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Hugh of Pittsylvania [dna] Reynolds

Hugh of Pittsylvania [dna] Reynolds[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Est 1740 - Abt 1810  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Hugh of Pittsylvania [dna] Reynolds 
    • Hugh Reynolds is found on the tax lists of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania along with a William Reynolds who comes of age a year or two before Hugh. Hugh and the Nealeys and Devins whose families intermarry in Virginia is likely a brother of this William Reynolds who marries Margaret Patterson in Lancaster, PA, and is recorded in the diaries of the Rev. John Cuthbertson. The dna matches to this Reynolds line suggest that William migrated to the area near Ohio or the mid-west. Further research finds Neelys in Rowan County, NC and Statesville, NC., as well as in Martock, Lancaster, PA.
    • https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Reynolds%20Surname%20Y-DNA%20Study?iframe=ycolorized
      Family Group R.17 (R-269) 207109 Reynolds Hugh Reynolds b. abt 1740- d. 1810 R-FT248834 13 23 13 10 11-14 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9-9 11 11 25 15 20 29 15-15-18-18 10 11 19-22 15 14 16 17 37-37 11 13 11 9 16-16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23-23 16 10 13 12 15 8 12 22 20 14 12 11 13 11 11 13 12 36 15 9 16 12 26 26 19 12 11 13 12 10 9 12 12 10 11 11 30 12 12 24 12 10 10 19 15 17 14 24 16 12 15 24 12 25 18 10 14 17 9 12 11
    Born Est 1740  Martic, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reynolds Family Association
      Hugh Reynolds Pittsylvania Co., VA
      R1b > M269 > U106 > U198 U198 > S15267 > DF89 > RGC29371 > JFS2001 > FT248499
    Christened 15 Aug 1759 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1810  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He paid taxes until 1810
    Person ID I4008  My Reynolds Line | Descendants Hugh Pittsylvania Reynolds
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2021 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to Hugh of Pittsylvania [dna] Reynolds 

    Father George of Green Castle Antrim Reynolds,   b. Est 1702, Maybe Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Nov 1752, Green Castle, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother 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.

    Family ID F6515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Neely/Nealey/Neilee/Neeley,   b. Abt 1740, Prob. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1756  Muddy Run, Martic, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: 'at Wm. Neiley's Place' 
    • The marriage of Mary K. Nealey to Hugh Reynolds is recorded in the Rev. John Cuthebertson diaries 'at Wm. Neely's place', in Muddy Run, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Hugh Reynolds bought land in 1768 from and adjacent to William Nealey, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. And William Nealey's will dated 6 Dec 1787, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, leaves his estate to his daughter Mary Reynolds and his two grandsons Joseph & William Reynolds. The Will was proved: 21 Jul 1788 and Security: Hugh Reynolds. Nealey is found spelled several ways: Nealy, Neale, Neely, Nely, Neilee etc.
    Children 
    +1. William [Neeley] Reynolds,   b. Abt 1758, Martic, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +2. Joseph M. Reynolds,   c. 15 Aug 1759, Muddy Run, Martock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Great Wagon Road
    The Great Wagon Road
    Great Wagon Road .jpg
    Reynolds Coat of Arms
    Reynolds Coat of Arms
    Reynolds Coat of Arms.jpg
    Soldiers of the American Revolution
    Soldiers of the American Revolution
    RevolutionSoldiersPatriots.jpg
    Painting Depicting Early Settlers in Virginia
    Painting Depicting Early Settlers in Virginia
    Old Va 2.jpg

