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IMMIGRANT William 'Irishman' Reynolds[1, 2]

Male Est 1742 - 1802  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name William 'Irishman' Reynolds 
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Born Est 1742  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1802  Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Date of Will Probate
    Person ID I8259  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2021 

    Family Catharine Ferree LeFevre,   b. 9 Dec 1753, Leacock Township, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1802, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1778  Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel LeFevre Reynolds,   b. 27 Aug 1779, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1813, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. William Reynolds,   b. 6 Aug 1784, Strasburg Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1828, St. Augustine, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +3. John "Lancaster" Reynolds,   b. 30 Mar 1787, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1853, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Lydia Reynolds,   b. 5 Jan 1792,   d. 27 Apr 1857  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F4433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Reynolds Family Data - John Reynolds of Lancaster
    Reynolds Family Data - John Reynolds of Lancaster
    10802ReynoldsFamily Data HarrisburgTelegraphApr29,1899.jpg
    William Reynolds-Obit
    William Reynolds-Obit
    Lancaster Intelligencer and Journal
    Sep 2, 1801
    Catharine LeFevre Reynolds-Death Notice
    Catharine LeFevre Reynolds-Death Notice
    Lancaster Intelligencer and Journal
    Dec 20, 1822

  • Notes 
    • Reynolds' Wills-Lancaster County Courthouse (from the Lancaster Historical Society)

      Book 11 1 128. WILLIAM REYNOLDS of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County.

      Wife, Catherine given "the use of the pump etc."
      Daughter Lydia
      Sons: Samuel, William, John
      Witness: John Ferree, Robert McIlvain and Bernard Fraser.
      Sept. 28, 1801

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Newspaper Article, Reynolds Family Data Harrisburg Telegraph 29 Apr 1899.
      William of Ireland was born near Lancaster in 17__. He was the son of William Reynolds, a Protestant Irishman, who came to America in 1762 and who was in the "Flying Camp" in 1776. In 1778 he married Catherine Ferree LeFevre, great granddaughter of Mary Ferree, a French Huguenot, who had come from the Rhine Provinces and whose ancestors settled in Lancaster County in 1711.

    2. [S38] Headstone, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=20883005&PIpi=53008184.
      Stone is worn; the 1925 transcription reads: In memory of William Reynolds died Aug 28, 1801 in his 58th year

    3. [S47] Newspaper Article, http://reynoldspatova.org/showmedia.php?mediaID=9849.
      William Reynolds of Strasburg township, left widow Catherine and heirs Samuel, William, John and Lydia; his will was probated 28 Sep 1801. [27 Jan 1802 See Docs]
      (212)Agreement dated in 1802, "to whom present shall come that I Mary Lefever a daughter of Samuel Lefever late of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County send Greetings whereas William Reynolds formerly of Leacock Township, but at the time of his death of Strasburgh Township, dec., was is in lifetime on May 16, 1789 chosen by me (then a minor above the age of fourteen years) guardian of my part of the Lefever estate, and whereas William Reynolds then died and on January 27, 1802 I, Mary Lefever and Catharine and Samuel Reynolds, executors of estate of William Reynolds dec., entered an agreement to have John Feree and Robert McIlvaine settled up the estate. Page 68 Book M-3

    4. [S73] Deeds, https://www.reynoldsfamily.org/ebooks/rfa_ceentennial_collection.pdf.
      PENNSYLVANIAPROBATEANDLANDRECORDS[RFA Archives]
      210)On Dec. 1, 1781, Thomas Evans and William Webb, executors of estate of Samuel Lefever sold to William Reynolds of Leacock Township, Lancaster County, son-in-law of the said deceased a small tract of land in Leacock Township. Page 531 Book KK
      (211)On Nov. 9, 1797, Lydia Lefever of Strasburg Township, single woman and David Watson of Leacock Township and William Reynolds of Strasburgh Township, farmer entered into agreement about a certain tract of land. Page 126 Book C-3.
      (212)Agreement dated in 1802, "to whom present shall come that I Mary Lefever a daughter of Samuel Lefever late of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County send Greetings whereas William Reynolds formerly of Leacock Township, but at the time of his death of Strasburgh Township, dec., was is in lifetime on May 16, 1789 chosen by me (then a minor above the age of fourteen years) guardian of my part of the Lefever estate, and whereas William Reynolds then died and on January 27, 1802 I, Mary Lefever and Catharine and Samuel Reynolds, executors of estate of William Reynolds dec., entered an agreement to have John Feree and Robert McIlvaine settled up the estate. Page 68 Book M-3.