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MAJOR LEVI REYNOLDS 

BONN MAY 10, 179S 
DI£D FEB. I, 1871 



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H V M A .1 O K L E V I T. E V N OLDS 



Henry Reynolds came fo America from the North of 
England, a Quaker preacher, with v\ illlam Penn, and ob- 
tained a lar£e tract of land from him in V\ est Nottingham, 
Cecil county, Maryland, The brick meeting house, the brick 
of which was brought from Lngland, dates from his time. 
He was the head of a large family of children; twenty-one 
sons and one daughter. Of these sons, Benjamin was one, 
who died early in life, leaving six sons, Stephen, Isaac, Jesse, 
Levi, John and David, and all died at a good old age, one in 
Maryland, four in Pennsylvania and one in Indiana. 

Of these, Isaac was born August 7, 1766, and Mary, his 
wife, whose maiden name was Mary Cole, was burn Ma\ 
13, 177f). The 3 were both born and raised near the a iliage 
ol Rising Sun, near which their ancestor's and relatives re- 
pose. Mary, the wife of Isaac, had but one .sisier, Sarah. 
'I heir father, who was a colonel in the Revolution, died 
when they were quite young, and they were carefully raised 
by Quaker friends. In the year 1 i 94 the said Isaac and -viary 
were married. In the year 17 ( 'o they left ihcir native home 
with one child, Levi, who was born on the 13ih day of Maj , 
179;>, exactly twenty years alter the birth of his mother, end 
moved to Lost Creek valley, where he and his elder brother, 
Stephen, had previously bought a farm. While they re- 
mained in Pennsylvania Sarah was born March 6, 1797. The 
said Isaac was not only a wheelright by trade but a miller, 
and in a short time he rented AUrich's mill iov four years 
and remained the time out. There on the 3vd day of Mai'. 
1799, was born benjamin, and here loo was born l.-beue^c , 
the 23rd day i'l v larch, ISUl, .Mori:, wus bora on the farm 



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which afterwards belonged to .John Anderson, in " Slim Val- 
. Icy,'' August 17, 1803. Matilda was born on the farm which 

• formerly belonged to David Davidson, on the same stream 
'that barah and Maria were born, on the 1st day or July, 1806. 

In the year 3807 the said Isaac Reynolds left his busy 
pursuit:; in May of that 5 aar, and on horseback, to seek for 
a new borne in the wilderness of the west, and looked com- 
placently on the fertile lands and rich bottoms of the place he 
purchased second handed, where his son Lbenezer still re- 
sides, built a log cabin, covered and floored it, and returned 

• to prepare for a home in the forests of Ohio. With his oldest 
... son, Levi, who was born in Maryland, he made a visit to his 

mother in that state, the last one, and never saw her more. 
In May, 1808, perhaps the first day, with wagon and four 
horses, and the children living above named, they left the 
home oi over twelve years, and in a little upwards of four 
weeks they landed at their new abode in the woods, where 
t\\c howling of wolves and the screeching (it owls made the 
night hideous. There they remained until the fall of the 
year 1837, when they moved to Monticello, where they 
settled on a spot selected by themselves; and where in the 
county of White nearly all their children preceded them. 
Father survived his settlement but a short time and died 
ApriiS, 1838. Mother died at the same place October 31, 

1851. 

1 have given before the names, dates and places of birth 
of those children of Isaac and Mary Reynolds horn in Mary- 
land and Pennsylvania, and now proceed to give those or 
their children born on the homestead owned and occupied 
; by brother Ebene/.er in Ohio. John was born the 23rd of 
February, 1809; Isaac, duly 23, 1811; Mary, March 6, 1814, 
and James Culbertson, the 14th of October, 1816. Thus avc. 
named the ten children of Isaac and Mary Reynolds. Maria 
died young. Ebenezer is the owner of the Ohio farm and 
'resides upon it, and the" remaining eight children reside in 
White county, Indiana. 

Levi in his eighth year was drowned in the Monahela, 
near Zauesville, rescued and resuscitated, lie cut his right 
foot so f frequently and badly he was advised by his parents, 
in his nineteenth year, to cease the business oi a farmer and 



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return to Pennsylvania. He served a term in ike i '.or:!;- 
western army in the War or lol2 before by a;;e he \\ -~ ■ ■ 
quired to take up arms. 

Sarah was married to George A. Spencer, Cs.fuhe. 

Benjamin lias had two wives and a lar£c family of eiui 
aren. 

Ebenezer resides on the homestead farm in Ohio. \',e 
was twice married, had a number o£ children and Las iived a 
careful, frugal, honest and industrious life. 

Maria died young and sleeps in death in ihe churchyard 
of Lost Creek Presbyterian Church. 

Matilda, who was married to «»onn B. Orton, of Somer- 
set, Ohio, remains a widow, and owns and occupies the 12nd 
and residence of her parents, Monticello, Indiana. She La.-. 
two sons and one daughter. 

John is a farmer. lie has a family of four children. 

Isaac first commenced business in Monticello, Inaiana, 
as a merchant. lie has a family of five children. 

Mary intermarried with William Wright; has no chil- 
dren. 

The old Quaker names failed to be applied to the youngest 
son, and James Culbertson was named for a Presbyterian 
clergyman oi that name of much worth and ability. 

\01 L. ~ 1 remember well my mother s dress, whicn was 
preserved till 1 was nine or ten years old. 1 he dress had 
long trains. J remember when my hair was put up in a 
rfueue, and when it was getting out oi fashion my rnotner 
quietly cut the ijueue from Uncle JJa\ id before he was ruar~ 
ried, and how perplexed he was about it. I remember my 
father s knee buckles, shoe buckles and breast pin, and vvncu, 
in 1807, they were manufactured into silver teaspoons in old 
Lancaster. I remember when my father wore ruffles in his 
bosom, and wristbands and had his hair powdered, and the 
line appearance he made on a fine horse in a ** Ltjjhi Li< .'." ■■• 
Company." J his dress 1 believe was in accordance will) 
the Revolutionary custom. 



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MOTHER AND HER FAMILY 

She and "her sister Sarah, only children, were left orphans 
when quite young, their father, who was a colonel in the 
kevolution, having died in their early years, I hey were 
both carefully raised and schooled with Quaker friends. 
Mother is spoken of elsewhere. Her sister married Major 
Azzur V\ right, of Mifflin county, Pennsylvania. She was a 
member or .Rev. John Hutchinson's Presbyterian eongrega- 
tion of Mifflin, in the burying ground of which church 
her remains he. She had four children, two of whom only 
survive — Sarah, now wife of Nathaniel Hull, of LaFayette, 
Indiana, and Rachel, wife of Nelson Loughry, Esq., of White 
county, Indiana. Never shall I forget the parting of these two 
sisters one mile th:^> side of Lewistown. I hey never saw 
each other after. 

I he mother of these sisters married again, a man hy the 
name of James, an Irishman, supposed to be of good educa- 
tion. 1 liey had two children, a son ana a daughter. 1 he 
son died young and the daughter, Rebecca, still survives and 
is the excellent companion of John Hammond, Esq.., of Perry 
county, Ohio. They all moved to Perry county, Ohio, in 
the year IS'J.J, and the mother li\ ed but four weeks alter their 
settlement, and died on the farm where her daughter and 
family still reside. I ii! the last she preserved her Quaker 
customs and was characterized by her neatness and plainness 
of dress ab Ion;: as she lived. She was buried in the only 
place where any white person was buried in that new settle- 
ment at that time, on the place of a Mr. Millen, within about 
a mile oi Somerset. Her daughter, Rebecca, and her living 
husband, John Hammond, Esq., had ten children. 

