Biography of A. W. Reynolds
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





A. W. REYNOLDS, who is a member of one of the oldest pioneer families in this section of Lawrence County, was born in New Castle, in May, 1848, and is a son of John F and a grandson of Robert Reynolds.

The grandfather, Robert Reynolds, was born in Maryland, in 1776, and came to Lawrence County in 1805, settling first in Neshannock Township and later in Shenango Township. He died in 1867, at the age of ninety one years. He had eight sons and four daughters. The homes of his sons and grandsons are situated where, in his day, forests stood.

John F Reynolds, father of A. W., was born in Maryland in 1802, and was three years old when his parents came to what is now Lawrence County. His mature life was passed on a farm which is now part of New Castle, and he died in New Castle in 1892. He had a family of fourteen children, of whom eleven survive.

A. W. Reynolds has passed his life on the property on which his father settled so long ago, and in recent years he has given the larger part of his time to platting and improving and then selling parts of the farm. He is one of the directors in the Union National Bank and is interested in the Citizens' National Bank as well.

In January, 1872, Mr. Reynolds was married to Miss Carrie Coombs, who was born at Youngstown, Ohio, and is a daughter of Moses Coombs, who was born in England. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have the following children: Ella May, who married George T. Gillette, resides at New Castle; Chester P. resides at New Castle and is one of the P., of Cooper & Butler, clothing merchants; Harry H., residing at Ellwood City, is engaged there in a grocery business; Fred C., residing at Boston, Mass., is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and Edna G. and Carrie I., both residing at home. Mr. Reynolds and family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has been a member of the official board ever since the church was organized.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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