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William Henry Reynolds
and Matilda Frances Baker

William Henry Reynolds 1837 - 1890
L-R: Frances Matilda Baker Reynolds, Edward Holcomb and Maryland Wright Holcomb
William Henry Reynolds b 28 Feb 1837 Russell Co VA d 8 Dec 1890 Seco, Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Noah Milburn Reynolds Sr 1808 and Mary Chaney Stone. His occupation was brick mason. Military Service, Co K, 39th Kentucky Infantry, Union Army. William Henry Reynolds m. 4 Mar 1859 to Frances Matilda Baker b 23 Apr 1844 d 28 Mar 1927; d/o Henry Baker and Mary Catherine Privett. See 1860 Letcher Co KY Census. Children of William Henry Reynolds 1837 and Frances Matilda Baker 1844;

1. Martha Jane Reynolds b 20 Nov 1860 Letcher Co KY d 26 Jun 1950 Neon, Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Sept 1880 to Samuel J Kinky Haired Sam Wright b 10 Dec 1859 Letcher Co KY d 7 Aug 1921; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates.

2. Rebecca Harvel Reynolds b 16 Apr 1862 d 1868 Letcher Co KY at 6 years of age.

3. Noah Milburn Reynolds Jr b 13 Feb 1866 Russell Co VA; m. 31 Dec 1885 to Mary Jane Maggie Sergent. Noah's book Moutain Feuds gives a detailed history of the feud between the Wright / Lunce family and Noah and his brother, John Reynolds and Creed Potter 1882.

4. William Henry Reynolds II b 13 Aug 1868 d 21 Nov 1947; buried Hall Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. 14 Feb 1889 Ermine, Letcher Co KY to Mahala Hall b 14 Mar 1871 d 9 Jul 1944; buried Hall Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; d/o Thomas Hall and Martha Whitaker.

5. Drucilla Sillar Reynolds b 15 Feb 1872 d 9 Dec 1943; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 23 Oct 1889 to Wilburn Wib B Collier b 2 Jun 1865 d 22 Jan 1961 Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Willie D Collier and Rebecca Meade.

6. Mary Chaney Reynolds b 21 Mar 1875 d 24 Dec 1890; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. John Phillip Wright; s/o John Wesley Devil John Wright and Martha Mattie Humphrey. Mary Chaney Reynolds m. (2) to Tilden McFall.

7. Eliza Frances Reynolds b 16 Dec 1877 Seco, Letcher Co KY d 26 Apr 1975; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco KY; m. 6 Oct 1894 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Joel Martin Mart Potter b 4 Mar 1875 Letcher Co KY d 20 Apr 1949 Letcher Co KY; buried Potter Family Cemetery, Payne Gap, Letcher Co KY; s/o Abraham Potter and Sarah Sally Wright.

Joel Martin Potter had an affair while he was married to Eliza Frances Reynolds and the object of his affair became pregnant. He went to our grandmother, Eliza Frances Reynolds and asked her for a divorce because his girl friend was also under aged. Naturally our grandmother granted him a divorce. She was left to raise 1 handicapped son and 3 other children on her own. Eliza Frances Reynolds then married to (2) Thomas Davis b about 1863. They are found in the 1910 Letcher Co KY Census, Elkhorn Precinct listed below. Eliza's tombstone lists her as Eliza Davis 1877-1975 Grannie.

8. John Harvey Reynolds b. 29 Nov 1879 d. 26 Aug 1921 VA; m. 16 Jul 1908 to Carrie Addington b 2 Apr 1889 d 7 Feb 1964; d/o Rev Fillmore Addington and Nancy Bentley.

9. Boy Reynolds b Oct 1881

10. Girl Reynolds b Apr 1883

11. Sally Ann Reynolds b 27 Oct 1885 d 26 Sept 1931; m. 25 May 1904 to John "Johnny" Hall b 12 Dec 1874; s/o Thomas Hall and Martha Whitaker. John "Johnny" Hall m. (1) Alice Hall; d/o Lewis Hall and Ann Wright. Alice Hall died in 1922. Johnny Hall m. 20 Aug 1895 to (2) Mollie Wright. Sally Ann Reynolds was his 3rd wife.