[No date app< .ii.'- on the ii<anubeript oi Hie above sketch, hut u is supposed io 
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It has been said that "those who Jo not treasure up the 
memory of their ancestors Jo not aesevvj to be remembered 
h\ posterity. lhere is nothing more praiseworthy than 
regard and reverence for ancestors, and there is nothing pe:- 
haps that so elevates in our esleera those whom we eali 
heathen than the high regard in which they hold parents ar.d 
the aged. And perhaps there is no sensation so gratifying 
as that produced by the recollection oi the commendable 
characters of those who have preceded us in the line or 
ancestry. It is fitting, therefore, that at leatt: a partial record 
should be preserved of those wlio nave gone belcre us, an- 
it is with some such sentiment that 1 have prepared '.: 
statements which follow in relation to the ancestry ot .■.-. 
Reynolds family, being" a continuation ot a history by . iaior 
he\ i Reynolds. 

1 commend to (heir living descendant; the memories '•: 
our immediate ancestors, with the testimony from my per- 
sonal know ledge ot their worthiness to he held in the highest 
esteem. I can say, I think, with unbiased judgment, that 
the descendants of Isaac and Mary Reynolds c_n look bach 
with pardonable and commendable pride upon the lives and 
characters of these pioneers and their nine suns and daughters. 

1 do not remember having seen t--'- yrandfauher, but have 
the impression that he was a man ui equable temperament, 
industrious habits and unflinching integrity, .1 have, how- 
ever, a very distinct recollection of grandmother. I Lev gonial 
disposition, cniiet saiv. conciliatory manner, puieni and sub- 
missive spirit under bodily sufiering [for she wjj n r a ion i 1 



8 xiiR i;r.VN"or.i>-. kamily or vsiirrj cni:s'TV. 

tiriie before her death physical!), dependentupon my'motlier\ 
and withal her firmness and decision in holding ami express- 
ing opinions ot right and t\ut\ — these have made a lasting im- 
pression upon my memory, and to those who believe in 
heredity, the possession or these qualities aecouni in a great 
measure ior their especial prominence in each of her descend- 
ants. I can almost see her now. alter the lapse of more than 
sixty years, sitting helpless in the chair which I still possess, 
with her quiet, peaceful, cheerful smile and cordial greeting, 
forgetful of her afflictions in her sympathy for others. Can 
you, who have known her posterity, fail to realize how, in a 
greater or less degree, these characteristics have been repro- 
duced ? „ 

I would not fail to notice especially her keen, quiet sense 
of humor and good cheer, qualities which aw n<>( inimical to 
the deep, serious, earnest, fervent piety which she so largely 
possessed, for she was indeed a "mother in Israel ' in 
the fullest and truest sense. 1 remember her proud and 
satisfied expression upon the occasion ot the visit of any 
of her sons and daughters. 

- .. I believe the influence of such a mother is impressed 

- ineffaceably upon the lives of those who come in contact 

with her. j on cannot get away from it. In passing I would 

say ine natural sequence is, pure mothers, pure lives, pure 

govern:: lent. 

In ppeakiug oi the individual lives o! the sons and daugh- 
ters, opinions and estimates may not always be correct; in 

'. fact, in speaking ot others, especially of the dead, the uld 
adage "nulla nisi bona' should be the role; both panegyric 
and censure should be avoided. 



LEVI, the older son, was never married. When 1 first 
knew him he -was about fifty years of a^jti. At that time my 
.mother accompanied him to Indiana from Ohio, a distance of 
about three hundred and fifty miles, with a single horse and 
open buggy, on a visit to relatives hei o at that time. He was 
the courteous old-time gentleman of whom, ii we look around, 
we will not find many such now. He had a very pardoiuu !< 
family pride, always equally ready to praise or censure, and 



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also - to advocate and defend wl 
denounce the wrong.-. He was born 
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SA.HAH married George A. Spencer, ; very czilz::.ih]: 
man, irreproachable in life and character. She puaies^t.d in 
a high degree the predominant farniK traits or persistent 
energy, unselfish regard for otners, anJ family loyalty. 1 !;■ ,\. 
were among the pioneers of the county, coming here before 
the Indians had gone. 'J heir home was a general and favo: '.: • 
resort. 1 heir house was the place for holding trie elections 
in the county, and 1 think the first sessions or court in the 
county were held at their house. ihe lawyers, who had to 
come a long distance on horseback, were louci in their prais ■ 
of "Uncle Georges hospitality and Aunt Sallies entertain- 
ment." Ihe Indians were frejiuen< callers, and although 
friendly, there were manj scares, and it it> said that on one 
occasion Aunt Saliie, in her haste, inrew one of i! 1 .'- : uunj 
children, "whom she was nursing, in the bread basket for 
safety. Aunt Saliie made almost weekly visits to Monticeliu 
on "Old ]• ly, a horse kept for her exclusive use, and as this 
■was before the time of improved roads, bridges and ditches, 
you may imagine what courage and fortitude vva ; . recuired. 

1 will always remember the patriarchal greeting or l nelc 
George, the approving smile and hearty welcome i ; Aunt 



Saliie, and the always abundant lai 
stomach after a tramp of six miles 



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at their home in after years, j.i:d 1 trust Luck- oeorge s rer- 
\ en< prayers and practical exposition of the Scriptures ai me 
morninjj and evening worship \^d their impression upon ray 
life. Oi all the men 1 have ever known none came a.-, near 
being perfect as George A. Spencer. It is an honor to cad 
him Grandfather. //> should be named Huini o' tonic. 

Aunt Saliie was born March 6, 17 u 7: died Dec. 17, 1S67. 
Uncle George Avas born Jan. 16, 1794; died dan. 10, 186;. 
1 heir family consisted of : 



Maria, born 1823; die; 



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Charles W. Kendall, born March Id. 1S15; died Aug. 29, IS-75, 
to whom was born George Spencer Kendall, Dec. !«';, iSi!; 
who married, Sept. 26, 1867, Mary Caroline McCoimclt, bom 



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Dec. 0, 1842, to whom were burn Herbert Stewart, May 20, 
1869, died Oct. 16,1870; Effie Margaret, born Sept. 24, 1871, 
died April 22. 1877; Stewart Roes, burn June 16, 1874, JieJ 
April 2°, 1877; Clara Louisa, born April 25, [880; married 
to Walter C. I fusion. 

Lucinda, born Feb. 26, 181°, JieJ Feb. 23, 1850: married 
Nov. 25, 1840, to Levi S. Dale, born Jan. 26, 1S12; JieJ 
March 8, 13j7; to them were burn George Spencer, March 
1, 1843, JieJ Jan. 22, 1849; Maria A., born Sept. 10, 1845, 
JieJ Nov. 30. 1849; Frank C, born March IS, 18-18, JieJ 
April 30, 1885; married to Lucy [\eefer Jan. 11, IS70, who 
J.eJ Feb. 29, FS72; married Francenia 1 lair.es Aug. 27, 1880. 

