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The James H. Reynolds' Family Tree was compiled By Robert Edward Reynolds of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Robert Taylor, of Yucaipa, CA. Contributors to the research were William Reynolds Dalton of Gulf Breeze Florida and Aubrey Wilson Reynolds of  Springdale, Arkansas. Thanks to all who participated in the research. I welcome the opportunity to publish additional information on James Reynolds.  Articles on the family, obituaries or other interesting information would be appreciated.  Thanks for visiting Reynolds Archives.

 

Robert Edward Reynolds

Descendants of Dr. James Henry Reynolds

Dr. James Henry Reynolds

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  DR. JAMES HENRY3 REYNOLDS  (NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1833 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died Feb 1893.  He married SARAH STROM 1858 in Alabama.  She died 1902.

 

Sarah Strom

 

 

More About DR. JAMES HENRY REYNOLDS:

Census: 1860, Western Division, Pike County, Alabama, Page 95

Census 2: 1870, Mount Hillard, Bullock County, Alabama, Page 103

Census 3: 1880, Farrierville, Bullock, Alabama, Page 274B

Occupation: Physician

Individual Note: 1866, Bullock created from Pike County

 

More About DR . REYNOLDS and SARAH STROM:

Marriage: 1858, Alabama

Notes for DR. JAMES HENRY REYNOLDS:   

James Henry Reynolds studied medicine with his brother, John A. Reynolds, for two years and, in 1854, graduated from Nashville (Tenn.) Medical College. After marrying Sarah Strom, he settled in what is now southeast Bullock County. He practiced medicine in this area for the rest of his life except for the short period when he was in the Confederate Army. He also served in the Alabama Legislature for one or more terms. He passed away in February 1893 and Sarah in 1902. Both are buried in the Hillard Cemetery in High Ridge Community, Al

James Henry and Sarah Reynolds had eight children with six surviving them. In addition to John Lemeul who will be discussed later, the children were; (1) William, who was a graduate of Mobile Medical Collage and practiced in the High Ridge Community and in the Union Springs, AL; (2) Lucy, who married Hosea Sellers, a planter in the High Ridge area; 3) Pearl, who married T. J. Dillard and settled in Troy, AL; Minnie and 5) Clyde, who never married.

Written by, Eulalia Reynolds Holston; Source Heritage Publishing Consultants Inc; The Pike County Book

 

Children of DR. JAMES HENRY REYNOLDS and SARAH STROM are:

              i.     JAMES4 (JIM) REYNOLDS, b. Abt. 1857, Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama.

2.           ii.     WILLIAM A. REYNOLDS, b. Abt. 1858, Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama.

             iii.     LUCY S. REYNOLDS, b. Abt. 1861, Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama.

3.          iv.     JOHN LEMUEL REYNOLDS SR., b. Dec 1863, Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama; d. 1921, Bullock County, Alabama.

             v.     MINNIE REE REYNOLDS, b. Aug 1867, Mount Hillard, Bullock County, Alabama.

             vi.     AMBROSE REYNOLDS, b. Abt. 1869, Mount Hillard, Bullock County, Alabama.

4.         vii.     PEARL REYNOLDS, b. 19 Sep 1872, Mount Hillard, Bullock County, Alabama; d. 04 Oct 1946, Pike County, Alabama.

           viii.     CLYDE REYNOLDS, b. Oct 1875, Mount Hillard, Bullock County, A.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  WILLIAM A.4 REYNOLDS (DR. JAMES HENRY3, NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1858 in Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama.

     

Child of WILLIAM A. REYNOLDS is:

              i.     WILLA5 REYNOLDS.

 

 

 

 

3.  JOHN LEMUEL4 REYNOLDS SR. (DR. JAMES HENRY3, NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born Dec 1863 in Mount Hillard, Pike County, Alabama, and died Dec.12,1924 in Bullock County, Alabama.  He married LETICIA PITTS, daughter of ADOMORANE PITTS and SUSAN EDWARDS.  She was born Jun 1874 in Bullock County, Alabama.

 

Notes for JOHN LEMUEL REYNOLDS SR:  John Lemuel Reynolds (Jake) became a successful planter with an estate in and around Bean's Crossroads southern Bullock County. He married Letitia Pitts, daughter of Adonirum Judson Pitts and his wife, the former Susan Ann Edwards, both born in Georgia. John Lemuel and Letitia Reynolds lived part of the time at Bean's Crossroads and part in Union Springs. When they lived in Union Springs, John Lemuel commuted to his farm daily by a train that traveled from Columbus, Ga. to Andalusia, Al. in the morning, returning to Columbus in the afternoon.

