Biography of William Reynolds
Yates County, NY Biographies





Reynolds, William, came to Yates County, from Orange County, N. Y., some time before 1812. He was a blacksmith. In 1812 he enlisted in the army as a musician and died in the service. He married Miss Sutherland, who was the mother of one son, Jesse, and a daughter, Polly. Jesse Reynolds, born about 1804, at an early age worked out on a farm. At the age of about twenty years he engaged with Judge Samuel S. Ellsworth in the distilling business, continuing in this occupation for some ten or twelve years, when he became a farmer. He married Cynthia Carroll, of Dutchess County, and they had twelve children, eight of whom grew to maturity. Four are residing in Yates County. James F. Reynolds, born in Jerusalem, January 9, 1838, has spent a large part of his life in teaching. He is now a carpenter; has served as justice of the peace, and at present holds the office of justice of sessions of Yates County Courts. January 30, 1862, he married Harriet P., daughter of Peter and Harriet Ayres, of Milo. They have had four children: George Fred, Nellie M., and Wilbert and Wilmer (twins).

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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