Eliza, born Aug. 2, 1324; JieJ in 1901; was the second 
wife of ( Iiaries \\ . Kendall. I would not iail to notice with 
becoming emphasis the quiet, unassuming, substantial life oi 
Charles \ v . Kendall, whose iulluence was always found upon 
the side ot righteousness and the good of society. 1 remem- 
ber him especially in connection with church work. lie 
was one oi four who always made up the deficeney ol church 
expenses. recall vividly his characteristic smile, and 

shrug of the shoulders as he would say when the matter ol a 
deficit or church expenses was presented to him, " I3o> s, this 
is pretty tough, but it is ali right, and ehecrfulK pay his 
proportion. I heir children were : 

Walter R., bom March I. IS16, ^,^ March 27. 1 S<M : 
married April 28, 1870, to Martha 10. MrConneil, horn !vov. 



'7, L8-i4, to whom wer 



Schuyler T., March 



1S72, (married Oct. 21. 1911, to Blanche Brunswick, born 
Oct. 21, 1379); Frederick Charles, July 9, 1875; Dean, Dec. 
13, 1877; Dale, Aug. 23, 1885, Who died Dee. I, 1897. 

Maria, born Sept. 23, 1850; JieJ Aug. 20, 1885; married 
July 2, 1872, to Philip Asbury Hull, died September, 1894; 
whose children were Bertha Eliza, born .l.\\\. 25, 1874, mar- 
ried June 26, L901, to John R. Ward, born April 1, 1872, (to 
whom were born Helen Catharine, Oct. 22, 1902; Philip 
Hull, Oct. 26, 1906, died (Jet. 2", 1906. Granville Hull, Feb. 
4, 1911, cud John Kendall, July 5, 1913); Mabel Catharine, 
bom Nov, 12, 1875, who was married Nov. 12, 1893, to 
Albert Eugene Kane, born Ma> 27, 1875, (to whom were born 
Albert Hull, March 8, I ^07, JieJ March 21, 1907; Helen 



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Mabel, May 17, 1903: and Virginia Alice, Jan. 25, V,12; ; 
Alice Maria, born Dec. J, 1S7S; married Frank S. Lang, 
September, 1904; and Warren Kendall, born Sept. 10, F. ■ 
married Aug. 31, 1912, to Alfa Haddock, ; :•_ June; 28, 188.5, 
to whom was born Mary Kiizabeth June _,», 19.L3. 

Howard, born Aug. 25, 184S, died Nov. 2b, 1913; was 
married to Mary Balmer in 18 f, 4. \\ as president of the ci?\ 
council of Duluth several terms and also a member of the 
State legislature or Minnesota. 

Sarah, born Feb. 2, JS5o, who married May 3, 1851, 
Albert AY . Loughry, born dune 9, 1S47, whose children are 
Howard, born March 21, 1882, now Lieutenant 0. S. A.: 
Maynard, born April 17, 1SS9, and Chester, born Oct. 28, 

1893. 

Charles, born Dec. 2j, 1863, who married Isabel Mc- 
Kenzie. 

May, horn March S, 1864, who was married April 26, 
1893, to Harris IF McDowell, born Sept. 5, ]^"> 1 ', to whom 
were born Helen Kendall, March /, 1S94, Charles Kendall, 
Jan. 21, 1896, Edwin Spencer, Oct. 24, 1901, and Harris 
Brown, Jr., Feb. 10, 1906. 

Matilda ()., daughter of George A. and Sarah Reynolds- 
Spencer, was born Sept. 3. 1S2. , died Jan. 12, 1931. She was 
married April 2d, 184/, to Lucius 1 ierce, who was born July 
2o. IS;;, and died Dec.21.lS93. To them wcrt bcrn: Clara. 
.\,u\. 3.1, 1 849, who married Sept. 6, 1871, Dr. John H. Shu ha, 
born Feb. 16, 1843, to whom were born Harry M., July 14, 
1872, who married Harriet Mohr, Oct. 2d, 1912; Flora M., 
June 4, 1875; Mary Isabel. Jan. 20, 1883; Charlotte, Jan. 2, 
1885, and Janet A., April 2(1, 1891; George, March 13. IS51, 
died Sept. 11, 1854; Jessie, Sept. 5, 1855, died Jan. 12, I860; 
Sallie S., June 15. 1858; Harrj M., March 11, 1862, who mar- 
ried, Aug. 18, 1893, Rosa Conevars, born Ocu Id, 1872: Jessie 
IF, born April 20, 1868. 

Calvin C, born Aug: 6, 1829, died Feb. 14, 1S9S, who 
married Mrs. Sarah Havens, born M^svcl; 2o. lS3t>, died Sept. 
1, 1913; their children were Mary, bovn!S59, died 1861; Fila, 
born ISM, died 1866; Fred, born July 2C), 1862; Charles C, 
lawyer, born Jan. 6, 1868; Margarette Rae, born April hi, 
1875, who married Charles W. Rubrighi. 



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Isaac Luther, born .Ian. 19, 1832; died Oct. 27, 1865. 

George W., boun Jan. 7. 1S34; died Aug". 17, 1876, who 
married April 14, 1868, Eliza Ann Bunnell, horn March II, 
L837, died October, 1872; to whom were born Julia, August, 
1859, who married Dee. 10, 1879, John II. Peel, born June 25, 
1856, died Sept, 27, 1894, (to whom were born Ethel, Oct. 5, 
18S0, who married Sept. IS. 1907, Earl Nordyke, to whom 
were born Spencer, Aug. 4, 1 90S, Bertha Julia, Nov. 21, ISS5, 
Horace S., April 27, 1891, died March 21. 1892); Miran B., 
March 16, 1864, who married Jul} 5, 1882. Eva McClane, 
born Jan. 18, 1864, (to whom were born George McClane, 
Oct. 27, 1888, and Mary Eva, Aug. 10, 1897); Thomas, June 
10, 1869; married Eyda Kenton, born May, L869, (to whom 
were born Vance, April 30, 1890, Richard, Sept. 1, 1 N : '2; 
Helen, Aug. IS, 1896); second marriage Dee. 12, 1899, to 
Ella Tevis, born Mas 29, 1877, (whoso children are Thomas 
M., born Mai 16, 1904; Ethel, March 20, 1909; Jesse Julia, 

Feb. 25, 1910, died Aug. 4, 1911). 



BENJAMIN was also one of (he pioneers of the 
county, closely and prominent 1> identified with its early 
settlement, a man ol indomitable energy and oi great 
natural resources, lie was interested in a stage line from 
1 a I ayelle (" Michigan I isy, ,)\\ enterprise the management 
ol which, at that time, when there wen.' no improved roads 
and but tew bridges, required as much execufn e ability as 
the construction and maintenance oi railroads a( this time. 
: 1 e was also employ ed in the selection ol canal and swaiiij) 
lands donated by the government fo the state, which brought 
him into close relations with state officials, for whom his 
house was a place ol tretjuent entertainment. II is home was 
a place of general resort, and the courteous manner ami 
whole souled hospitality of " I ode Ben and Aunt Jane 
had a wide reputation. He was born May 3, 1/99, anA died 
June 6, L869. lie was twice married. The name oi the firs! 
wife was Julia Ann ( oilier, who was born .^a\i. 10, 1801, and 
died Oct. 1.7, 1837. The children of this union were: 

Isaac, born April 8, 1831, w ho married May 15, 1861, 
Catharine Hereon, born July 23, 1841, died Aug. 7, 1901, (to 