They had three sons: James Pitts, who died young; William Sumpter (more later); and John Lemuel, Jr., all born in Bullock County, AL. John Lemuel never married and farmed on the land inherited from his father at Bean's Crossroads, Bullock County. He died in Troy in 1967.

 

Written by, Eulalia Reynolds Holston; Source Heritage Publishing Consultants  Inc; The Pike County Book

 

View The Leticia Pitts Family Photo Album  Updated, 3/12/2006

 

Photo Album and Susan Edwards Pitts' Will submitted 9/18/2005 by, William Reynolds Dalton

 

Last Will & Test - Susan Edwards Pitts

The State of Alabama
Bullock County
In the Name of God, Amen.
I Susan Pitts of Bullock Co., AL being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare, this to be my last will and Testament;
First, I order and direct that my executor hereinafter named pay all my ....(dark line on page)......conveniently may be.
Second, After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath all the remainder of my property, consisting of real estate, where ever located, to my daughter, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, and my son, Dr. A. M. Pitts, share and share alike during the natural life of my son, Dr. A.M. Pitts.
Third, Upon the death of my son, Dr. A.M. Pitts, I give, devise and bequeath all of my said property, consisting of real estate, where ever located to my daughter, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, her heirs and assigns forever, it being the purpose of this my last will and testament, to allow my son, Dr. A.M. Pitts a life interest in my real estate only, and at this death said ...........in said .............to revert to my daughter, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds her heirs and assigns.
Fourth, I give, devise and bequeath all of my personal property now in my possession and where ever located, to my daughter, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, her heirs and assigns forever.
Fifth, I hereby appoint J. L. Reynolds, executor of my estate, and direct that no inventory or appraisement be had of my estate, and furthermore request that he be allowed to qualify without security and .......his own bond.
Lastly, I make constitute and appoint the said J. L. Reynolds, to be executor of this my last will & Test. hereby revoking all former will made by me.
  ...................., I have hereunto subscribed my name .......my seal, this the 20th day of May, Nineteen hundred and Thirteen.

                    Susan Pitts

 

More About JOHN LEMUEL REYNOLDS SR:

Census: 1900, Farriorville, Bullock, Alabama Page 284

Medical Information: John developed diabetes about the time that insulin was developed and made available to the medical community.  Unfortunately he did not fully understand the medical use of the drug and and later died

     

Children of JOHN REYNOLDS SR. and LETICIA PITTS are:

5.           i.     WILLIAM SUMPER5 REYNOLDS, b. Feb 1897, Farriorville, Bullock County, Alabama; d. 01 Feb 1965, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

              ii.     JOHN LEMUEL REYNOLDS JR, b. Farriorville, Bullock County, Alabama; d. 1967, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

 

 

4.  PEARL4 REYNOLDS (DR. JAMES HENRY3, NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born 19 Sep 1872 in Mount Hillard, Bullock County, Alabama, and died 04 Oct 1946 in Pike County, Alabama.  She married THOMAS JEFFERSON DILLARD 12 Feb 1896 in Union Springs, Alabama, son of CRAWFORD DILLARD and MARY BRILEY.  He was born 23 Apr 1858 in Post Oak Community, Dale Co., Alabama, and died 04 Mar 1927 in Pike County, Alabama.

 

More About PEARL REYNOLDS:

Burial: 1946, Murphy Methodist Church, Pike County, Alabama

 

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON DILLARD:

Burial: 1927, Murphy Methodist Church, Pike County, Alabama

Census: 1910, 3-Wd Troy, Pike, Alabama Page 81A

 

More About THOMAS DILLARD and PEARL REYNOLDS:

Marriage: 12 Feb 1896, Union Springs, Alabama

     

Children of PEARL REYNOLDS and THOMAS DILLARD are:

              i.     CLYDE R5 DILLARD, b. 24 Mar 1897, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. 23 Feb 1982.

              ii.     EDGAR PUSH DILLARD, b. 10 Jul 1898, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. Jul 1976, Bucks, Pennsylvania; m. SUE ATTISON.

             iii.     JAMES CRAWFORD DILLARD, b. 11 Mar 1900, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. 02 Mar 1934.

