Biography of F. A. Reynolds
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Reynolds, F. A., was born in Greene county, N. Y. He is a son of John Reynolds, who was born in Columbia county, and there lived and died; his mother was a daughter of John Salisbury of English descent, born in Greene county, and there lived and died. The father of Mr. Reynolds was a blacksmith by trade. He was sheriff of Columbia county and also deputy sheriff during the antirent troubles. He died in 1870, and his wife died in 1891. They were married' in 1833. Mr. F. A. Reynolds was reared and educated in Hudson. At the age of seventeen he started to learn the blacksmith trade, but soon gave it up, and at the age of nineteen went to work for the Hudson River Railroad as brakeman and worked himself up to conductor and soliciting agent for the Troy, Boston & Fitchirg Railroad, and was also with the Boston & Albany Railroad for fifteen years, known as the head or livestock conductor. In 1888 he retired from the railroad service and purchased the residence he now lives in; in addition he owns fourteen houses in Bath. From 1861 to 1882 Mr. Reynolds lived in Albany and East Albany; previously from 1855 to 1861 his residence was in Troy. In 1855 he married Mary Clinton of England who came over with an uncle when a mere child. To Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds were born six children: John; Annie, wife of William Daniels of Bath, who have three children; Jennie, Clara and Frederick, deceased; and William T. at home. John married Catherine Hollenbeck of Albany, and has five children. He is a machinist at West Albany. Mr. Reynolds has been receiver of taxes in Greenbush and for eight years was a member of the Board of Education. Mr. Reynolds at present lives a retired life, and is a member of the old Reliable Conductor's Insurances Company.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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