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Nathaniel Reynolds (1730 - aft. 1782)

Capt Nathaniel Reynolds
Born in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 1 Oct 1752 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 13 Jan 1782 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Capt Nathaniel Reynolds served during the American Revolution.

Biography

Nathaniel Reynolds was born October 25, 1730, the son of John Reynolds and Anna Blanch of Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Colony[1] [2]

On November 8, 1752, he married Lydia Raymond[3], and they had children[4], including:

  1. Benjamin, December 1, 1754[5]
  2. Benjamin, born 16 November 1754 in Marblehead, MA
  3. Mary, born April 17, 1757[6]
  4. John, born 1760 in Nova Scotia
  5. Lydia, March 9, 1762[7]
  6. Nathaniel, August 9, 1763[8]
  7. Sarah, born 1765 in Amherst, Nova Scotia
  8. James, born July 22, 1765 in Amherst, Nova Scotia
  9. Raymond Parker born 1767 in Amherst, who died in Indiana
  10. Jonathan, born March 1, 1774 in Amherst
  11. Eunice, born 1776 in Amherst

The family moved to Falmouth Nova Scotia in 1760, then to Amherst.[9] [10] Reynolds commanded privateers. He tried to rescue his family from Amherst. the guns from Fort Cumberland turned on him. He escaped to Machias by canoe, but drowned near Marblehead 1782. [11] Nathaniel died in 1782 at sea[12]

At the time of the battle of Fort Cumberland, Nathaniel Reynolds was tasked to recover some cannons that were rumoured to be on the beach in Charlottetown. He went to Baie verte with a crew of men and the attempted to commandeer a schooner they knew to be there. However, it could not be made seaworthy. They had several Pictou men in their group so the decided to go to Pictou to steal a ship from there. They were successful and made there way back to Baie Verte in the Molly. By this time, the siege was over and the crew was arrested on their arrival. Nathaniel Reynolds escaped and made his way to Maine where he spent the rest of the war.

He was a signatory to the petition to George Washington 8 Feb 1776.[13]

Sources

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:S1G1-5QP : accessed 2017-02-03), entry for Lydia /REYNOLDS/.
  2. Family search shows various sources of the same information
  3. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHDM-DZ2 : 13 July 2016), Nathaniel Raynolds and Lydia Raymond, 08 Nov 1753; citing Marriage, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 864,838.
  4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:S1G1-53C : accessed 2017-02-03), entry for Nathaniel /REYNOLDS/.
  5. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZ87-Z6V : 4 December 2014), Nathaniel Reynolds in entry for Benjamin Reynolds, ; citing , ; FHL microfilm 0823835 IT 4, 1033778, 0823835 IT 4.
  6. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZZ1-W2P : 4 December 2014), Nathaniel Reynolds in entry for Mary Reynolds, ; citing , ; FHL microfilm 0823835 IT 4, 1033778, 0823835 IT 4.
  7. "Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL5T-Y46 : 5 December 2014), Nathaniel Reynolds in entry for Lydia Reynolds, 09 Mar 1762; citing , FALMOUTH, HANTS, NOVA SCOTIA; FHL microfilm 928,972.
  8. "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGC-Q5L : 27 November 2014), Nathaniel Reynolds in entry for Nathaniel Reynolds, 09 Aug 1763; citing , FALMOUTH, HANTS, NOVA SCOTIA, 09 Aug 1763, reference 2:16SQZC7; FHL microfilm 928,972.
  9. Nova Scotia Archives Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800 showing a grant petition including Nathaniel Reynolds for land in Cumberland County, NS
  10. Nova Scotia Archives Census Returns, Assessment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1838 Census Returns, 1767-1787; Nathaniel Reynolds; Cumberland, Cumberland County — 1770; Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 443 no. 10
  11. Planters and Pioneers, E.C. Wright.
  12. Findagrave Memorial #86113281 Nathaniel Reynolds 1730-1782
  13. https://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory04.html
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed August 23, 2020), "Record of Nathaniel Reynolds", Ancestor # A024205. Commander of schooner 'Blackbird'
  • "Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2RH-R8WF : 17 March 2018), Nathaniel Reynolds, 07 Mar 1777; citing Military Service, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,032,014.
  • Reynolds, Marion. History and one line of descendants of Robert and Mary Reynolds (1630?-1928). Brooklyn : Reynolds Family Association, 1928, p. 66-77.


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