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whom -wore horn Hatti'e Jane, March 30, 1862, died June 20," 
1866); Benjaminf born June 4, 1563, died March 30, 18. Li, who- 
married Lillian Williams, Feb. 15, 1893; l to whom were, bom 
Leo, April 27, 1 894 ; Homer Isaac, April 10, 1896; Nellie, 
■ Nov. 8, 1898); Georgiana, horn LS65, died June 29, lHh l >; 
Charley, horn April 11, 1867, who married Cstella "Littleficld, 
(to whom' were horn Lloyd, .Ian. 4, 1891; [Carl, March 14, 
1892; Edith, March 4, 1894; Ruby and May, Lea and Leo); 
Waller Russell, horn Nov. 9, 1869, v. ho was married 
Nov. 29, 1898, to Mattie Rapp, horn duly 20. 1S78; Bctilc 
Maria, horn Dee. 15, 1872, who married Oct. 15. 18SS, .lame.-, 
Gerrond, horn Sept. 30, 1856, (to whom were born Bess 
Bernice, Feb. 1, 1S90; Millie May, May 16. 1891; Opal Win- 
nie, March 17, 1894; James Ray, Aug. 30, 1895; Key Neal, 



1874, who married April 9, 1897, Alice Gay, born Feb. 7, 
1870, died Aug. 4, 1904, (to whom was horn Maync Cath- 
arine, Dec. 0, 1901); second marriage to Mary Ltta Brewer, 
Dee. 23, 1901, (to whom were horn Bennie, May 13. 190S; 
Glen, August—, 1910, and Harry, March 16, 1912); May, horn 
May 2, 1876, who married Oliver Gay, Dee. 9, 1904, (co 
whom were born Oka, Sept. 5, 1905; Karl. Nov. 21, 1906; 
Fay, June 7, 1908; Dick, March 16, 1910; Dan, Jan. 1, 1912); 
George, horn Dee. 30, 18.78. who married, June 15, 1902, 
Goidie M, Uiiler, burn May 16, 18S4, (.to whom were horn 
Johnnie Lee, March 5, 1903; Ben Frank, Sept. 30, 1904); 
Nellie Burr, born March 26, 1882, who married, Feb. 14,1900, 
LJvard Austin Kepley, horn Feb. 21. 1878, (to whom were 
horn lialph Darue, Jan. 1, 1907; Lay, March 13, 190S, and 

Bernice Edra, Sept. 25, 1909). 

Mary, horn in 1829, died Jan. 28, 1904; who married 
March 20, 1851, Henry Ash, horn Dee. 25, 1826, dud March 
8, 1908, (to whom were horn Benjamin C, in j 8. >i, who mar- 
ried Sarah A. Brisbine, 1874, to whom were horn Harry C, 
Brisbine and Paul, residence 2/03 Aldrich Ave., Minneapolis); 
Julia A., horn Jan. 7,1854,' who married, Jan. 9, 187o, Charles 

11. Bafes, horn April 12, 1850, to whom were horn I'.va !.., 
Jan. !, 1878, died Dec. 11, 1892; Charles A., Aug. ILL 18S0, 

(married Kalkauser Kocer, J.\n. 31, I90o, to whom was born 

Mo.iee K. Bales, Dec. 10, I9il8, residence Gamble. S. Dak.); 



U Tin: nnvNouib family ov wow.; cotrKTV. 

Mary E., born Sept. 24. 1883, married A. M. Luuclman May 
26, 1909, residence Pine Ridge, S. Dak.; M- M., Oct. 16, 
1SS5, married N. G. Alcock, Ma;, 7, 191.3, residence Pueblo, 
Col.; Ward B. s Feb. 17, 1895; Carrie W., died when about fix e 
year^i of a-ie: Mollie F., died when about three years of aye; 
Harry C, born October, !So9, married Lou VanLuvan, born 
1854; Lizzie M., born dan. 2/, 1864; married John C. Eceles, 
(to whom were born John Eceles, Jr.; Manton, Charles IS. 
and Mary M.); William B., born Feb. 14, 1866, married 
August, 1905, Lou VanLuvan (widow of Harry C), resi- 
dence, SanDiego, Cal. 

William Reynolds married Katharine Fox, to whom 
were born Harry, 1864; died Jan. 24, 1904; married Elizabeth 
Eggner, born 1866, died Jan. 10, 1897, to whom were born 
Eliza Mabel, LSS6, who married Dee. ]4, 1902, Edward 
Pinkerston, residence Seattle, Wash., (to whom were born 
Eugene, 1906; Frank W., March 24, 18o9, and Llizabeth, Jan. 
.34,1894); Margaret, born 18u6, who married James Fitz- 
patrick, born 1891, died I ebruar> . 1909, to whom were born 
Carrie, 1892; Frank (deceased); Lliza (deceased); bred, 1884, 
•who in 1900 married Emma Rogers, born 1883, to whom 
' were born Harold, March 17, 1904; Lneile, 1907, and Clif- 
ford. 

Matilda, born Dee. 7, 1832, died Jan. 30, 1852, was mar- 
ried March 20, 1851, (o Joseph h. Cowdin, born Auv, 15, 
1828, died Mas' 13, 1909, to whom were born Llizabeth Mar:.:. 
Dec. 24, 1851, who married July 27, L86S, Laban H. Litch- 
field, born March 24, 1839, died Sept. 27, 1S72, to whom was 
born Only T., May 13, 1 S70, who marrieJ Sept. 6, 1896, 
Anna Bushnell, born Sept. 2/, 1871, whose children ,\rc 
Berna, born July 24, 1897; Clarence Bushnell, May 2, 1903; 
second marriage March 26, 1874, to Clarence Headly Van- 
Tassel (born Feb. 24, 1849, died Sept. L, 1906), to whom 
were born Joseph McVay, 1 eb. 2i , 1875, and Mina Cowdin, 
Dec. 24, 1877, who -was married June 21, 1899, to Hiram 
Ellsworth Brisbine (born Nov. 11, I860); to whom were born 
Margaret Mina, June 32, 1901; Elizabeth Mary, Nov. 9, 1902, 
died July 17, 1905; Evelyn Josephine, Jan. 15, 1907; Kaih- 
alyn VanTassel, April 27, 1908; Harry, June 13, 1885; Clar- 
ence, July 14, 1887 (died Sept. 12, 1887). 



183438b 

tut: nrv'.'oLDi tamily or wirrri: oorxrv. . 15" 

Maria, born Dec. 7, 1832, JicJ Jan. 28, 1903, wa:= the 
second wife of Joseph D. Cowuin, to whom she was rr.ari'ieci 
Jan. 4, 1 8oo. Me was a man or unquestioned Integrity, 
unusual acquirements and business capacity, who was honored 
with many offices of trust and confidence by his fellow citi- 
zens. To them were born Julia \i., Oct. 0, 1853, died Auj. 
4, 1894, who married Oct. 6, 1872, Robert fi. Calvert, born 
Nov. 2, 1 848 (to whom were burn Earle C. Nov. 22, 1S.3 : 
and Leon, Oct. 29, 1875); Mary J., born \ov. 27, 1854, mar- 
ried Aug. 18, 1875, to William L. Roach, born M arch 29, 
1853 (to whom was born Mamie C, Sept. 3, 1876); Josephine 
A., born Feb. 11, 1.856, married Feb. 15, 1875, Mavis Taylor 
(to whom were born Julia C, Jan. 6, 1876; John B. Sept. 5, 
1878; Margaret M., May 21, 1SS3, and Josephine, Sept. 15. 
Ibbj); Margaret D., born Nov. 2(;, 1857, dieu March 14, 1897, 
married March 24, 188-i, to Hiram L. Brisbine (to whom 
were born Dawes E., Adv. 4, 1886, and Hiram, Jv., March 
14, 1897): Joseph R., born May 9, l8ul, who married Lulu 
\ ianco Oct. 17, 183;; William L., born June 8, 1Si-±, married 
Oet. 25, 1899, to Julia B. Gross, born Jan. 10. 1877 (to whom 
were born William G., Feb. 10, 1901, and Harriet B., May 
18, 1903); Thomas E., born June 2u, 1S7S, married March 15, 
1898, to Jocella G. Koaeli, born Nov. lb. 181 I (to whom were 
born Mary Margaret, Sept. 18, 1900, and Thomas J., I eb. 

