Biography of J. Reynolds
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Reynolds, J., Colton, was born in Canada, February 8, 1820, a son of J. C. and Polly (Mooney) Reynolds, both of New Hampshire, who raised eleven children. In 1835 they came to Pierrepont, and settled on a farm, where they died. Joseph, grandfather of our subject, was a native of Massachnsetts, and died in Canada. His wife was Mary Reynolds, by whom he had twelve children. Our subject was raised on a farm, and in 1848 he married Mary J., daughter of George W. and Mary E. (Reynolds) Marden. He was a native of New Hampshire and she of Vermont, and they had twelve children. They came to Parishville about 1840, and now reside in South Colton with their son. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have had seven children: Milton E., Charles, Hector, Ernest, Minnie, Nellie B. and William. Mr. Reynolds came to Colton in 1853, and has lived here ever since. He built the hotel which burned down on the site of the present Empire Exchange of Colton (also built by him), and was its proprietor three years, when he sold out and built the Reynolds block, opposite. He sold this and removed to the Plains in 1877, where he bought a farm of 500 acres, and now resides thereon. He also built a hotel at Hollywood, Stillwater, in 1889, of which his son, William W., is now proprietor. This summer resort is pleasantly located ou the west side of Racket River, has good conveniences for travelers, and its rates are reasonable, The daily stage from Potsdam connects with the daily at South Colton for the Hollywood House, and the hotel has a livery in connection. Mr. Reynolds is a Democrat and has been assessor four years, poor master many years, inspector of elections two years, and has always been a worker in his party. He has been postmaster at Hollywood four years.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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