News: Looking for females who are in the pure female lines (mother to daughter) from William and Sarah who are willing to do an mtDNA test. Such a person would be descended along an all female line from Mary DEVIN Biggers or Margaret DEVIN Reynolds. The hope is to identify the markers for Sarah SMITH Devin to help identify her parents. Contact the webmaster if interested.

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Allen Gilmer Reynolds[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1818 - 1887


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  • Born  10 Oct 1818  Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Died  06 Jul 1887  Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried  Worlds Cemetery, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Allen Gilmer Reynolds Marker
    Allen Gilmer Reynolds Marker
    Notes 
    • Allen Gilmer Reynolds married Martha Ann Jackson 24 May 1843. Their oldest son, Levi was born 5 years before their marriage. Levi C. Reynolds is shown on the 1850 Va Census with Allen & Martha. He is 12 years old and his brother, James Samuel is 6 years old. On the 1860 VA census, he appears as Chesley (the writing is ?, still with Allen and Martha; it could be Chester, he names a son Levi Chester). He is also shown on the 1860 Pennsylvania Census as Levi alongside his future wife Margaret Jane Reynolds. They are listed as farm helper and domestic helper in the household of Margaret's Uncle. We find no evidence that Levi served in either the Confederacy or with the Union Army. By 1870 they have their own family in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Levi is found on a family history compiled by Sandra Bently Reynolds, wife of Harry Lovell Reynolds, Jr., which reports Levi as the son of Allen Gilmer and Martha Ann Jackson. Further investigation of the descendants of Levi and Margaret purports that Margaret Jane and Levi were cousins, although none of their descendants have discovered how they may have been related. I believe Levi is Martha's son that she named for her uncle Levi, in whose household she lived after the death of her mother, Judith Emmerson. Two of Martha's younger siblings are mentioned in the Will of Levi; who left them property provided they remained with his wife Ann (Judith's sister) until her death.
    • Allen Gilmer Reynolds + Martha Ann Jackson d/o Judith Emmerson and James Samuel Jackson.
    • Sherry Moschler and Michael Reynolds of 1426 Barn Road Callands Virginia submitted the following information to be included in the Heritage Series of Books for Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; this can be seen at the Bassett Historical Society Bassett, Virginia Article # 1095:
      " Allen Gilmer Reynolds married Martha Ann Jackson. They lived on Turkeycock Mountain at a place known as "Double Oaks Gap". A foundation on the old homeplace can still be detected there along with large piles of rock - monuments to the backbreaking work involved in clearing the mountain land for farming purposes. Two of their children are buried at Double Oaks Gap. In 1878 they moved off the mountain to the Grady Community.

      (Tabitha and Texanna, two of their daughters died, probably of yellow fever during an epidemic just before they returned to Grady; Allen and Martha were parents to eight children, six who reached maturity and produced families of their own.-Mary Frances Eggleston

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    • Allen Gilmer Reynolds was named by his mother, Sarah Philpott, for her brother, Allen Gilmer Philpott.
    Person ID  I4026  Devin Timber | William Devin Progeny, Mary Eggleston Pedigree, Margret Devin Reynolds Descendants
    Last Modified  30 Nov 2012 

    Father  John Devin Reynolds,   b. 22 Feb 1783, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1831, Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Ann "Sally" Philpott,   b. 01 Oct 1784, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1863, Pittsylvania County, Virginia C.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Jul 1808  Henry County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1489  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Ann Jackson,   b. 30 Mar 1819, North Carolina or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1909, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married  24 May 1843  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Notes 

    • 1860 Census VA Franklin Co VA SW district
      HH 663 661
      Allen G Reynolds 42
      Martha A 42
      Chesley 23
      James S 18
      William B 12
      Tabitha Ann 14
      Permelia E 8
      Texanna F 7
      John H 5
      Cephas W 2
    Children 
    >1. Levi C. Reynolds,   b. 02 Feb 1837, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1916, North East, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Samuel "Jim" Reynolds,   b. 11 Mar 1844, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1907, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Tabitha Ann Reynolds,   b. 22 Sep 1846, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1878, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William Barton "Bart" Reynolds,   b. 28 Sep 1848, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1919, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mary Permelia Elizabeth Reynolds,   b. 31 Jan 1851, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1929, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. John Henry Reynolds,   b. 02 May 1855, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1918, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Cephus Wilson Reynolds,   b. 24 Jul 1858, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1893, Marlowe homeplace, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Texanna Reynolds,   b. 22 Apr 1853, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1878, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  28 May 2011 
    Family ID  F1691  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    The Rennolds-Reynolds Family of England and Virginia; page 338
    The Rennolds-Reynolds Family of England and Virginia; page 338
    published by Stephen Frederick Tillman (1947)
    Marriage bond for Allen Reynolds & Martha Ann Jackson
    Marriage bond for Allen Reynolds & Martha Ann Jackson

