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2004 RFA Queries

Please take a few minutes to look at these queries that have been posted by our cousins. If you can be of any help in answering these queries then please e-mail the person posting the query. As a member of the Reynolds Family Association you can also Post a query to this board.

DATE: Mon Jul. 12, 2004 5:21 PM
NAME: Frances Reynolds Allred
E-MAIL: fenixmoon@earthlink.net
ADDRESS: 389 Park Ave #3, Atlanta, GA 30312
QUERY: Searching for the parents of Ruben Andrew Reynolds b 1779 Possible in Clinton, NC. His grandfather was John David Reynlds 1728, Pa, VA, NC. Apparently moved from Clinton to Decatur Co Ga about 1850.
Any info greatly appreciated...

DATE: Sat Jul. 10, 2004 5:51 PM
NAME: Mary Kennedy
E-MAIL: marykkennedy@att.net
ADDRESS: 906 Bridle Lane, Cary,IL 60013
QUERY: Seeking information on Joe or Joseph Reynolds of Chicago circa 1915. I believe that he may have been related to Conroys and/or Mitchells of Mayo.
They are related to my grandmother, Mary Graham Flaherty of Springfield OH and Chicago IL

DATE: Mon Jul. 5, 2004 8:40 PM
NAME: Marjorie Van Houten
E-MAIL: mvhouten@comcast.net
ADDRESS: 10 Wright Farm, Concord, MA 01742
QUERY: Looking for an Ethel Reynolds who may have given birth to a male child born Oct. 31, 1939 adopted by Jessie and David Van Houten in Rockland County, NY

DATE: Thu Jul. 1, 2004 6:32 PM
NAME: James Reynolds Hull
E-MAIL: azjrh@msn.com
ADDRESS: P. O. Box 6215, Mesa, AZ 85216-6215
QUERY: The primary utility of DNA testing is to determine kinship in the paternal line for those being compared. The effectiveness is in comparing and evaluating the numbers with other DNA testers, in order for both to learn more about their surname family history. If your numbers are very different, then you are not that closely related. It is NOT particularly useful to take two unknowns and compare them to say, “Hey, I have no idea about the ancestry of either of these two, but they sure seem to be closely related.”

However, what I think IS useful is to take an unknown line and compare it to a hard-and-fast line, which has been extended one of more generations. Then one can DNA test and that will tell you how likely it is that your line comes from the hard-and-fast line. That will prevent spending a lot of time looking at the wrong line. So, in this way you are personally helping another REYNOLDS TO EXTEND THEIR GENEALOGY.

Keeping in mind that the only thing we can hope to show is that we and certain other living persons share a common male-line ancestor at some point in the past. Obviously, if you have copious genealogical data to prove all but one link in a chain of descent, you might find that the DNA evidence will tip the balance of "preponderance of evidence" in favor of that one elusive link.

For the majority, simply sharing a male-line ancestor is enough. One cannot arrive at any conclusions whatsoever from Y-DNA data, except to confirm or deny the possibility of a common ancestor, as expressed by Most Recent Common Ancestor calculations—anything more that that is delusional.

As for traditional genealogy, I would argue that if all one has were census and baptism and wills—then he/she really “knows” nothing about biological descent. If their genealogical interest is biological ancestry, then it seems to me that they are not reconfirming anything, but rather are taking scientific steps to prove what they think is the case is not purely the results of circumstantial evidence and coincidence only.

Combining the results of each person within A DNA PROJECT with traditional genealogical information enables researchers to hone in on geographical areas from which their families may have originated—thereby giving themselves new areas in which to explore traditional resources.

Now, if this isn't a common sense approach to finding out who's who, or who you are related to, or showing you if you are on the right track, then I can't see what else would be more important than a DNA test to focus and provide clues for family research.

Just think, if you had signed up for the Reynolds DNA Project when it began, then you might know who you are. We can't become what you need to be by remaining what you are.

URL: http://www.reynoldsdna.com

DATE: Tue Jun. 15, 2004 9:59 PM
NAME: Jackie Perry
E-MAIL: wperry7613@cox.net
ADDRESS: 109 Sunny Ridge Dr., Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
QUERY: Requesting Info on the following Reynolds...George Reynolds had a son, Frank, James Reynolds had a daughter, Mary, Bessie Reynold married James Reed of Atkins & Reed Circular Saw Mfg. These Reynolds may be related to Jesse Garrett. Any help would be so appreciated.

