West Virginia Pioneers

Family: James Mark REYNOLDS/Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE (F116)

m. 15 Mar 1847


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  • Father | Male
    James Mark REYNOLDS

    Born  12 Jun 1827  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Aug 1891  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  15 Mar 1847  [1]  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Mary (Martha) Aultz | F304 
    Married  27 Sep 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Reuben REYNOLDS | F28 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Jean TANNER | F28 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE

    Born  23 Jan 1831  Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Mar 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Archibald Sloan SKIDMORE | F216 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah ANDERSON | F216 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Allen Taylor Reynolds

    Born  8 Sep 1848   
    Died  5 Nov 1925  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Henrietta Catherine Staats | F912 
    Married  6 Mar 1871  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS

    Born  20 Oct 1850  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Aug 1936  OH - buried Mt Olive Cemetery Bidwell, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Loretta Victoria CASTO | F67 
    Married  14 Apr 1875  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    + Melissa D Reynolds

    Born  19 Oct 1853  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1934   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Francis Rudolph "Dolph" Sallaz | F677 
    Married  6 Oct 1881  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + Archibald Alonzo Reynolds

    Born  10 Oct 1855  West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Jul 1935  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Permelia Ann Shinn | F702 
    Married  18 Dec 1879  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Martha T Reynolds

    Born  Aug 1858  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Mar 1888  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  George Briscoe Bowles | F1647 
    Married  7 Sep 1880  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Lenora Isabell Reynolds

    Born  Dec 1860  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Between 1920 and 1930   
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Columbus Griffin | F984 
    Married  22 Nov 1876  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    Ellen M Reynolds

    Born  15 Jun 1863  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Oct 1886  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + Charles Lewis Reynolds

    Born  22 Feb 1865  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Aug 1944  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Tenna I R [Christena] Fisher | F675 
    Married  23 Jul 1890   

    Child 9 | Male
    William Holt Reynolds

    Born  13 Jan 1868  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Jan 1868  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 10 | Male
    George W Reynolds

    Born  20 Mar 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Mar 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: March 15th 1847 by E J Rollins
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      James Reynolds to Anglena Redman

      From Uncle Jim Reynolds, Aug 1972:
      James is father of Silas, Holt is Silas's brother
      James and wife buried in old Pfost cemetery
      Abram and Becky Casto are parents of Loretta, names of children

      JCMR:
      James M Reynolds, 43, (W), Jackson, Reuben & J
      to Mary Rader, 51, (W) Kanawha, Adam Aultz ---5 Sept 1870

      1860 Jackson, VA
      James M , 33, farmer, on Grasslick
      Angelina, 29
      A. Taylor, 11 b. Jackson Co
      Ferdinand, 9, Jackson Co
      M.D., (female), 7, Jackson Co
      Archibald A, 5, JC
      M.T. (female), 2, JC
      Martha Rhodes, 66, VA ---did they buy her farm???

      1870 Mill Creek, Jackson Co, WV
      Reynolds, Jas M, 42, farmer, 2000 RE, 400 PP, VA can't write
      , Allen F, 21, Farm laborer, Va,school
      , Ferdinand S, 19, VA school
      , Melissa, 18, school
      , Archibald, 14, farm laborer, school
      , Martha J, 11, school
      , Leonora I, 9, school
      , Ellen M, 7, school
      , Charles L, 5

      1870 Mortality Sch
      Reynolds, Angeline, 33, f, March, VA, measles

      1880 census Jackson Co, Ripley E dist
      James M, 53
      Mary, 60
      Malissa D, 26
      Martha T, 21
      Ellen M, 16
      Charles S, 15

      Jackson Co Births [typed copy so could be errors in transcription]
      Malissa D Oct 19, 1853
      Martha I Aug 1858
      Lenorah Dec 1860
      Wm H Sept 13, 1868
      George W March 20, 1870

      Pfost Cemetery Fairplain, WV
      on top of hill overlooking the freeway, cow pasture, some stones knocked over
      James M Reynolds d. Aug 14, 1891 age 64y 2m 2d
      Angelina wife of JM Reynolds Mar 25, 1870
      son of JM and A Reynolds d. March 21, 1870 age 1 day

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      Pioneers of Jackson Co, WV by John House

      Heart of Mill Creek

      Reynolds Family

      James M Reynolds, who married Angeline Skidmore, was a son of John Reynolds [incorrect - obviously], who was born in 1827 and died in 1891.

