Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS1850 - 1936 (85 years)
Name Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS Born 20 Oct 1850 Jackson County, West Virginia, United States  Silas Reynolds Gender Male Died 7 Aug 1936 OH - buried Mt Olive Cemetery Bidwell, Gallia Co, OH  Buried Gallia County, Ohio, United States  Notes
Loretta said Silas was a great dancer. Thinks he was Republican.
F S Reynolds, 24, to Loretta V Casto, 16, 4/10/1875, Bk 1-B, pg 466
Loretta and Silas came to OH about 1919.
Census: 1900, 1880 - married
1870, 1860 - with parents
Birth and death dates from Monuments in Mt Olive Cem, Bidwell, OH
Land Deed Records bk 41, pg 222
Mary Reynolds to FS Reynolds for $1000 and to care for her the rest of her life and bury her on the farm of CH Parish beside her 2 deceased children. On Grass Lick on Charleston, Ripley Turnpike. Sept 12, 1892
(Mary was second wife of James M Reynolds)
from The Gallia Times, Thursday, August 13, 1936
F. S. REYNOLDS DIES
F.S. Reynolds, 85, a native of West Virginia but a resident of this county nearly 20 years, died at his home between Bidwell and Wood's Mill Friday evening after long illness from heart trouble.
Surviving sons and daughters are James on Campaign, this county; Creighton of Porter; Mrs. Ernest Motz at home with her father; Mrs. Kennice Winters, Mrs. Minnie Robey, Mrs. Alice Fisher, all of West Virginia; Mrs. Mary Schack, Columbus; Mrs. Dorothy Adams, Kerr; and Ferd of Cambridge, Mass.
Funeral services were at Mt. Olive Sunday with burial in the cemetery there.
Ferdinand Silas Reynolds
Birth: Oct. 20, 1850
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1936
Son of James M and Sarah Angelina (Skidmore) Reynolds. Married Loretta Victora Casto, 10 Apr 1875 in Jackson County, WV. Their children:
Mary Samantha 12/12/1875 - 10/30/1878
Ernie Loretta 9/27/1878 - 8/28/1948
Tennia Irene 3/21/1880 - 10/25/1947
James Abram 2/16/1882 - 4/20/1973
Minnie Belle 2/16/1884 - 6/7/1955
Alwilda Dee "Allie" 3/8/1886 - 7/3/1970
Petey 10/30/1888 - 8/14/1890
Claude Crayton 4/19/1891 - 2/19/1945
Dorcus Marie 2/24/1893 - 1/14/1985
Ferdinand Taylor 10/8/1896 - 3/15/1940
Frankie Mae 9/4/1899 - 6/10/1957
Loretta Victoria Casto Reynolds (1859 - 1931)*
Ernie Loretta Reynolds Strawsbaugh (1878 - 1948)*
Tennia Irene Reynolds Winter (1880 - 1947)*
James Abram Reynolds (1882 - 1973)*
Minnie Belle Reynolds Robie (1884 - 1955)*
Alwilda Dee Reynolds Fisher (1886 - 1970)*
Claude Crayton Reynolds (1891 - 1945)*
Dorcas Marie Reynolds Adams (1893 - 1985)*
Frankie Mae Reynolds Smith (1899 - 1957)*
Mount Olive Cemetery
Ohio, USA [Add Plot]
Created by: Betty Briggs
Record added: Dec 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62621698
Person ID I333 WVPioneers Last Modified 1 Sep 2006
Father James Mark REYNOLDS, b. 12 Jun 1827, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 14 Aug 1891, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States (Age 64 years) Mother Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE, b. 23 Jan 1831, Botetourt County, Virginia, United States , d. 25 Mar 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States (Age 39 years) Married 15 Mar 1847 Jackson County, West Virginia, United States  Notes
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
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
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
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
Pioneers of Jackson Co, WV by John House
Heart of Mill Creek
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]
Family ID F116 Group Sheet