    Documents
    Piedmont Lineages VolXV No3.pdf
    Piedmont Lineages VolXV No3.pdf
    Land Grant for Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    Land Grant for Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    GRANTS 60 PAGE 180.jpg
    Land Grant for Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    Land Grant for Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    GRANTS 60 PAGE 181.jpg
    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
    Deeds - Pittsylvania Co., Virginia 1783-1790
    Deeds - Pittsylvania Co., Virginia 1783-1790
    Scannpittsylvania covadeed1783abtsbyaustin.pdf
    Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick) 26Apr 1766: Hugh Reynolds 99 Ac on Pye Cr. Adj.q Chiswells Lines Including his house.
    Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick) 26Apr 1766: Hugh Reynolds 99 Ac on Pye Cr. Adj.q Chiswells Lines Including his house.
    Entry Record Book.pdf
    Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania dna matches on FTDNA
    Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania dna matches on FTDNA
    37MarkerMatchesforWesley.jpg
    William Neeley sells land to his son-in-law, Hugh Reynolds in Pittsylvania County, Virginia 4 Nov 1774 Page 1
    William Neeley sells land to his son-in-law, Hugh Reynolds in Pittsylvania County, Virginia 4 Nov 1774 Page 1
    neely-031-7137.jpg
    William Neeley sells land to son-in-law, Hugh Reynolds 4 Nov 1774
    William Neeley sells land to son-in-law, Hugh Reynolds 4 Nov 1774
    -7137.jpg
    Claims for Supplies Revolutionary Soldiers, Pittsylvania County, Virginia - Hugh Reynolds Page 37
    Claims for Supplies Revolutionary Soldiers, Pittsylvania County, Virginia - Hugh Reynolds Page 37
    neely-7137023.jpg
    DB4/93 Page 3 Land Deed William Neeley to Hugh Reynolds
    DB4/93 Page 3 Land Deed William Neeley to Hugh Reynolds
    neely-0397137.jpg
    1859 Pittsylvania County Map [Ludwig Bucholtz] Locations for early residents as described in Land Documents  Neeley, Reynolds, Devin, Terry
    1859 Pittsylvania County Map [Ludwig Bucholtz] Locations for early residents as described in Land Documents Neeley, Reynolds, Devin, Terry
    7137MapScan.jpg
    Claims for Supplies Revolutionary Soldiers, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Hugh Reynolds 280 pounds of Beef for Continental use
    Claims for Supplies Revolutionary Soldiers, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Hugh Reynolds 280 pounds of Beef for Continental use
    neely-7137025.jpg
    NOTES:  From Tax lists of Martock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1751-1757   Individuals later found in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Mecklenburg North Carolina
    NOTES: From Tax lists of Martock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1751-1757 Individuals later found in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Mecklenburg North Carolina
    neely-0017137.jpg
    Index Claims for Supplies, Revolutionary Soldiers Pittsylvania County, Virginia Hugh Reynolds p. 2. 37. 52
    Index Claims for Supplies, Revolutionary Soldiers Pittsylvania County, Virginia Hugh Reynolds p. 2. 37. 52
    neely-0177137.jpg
    Original Page from Rev. John Cuthbertson Diary showing marriage of Hugh Reynolds and Mary K. Neeley
    Original Page from Rev. John Cuthbertson Diary showing marriage of Hugh Reynolds and Mary K. Neeley
    7137neely-030.jpg
    William Reynolds marries Margaret Patterson 1 Jan 1754
    William Reynolds marries Margaret Patterson 1 Jan 1754
    neely-002.pdf
    Revolutionary War Public Claims
Original 17th Century Record
William Neeley
William Devin 
Hugh Reynolds
Robert Wooding
    Revolutionary War Public Claims Original 17th Century Record William Neeley William Devin Hugh Reynolds Robert Wooding
    neely-019.jpg
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

    Histories
    DAR Application of Mary Frances Reynolds - New Patriot - Hugh Reynolds
ANY REYNOLDS DESCENDANT FROM PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA IS NOW ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, BASED ON DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE FROM 1759.  AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
    DAR Application of Mary Frances Reynolds - New Patriot - Hugh Reynolds ANY REYNOLDS DESCENDANT FROM PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA IS NOW ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, BASED ON DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE FROM 1759. AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
    MFE-DAR2.pdf

  • Notes 
    • See Pittsylvania County, VA Landowners Per 1797 Land Tax: Transcribed by Mary Leigh Boisseau: Lists Hugh Reynolds as owing 2 parcels of land; the first, 105 acres and the second 65 acres. If, Hugh Reynolds, father of Joseph and William, and husband of Mary Nealey Reynolds had died by 1797, he would not have been on this taxables list. Hugh Reynolds, his grandson, s/o Joseph and Peggy Devin Reynolds would only be 17 years old in 1797; therefore this list must refer to Hugh, the original settler in Pittsylvania County.