11, !"n;.). 

Incle Benjamin s second wife s name was Lydia jane 
Gardner, a daughter ol Major Gardner, a Register of the 
United States Lain! Office, in Pulaski county, and prominent 
in the affairs of that county. She was born 1 eb. 21, 1820, 
and married April 2, 1840. 1 o them were born Ellen M., 
June 11, 1841, died June 2, 1856; John G., born Dee. 12, 1844, 
died July 13, 189°; married Jan. 6, L868, to Itettie E. Callow 
(horn Nov. 22, 1848), to whom were born Earl, Oct. 28, 1S6S, 
who married Nellie Donegan, Aug. 12, 1913; Joseph C, who 
married Bessie Adella Diirant, Sept. 4, 1912; Levi 1st, bom 
March 24, 1846, died April 2:', 1850; Benjamin, born Feb. It, 
1848; Levi 2nd, born .March 7, 1850; married Sept. 23, 18i9, 
Mary E. Cooper, born Jan. 16, 1857, died June lo, 18S6 ito 
whom were born hoy II., Oct. 7, 1SS0, died Feb. 4. 1^ :% 7; 
Glen Cooper, Aug. L0, 1S82. died Dee. 28, 18S3; Roy, June 26, 



16 



... , .... i ki 



TiiL IIUYKOLWS KAMSM OV WUlTi: OpUNTY. 



1SS4, died Jam 4, 1901; Carl, March 15, 1886, died May 19, 
I lv '6': Nancy .lane, born Feb. 7, 1652, married George Wol- 
u were born Klia, who married Burdell 



V I'lt Hi 1 tO WllO! 



Baker, to whom was born Burdell and Guy); Sallie Cole, 
born Feb. 11, 1So4, married Jacob Raub (born Oct. 3, 1 835) , 
March 28, Lijil, to whom were born Edwin Benjamiii, Dec. 
23, JMf I, who married Martha Drapier; Joseph Reynolds, 
March 10, 1S73; George Andrew, Jan. 14, 1874, married Lucy 
Ream; Charles, Jacob, bom Jam 23, 1879; ClyJe Webster, 
born Sept. 1, loS — . 

Ellen Moore Reynolds, born April 18, 1856; died Marc!) 

2S. I860. 



EBENEZER was born March 23, 1801, died Dec. 2, 
LS61. He remained in Ohio, occupying the old homestead. 
1 was not so intimately acquainted with him, having removed 
to Tnuiana when I was fwelvi years oi age, but suffiently to 
know that be possessed the family characteristics, empha- 
sising especially those ol integrity, economy and sound 
judgment. My recollection or him is especially distinct in 
connection with the fact oi his removing my mother and her 
family from Ohio to Indiana "with a two-horse team .\ii,\ 
covered wagon, a memory which, considering the roads at 
that time, is not easily efiaced. I he undertaking, while rmi 
especially hazardous, vs 'as ol no mean proportions. lie was 
inclined to Join the rest oi ihe family in ineir residence in 
Indiana, hut the associations of the old homestead in Ohio 
were too attractive, and he remained in Ohio while all of his 
family except two came to Indiana. He was thrice married. 

The first wife s name was Maria Elizabeth i ost, horn Sept. 
26, 1805, d'rd Oct. 3, 1839; married Aug. 12, 1825. To them 
were Porn : 

Calvin, June 27, 1826, who died April 5, 1892, a man of 
remarkable industry and the strictest integrity, who married 
Georgiana Sill, born Jan. 1, 1837, daughter oi William Sill, a 
most distinguished citizen and pioneer or the county, to 
whom were horn Ebenezer, Sept. /, JooL), who married 
Ella Christy, to whom were born Everett and bertha; AA il- 
liam' Milton, born May 10, 1858; Minnie, born March 8, 18()2, 



TI7K BEVXOLlKl FAMILY Or Vi'.V.l. (." CKT'.V L7 

a\ ho married Charles McMurtric (to whom was born - : ■ 
and afterward married Harry Detwiler; Levi, bcrri I\r,\ . 2 t, 
1859, who married (Mara Burns Nov. 29, !Sv3, born !8ee. _< , 
1858 (to whom were born Ruby, Oct. 6, 1.894; Cioyd, Jur.:- 
6, 1896; Minnie, .time 8, 1898, and Lulu, Dee. 15, 1 ' t; 
Embree, born Nov. 2(), 1 869, who married Nov. 2l, Jb : v, 
Gertie Hood; bom May 23, 18— \ Mary, born Aug. 36. 1873, 
who married Charley Gladden (born Jan. lo, lo . ) Nov, 

28, 1901. 

William, born Jan. 13, 1828. 

Isaac, born Jan. 7, 1830, died March 12, 1904, who mar* 
ried P0II3' Ann Schock (born Jan. 2 J, lS38j, to whom were 
born Anna, who died in infancy; Clement, July 10, 1S63, who 
married, Aug. 2, 1891, Sarah Ann Marquit, born Oct. 2. 1 571, 
to whom were born 1 ^ is May, April 17, 18^2 (died April 2..», 
18^ ! 2); Oley Inice, April 25, 1.S93; Orton I., Aug. 0, ia L 4; 
Mary Ann, March 26, 1896; Raley Edna, Nov. 18, 1897 (died 
Oct. 12, 1899); George Ephraim, Dec. 21, 1899; Ida Bell, Oct. 
12, 1903, and Paul R., May 21, L905; Alfred C, born Oct. 3, 
1873, died June 1, 1906; married Any. 24,1897, Rose Marguit 
(born August, 1869), to whom were born Robert D., July 17, 
1898, and Ethel M., June 17, 1900. 

Minerva J., born Jan. 17, 1832, died Oct. 19, 1S70, who 

•married Feb. 21, 18d3, Israel Cooper, burn June 17, 1834, 

to whom wore born Maria h., who married Silas lost (to 

whom were born Guy, who married Nellie Maud Reynolds, 

10 whom were born Uhl \\ ilson ^ ost and Donald A. 

Maria M., born June 17, 1.834, died M arch 24, 1 858; mar- 
ried Oct. 2, 1851, I homas Johnson. 

John Y., born Sept. 16, 1836, died May 2,1870. who mar- 
ried Feb. 16, 1839, Mary A. Biggs, born Jan. 25, 1841, died 
Sept. 21, 1891, to whom were born Clara M., Nov. 24, 1859, 
who married Dee. 2o, 1883, Ephraim \\ ysong, to whom were 
born George, who married Iris Stephens, born April 28,1589 
(to whom was born Harry); Line May, born March. 2. , 18 V S, 
who married Roland Hughes (to whom were born Aenociea, 
Maxine, Marjorie, 1 red and Emma); Adciie, born Sept. 10, 
1863; who married Dee. 30, 1880, William Iianawalt, bore 
June 11, 1855 (to whom were born Cbde, Nov. 12, 18. s !; 
Grace, May 30, 18S7; Lottie, March It;, i>^ ; ; Minnie, Au£. 



\% 



\ .. 



