John J Reynolds

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I am trying to find the parents of; 

John J. Reynolds
1793 born in either NC or TN
Dies before 1860 in Scottsville, Macoupin, IL

He married in 1824 South Carolina to: 
Clarissa Waggoner
1807 TN
1851 Scottsville, Macoupin, IL

This Reynolds line goes from NC to IL to Taney, MO. 

Thank you for any help that you can offer, it is greatly appreciated.

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Are you basing his death on lack of presence in the census record? Or something else? I noticed a John Reynolds, born in North Carolina, living in Missouri in 1860. I don't know who his children are though... could this be him?

United States Census, 1860

Name John Reynolds
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Polk Township, Madison, Missouri, United States
Gender Male
Age 69
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1791
Birthplace North Carolina
Page 44






John Reynolds   M 69 North Carolina
Francis M Reynolds   M 23 Illinois
Mary A M Reynolds   F 14 Illinois
Mary A Reynolds   F 34 Tennessee
Easter Reynolds   F 1 Missouri

I haven't found anything proving who is parents are though.  Hopefully someone here will have more luck!

John Reynolds

by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (529k points)
Name: John Reynolds
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 541
Household Members:
Name Age
John Reynolds 57
Clarissa Reynolds 43
Francis M Reynolds 17
Burrell H Reynolds 14
Clarissa J Reynolds 9
Mary A M Reynolds 7
Samuel L Reynolds 0


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Source Citation

Year: 1850; Census Place: North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 146A; Image: 300

Thanks Doug! That does look like he's living with his son Francis in 1860, even the ages are wrong. Might help in locating a death record.

Thank you both for looking into this.

I could not find a death record for John J Reynolds. This has been part of the problem. I was hoping that the death record might list his parents.

Yes, you have the correct family. I have all of what you listed in my family tree. The problem isn't his descendants it is his ancestors!

So now that you have the correct family is there any indication of who the parents are of;  

John J. Reynolds 
1793 born in either NC or TN 
Dies before 1860 in Scottsville, Macoupin, IL 


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