      3 Aug 1771 Va Patent Bk. 40 p. 551, Pittsylvania Co., Hugh Reynolds received patent for 298 acres on waters of Banister River adjoining land of Nealy & Roberts (Doc. 1140)

      Hugh Reynolds, William Devin, and William Neely are found on the same tax lists in 1757-1759 of Martock 'Martic', Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records for Hugh's marriage to Mary Neeley are found in the Rev. Cuthbertson diaries and document the marriage of Hugh, as well as the Baptism of Joseph, and William, his eldest son. Birth record has been located for the birth of William, who is named in the Will of his grandfather, William Neeley, and left William his land, in 1791. Joseph, the 2nd son, was already married to Margaret Devin and was left his grandfather's other possessions. The Mother of these children is also named in this will as 'Mary Reynolds'. In the Cuthbertson records, she is seen as Mary K.
    • FIRST ORDERS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      15 Apr 1783 WILLIAM REYNOLDS is exempted from Levies (William of Culpepper Reynolds)
      16 May 1785 HUGH REYNOLDS COB5/51 - Hugh Reynolds is exempted from payment of Livies
      15 Sep 1788 WILLIAM REYNOLDS Qualified as Executor of the Will of his grandfather, William Nealey. (Book 6/170 1787-91 Court Orders) Pittsylvania Co., VA (Young William of Hugh)
      17 Jul 1791 WILLIAM REYNOLDS order to Record Will
      20 Feb 1792 WILLIAM REYNOLDS order to Record Inventory
      22 Mar 1796 WILLIAM REYNOLDS, Plaintiff, Lewis Charles, Defendant (Young William of Hugh)
      -There are two William Reynolds here; William 'of Culpepper' is the elder and the young man William Reynolds is the grandson of William Nealey and the son of Hugh Reynolds and Mary Nealey.
      -William 'of Culpepper' Reynolds died in 1791, so the two entries in this record in 1791 and 1792 may apply (probably do) to the elder William or his son, William. The William of Culpepper family lived on the opposite side of the County; to date, 2017, there is no evidence that the two Reynolds families are related or intermarried.
    • In 1782, the General Assembly of Virginia enacted new legislation providing for the enumeration of the owners of real property in each county. The owner's of each parcel of land were recorded. If a person owned more than one parcel, his name appeared multiple times, one for each tract of land he owned. Hugh Reynolds appears on the 1782 land tax list of Pittsylvania County, VA with 65 acres of land. This is the parcel which he purchased from William Nealey in 1774. For the next three years, only revisions to the land tax list were recorded. From 1786 forward, the list included all properties, not just the revisions from previous years. From 1786 to 1809 Hugh Reynolds appears on the land tax list with two parcels, one of 65 acres and the other of 105 acres. In the 1810 list William Reynolds, son of Hugh, is listed as the owner of these two parcels. This shows that Hugh Reynolds died between the dates of these two tax lists.
    • On 04 Nov 1774 Hugh Reynolds bought 57 acres on the south side of Tomahawk Creek in Pittsylvania County, Virginia from William Nealey. (DB 4/91). This is probably the same tract of land listed as 65 acres on the land tax list from 1782 through 1809. After his death, this land went to his son, William Reynolds.
      **********
      "His requests for land patents (almost 1200 acres) are recorded in the Land Entry Book, 1737-1770. He may not have received all this land, but it proves he was living here in order to request the surveys." - Anna Evans 1993 Lineages
      *********
      On 15 Apr 1783 Hugh Reynolds bought 105 acres on Tomahawk Creek from Killian Kreek for 15 pounds. This is the 105 acre tract shown on the land tax list from 1786 through 1809. At his death, this property went to his son, William Reynolds.
    • Sources by Don Bennett, Hugh Reynolds, common Ancestor:

      Joseph Reynolds of Pittsylvania County - Part 1, Evans, Anna, (Aug. 1993), p. 95.
      [S253] Colonial Land Office Patents, (1623 - 1774), No. 40, p. 551.
      [S249] The Land Tax Lists of Pittsylvania Co., VA, Compiler: Austin, Gayle, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, 2006), p. 9.
      [S480] Land Books, Hugh Reynolds entry, 1803-1809.
      [S250] Pittsylvania County, VA. Deeds 1783-1790, Compiler: Austin, Gayle, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, 2007), p. 1 (Abstracted from DB 7, pge 1).
      [S665] Register of Marriages and Baptisms Performed by Rev. John Cuthbertso, Fields, S. Helen, (S. Helen Fields, Washington, DC, 1934), p. 185.
      [S669] Diary of Rev. John Cuthbertson, Entry on 30 Dec 1756.
      [S251] Index to the Court Orders of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1767 - 1800, Genealogical Services, (Genealogical Services, Danville, VA, 1982).
    • https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/50015/40699_1220705043_3550-00794/273123?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58423779/person/48036612940/facts/citation/800245120142/edit/record#?imageId=40699_1220705043_3550-00794
      Hugh Reynolds is a family name; Death record for another Hugh who d. in Frederickstown Maryland (C.C. 15 Aug 1804

      Another Hugh Reynolds of Iredell Co., NC is a match to Hugh Reynolds of Pittsylvania.