Tin-: i:i:\ N'cii.ns family ok wiiiti: county', 



13, J SS4.- Curtis, October 16. 1S C >3; Harry, November 9, 
j8 ;; o, and Ralph, Aug. 31, 1908); Elmer, born April 26, 1865; 
Loretta, who married Richard Marble; Myrtle May, born 
•lane 2. 1S70, died Sept. 16, 1897; Jesse Hammond, born Feb. 
H, 1873 (married May IS, 1907, to Nora Cowin, born March—, 
18S4); Bessie, born Nov. 12, 1S76, who married George Wirt! 
to whom was born Leatha. 

Alfred TV., lawyer, was born Sept. 16, 1339; married to 
Louisa Magee (born May 3, 18-11), to whom was born 
George, Oct. 6, 1875, who married Madge Robison, to whom 
was born Janice. 

'I he second marriage of Cbenezer was to Martha Wright 
(born Dec. 5, 1810, died June, 1850), to whom were born : 

James Culbertson, Jan, 1, 1842, who married Mary A. 
Ansell, lo whom was born William \\'., July 11, 1868, who 
married Anna 1). Wysong, to whom was born Grace V 
Feb. 1, 1900. 

Mary Rebecca, born Aug. 21, J 8 17, who married Joseph 
C. Wilson. 

The third marriage of Ebenezer was to Mary Sellers 

Aug. 10, 1859. 



MARIA, a sister of Ebenezer 
md died in infancy. 



was l>or 



n Aug. 17, 1803, 



MATILDA was born July 1,1806, and died July 2, 1 879. 
It is a matter of great joy to me that I can bear testimony t » 
such a beloved mother. She was the smallest and most deli- 
cate of all the family, and yet notwithstanding she was called 
upon to experience unusual sorrow, suffering and affliction, 
lived next to the longest in age. The constant cart.- of an af- 
flicted daughter fur thirty years, and the nursing of an a^ed 
mother for a number oi years, besides all the cares incident to 
a life inadequately provided for financially, would brio;; sad- 
ness and sorrow. Yet she was always ready to respond to 
every call for sympathy and aid. A life like this, aside from 
the warrant of Scripture, would seem to argue a life here- 
aiie'r, in which the inequalities here would be compensated 



■ run ki;v:;o..7>.-, family oi \ 



IV 



bj' an infinitely wise anc! loving lathe; . I tow mm !j v -j ii.:vt: 
to regret that the self-sacrificing lives o! tr. >thers ;re not cir-- 
precjated, and in some measure requited in this life ! 1; I 
could do nothing more in making these skctcher: and '■■ :•;.: i 
to preserve these memories than to emphasise the sr-Tiiiment, 
" Love your mothers,'- I would be amply repaid. 

She married John B, Orton (horn Feb. 2:'. '.''■', died 
July 23, 1844), a lawyer of "the olden time," when tru pro- 
fession was characterized by a desire to promote sound learn- 
ing, good morals and personal integrity, beiure III- succeed- 
ing time of accumulated opinions and decisions, sc helpful to 
the modern profession, and before the time also when the in- 
fluence of wealth and social position were so potent to pre- 
vent the proper administration of justice. American jurh • 
prudence, then a mere blazed path in the wilderness, has now 
become a great highway of learned decisions. As an instance, 
expressive of his personal anu professional hie, a person came 
to his office seeking counsel in order to defeat the ends of 
justice. After hearing his statements nor rather ejected him 
with the remark, " ^ our touch is contamination: your very 
presence is pollution. liow rare, aiat, Co we rind such 
examples in later times ! 

lie represented his district in both branches o: the legis- 
lature without solicitation on his part. ! lis epitaph as writ- 
ten by hi- fellow citizens was, "Gods noblest workman 
honest man. lie had inscribed over the entrance of the 
court house the old Latin legend, Justicia fiat mat coeium. 
1 heir children were : 

Julius T., born 1 ebruary 26, ioj2, died Octuner 
20, I860 — a short life, but lung enough to show a most 
remarkable character. Possessed of ^. gifted intellect, un- 
swerving integrity, and a most independent and chivalrous 
spirit, to have been called from u^, especially ^t a time when 
our country needed such qualities, seemed to us a great cal- 
amity, lie Mas among his associates mentally znO. physical- 
ly " facile princeps. Dr. Spencer, who brew him as a 
classmate in college and in every day lite, in a paper a: uie 
J. resbyterian centennial described him as " our inena 2:;j 
hero, our Apollo and Hercules. 

Alfred Reynolds Orton, born No\ . 5, 133."!, married Dec. 






20 TIti; KEYNOTES I'AMILY ..!' ivnm: C\WNTV. 

27,1859, Acidic C.Parker (born Nov. 23, 183S), (o whom 
were born Ora, Oct. 6,' 1S63; Julius T., Oct, 6, 1869, who 
married Mary .Hills, born June — -, 18(>9, (to whom were 
born Marjorie Marion', July 13, 1898, and Richard Scott, Feb. 
21, 1903); Emma, born Nun-. 16, 1871, died Aug. 12, 1877. 
Mary W., born Aug. 13, 1844, died Feb. 6, 18S3. 



JOHN, born Feb. 23, 1809, died March 3, 1864. AVI, lie 
possessing the general characteristics to be noted in each 
member of the family, he had a more lively, buoyant dis- 
position, .shown by a penchant lor giving nicknames to 
persons of his acquaintance, expressive of some peculiarity 
of their persons or lives, and designating places in the (hen 
monotonous wilderness by which they are still known. i I e 
was (lie soul and life oi all social gatherings. He called his 
farm, being situated at the confluence ui tiie Monon and die 
Lippecanoe rivers, "Indian liottom," i( having been a 
gathering place for Indians in past years, lie was also pos- 
sessed of remarkable industry and energy, which may ha\ e 
led to his comparatively shorf life, as he died younger than 
any of (he others. lie also was one oi the pioneers of the 
county, and with his family suffered (he privations incident 
to that life. Having suffered (he loss of many fine horses by 
disease, ho returned to Ohio, but family ties drew him 
bach to Indiana, where he spen< the remainder of a prosper- 
ous life. 

I have a very distinct recollection of " Indian Bottom," 
as his farm was known, for i( « as there I received myinida- 
(ion to lloosierdom by lia\in; ; the .e;ne. 1 was never certain 
whether ii was produced by (he peculiar odor of the hew corn 
or by my wrestling, as a boy, with (he tall stalks, bu( ii led 
to my perpetual abandonment of cutting corn as a business. 

He was twice married. 1 he first wife was Priseilla 
Cain, born March 4, 1812; married Sept. 16, 1830, died Dee. 
L5, 1861. She was a woman of most gentle, quiet, lovable 
spirit. J heir family consisted of: 

Levi, born Aug. 20, 1831, died Aug. 17, 1897, married 
April 1, 1838, (o Margarel MeCuaig (born May 24, J832, 
died' Jan. 28, 1911); to whom were born Mary Bell, May 31, 



Till-. lU.YNOI/DS TAMILS OF \ UlTV C m'TiT. 



2{ 



1859, died Sept. 16, 1878; Priscilla, Lorn Aug. \<K 18:12, 
ried June 14, 1893, to S. C. Orr, born Dec. 19, I860 (to whom 
were born Ethel Louise, Sept. 6, 1900, died June J5, 1.903; 
Neal, June 28, 1865, died Feb. LI, 1874; Louisiana, July 20, 
186S, died Oct. 5, 1869); Lottie, born Sept. 29, 1871; Charlie 
Cass, born Jan. l >, 1875, died Feb. 20, ioio. 