DATE: Thu Jun. 3, 2004 2:01 PM
NAME: Aubrey Stamps
E-MAIL: ascs@prodigy. net
ADDRESS: 18535 County Rd. 1286, Flint, Texas 75762
QUERY: Nathaniel Reynolds b. 1803 Georgia m. Caroline Tharp 10 Dec. 1833 in Bibb County Ga. They lived in Crawford County Ga. till about 1845 and moved to Leake County, Ms. where he died before 1860. They Had 9 children his father believed to be Johnson Reynolds/Runnels b. 1772 in N.C. m. Anna Nobles is This Johnson Reynolds the son of Dudley Runnels of N.C. I need the Childrens names of Johnson and Anna Runnels. Will Share.

DATE: Thu May 27, 2004 6:57 PM
NAME: Linda Richey
E-MAIL: tiarichey@aol.com
ADDRESS: 2615 Stuart St. #6, Berkeley, Ca. 94705
QUERY: Searching for information on my great grandparents, Ralph and Ardis Reynolds believed to have lived in Colorado (where my grandmother was born - Ivah Ardis Reynolds). My grandmother reported that she was a descendant of Sir Joshua Reynolds of England. Since the passing of my grandmother, our family has lost all ties with our Reynolds relatives. We look forward to any information that can be shared. Thank you.

DATE: Tue May 25, 2004 3:10 PM
NAME: Carrie Reynolds
E-MAIL: reynoldscarrie@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 235, Decorah, Iowa 52101
QUERY: Apparently my great-great grandfather Julius Burton Reynolds left Clyde, Ohio in 1902 at age 39 and moved to Seattle, Washington with wife, 2 children, his aged parents and all 10 of his siblings. (with the exception of one brother who stayed behind to court but moved west following his marriage) I have some records that seem to indicate he left behind (in Ohio) two young children: Ruth I. Reynolds (who may have married Walter Neumann) and Edgar Reynolds. Both born between 1893-1895. Does anyone have any information about these two people?

DATE: Mon May 24, 2004 10:29 AM
NAME: Mary Jefferson
E-MAIL: mjefferson@gci.net
ADDRESS: 9351 Miner Drive, Juneau, Alaska 99801
QUERY: I am looking for information regarding Jemima Ann REYNOLDS b abt 1828 in Kentucky and died 1864 Lincoln county, Kentucky. She was married abt 1853 to William A. JEFFERSON either in Mercer or Lincoln county, Kentucky. She probably had a sister Lucinda H. born abt 1842.

DATE: Fri May 14, 2004 7:39 PM
NAME: Quenci Scott
E-MAIL: quenci@sbcglobal.net
ADDRESS: 300 Jacaranda Dr., Danville, Ca. 94506
QUERY: Gary Reynolds searching for Lewis Reynolds, please send me your e-mail as it is no longer valid on the Reynolds Query.
Also James Kimble searching for Harriet Amanda Reynolds, your e-mail is no longer valid. My g-g-g grandmother was Harriet A. Reynolds, her son was Lewis A. Reynolds
Paul Murray, Re: Reynolds, your e-mail is no longer valid, pleasse send me your e-mail address

Quenci Scott

DATE: Wed May 12, 2004 9:00 PM
NAME: Jan M.
E-MAIL: jajo2@webtv.net
QUERY: Need info. on gr-grandfather Henry Reynolds born 1856 Ky died abt.1890 Wolfe Co. Ky. Married to Susanna Spencer in 1880 Ky, had a brother named David. The 1880 Wolfe Co. Ky census lists his mother born Ky and his father born Va. Who were the parents of Henry?
Would really appreciate any help.

DATE: Thu May 6, 2004 12:39 PM
NAME: Shirley Reynolds Smith
E-MAIL: imabeachinit@hotmail.com
QUERY: Would like any information on William REYNOLDS from Georgia--married Sallie/Sally
children--Robert Elmer
Ervin Lamr
Ellis Grover
Fannie Mae
which all lived in South Carolina, and i believe William died in Abbeville South Carolina. I also believe his middle name to be Thomas. thank you all for your help in finding my family.

DATE: Tue Apr. 27, 2004 9:46 AM
NAME: Joy Luttrell Tubbs
E-MAIL: joydoyle@prodigy.net
ADDRESS: 2500 Carnation Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76111
QUERY: I am trying to find the death date and death place of Millingotn/Millenton F. Reynolds who was 83 years old in the 1850 census of Jackson Co., IL. If you have info on his family, please let me know.

DATE: Mon Apr. 26, 2004 9:23 AM
NAME: Jean Hansome
E-MAIL: j_hansome@msn.com
QUERY: I am looking for JOHN R REYNOLDS who married LOUISA FIELDS in 1869 most likeley n kentucky.i need to know where he was born,some say ky. some say north carolina. i have traced them to INDIANA and i have a death certificte for her ,but i can not find where he was born or died . she was listed as a widow in 1910 when she died.any i know they had a son named william sherman, and brnason,and a daughter named malinda to name a few. she was related to the summitts, in kentucky. any info would be great.