 

More About JAMES CRAWFORD DILLARD:

Burial: 1934, Murphy Methodist Church, Pike County, Alabama

 

 

             iv.     BABY DILLARD, b. 03 Mar 1902, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. 23 Mar 1902.

             v.     SARAH PEARL DILLARD, b. 09 Apr 1903, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; m. HOMER ROY MILES.

             vi.     THOMAS JEFFERSON DILLARD, b. 02 Sep 1905, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. Sep 1982; m. NELLIE BEATRICE SHIRLEY, 01 Sep 1935, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

 

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON DILLARD:

Occupation: City of Troy Butane Gas Department and The Southeast Alabama Gas Company

 

More About THOMAS DILLARD and NELLIE SHIRLEY:

Marriage: 01 Sep 1935, Troy, Pike County, Alabama

 

            vii.     INFANT DILLARD, b. 18 Dec 1907, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. Pike County, Alabama.

           viii.     ELIZABETH ANN DILLARD, b. 17 Dec 1908, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; m. HERMAN LEWIS.

             ix.     JOHN PARON DILLARD, b. 20 Apr 1911, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

             x.     DANNY DILLARD, b. 17 May 1913, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; m. LAURA HIEM.

             xi.     JOE HENRY DILLARD, b. 31 Dec 1916, Troy, Pike County, Alabama; d. 03 Aug 1999; m. BERTHA BYRD.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5.  WILLIAM SUMPER5 REYNOLDS (JOHN LEMUEL 4, DR. JAMES HENRY3, NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born Feb 1897 in Farriorville, Bullock County, Alabama, and died 01 Feb 1965 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama.  He married MAUDE H HOWARD 01 Feb 1920 in Alabama.  She was born 29 Aug 1899 in Alabama, and died 09 Sep 1974 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

 

 

Notes for WILLIAM SUMPER REYNOLDS:

William R. Dalton wrote, "My grandfather , W. S. Reynolds told me that his father sent him to military school in his teens after he and some of his companions shaved the heads of some Mormon Missionaries in Union Springs.  This gave him a good education and helped him enter Auburn and become a doctor of vet. medicine.  He practiced in and around Troy Al for 47 years.  He died of a stroke in 1965 while working.  It was said that his was one of the biggest funerals Troy has ever know.  He had many friends as he practiced his profession from the heart without regard to his pocketbook.  Many times he refused payment and was often paid in chickens etc.  .  It was my privilege to live with him in Troy as a senior in High School and two years of college.  He taught me the dignity and value of hard work.    He never went to church , but he was as much as christian man as I have ever known.  Every day he lived the first and greatest commandment :  to love the Lord .... and to love his fellow man as himself.  His wealth was not counted in things of this life but by a more eternal measure and standard.

Submitted by William R Dalton 8/7/2005

 

More Notes for Dr. WILLIAM SUMPER REYNOLDS:

William Sumpter Reynolds attended Barnes School in Montgomery, graduating at age 16. He then attended Auburn University, graduating in Veterinary Medicine in 1818. After serving in the U.S. Army for a short period at the end of World War I, he began his veterinary practice for a short time in Dothan, AL and then Luverne, AL where he not only practiced medicine but, also, found a wife, marrying Maud Howard, daughter of William Brunson and Leila Triphosa Folmar Howard. They were married on 1 Feb 1920. After two or three years of practice in Luverne  Dr. and Mrs. Reynolds moved to Troy in 1923, where they lived for the balance of their lives. Dr. Reynolds practiced veterinary medicine in the counties, namely, Pike, Crenshaw and Bullock

Written by, Eulalia Reynolds Holston; Source Heritage Publishing Consultants Inc.; The Pike County Book

 

More About WILLIAM SUMPER REYNOLDS:

Census: 1900, Farriorville, Bullock County, AL

Census 2: 1930, Troy, Pike County Alabama Page IB

 

More About WILLIAM REYNOLDS and MAUDE HOWARD:

Marriage: 01 Feb 1920, Alabama

     

Children of WILLIAM REYNOLDS and MAUDE HOWARD are:

              i.     EULALIA6 REYNOLDS, b. 1922, Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. COL. ALFORD HOLSTON.

 

More About EULALIA REYNOLDS:

Census: private, Troy, Pike County Alabama Page IB

 

   Bob, Eulalia Reynolds Holston (my aunt)  passed away Tuesday , July 6. of a sudden brain stem hemmorage.  I'm sending her obit for your records, which my sister Caryl sent me just now.  Bill  (William Reynolds Dalton)   Gulf Breeze , Fl

Funeral services for Mrs. Holston will be Friday, July 9, 2010, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Luke Lane officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Holston will be Friday from 12 p.m., until 2 p.m

Green Hills Funeral Home
1621 South US Highway 29
Troy, AL 36079

Eulalia Reynolds Holston: Obituary July 6, 2010

 Eulalia Reynolds Holston, age 88, of Troy, Alabama, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at a Montgomery hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Holston will be Friday, July 9, 2010, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Luke Lane officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Holston will be Friday from 12 p.m., until 2 p.m.

