County, Pennsylvania Death Index for Ira Reynolds
    reynoldsira.GIF
    Map of Horseshoe farm
    Map of Horseshoe farm
    horseshoeira.jpg

    Headstones

    Ira Reynolds

    Histories
    Horseshoe Farm
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Horseshoe Farm Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Samuel Reynolds Family
    Horseshoe Farm (1)
    Horseshoe Farm (1)
    Samuel Reynolds family

  • Notes 
    • http://www.octoraro.org/~balmat/hsratlas/timeline.html




      1826
      "Land passed into the Reynolds Family, where it remained until the early part of the 20 Century."
      (MacElree, p. 156, 1933) "The property was purchases by Samuel Reynolds (listed on 1830 Census
      as living in Nottingham) the purchase price was 300 dollars and paid for in dried peaches and sheep.
      (Jones, p. 1, 1958)

      1828?
      Ira, approximately 18-30 years old, purchased land from his dad. The sum was $1,100.
      He constructed a large double-deck barn, a wagon shed, and smoke house over the years.


      1847
      Andrew B. Reynolds is born, apparently son of Ira Reynolds. (Census records

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] United States Census.
      1870 PA Census Chester Co. Family 52 West Nottingham Ira 63, Hannah 56, Harriet 15, Marget 12, Franklin (not legible could be infant under l year.)
      1880 Chester PA W. Nottingham HeritageQuest Series T9 Roll 1114, Page 445 Line 16-19 HH/Fam 74/77 Ira 72, Hannah 66, Samuel 26, Benjamin 22
      Ira lives next door to Levi in 1870. Moses Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds and Millien Reynolds all live nearby

    2. [S54] DAR, http://services.dar.org/members/dar_research/search_descendants/?action=list&MyPrimary_Seqn=471598&MyLineageCount=1&Control_Min_Seqn=471598.
      Benjamin Franklin Reynolds born on 31 - Oct - 1857 at Rising Sun Cecil Co MD died at Avondale PA on 27 - May - 1930 and his ( 1st ) wife Anna Nichols born on 8 - Sep - 1855 at Chads Ford PA died at Avondale PA on 19 - Dec - 1937 married on 14 - Feb - 1883

      2. The Said Benjamin Franklin Reynolds was the child of Ira Reynolds born on 18 - Aug - 1808 at Horseshoe Farm Chester Co PA died at Horseshoe Farm Chester Co PA on - - 1896 and his ( 1st ) wife Hannah Reynolds born on - - 1819 at Ireland
      died at Horseshoe Farm Chester Co PA on - - 1899 married on 19 - Mar - 1831

      3. The Said Ira Reynolds was the child of Samuel Reynolds born on 11 - Jan - 1782 at Cecil Co MD
      died at Horseshoe Farm Chester Co on (p) - - 1824 and his ( 1st ) wife Ann Reynolds born on 29 - Mar - 1784 at Lancaster Co died at Horseshoe Farm Chester Co on 31 Dec 1847 married on 2 May 1804

      4. The Said Ann Reynolds was the child of
      Henry Reynolds born on 31 - Jan - 1757 at Chester Co PA died at Little Britain Twp Lancaster Co PA on 16 - Jul - 1845 and his ( 1st ) wife Elizabeth Sidwell born on (c) - - 1760/61 at PA died at Little Brittain Twp Lancaster Co PA on 25 Aug 1840 married on 19 - Oct - 1780

    3. [S61] United States Census, 1860 Chester County, Census.

    4. [S39] Will, Ira Reynolds.

    5. [S201] Recorded Death Record, http://www.chesco.org/1165/Death-Records.
      Reynolds, Hannah, Horse Shoe, white, 79, widow, 1899/02/20; 20 Apr 1899 [Quaker date]
      old age
      Vol.1/222

      Reynolds, Ira, Nottingham, white, 87, married, farmer, 1896/03/15 [15 May 1896]
      old age
      Vol. 1/217
      Death Register-Ira Reynolds

    6. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103411214.

    7. [S100] Internet Source, http://www.hsraa.org/museum/MuseumExhibit.php?exhibit_id=52.
      Interesting has been the history of Horseshoe Farm, now the property of the Chester County Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America and the camping grounds of Chester County Scouts. Early American Pioneers, marching westward into Lancaster County, marveled at the perfect horseshoe formed by the Octoraro Creek at a point where the public road from Port Deposit to Lancaster crossed it by the fording. For three and a half miles this beautiful woodland stream took its graceful bend, almost forming a complete circle, and no wonder the weary traveler tarried on his way to admire nature's handiwork.

      In 1826 the property was conveyed by Samuel Reynolds to his son Ira. Much of the farm was still covered with a fine stand of timber. Ira Reynolds commenced his task by cutting cord wood and hauling it to the Reynolds' Pottery below Rock Springs, the old Reynolds' homestead. When the ground was cleared, rye was the principle crop planted. Ira Reynolds continued clearing, meanwhile building a large double-deck barn, a wagon shed and a smoke house. Little by little the beautiful and fertile Horseshoe Farm took shape, and ever since the place has been known far and wide by the now familiar name.

      Ira Reynolds turned the property over to his son, B. F. Reynolds, who continued to keep up the fine standard of farming exemplified by his forefathers. At one time he surveyed the narrows of the hill with the intention of tunneling it for water power. The length of the tunnel would have been three hundred sixty foot.

      For a long time the farm was widely advertised for its water power and mineral supply, and in 1903 the place was sold to the Tyson Mining Company for its minerals. Among these were low grade ores of many kinds, including gold. The project, however, was shortly abandoned.

      When the Chester County Council set out to secure a camp location closer to their county seat then Camp Rothrock, Mr. Reynolds suggested Horseshoe Farm. To his keen delight the Council's committee finally made its decision in favor of the old Octararo Farm.

      The deal was consummated in 1928 and work began in earnest under the direction of Robert Wolcott, President; J. Gibson McIlvain, Treasurer; Gilbert McIlvaine, Architect; C. M. Heistand, Scout Executive and many others.


    8. [S100] Internet Source, http://www.hsraa.org/museum/MuseumExhibit.php?exhibit_id=267.
      Reynolds home

    9. [S100] Internet Source, http://www.octoraro.org/~balmat/hsratlas/timeline.html.
      history of Horse Shoe Farm and shows Reynolds timeline