REYNOLDS, DAVID, was born in Kittanning, Armstrong county, Pa., October 12, 1840, and received his education
in Turtle Creek, and Sewickly Academy in Allegheny county. His father, Alexander Reynolds, was born in Huntingdon
county, Pa., in 1801, and married Martha Deniston, of Indiana county, Pa., in 1838, to whom were born David, Sarah
D. (Cunningham), John D., at present a partner in Redbank Furnace), Ellen T. (Thompson), Eliza P., who married
Captain Mays, now in the regular army; and Alexander, jr., living in Kittanning. He, in company with Ritchey, built
Redbank Furnace, in Armstrong county. It is located about eight miles above the mouth of Redbank Creek. He afterwards
became a partner in Redbank Furnace, in Clarion county, Pa. He was a substantial business man, and thoroughly understood
the manufacture of iron, and the management of furnaces. Died in October, 1881.
David Reynolds married Martha M. Detrich, of Birmingham, Huntingdon county, Pa., January 31, 1867, by whom he has
had two Sons and two daughters, all living - Sarah D., Harry A., Lizzie D., and David, jr. In 1859 Mr. Reynolds
came to the present site of Redbank Furnace, where he has lived ever since, taking charge of the store and superintending
the building of the furnace, in which he was a partner. He has had the general management of all connected with
the furnace through all its changes in own.. ership, improvements, etc., a position which he still holds.
The firm known as McCullough & Reyonlds purchased at and about the mouth of Redbank, in 1859, fifteen hundred
acres of land rich in iron ore, coal, and fire clay, and built the furnace during the same year. McCullough retired
from the firm in 1865, John Moorhead buying his interest. Moorhead retired in 1879 and the firm became Alexander
Reynolds & Sons. After the death of the senior member of the firm, it became David and John D. Reynolds, the
present owners and managers. During the panic of 1873, and during all the fluctuations in the iron industry, this
furnace under the efficient management of David Reynolds has stood the severest tests. During the Parker oil excitement
he was engaged to some extent in the oil business, and is at present dealing in real estate in West Virginia. Though
scarcely in the prime of life, yet he has already accomplished a fair life's work. He is courteous to everybody,
always trusted by the other members of the firm and all persons with whom he has dealt; his word is never questioned.
His modesty, untiring energy, and excellent judgment, have been of value to him and all others with whom he has
had business relations.
History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of its prominent pioneers.
EDITED BY: A. J. Davis
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Clairion County Pennsylvania Biographies
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