William Orton, born April 18, 1834, Jivd April 4, 1S5S. 
Philema, born May 4, 1836 (Jrc^i<^\). 
Mary Louisa, born May 18, 1838, 'married Sepi. 8, 1839, 
to Benjamin D. Paul (born April 20, 1831, died Nov. 20, 
1873), to whom were born Mary, who married Burton 
Kingsbury (to whom was born Burton Paul, May 26, 18SS, 
married April 6, 1912, tfo Graee Evangeline Ldmondson, who 
was born April _2, I 887, to whom v. u s born Patricia Louisa, 
1 eb. 2, 1913); Julius, who married Ilatiie Murphy, to whom" 
was born Benjamin. 

Sarah Spencer, 'horn Jan. 8, IS 12, died April 22, 1850. 
David, born April 1, 1844, died Jan. 12, 1S47. 
Josephine, born June 12, 1846, died July IS, 1851. 
Lewis Cass, born April 29, 1851, married Oct. 18, ISiS, 
to Ella M. Wickersham, born June 23, 18j5, to whom were 
bora Alfred, (Jet. 1 (), 1878; Gertrude Adelia, Sept. 15, 1SS0, 
married Oct. 18, 1905, Alfred G. Gray, bom in Brooklyn, 
(N. V., Oct. 20, 185S (to whom were born Alfred J., Oct. 2 7 , 
1900, died July 20, 1907; John, .\^n. 28, IbMS. ^cd Jane 4, 
1909; William Lewis, Nov. 2, 1909; Donald Albert, Aug. 30, 
1913); Bertha Esther, born Aug. 21, 1884, married Aug. 21, 
1904, to Royal Galbreath, born Dee. 21, 1.879 (to whom were 
born Isabel, April 30, 1905; Louis Henry, May 31, 1909: 
Capitola Lueile, Nov. 13, 1911 I; Louisa Pearl, born Aug. 15, 
1888, married Aug. 22, 1911, to Harry F. Phillips, born Aug. 
22, 1886 (to whom was born Harry Lewis. June 26, 1913L 
Capitola Jane, horn Feb. 1, 1S ( >2; Levi, born Oct. 15, 1897; 
■ Frank Kenneth, born Oct. 29, 1899. 

Jane, born Sept. 29, 185L died April 22, 1901, married 
Dec IS, 1873, to Robert It. Breckenridge, horn Nov. 21, 1841, 
died June 16,1911; their children were George L\}*s, born 
Sept. 10, 1875, married Feb. 9, 18 l, 8, to Lulu Harvey, born 
Dee. 14..1874 (to whom were born Ethel C, Dee. 4, 189$, and 
Edith 3L, Sept. 19, 1901); Mabel, born Dee. 2b, 1S77, .died 



22 



Tim ueyxo'l.ps i .wir.v nj white couktt, 



May 21,1S7S: Lucy, born Nov. 3, 1883, married Dec. 20, 
1905, to George C. Hibner, born \,iv. 23, 1882; Amy, horn 
Aug. "1-, 18S5, married Feb. 22. 1910, to George F. Stevens, 
k rn Aug. 18, 1SS6 (to whom were burn Russell P., Nov. 11, 
1910, and Bethel Beulah, Aug. 27, 1913); Bessie J., March 

14, 1889. • 

John s second vrife was Mary Yost Wilson, to whom he 
was married Nov. 19, 1S62. 



ISAAC was born July 23, 1811, died June 3, 1877. He 
was of a kind, genial, unassuming disposition. His life Jit- 
tered from that of the other brothers, in that it was devoted 
to mercantile pursuits, while theirs were chiefly that of the 
farmer, lie had a sympathetic nature and was always ready 
and quick to respond to all calls of benevolence and charity. 
Although not of an aggressive spirit, he was in the front of 



hemes ot public enterpm 



uul ir.!.)rovem 



and his brother James C . the town oi Monticello, and espec- 
ially the Presbyterian church, are. largely indebted lor their 
progress and growth. But it is too true that communities 
are too slow to recognize and acknowledge their indebtedness 
to benefactors. A character such as his, however, leaves an 
indelible impression upon the lives and hearts of those who 
come in contact with it, more eifeeiive and permanent than 
monuments of metal Or stone. 

tie married Mary Jane Hughes, daughter of a physician 
in Ohio, born Sept. 10, 1812, died July 3, 1885. 1 was an 
inmate of their home and that oi her sifter, Mrs. Doctor 
Brearlej , being employed as e;erk in the store of Reynolds 
cJ Brearley, and can testify to the lovely and affectionate 
domestic life of their homes, such homes as make permanent 
the institutions of our government, the foundations \\ Inch 
insure the stability and permanance of our national life. '! o 
them were born : 

Ophelia, Feb. 27, 1839, married June 1. 1864, to Daniel 
1). Dale, who was born ivla> 1.3, loot/, and died March J3, 
1886, to whom were born Charles, I < b. 2o, 18o5, who mar- 
ried K. Fstella, June 23, (to whom were born Dorothy 

D., June 17, 1892; Lawrence D., Aug. 10, 1894, and Kathryn 



tii i: p.rryxoLDS family or <•.::,:! c i w:>:tv, 23 

L.\ Oct. 27, 1896); George 1\., born Vol. ]'.. 1867, who met- 
ried Lena Al. — (to whom were born Mary O., Aug. 27, 
1902; George R., Jr., May 27, 1904, and Elizabeth, Oct. 29, 
1909); Bertha M., bom May 28, 1S70, and Ida, born March 

10, 18S0. 

Alary Cole, bora Nov. 5, 1S11, died May 13, 1899. 

Albert, born Aug. 7, 1845, married Oe{. 7, 1868, io Eliz- 
beth 13. Blake, born May 4, 1850, died Nov. 11, 1904. to whom 
were bom Guy, May 2t), 18i0, who wjs married Aug. 27, 
1891, to Eva Cram, born in 1S71 and died March 16, 1909 (to 
whom was born Albert, July 20, 189;)); Charlie, Aug. 26, 
1877, who married Aug. 26, 1902, Sarah Gcphart, born Nov. 
14, 1877 (to whom was born Margaret, Feb. 4, 1910 ); Marg- 
aret, Feb. 12, 1888, married Aug. 11, 190S, to Herman T. 
Powers, born Aug. 2 () , 1886 (to whom were born Herman IC, 
Nov. 9, 1909, and Irvin A., Nov. 5, 1911). 

I am quite sure it will meet with the approval of all who 
knew them if I place a (lower upon the graves of Ophelia 
and Mar> Cole. Ophelia, of marked intellect and cruietgra.ee — 
no word of unkind criticism ever passed her lips. And Mary 
Cole, whose strong musical voice and always reliable pres- 
ence did so much to maintain and give tone to the choir of 
the Presbyterian church., and w ho smoothed the pathway of 
[her mothers declining age. I hese sisters are now tinging 
ihe anthems ol ihe higher and belter life. 

Julia, a younger sister of these, was horn in February, 
1S50, and was married June 2 ( >, 1870, to John C. Blake, born 
Dee. 14, 1.845, to whom was born Line!, March 5, 1873. 

I. lien Moore, another sister, was born May 9, 1S55, and 
was married June 4, 18/3, to Saniord I . Southard, who was 
born March 31, 1847, and died Bee. o, 188a, to whom were 
born Cora, June 3, 187!; Alice, June 5, 3876 (died Aug. 5, 
1876), and 1 red, Nov. 25, 1877. 



