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Henry Reynolds (1757 - 1835)

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Henry Reynolds
Born in Sussex, Virginiamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Camp Creek, Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jun 2014
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Categories: American Revolution | Tennessee Family Brick Walls | Pennsylvania, Family Brick Walls.

Henry Reynolds participated in the American Revolution



  • His pension statement says he was born about 25 miles north of Philidelphia in Sussex County. It appears that there is no Sussex County Pennsylvania. Chester, PA is about 18 West of Philadephia. Sussex County, PA may have been part of Maryland or Delaware and in dispute. More research needed.
  • 5575. HENRY REYNOLDS, of (5574), b. 1757 Sussex County, Va. and d. Greene County, Tenn., m. -. Pension records S-4079 of the National Archives show that he served in the Revolutionary War with the Virginia State Line. Issue: Joseph, b. 1784, Charity, b. 1788, Clement, b. 1790, and James, b. 1798. - T2-5575
  • 7. HENRY REYNOLDS, son of John (6) Reynolds, b. 1757 in Sussex County, Pa., and d. in Greene County, Tenn. He m. - , and settled in Augusta County, Va.; in Washington County, N.C.; then in Sussex County, Va.; and finally in Greene County, Tenn. He served in the Rev. War with the Va. State Line (S-4079). Issue: Joseph b. 1784; Charity b. 1788; Clement b. 1790; James b. 1798. - T1-7


Some list Jacob Reynolds and Rebbeca Daye as his parents. It appears that he has been confused with Henry Reynolds b. 23 Mar 1757.

Military Service

(from pension statement) [needs reviewed]

1777 moved from Augusta Co. Virgina to Washington County, Terr. North Carolina

1778 August Co, Virginia near Cowpasture, Captain John McCoy (13.5 months).

  • south fork of Potomac River, Allegany Mtns, Cheet River, Buchannon River, Monoughala River to Guard against Indians.

1779 above Ft. Pitt (3 mo.) Cowpastures under Captain Joseph Guinn to guard Indians

1781 spy against Indians (5 days), Captain Doherty, spy (one month), Capt. ?? Spy (1 month). the 57 days.

1782 Col. Robinson, 1 month, from Washington Co, marched against Cherokees to Beech Creek (1/2 month)


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed January 25, 2015), "Record of Henry Reynolds", Ancestor # A095719.
  • "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 March 2016), Henry Reynolds and Catherine Skiles, 12 Oct 1796; citing Greene, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 76, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 944,386.
  • "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 March 2016), Henry Reynolds and Catherine Skiles, 12 Oct 1796; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2008); citing p. 76, Greene, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Will. Bk. #1, p. 124. Henry Reynolds Senr., Dec.; Mon. 26 Jan. 1835. Will proven by oath Hezikiah Hughes, Geo. Reaves & Henry Reynolds, wit. Mins. #18, p. 7. Henry Reynolds Sr of Greene County ... to my beloved wife, Charity, 50 acres, the land including dwelling house where I now live. Balance to be divided amongst my beloved children, David Reynolds, Ellender Reaves, William Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, Richard Reynolds, divided equally as to quantity & quality ... David Reynolds to have the improvement where he now lives, Ellended [sic] to have ... including where she now lives, & Wm. Reynolds to have at upper and of upper tract including water to each part ... Joseph Reynolds to join James Kelleys & Richards to join Ellenders ... Above named parcels to be divided by Henry Reynolds Jr. & George Reaves & Hezekiah Hughes ... To wife Charity all personal estate ... After her death all estate to be sold and divided among children, Henry, Patsy, David, Sally, Ellender, Wm., Joseph, Richard ... all debts to be first paid ... Exs. to be friends Henry Reynolds, Benj. Reaves. Signed Henry (X) Reynolds. Witness: Hezekiah Hughes, George Reaves, Henry Reynolds. Dated Jan. 8, 1835. ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF REYNOLDS in Bk. #1 1783-1860


- Bk. #1, p. 273 Sep. 20, 1787 North Carolina granted to Henry Reynolds for 10 pounds for every 100 acres of land, 300 acres in Greene Co., NC, on both sides of Camp Creek. Signed Richard Caswell, Governor; James Glasgow, Secretary.

- Bk. #1B, p. 111. Apr. 24, 1811. Tenn. Grant #1927 to Henry Reynolds, 99 acres of land in Green county, District of Washington on waters of Camp Creek, to Wm. McNews corner. Signed Willie Blount, Gov.; R. Houston, Secretary.

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