  • Sources 
    1. [S226] Diary of Rev. John Cuthbertson.
      Mary married Hugh Reynolds at Wm. Neiley's, 30 Dec 1756 by Rev. John Cuthbertson at Muddy Run Meeting House at Wm. Neily's Place. He later records the Baptism of son, Joseph on 15 Aug 1759.
      Hugh Reynolds was a member of the Muddy Run Society, a congregation of Covenanters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Rev. John Cuthbertson was the first Covenanter missionary to America in 1751. He kept a diary of his activities from the first day of his arrival in America.
      On 30 Dec 1756, he recorded the following, "Rode 6 miles to and from Wm. Neilie's; married Hew Reynolds and Mary K."

    2. [S88] Bennett Twins .
      Conversation with Don Bennett:
      1. From 1787 on, the tax lists for Pittsylvania County were divided into two lists, A & B basically representing the northern and southern parts of the county. Any year will do, but I will use 1790 to make this point. The tax list 1790A shows in order William Reynolds, Jesse Reynolds, and Richard Reynolds. This is the William who died in 1791. After Richard Reynolds name is the notation (Burch Creek). This is where this family lived about where modern day Kentuck is in the southeastern part of the county. List 1790B show Hugh Reynolds, William Reynolds, and Joseph Reynolds. This is the family of Hugh Reynolds and they live in the western part of the county. These are two different, probably unrelated, families.
      2. In his will, William Nealey left his personal property to grandson, Joseph, and his real property to his grandson, William. William Nealey appears on the land tax list through 1788 with 50 acres of land. In 1789, William Nealey is absent and the land is owned by William Reynolds. William Reynolds continues to appear on the land tax lists through 1833.
      3. This point will also give the date of death of Hugh Reynolds. The Devintimber website notes that Hugh Reynolds appears on the land tax list in 1797 with two tracts of land of 65 and 105 acres. This is true. In actually first appears on the tax list with these two tracts of land in 1786 and continues on the tax list through 1810. In 1811, these two tracts of land are owned by William Reynolds, the same William Reynolds who inherited the 50 acres from William Neally. From 1811 to 1833, William continued to be on the tax list with three tracts of land, 50, 65, and 105 acres. So, William Reynolds inherited his father's land after his death in 1810.

    3. [S84] Rootsweb, http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacahs/martic.htm.
      THE CONESTOGA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
      History of Martic Township from History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men.
      by Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans.
      Philadelphia: Everts & Peck 1883
      Chapter LXVI
      Martic Township
      NOTE: Ellis and Evans were the editors, S. C. Stevenson wrote the section on Martic Township. Providence Township was formed from Martic Township in 1853, there is material on early Providence Township here as well.
      MARTIC TOWNSHIP

      Geographical and Topographical-Martic township is situated in the southwestern part of Lancaster County. It was organized as a township in 1729, the organization being ratified in 1730. It is bounded as follows: north by the Pequea Creek, which separates it from Pequea township; northeast by Providence; east by Providence and Drumore; southeast and south by Drumore; west by the Susquehanna River. It derives its name from a small tribe of Indians who inhabited the township in the neighborhood of the mouth of Pequea Creek. It is one of the six townships into which Lancaster County was originally divided, and is spelled upon the old records "Martock."


    4. [S61] United States Census, 1785 Virginia, Prince Edward County .
      John Jackson
      David Ellington
      John Ellington
      Thomas Green Sr.
      Alexander LeGrand
      Philemon Holcombe
      Joseph Reynolds Pittsylvania Co.
      Hugh Reynolds - Pittsylvania Co.
      Daniel Oakes



    5. [S251] Various Books, https://www.reynoldsfamily.org/ebooks/rfa_ceentennial_collection.pdf.
      Hugh Reynolds & Margaret Neilee were married 30 Nov 1756
      Cuthbertson Diary Page 145 of this book; [Note: as this is a small family congregation, all Reynolds are assumed to be related. Possibly the sons and grandsons of George Reynolds of Big Cove.]