DATE: Tue Apr. 20, 2004 7:57 PM
NAME: Scott Douglas Reynolds
E-MAIL: scott84790@msn.com
QUERY: I am curious about the Coat of Arms shown on the Website and newsletters. Is there a written history that shates to whom and from whom they were granted? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: Tue Apr. 20, 2004 4:51 PM
NAME: Patrick Meguire
E-MAIL: pmeguire@netscape.net
ADDRESS: 23 Belanger Drive, Bellingham, MA
QUERY: I am trying to find someone with a copy of the 1992 book "Reynolds and McGuire Ancestors" by Wm. W. Reynolds. I would like to know the name of the earliest McGuire mentioned in this book, and how many generations of McGuire ancestors are included. Thanks.

DATE: Tue Mar. 30, 2004 2:37 PM
NAME: Mary Alice Gose La Rue
E-MAIL: laru8652@bellsouth.net
ADDRESS: 9847 Stockton Valley Rd., Philadelphia, TN 37846-1905
QUERY: Searching for:
Rev. Henry REYNOLDS, b. ca 1775, ? VA

Ann(a) REYNOLDS; b.ca 1804. Russell Co. VA
+ Stephen GOSE; b. 1801, Montgomery Co. VA

Stephen C. GOSE, b. 6 Apr. 1832 Russell Co.

Would appreciate any information that you might share with me on the ancestors of the REYNOLDS.

Thanks in advance.
Mary Alice Gose La Rue

DATE: Wed Mar. 24, 2004 4:11 PM
NAME: Kathy Repp
E-MAIL: kathyrepp@calalum.org
ADDRESS: 582 Best Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
QUERY: Looking for ancestors of Justin Reynolds, b. abt. 1796 New York. In 1840 he and wife Lucretia were in Fairfield, Crawford, PA; 1850 Girard, Erie, PA; 1860 Alma, Jackson, WI. Children: Harvey b. 1837, William b. 1841, and Mary b. 1845. My line is through Harvey, who m. Purlina Gray in 1858 in Erie Co, PA.

DATE: Mon Mar. 22, 2004 9:45 PM
NAME: WandaLena Reynolds Martin
E-MAIL: WandaLena11@aol.com
ADDRESS: 1025 Olympic Avenue, Medford, OR 97504
QUERY: I am looking for any information on Ira Allen or Allen Ira Reynolds b. 04/03/1839 or 40 (we think). Lived in Chazy, Clinton Co., N.Y.. Was married in 1875 in Oregon. Looking for any siblings or which Reynolds family he came out of. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: Sat Mar. 20, 2004 6:46 AM
NAME: Carol
E-MAIL: seejay51@cox.net
QUERY: Looking for information on ancestry and descendancy on this family:

Walter (A.?) Reynolds was born about 1930.
Walter married Grace A. Hamilton. Grace was born about 1932.
They had the following children:
L. Reynolds.
A. Reynolds.
Valerie W. Reynolds. She died 2 Jul 2003 in San Diego county, California.
A. Reynolds.

If you have any information to share, please write. Thank you!

DATE: Fri Mar. 5, 2004 10:34 AM
NAME: Eleanor J. Smyrski
E-MAIL: eleanor.smyrski2@verizon.net
ADDRESS: 422 Andros Ave., Venice, FL 34285
QUERY: My mother Marion Hawley Reynolds was born 1899 to Uriah H. Reynolds and Eva Flewellyn in Stamford, CT. Uriah's parents were William F. Reynolds b 1829 and Louisa Harris b 1820. I have been able to trace back on Louisa's side a few generations but am having quite a bit of trouble with William F. Reynolds. Uriah had one brother William Nelson Reynolds. The father William F. died 1859 at the age of 30 and is buried in family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY. This plot was bought by Mary Jane Sands who was the wife of William Nelson Reynolds. William and Mary Jane lived in Litchfield, CT.

DATE: Wed Feb. 25, 2004 11:02 PM
NAME: Stacy Reynolds
E-MAIL: Yankeechikk1@aol.com
ADDRESS: PO.Box 464, Smithsburg MD, 21783
QUERY: My Grandfather (Harry Glenn Reynolds) and I are looking for any information of the following 3 generations:
1)Lawson Reynolds: (Harry's Grandfather) all info. unknown
2)James William Reynolds: (Harry's G-Grandfather) Born: 1831 in Sharpsburg, Maryland and passed in 1924. Served during the civil war???
3)John Reynolds: (Harry's GG-Grandfather)Was killed by the Morgan's Raiders in Missouri while/after serving in the Civil War. Had a Wife named Hester.