    Mrs. Holston was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William Sumter Reynolds and Maud Howard Reynolds. She is survived by her husband, Col. Alfred Holston; three daughters; Kay Holston Smith (Ralph), Ann Holston Ham (Wayne), and Susan Holston Bird (Darryl); one brother, William Jake Reynolds; one sister, Eleanor Reynolds Waldrop; nine grandchildren; Joshua Holston Smith (Suzy), Lee Winfree Smith, Kathryn Reynolds Smith, Eleanor Holston Ham, Patrick Holston Ham (Sarah), William Holston Messina, Jane Ann Messina, Jonathan Douglas Bird, Emily Michelle Bird and three great grandchildren. 

    Mrs. Holston received her BS degree from Troy University. She was a former board member for the Troy Public Library and served as a member of the Pike County Historical Society. Mrs. Holston was a lifelong member of the Troy First Baptist Church where she was currently a member of the Builders Sunday School Class. Other memberships she proudly served were the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), the New Century Club, the Woman's Club, the Florabunda Garden Club and the Pike Pioneer Museum.

    The First Baptist Church Builders Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers for the service. In addition to flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Troy Public Library.

    Friends can sign the guest book and order flowers at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Eulalia Reynolds Holston.

 

 

6.           ii.     ELEANOR REYNOLDS, b. private, Pike County, Alabama.

             iii.     WILLIAM JAKE REYNOLDS, b. private, Pike County, Alabama.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

6.  ELEANOR6 REYNOLDS (WILLIAM SUMPER5, JOHN LEMUEL4, DR. JAMES HENRY3, NEUMON2, HENRY1) was born 27 Sep 1924 in Pike County, Alabama.  She married (1) CAPT. FORREST ADOLPH DALTON.  He was born 13 Feb 1924 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 04 Mar 1957 in Near Keisler Air Force Base.  She married (2) JAMES HENRY WALDROP in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 

 

More About ELEANOR REYNOLDS: Census: 1930, Troy, Pike County Alabama Page IB

 

More About CAPT. FORREST ADOLPH DALTON:

Census: 1957, Pike County, Alabama

 

 

 

    Capt Forrest Adolph Dalton  

 

    A B-57 bomber carrying the name of Captain Forrest A. Dalton occupies a place of honor in front of the Air Force Armament Museum in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

   

    Captain Dalton was a 33-year-old Eglin Air Force Base pilot when he died April 4, 1957. His B-57 crashed 15 miles north of Van Cleve, Mississippi. The accident was based on engine failure.

   

    Dalton, a veteran of World War II and Korea, left a wife and eight children behind. His son, Michael, was quoted as saying, "I lost My Dad when I was 5. I never really knew him, but whenever I'd go out to Elgin Id fell close to him. That's where he lived and worked, and whenever I'd go to the museum, I could visualize scene seeing my Dad its name there somewhere." After the dedication of the B-57, his dream came true.

   

 

    Captain Dalton was a son of Forest Alford Dalton JR. and Foy Elizabeth Spencer and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Dalton and Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Spencer, all of Pike County. His wife was the former Eleanor Reynolds; daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Reynolds. He attended both Troy High School and Troy State University. He is buried in Troy.

 

Article appeared in Heritage Published Consultants, Inc.

Written by Eulalia Reynolds Holtson, Troy Alabama

 

 

 

More About JAMES WALDROP and ELEANOR REYNOLDS:

Marriage: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

     

Children of ELEANOR REYNOLDS and CAPT. DALTON are:

              i.     WILLIAM R7 DALTON, b. private, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

              ii.     DIANE DALTON, b., private, private Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

             iii.     DAVID FORREST DALTON, private, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

             iv.     CARYL DALTON, b. Private, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.

             v.     DAWN ELIZABETH DALTON, b. private, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

             vi.     MICHEAL HOWARD DALTON, b. private, Eglin Air Force Base , Florida.

            vii.     SAMUEL THEO DALTON, b. private, Eglin Air Force Base , Florida.

           viii.     JOHNATHAN EDWARD DALTON, b. private, Avalpariso, Florida.

 

     

Child of ELEANOR REYNOLDS and JAMES WALDROP is:

             ix.     LETITIA7 WALDROP

 

 

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