      They were married in 1847, and lived for a while with her parents. Their oldest child was A.T. Reynolds, usually called ‘Taylor." He was born on the Skidmore farm in September of 1848. Some time after his birth, his father moved across into the cove on the south side of Salt Lick hill, and built a house, the orchard he then planted is still standing, that is many trees are and still bear fruit.

      From him, Salt Lick hill, or more correctly speaking, the highest point of the hill, took the name of "Runnel's Knob", by which it is sometimes known.

      Taylor Reynolds lives on the ridge just beyond a twin peak of the above mentioned knob. I think it is on a part of the old Reynolds farm, I stayed there the night of the 16th of September, 1904, and found them most pleasant and hospitable people. His wife was a daughter of Mark and Hannah Harpold Staats, mentioned before.

      They are all readers and very intelligent, tow of the daughters are, or were, teachers in the schools of Jackson County.

      James M Reynolds afterward married the divorced wife of Abraham Rader for his second wife, and lived at the forks of Grass Lick.

      On the morning of the 17th, I watched the sun rise from the top of the twin peaks to which should be given the name of Reynolds Knob. I had come in the evening before, about sundown, "weary, hungry and dispirited", tired out, with a ride of about twenty five miles, and had been very hospitably received by those of the household present, although all total strangers to me, the family consisted of two young ladies, Misses Emma and Hannah Reynolds, and a younger girl, Mary, of perhaps sixteen. There was also present an aunt and some of her children from Pennsylvania, and a young man, a cousin also from Pittsburgh, whose name I do not now recall.

      The father and mother an one or two of the younger children were on a visit to Charleston, but were expected home at any hour. They did get in about nine o'clock, and although they had other company and were themselves tired and travelworn, made me as welcome as if I were a "long lost uncle".

      It was probably near one o'clock when we retired, and perhaps between seven and eight the next morning when the family arose. I. However, awoke about daylight, and going quietly downstairs, took quite a morning stroll before the family was stirring.

      From the top of the knob, which stands about one hundred fifty yards east of the house, I beheld one of the most glorious views that can be imagined.

      The knob itself was covered thickly with peach trees, some of the later varieties of which were still hanging thick with fruit, large and handsomely painted in red and gold by the lavish hand of nature. At its western base clustered the house and farm building, surrounded and partially hidden, by apple, peach and plum trees.

      To the south were the low rolling hills of the Grass Lick country, mostly cleared and well sodded with blue grass, on which were grazing herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. Hill and valley being dotted with farm houses and orchards.

      To the north was the wide valley of Mill Creek and the hills around Ripley, the Mill creek Sandy divide on which was discernible the Pleasant View Church at the head of Crooked Fork, "A city set upon a hill that cannot be hid", and beyond this to the west and northwest, miles and miles away -

      The Hills of Ohio, how sweetly they rise
      In the beauty of nature, to blend with the skies,
      With fair azure outline, and tall ancient trees
      Ohio, my Country, I love thee for these.

      How good to see agin the hill tops of the dear old Buckeye state (the state of my birth).

      Salt Hill and Reynolds Knob are the highest land in the vicinity, though not in Jackson County, as someone states. These are nine hundred and ten feet high, while lands near Liverpool reach eleven hundred, and are higher still in the vicinity of Limestone Hill and Kentuck. So far as I can ascertain, Sorrel Knobs reach as high as eleven hundred and forty feet in the Limestone Hill county, which is the highest elevation.

      On other sides, the view was bounded by the line of hills circling the headwaters of Mill creek, Elk Fork, Tug Fork, and Parchment. The shortest lookout is perhaps to the high dividing ridge about the head of Joe's Run, some six or eight miles away. While I watched, the sun came up, grand, majestic and glorious, over the summit of the neighboring peak, flooding the hilltops with light and driving shade, smoke and fog lower and lower into ravine and lowland.
      [the rest of the sketch is in Reuben's notes]

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.