  • Sources 
    1. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      Sandra Reynolds e-mail to S67727
      The names of Allen Gilmer Reynolds and Martha Ann's girls were Tabitha Ann Reynolds born on 22 Sep. 1846 in Callands, VA Turkeycock Mountain. She died before 1878 on the Mt. and is buried there. Her Sister Texanna Reynolds was born on 22 Apr. 1853 in Callands, VA Turkeycock Mountain. She also died before 1878. We know this because Allen and Martha moved off of the Mt. that year. and these two girls are buried there at the old home place. Someone told me what they died of but I can't remember what it was. They were sick at the same time and it was a very contagious disease. I might have it in my notes someplace and if I ever find it I will let you know. There was a third sister. Her name was Mary Permelia Elizabeth (Bett) Reynolds born on 31Jan 1851 on Turkeycock Mt. She died 9 June 1930. She is buried with her husband, Joshua Columbus Manning ( married 15 May 1873 Franklin Co. VA. Joshua is listed living with his father in the 1860 Henry County Virginia census being 7 years old. Joshua died in 1931 , June 27th while living with his daughter Annie in Milton North Carolina. He's buried in the graveyard on John Levy Reynolds's place. His birthday on his stone is 9 Sep. 1851 and death date is 23 Sep 1930. A grandson, of John Levy Reynolds ,Fredrick (Lynn) Reynolds owns that farm now. James Samuel ( born 11, Mar. 1844 died 7 Apr. 1907)is also buried there with his wife Elizabeth M. Reynolds. She was born on March 31, 1853 and died 20 Aug. 1926. They married 15, May 1873. Emma and John Reynolds and a couple of their children and a few other people are buried there. The graveyard has been well taken care of. The Manning' had 8 children and I can send that information if you would like it.

    2. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      Allen (Gilmer) Reynolds and wife Martha Ann Jackson sold to Barton (Wm. Barton, Sr., {his brother}) all claims in Sarah (Philpott) Reynolds' 1/3 part fell to her by John D. (Devin) Reynolds, decd.

    3. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      23 Sep 1834 Wm (Garrett)Reynolds sold to John D.(Devin) Reynolds his interest in land undivided and subject to the widow's dower on Buckskin and Tomahawk Creek 226 ac. "I certify that 21st day of Aug 1845, William (Garrett) Reynolds, Charles T. (Thomas) Reynolds, Josiah Reynolds, Allen G. (Gilmer) Reynolds and Henry Headrick & wife Sally Reynolds conveyed to John D. (Devin) Reynolds their interest in said land."

    4. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      DAR Patriot Index Lookup - Patriot Charles Thomas Philpott, f/o Sarah "Sally" Philpott w/o John Devin Reynolds f/o Allen Gilmer Reynolds born on 18 - Oct - 1818 at Pittsylvania Co VA died at Franklin Co VA on 21 - Jan - 1887 and his ( 1st ) wife Martha Ann Jackson born on (c) - - 1819 at ? died at Franklin Co VA on - - married on 24 - May - 1843
      married at Pittsylvania Co VA

      5.
      The Said Allen Gilmer Reynolds was the child of John Devin Reynolds born on 22 - Feb - 1783 at Pittsylvania Co VA died at Pittsylvania Co VA on 18 - Mar - 1831 and his ( 1st ) wife Sarah A Philpott born on 1 - Oct - 1784 at Frederick Co MD
      died at Pittsylvania Co VA on (c) - - 1863 married on 19 - Jul - 1806 married at Henry Co VA

      6.
      The Said Sarah A Philpott was the child of
      Charles Thomas Philpot born on 20 - Nov - 1753 at Charles Co MD died at Henry Co VA on 29 - Feb - 1836 and his ( 1st ) wife Elizabeth Garrett Mockoboy born on - - at Frederick Co MD died at Henry Co VA on (c) - - 1793 married on 14 - Feb - 1780

      married at Frederick Co MD

    5. [S04249] Boisseau, Mary Leigh.

    6. [S04249] Boisseau, Mary Leigh.
      18.October.1818

    7. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      Headstone Photo

    8. [S04630] Rigg Website, viewed 22.Feb.2003.
      21.January.1887

    9. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston, 31 Aug 2010.
      1900 Census Henry Co.Va Leatherwood ED52, family 7
      1910 Census Henry Co.Va Leatherwood ED68, family 11


    10. [S04630] Rigg Website, viewed 22.Feb.2003.
      1843

    11. [S04117] Sylvia Reynolds, email dated 09.Mar.2003.

    12. Mary Frances R.eynolds Eggleston.
      Marriage Record Allen Reynolds + Martha Ann Jackson 24 May 1843; surety James Jackson