Family Loretta Victoria CASTO, b. 9 Jan 1859, Grass Lick, Jackson Co, WV , d. 5 Dec 1931, Bidwell, Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States of America (Age 72 years) Married 14 Apr 1875 Jackson County, West Virginia, United States  Notes
Date: license: 4/10/1875 Marriage 4/14/1875
Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
F S Reynolds, 24, Jackson Co, Jackson Co
Roletta V Casto, 16, Jackson Co, Jackson Co
1880 Jackson Co, Ripley E Dist # 199-200
living with Abram G and Rebecca Casto
Silas Reynolds, 28, son-in-law
Roaletta, 21 (Loretta)
Ernetine, 1, gr dau (Ernie)
Infant, 2/12 gd dau (Tennia)
1900 Jackson Co, WV, Ripley Dist, sheet 14, line 5, 239/241
Reynolds, Ferdinand S, Oct 1850, 49, 25, WV, WV, VA, farmer/blacksmith, owns farm free, farm sch #174
Reynolds, Loretta V, wife, Jan 1858, 42, 11-9, all WV
Ernie L, Sept 1878, 21
Tennia, Mar 1880, 20
James A, feb 1882, 18, Sch 4 mo
Minnie B, Feb 1884, 16, Sch 5 mo
Alwilda D, Mar 1886, 14, Sch 5 mo,
Claude C, Spt 1891, 9, sch 4 mo
Dorcas M, July 1893, 6, sch 5 mo
Ferdinand T, Oct 1896, 3,
May, Sept 1899, 8/12
Mary, step-mother, Aug 1819, 80
Everyone and parents born WV, except Silas's step-mother born VA, all can read/write and speak English thru Alwilda.
1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 14 Charleston Turnpike
Reynolds, Ferdinand S 59 m1- 35y
Louretta 51 m1- 35y 11-9 children
Erna da 31 s
Alwilda da 24 s
Craton son 18
Dorcas da 16
Ferdinand D son 15
May E da 10
1920 Dst 64, Springfield, Gallia, OH # 3-3 all WVWVWV
Reynolds, Samuel 69
Crayton son 28
Winters, Ernie da 41 wd
Vaught gs 7
Ora gd 5
[Wm Strawsbaugh is at #9]
1930 Dist 24, Springfield Twp, Gallia Co, OH 4/28/1930 # 131-134
Reynolds, Ferdinand S white male age 79 married age 24 WVWVWV farmer - general farming
Lorettia V wife white female 71 married age 16 WVWVWV
Children 1. Mary Samantha Reynolds, b. 12 Dec 1876, Grass Lick, Jackson Co, WV , d. 30 Oct 1878, Grass Lick, Jackson Co, WV (Age 1 years) + 2. Ernie Loretta Reynolds, b. 27 Sep 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 28 Aug 1948 (Age 69 years) + 3. Tennia Irene Reynolds, b. 21 Mar 1880, West Virginia, United States , d. 25 Oct 1947, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States (Age 67 years) + 4. James Abram Reynolds, b. 16 Feb 1882, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 20 Apr 1973 (Age 91 years) + 5. Minnie Belle REYNOLDS, b. 16 Feb 1884, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 7 Jun 1955, Gallia County, Ohio, United States (Age 71 years) + 6. Alwilda Dee Reynolds, b. 8 Mar 1886, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 3 Jul 1970 (Age 84 years) 7. Petey Reynolds, b. 30 Oct 1888, d. 14 Aug 1890 (Age 1 years) + 8. Claude Crayton Reynolds, b. 19 Apr 1891, Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States , d. 19 Feb 1945, Gallia County, Ohio, United States (Age 53 years) + 9. Dorcas Marie Reynolds, b. 24 Feb 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 14 Jan 1985, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States (Age 91 years) + 10. Ferdinand Taylor Reynolds, b. 8 Oct 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 15 Mar 1940 (Age 43 years) + 11. Frankie Mae Reynolds, b. 4 Sep 1899, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States , d. 10 Jun 1957 (Age 57 years) Photos Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
Can only ID a few.
Family ID F67 Group Sheet
Event Map = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
Photos Reynolds Brothers
Hold cursor over head to see name.
Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
Can only ID a few.
Reynolds, Silas & Let Casto Reynolds
Headstones Silas & Let Casto Reynolds