Biography of A. S. Reynolds
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A. S. REYNOLDS was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., February 16, 1831. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth (Schall) Reynolds, natives of Pennsylvania. His father was a soldier of the war of 1812, and two of his grandfather's brothers were killed in the Revolutionary war. His grandfather was also a soldier in the latter war. His great grandmother came to Pennsylvania from Ireland, with William Penn, when she was four years of age, and died at the advanced age of one hundred and six years. Mr. Reynolds' parents came to Ohio in 1834, and to this county March 9, 1835. His father entered 400 acres of land, and was a prominent farmer, also a gunsmith and blacksmith. He died August 9, 1848. Five of eleven children are now living; George W., John M., A. S., Eliza and Maria. Theirmother resides in Hancock County, in her eighty fifth year. Our subject obtained a good education, attending the Findlay Academy two years, and graduating at the Cleveland Mercantile College, in 1856. He began teaching at the age of sixteen, and continued at intervals till 1882 in all 101 terms. In 1860, he was elected County Surveyor and reelected in 1863, but tendered his resignation, refusing to serve. He was married, May 28, 1858, to Hannah J. Morison, daughter of John A. and Nancy J. (Murry) Morison, early settlers of this county. Her father was probably the first Postmaster of Upper Sandusky and the first Recorder, serving three terms. He was also a school teacher thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have two children; Orion E., born January 5, 1860, and an infant who died September 17, 1868. Mrs. Reynolds was born April 7, 1837, in Seneca County, Ohio. Mr. Reynolds purchased his present farm in 1858, and erected a comfortable residence in 1877, costing $1,600. He is an independent voter, and well respected as a citizen.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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