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Allen Taylor Reynolds

Male 1848 - 1925  (77 years)


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  • Name Allen Taylor Reynolds 
    Born 8 Sep 1848  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1925  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Allen Taylor Reynolds
      Allen Taylor Reynolds, son of the late James and Angeline Reynolds, was born within two miles of his late residence near Oak Hill, on Sept 8, 1848, and departed this life on November 5, 1925, at 6:28 a.m., aged 77 years, 1 month and 27 days.

      On March 6, 1871, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Catherine Staats, to which union seven children were born - Mrs. Emma Pfost, Fairplain; B.F. Reynolds, Pittsburgh, Pa; Miss Hannah Reyholds, Ripley; J.M. Reynolds, Charleston; Mrs. Nellie LePage, Putney; Mrs Mary Filicsky, Blair, WV, and a foster son, Frank Reynolds of Akron, Ohio, all of whom are survivors and all of whom were at his bedside at the time of his departure except two who arrived later.

      JCDR states he was married at time of death.
      Allen Taylor Reynolds, 11/5/1925, age 77 yr, 1 mo, 27 days, d. Ripley, farmer, James M Reynolds, b. WV
    Person ID I448  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2006 

    Father James Mark REYNOLDS,   b. 12 Jun 1827, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1891, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Angelina SKIDMORE,   b. 23 Jan 1831, Botetourt County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1847  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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]
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet

    Family Henrietta Catherine Staats,   b. 1 Apr 1853, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1928, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1871  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 3/6/1871
      Place: Jackson Co WV
      Allen T Reynolds, 22. Jackson Co, Jackson Co, James M & A Reynolds
      H Staats, 18, Jackson Co, Jackson Co, M & H Staats

      1880 Census Place: E.D. 43, Jackson, West Virginia
      Taylor REYNOLDS Self M M W 32 VA VA VA
      Henrieta REYNOLDS Wife F M W 27 VA VAVA
      Emma REYNOLDS Dau F S W 8 WV
      Benj. F. REYNOLDS Son M S W 4 WV
      Hannah C. REYNOLDS Dau F S W 2 WV
      James REYNOLDS Son M S W 1M VA May 11
      Jho. RHODES Other M S W 17 VA

      1900 Ripley Dist , Jackson, WV # 185-187
      Reynolds, Allen 9/1848, m 29y
      Henrietta C, 3/1853, 7-7
      Emma D, 1/1872
      Benjamin F 2/1876
      Hannah C 3/1878
      James M 5/1880
      Nellie J 9/1883
      John T 9/1885
      Mary V A, 11/1890

      1920 Jackson, WV #29-28
      Reynolds, A.T., 71
      Henrietta C, 66
      Hannah, 39, dau
      Jefferies, J. Frank, 18, boarder

      Both buried Oak Hill Cemetery near Ripley:
      Reynolds, Allen T, Sept 8, 1848 - Nov 5, 1925
      Reynolds, Henrietta Catherine, March 31, 1853- Dec 1928
      Reynolds, Hannah C, March 10, 1878 - July 25, 1965
      Reynolds, Benjamin F, Feb 5, 1876- Nov 8, 1939
    Children 
     1. Emma Dorcas Reynolds,   b. 4 Jan 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1953  (Age 81 years)
     2. Benjamin Franklin Reynolds,   b. 5 Feb 1876, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1939  (Age 63 years)
     3. Hannah Catherine Reynolds,   b. 10 Mar 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1965  (Age 87 years)
    +4. James Mark Reynolds,   b. 23 May 1880, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1964, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Nellie Josephine Reynolds,   b. Abt 1883, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. John Taylor Reynolds,   b. 27 Sep 1885, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1955, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Mary Victoria A Reynolds,   b. 10 Nov 1890, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1967  (Age 77 years)
    Photos
    Reynolds, Allen Taylor Family
    Reynolds, Allen Taylor Family
    Cropped from the larger picture
    Reynolds:  Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds family
    Reynolds: Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds family
    Front row: Emma Reynolds, Catherine Staats Reynolds, Allen Taylor Reynolds, Mary Reynolds
    Back row: John Reynolds, Hannah Reynolds, James Reynolds, Benjamin Reynolds, Nellie Reynolds, Frank Jeffrey (foster son)
    Family ID F912  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Reynolds, Allen Taylor and Henrietta Catherine Staats Reynolds
    Reynolds, Allen Taylor and Henrietta Catherine Staats Reynolds
    Reynolds, Allen T
    Reynolds, Allen T
    Obit
    Reynolds: Allen Taylor Reynolds Family
    Reynolds: Allen Taylor Reynolds Family
    Full size picture of house and yard
    Left to right: Hannah Catherine Reynolds, Nellie Josephine Reynolds, John Taylor Reynolds, James Mark Reynolds, Mabel - wife of Benjamin, Benjamin Franklin Reynolds, Allen Taylor Reynolds – father, Henrietta Catherine Staats Reynolds – mother, Mary Victoria Reynolds, Emma Dorcas Reynolds
    Reynolds: Allen Reynolds and wife Catherine Staats
Her sister, Sarah Statts & husband Frank Cleek
    Reynolds: Allen Reynolds and wife Catherine Staats Her sister, Sarah Statts & husband Frank Cleek
    Reynolds and Cleek Families
    Reynolds, Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds, child is unknown but could be daughter Mary
    Reynolds, Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds, child is unknown but could be daughter Mary
    Reynolds, Allen & Catherine (Staats)
    Reynolds:  Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds family
    Reynolds: Allen & Catherine Staats Reynolds family
    Front row: Emma Reynolds, Catherine Staats Reynolds, Allen Taylor Reynolds, Mary Reynolds
    Back row: John Reynolds, Hannah Reynolds, James Reynolds, Benjamin Reynolds, Nellie Reynolds, Frank Jeffrey (foster son)
    Reynolds:  Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Can only ID a few.
    Staats Siblings
    Staats Siblings
    Seated: Allen Taylor Reynolds, Henrietta Catherine Staats Reynolds, John Madison Staats
    Standing - Mary M Staats Rawlings, Sarah Saphronia Staats Cleek, Artemisia 'Misa' Pringle Staats (wife of Mark Mc), McClelland M 'Clelly' Staats
    Statts and Reynolds Family Gathering
    Statts and Reynolds Family Gathering
    Can only ID a few

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.