If anyone has any information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

DATE: Thu Jan. 29, 2004 5:14 PM
NAME: Penelope Deib
E-MAIL: copperp@telusplanet.net
ADDRESS: # 50 3400 48 St., Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, T7Z 1S1
QUERY: I can't record my Reynolds line untill I can clear up who was the father of William Reynolds born c 1660 married to Margaret Exton. Numerous site have the linage as this:
Robert Reinolds/Reynolds 1505
m Agnes Hall
Christopher Reynolds 1530
m Charisa Huntinton
Richard Reynolds 1574
m Ann Harrison
WILLIAM Reynolds 1606
m Margaret Exton
Henry Reynolds 1655-1724 also 1641-1724
m Prudence Clayton
I am through Henry's line, but need to varify the Christopher Reynolds connection. According to what I have found on the RFA I can't connect William 1660 to Christopher 1530 nor Christopher 1530 to Robert 1505. Could someone offer to unscramble this puzzle for me.
Many thanks,

Penny in Canada

DATE: Sat Jan. 24, 2004 3:09 PM
NAME: Richard A. Reynolds
E-MAIL: Richray@prexar.com
ADDRESS: 1508 Swan Lake Avenue, Swanville, ME 04915
QUERY: I am looking for any family members of Merton R. Reynolds (Edith White Reynolds) of Unity, ME.
My father Merton was born in Caribou, ME 1909. His father was Silas D. Reynolds born in Brockton MA 1851.

DATE: Sat Jan. 17, 2004 8:35 AM
NAME: Florence Baxter Norback
E-MAIL: flobhn@aol.com
ADDRESS: 5501 Dewey Hill Rd., Edina, MN 55439-1906
QUERY: Searching for parents of Elizabeth (Betsey) Reynolds who married Richard Cornelilus Apr. 22, 1827 in Sumner Co., TN. They lived in the Pinewood Section of Hickman Co., TN. Their children were Louisa Jane (m. John O. (Jack) Murray, Nancy, Mary E., Sarah A., and Susan E.
Please contact Florence Norback

DATE: Wed Jan. 14, 2004 6:31 PM
NAME: Brian Reynolds
E-MAIL: breynolds@weltmangroup.com
ADDRESS: 2222 Duane St. #2, Los Angeles, CA 90039
QUERY: Hello. I am a descendant of Charles Reynolds, b. ~1808 Kanawha, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was the son of Thomas I. Reynolds and Sarah Honaker.

I have been looking for links to this Reynolds line and have been unsuccessful. This line basically went directly from West Virginia to Utah where they are still.

I can't find any link to Thomas Reynolds across the Atlantic. Is there anyone who can assist me in this?

Thanks in advance!

DATE: Sun Jan. 11, 2004 10:29 PM
NAME: Cheryl Cabana
E-MAIL: ccabana@charter.net
ADDRESS: 47 Ridgewood Road, Worcester, MA 01606
QUERY: Looking for connection to my great great great grandfather Gorden Reynolds and his wife Rachael.
Both born in New Jersey I have dates of both 10/24/1816 or 10/25/1815. Find them in the 1870 census in Monroe Iowa along with son Oliver, James, Margaret & Emmila. I know they had children prior to that but were probably off on their own in 1870. My great great grandfather was James Alverd Reynolds born in Centerville, Indiana on May 01, 1853. He was married to Catherine Frances Booher of Iowa.

Thank you!

DATE: Sat Jan. 10, 2004 9:14 AM
NAME: Ralph L. Hanson
ADDRESS: 10626 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston, TX 77096
QUERY: My great grandmother was MYRA (ELMIRA) REYNOLDS) born May 20, 1848 in Mt. Hebron Beat, Greene County, Alabama. Her parents were JEFFERSON REYNOLDS, b 1812 in SC and LAVINIA RICKS, b 1827 in NC, who were married in Greene County, Alabama on March 18, 1847. Looking for any information on JEFFERSON REYNOLDS, both before and after MYRA was born. (Note: the 1850 Alabama census has Lavinia listed as Louisa apparently in error.)

DATE: Wed Jan. 7, 2004 5:52 PM
NAME: Lee Taylor
E-MAIL: rfalee@aol.com
ADDRESS: 4004 Javins Drive, Alexandria VA 22310
QUERY: My e-mail address (RFALEE@aol.com) will be closed down from midnight tonight to 1 Feb. 2004.
Till then, Lee Taylor

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