Biography of W. B. Reynolds
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Reynolds, W. B., was born in the town of Shelby, January 14, 1843, a son of Valentine and Fannie (McCormick) Reynolds, pioneers of Shelby. His parents moved to Genesee county while he was still young, and there he remained until of age. He then spent a couple of years in Wisconsin and a year at Jackson, Mich., then came to Medina and after clerking two years, embarked in the tobacco and confectionery business, to which he soon added a livery and sale stable. In March, 1878, he married Mary Rice, and they have one son, Ernest B. The grandfather, Joshua Reynolds, was born in Wells, Rutland county, Vt., in 1783 and died November 29, 1843 at West Shelby, N. Y. He married Susan Mosher, born in Vermont in March, 1785, who died July 5, 1876. at South Haven, Mich. Their children were: Emeline McDowell, born in 1807, died in 1891; Valentine, born in 1809; Mary Sleight, born in 1815, died in 1844; James, born in 1818, died in 1819; Carlow, born in 1819, died in 1863; Harlow, born in 1819, died in 1874; William B., born in 1821, died in 1878; Hiram and Mjron, twins, born in 1828, of whom Hiram died aged four months, and Myron in 1829. Valentine and Fannie Reynolds were the parents of these children: James E., born in 1834; Mary C. Rowland, born 1838; Daniel C., born in 1839; Hiram D., born in 1841; William B., as above; Cassius M. C., born in 1844; Helen R. Lyman, born in 1846; Francis F.. born in 1849; Almina R. Griswold, born in 1846; Charles M., born in 1854; Jefferson D., born in 1856; and Henry W., born in 1858. John McCormick, maternal grandfather of our subject, was born December 17, 1790, and died June 3, 1889 in this county. He married Nancy Alvord, and had these children: Fannie Reynolds, born September 20, 1815, died June 9, 1880, the mother of our subject; Daniel, born in 1818, died in 1890: James, born 1820; Nelson, born in 1822; Clara, born in 1825; Benjamin J., born in 1803; Nancy Cox, born in 1830, died in 1889; Chauncey, born in 1838; and John, jr., born in 1828.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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