MART was born March 6, 1811, and died March 3, 
1877. She was married to William Wright, born June 6, 
1814, died June 30, 1877. Her husband, William Wright, was 
a man of an exceptionally kind and genial disposition, inso- 
much that he drew to himself many warm personal friends. 



24- Tin-; hkykolbs f.uiiky or white coitntv. 

I think it can be safely said, " He had no enemies." The eon- 



leld was shown by 



fideiice and esteem in which he v 
being elected Sheriff of the county. She, perhaps, more than 
any or the others, possessed n chivalrous family pride. She 
made the joys and sorrows of each one a persona] matter. 
It may have been because she had no children of her own 
upon whom she could bestow' her affections. She had great 
pleasure in entertaining her friends. A warm welcome al- 
ways awaited all comers, especially those of the family, to 
her home and that of her generous and warm hearted com- 
panion. 1 he" value and effect ol a life docs not always con- 
sist of acts performed, but the spirit which prompts the action 
is often more potent than the results accomplished. She did 
not have any children, but the children of the other families 
■were always sure of a warm greeting from Aunt Polly and 
Uncle Dilly. 



JAMES C. was born Oct. II, L816, and died March 27, 
1877. He married Miranda Sill March 15, 1849, who was 
born Feb. 10, 1829, and died Jan. 4, 1898. She was the 
daughter of one of the firsi and most prominent citizens oJ 
Aloniiceilo ami \\ hite county, who held conseeutix e terms oi 
three of the most important unices <>f the county, namely, 
thai ol Clerk, Auditor and keeorder. She was a must sym- 
pathetic ai\^\ helpful companion. 

Being the youngest ol the family, he had the i-di-n and 
protection of grandmother until his marriage. lit- hat! learned 
the trade of saddler with Uncle \\ right, which calling he fol- 
lowed industriously and profitably. Making judicious in- 
vestments in real estate, he accumulated large property, and 
while constantly engaged in business pursuits, uid not forget 
the welfare and interests of others, especially of the poorer 
class of people, among whom he had many warm persona! 
friends, lie was elected to (he offices ol Sherifi and 1 reas- 
urcr of the county. He was eminently a v.iau of public 
spirit, and particularly concerned in regard to the material and 
spiritual interests of the church. lie donated the site of the 
present High School building, and from personal knowledge 
1 can say that without his personal gifts a)u\ untiring energy 



Tin: reyxolds fa::i;.\ or vr;m; couktv. 2b 

the Presbyterian church would not possess its presort ;. i- 
•posingand commodious building, liis fa mil? was as \> >\ 
lows : 

William Edwin, bom May 2, IS50, married May 8, L':72, 
to Julia Lines, to v/liom were burn Clyde, Ji.lj 5, 1.573, v;ho 
married Pearl Mosely Nov. 28, 1805. born April 25, 1875 
(to whom were boi-n Vernon, July 24, 1S9< ; Jul. a \ irjjinia, 
Nov. 13, 1901, and John M., Aug. 27, 1904); Fern, born June 
23, 1878, who married May 7, 1905, Rudolph Wetzel (to 
whom were born Norma Louise, Sept. 24, 29j;;, and Jrioward 

R., June 17,1909). 

Mary E., born April 2, 1852, married July 5, 1874, to 
Dr. Robert J. Clark, born May 24, 1S44, died March i, 1909, 
a man or unquestioned integrity and independence o! char- 
acter and oi rare skill and ability as a physician and eurgeon.to 
whom were born Cornelia P., April 17, IS. 2, who married 
June 20, 1900, Lloyd Loy'an, born Nov. 30, 1871, died Feb. 5, 
1.90-* (to whom were born Catharine P., April 21, 1901, and 
Robert, Au'j. 14, 1902); and Fred, horn Jan. 16, 1S75, mar- 
ried -May 30, 19t)9, to Trances Nenning. 

Ashbel P., born May 27, 1854, married May 30, 1S7S, u, 
Pilla Black, born 1 eb. ; 1 , !o.)3> to whom were born Delbert, 
March 27, 1879; Penua C, May - , I8ai, and Sylvia P.. 
July 0. 18S7. 

Ida, born Oct. 6, 1856, who married Marcli 13, 1S79, 
Jesse Reynolds Elder, born March 6, loo2, t.> whom was 
born James Reynolds, I eb. 11, 1880, who married April 2.-, 
1903, Edna V. Scliock, burn Feb. 15, 1856 (to whom were 
burn Psfher Elizabeth, March 25, 1904; Edgar Ernest, Nov. 
15, 1906, and Dorothy Edith, March 3, 19^). 

James C, born Dec. 11, 1859, v. ho married Fel . 12. ]S C ,J, 
Elizabeth Hoff, burn Sept. 10, 18i>5, to whom were born 
Came P., June 5, 1886, and James Robert, Jan. CA, ISa-9. 

Carey M., born Jan. 6, "1866, married Nov. 28, .lS'-5, 
Ilaftie Jackson, born Sept. 29, 1808, to whom were. b. irflj 
Agnes, June 13, 18%, and Josephine, Oct. 19, 1910. . 

Edith, born Feb. 14, 1867, who married WiUiomS, llhyan. 
born April 23, 1865, to whom were born Hillis GC-JuI> U 
1892, and Walter, Jan. 21, 1902. 



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TITIC KUYNOLDS FAMILY OK W11ITK COUNTS 



The families were accustomed to holding each year 
reunions at their various homes. On one of these occasions 
Uncle Levi made the following record: Weight of the sons 
and dpughters of Isaac and Mary Reynolds, who all assembled 
and dined with 'their sisters, Matilda and Mary, the 4th day 
of September, IS55: Le^ i Reynolds, 208; Sarah Spencer, 13S; 
Benjamin Reynolds, l (i 2: Cbenezer Keynolds, 181; Matilda 
Orion, US; John Reynolds, 181; Isaac Reynolds, 175; Mary 
Wright, 170: J. C. Reynolds, 156. 

Levi died Feb. 1. 1871, a : ;ed 75 years, 8 months, 21 days. 

Sarah died Dec. 17, 1867, aged 70 years, 9 months, 11 days. 

Benjamin died June 6, 1869, aged t() years, 1 month, 3 
days. 

Ebenezer died Dec. 2, 1861, aged 60 years, 8 months, 
9 days. 

Matilda died July 2. 1S79, aged 73 years, 1 clay. 

John died March 5. 1864, aged 55 years, 12 days. 

Isa.ie died June 3, 1S77, a.'ied OD years, 10 months, 10 days. 

Mary died March 3, 18/7, aged t)2 years, 11 months, 
27 days. 

James C. died March 27, 1877, h<]cl\ 60 years, 5 months, 
13 days. 



I have thus sought to preserve the history of this re- 
markable family, whose record so signally verifies the truth 
of the Scripture in Ps.ahu 3/. 25. A good name is a more 
gratifying and satisfactory inheritance than all the honor and 
wealth obtainable by any worldly possession. It has been 
altogether the performance of a most pleasurable duty - a 
duty not only as regards the memories of the departed, but 
as relates also to the welfare of soviet:-,'. 1 he lives of those 
who occupy prominent and influential positions in society 
and which are always used to promote 'what is right and 
ennobling, without contention, are a public "benefaction and 
should not be forgotten. 

ALFRED REYNOLDS ORTOX. 




N. MANCHESTER, 
INDIANA