Mt Eagle Newspaper
Whitesburg KY, 31 March, 1927
Aged Woman Dies

Mrs. Matilda Reynolds, aged 85, widow of Henry Reynolds died a few days ago. Mrs. Reynolds was an aunt of the late Judge Baker, (Solomon Emory Bud Baker), former well known resident of Whitesburg. She had been for years one of the leading and best known ladies or our county. She leaves a number of sons and daughters among whom are former jailer, Bill Reynolds, Noah M Reynolds of Knott county, Mrs. Martha J Wright, widow of Sam Wright of Neon, Mrs. W. B. Collier, Neon, Mrs. J. A. Hall, of Ermine, Mrs. Sallie Potter, of Neon. These are all among our best known citizens. Aunt Tilda Reynolds will be long remembered for her generous life and deeds.


1850 Letcher Co KY Census District 2
96 96 Baker Henry 42 M Farmer 300 VA
96 96 Baker Mary 34 F NC
96 96 Baker Elijah 17 M Farmer VA
96 96 Baker Carline 15 F TN
96 96 Baker George W 13 M TN
96 96 Baker Martha 11 F TN
96 96 Baker Angeline 10 F VA
96 96 Baker Francis 6 F KY
96 96 Baker Rebecca 2 F KY
96 96 Baker Mary 3/12 F KY


1850 Scott Co VA Census
Reynolds Noah 42
Reynolds Mary C 34
Reynolds Eliza C 15
Reynolds William H 14
Reynolds Stephan N 12
Reynolds Elizabeth E 8
Reynolds Frances J 5
Reynolds Joseph C 2


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
140 140 Reynolds William 23 M Farm Laborer 300 200 VA
140 140 Reynolds Matilda 15 F KY

141 141 Reynolds Noah 53 M Brick Mason 1500 1150 VA
141 141 Reynolds Mary 45 F VA
141 141 Reynolds Stephen 21 M Farm Laborer VA
141 141 Reynolds Drewsiler 21 F KY
141 141 Reynolds Elizabeth 19 F VA
141 141 Reynolds Joseph 12 M VA
141 141 Reynolds John 9 M VA
141 141 Reynolds Mary 7 F KY
141 141 Reynolds Noah 4 M KY
141 141 Reynolds Henry 1 M KY


1870 Letcher Co KY Census Precinct 2
40 40 Reynolds Noah 62 M W Farmer 300 300 VA
40 40 Reynolds Mary C 55 F W Keeping House VA
40 40 Reynolds John 19 M W VA Attends School
40 40 Reynolds Noah 15 M W KY Attends School Can't Read Can't Write
40 40 Reynolds Harvey 11 M W KY " " " " " "
40 40 Reynolds Martha 4 F W KY

41 41 Taylor Nathan 53 M W Farmer 250 150 KY Can't Read Can't Write
41 41 Taylor Polley 58 F W Keeping (House) VA
41 41 Taylor Mary 18 F W NC Attends School Can't Read Can't Write
41 41 Taylor Zilda 15 F W NC Can't Read Can't Write

42 42 Reynolds Henry 32 M W Farmer 250 200 VA
42 42 Reynolds Frances 25 F W Keeping House KY Can't Write
42 42 Reynolds Martha 10 F W KY attends school
42 42 Reynolds Noah 4 M W KY
42 42 Reynolds William 1 M W KY


1880 Letcher Co KY Census Cawman ED 63
623 627 Reynolds Henry W M 40 Head M Brick Mason VA VA VA
623 627 Reynolds Matilda W F 35 Wife M Keeping House Can't Write KY NC NC
623 627 Reynolds Martha J W F 19 Daughter S KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds Noah M W 14 Son S works on farm attends school Can't write KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds William H W M 12 Son S works on farm attends school can't write KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds Drucilla W F 9 Daughter S attends school KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds Mary C W F 5 Daughter S KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds Eliza W F 3 Daughter S KY VA KY
623 627 Reynolds John W M 6/12 Nov Son S KY VA KY


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