Biography of George Reynolds
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GEORGE REYNOLDS, a retired farmer of Sandusky county, living in Ballville village, near Fremont, was born March 9, 1817, in Essex county, N. Y., near Elizabethtown, son of Daniel and Betsey (Adams) Reynolds.

Daniel Reynolds was born near Saratoga Springs, N. Y. In 1834 he migrated to Ohio with his son, George Reynolds, and settled in Lorain county, near Elyria, where he remained for some years. In the latter part of his life he removed to Baliville township, Sandusky county, on land now occupied by his son George, where he died at the age of sixty six, the mother also passing away at the same age. Mr. Reynolds was a Whig in politics, a descendant of an old Yankee family. There were eleven children born to him and his wife, Lyllis, George, Harry, Melissa, Ransom, Daniel, Rosetta, Philemon, Lucinda, Edgar and Rousseau - six of whom are still living.

George Reynolds spent his youth and attended school in the State of New York. After coming to Ohio, he resided about five years in Elyria, and afterward removed to Fremont, settling in Ballville township, where he has resided on the same farm for fifty years. He has a tract of 145 acres of land under a high state of cultivation, lying on the east bank of the Sandusky river. Here, on February 6, 1844, he married Miss Maria Prior, who was born, November 1, 1823, inSandusky county, on their present farm. A brief record of their children is as follows: (1) Chauncey, born October 17, 1844, married Miss Effie Bender, and they have two children - George and Bessie. (2) Cynthia, born June 6, 1850, married T. L. Parker, and now resides with her parents (they have one child, Effie, who married James Hill, and has a daughter - Della Irene). (3) Orrin, born May 23, 1855, was an attorney at law, and died at Fremont, Ohio, in 1879. (4) Della, married R. W. Mitchener, and they have two children - Kent and Robert Donnell. (5) Ransom, born May 15, 1859, is unmarried, and is living with his parents. All the married children were married on the home farm. Our subject is a Republican in politics, and for about eight years has been a member of the M. E. Church, with which his wife has been united from childhood, she being the oldest living member of that organization in Fremont. Mrs. Reynolds is one of the old pioneers of Sandusky county, and can relate many incidents of early pioneer life.

From:
Commemorative Biograohical Record
of the Counties of
Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio
J. H. Beers & Co. 1896


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