West Virginia Pioneers

Charles Lewis Reynolds

Male 1865 - 1944  (79 years)


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  • Name Charles Lewis Reynolds 
    Born 22 Feb 1865  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1944  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Death JCDR 1 or 8/25/1944, age 79y, 9m, 3d, farmer
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Buried Ephesus Baptist Church Grasslick
      JCDR:
      Charles Lewis Reynolds, 1 or 8/25/1944, 79y, 6m, 3d; d. Jackson, James and Angeline, b. WV, farmer, married

      Birth record of son Russell shows he was born in Mason Co.
    Person ID I453  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    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 Tenna I R [Christena] Fisher,   b. 1874, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1890  [2, 3
    Notes 

    • JCMR - show both resident of Fairplain, he 25, she 16

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson WV # 95-102
      Charles L, 2/1865, 10y
      Teny R, 5/1874, 3-2
      Russell F, 9/1894
      Mamie, 10/1899

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV all born WV WV WV
      Reynolds, Charles L 45 m1- 19y
      Tena R 35 m1- 19y 4-3 children
      Russell F son 15
      Mamie H da 10
      Charles L son 4

      1920 Jackson, VA
      Reynolds, CL,. 54
      Tiny R, 45, wife
      RF, 25, son
      Mamie H, 20, dau
      CL, jr, 14, son

      1930 Ripley, Jackson, WV
      Reynolds, Charles L 65 md age 25 WVWVVA
      Christina 55 md age 16 WVWVWV
      Russell F son 35 Div WVWVWV
      Mamie da 30 s WVWVWV
      Laco son 24 s WVWVWV

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 12A
      #205 ownd $(blank) farm
      Reynolds, Charlie 75 WV same house
      Tennie wife 66 WV same house
      Lako son 34 m (crossed out) WV Rural Jackson WV

      Both buried Ephesus Baptist Church, Grasslick, Jackson Co, WV
      Reynolds, Charles L.    1865 - 1944
      Reynolds, Tenna R.    1874 - 1956
    Children 
     1. Roscoe E or F Reynolds,   b. 6 Feb 1893,   d. 8 Nov 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Russell Floyd Reynolds,   b. 19 Sep 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 78 years)
     3. Mayme H Reynolds,   b. 16 Oct 1899, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Laco Reynolds,   b. 10 Nov 1905, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1982  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F675  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Reynolds Brothers
    Reynolds Brothers
    Hold cursor over head to see name.
    Reynolds:  Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Can only ID a few.

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

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

    3. [S518] Census, 1880 JC annotated.