Samuel Reynolds
1757-1845


Mary Grey
1765-1860

James B Reynolds

Born:    14 Oct 1793   Georgia, USA
Died:    1854   Tennessee

Spouse:   Jane M Cawthorn   b. 14 Jun 1798   South Carolina d. after 1860   Tennessee
Married:   16 August 1816   Rutherford County, Tennessee

Link to Children of Jane and James:
Martha M (1821)
James J M (18211857)
John Coleman (1822

Absalom Green (18231895)
William P (1825)
Reuben W (1827)
Edward G B (1830)
Jacob Conner B (1833)

A brief history of James B Reynolds

James B Reynolds was born on the 14th of October 1793 in Georgia to Mary Gray and Samuel Reynolds. He had an older brother Jacob and two younger brothers, Berry and John T.

James obtained a marriage license on August 16, 1816 in Rutherford County, Tennessee and marriage was solemnized between James and Jane M. Cawthorn on the 22nd of August.

James and Jane's children included: Martha M (1821), James Jonathan Milledge (18211857), John C (1822), Absalom Green (18231895), William P (1825), Reuben W (1827), Edward G B (1830) and Jacob Conner B (1833)

In the 1820 census James and Jane were living in Franklin County, Tennessee, but by the 1830 census they had moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, where they likely remained for the rest of their lives. The last census they were both listed in was 1850 and they were located in Subdivision 2 of Lincoln County, Tennessee. In the 1860 census Jane is listed with their Grandson Gibson In District 1 of Lincoln County.

James died sometime after the 1850 census, perhaps in 1854. [Researcher note: Unconfirmed] Jane died sometime after the 1860 census. It is almost certain that they both died in Lincoln, Tennessee.

Research References & Questions:

QUESTIONS: Did James fight in the War of 1812? Was he the James Reynolds who wrote the Journal of an American Prisoner-- who was taken prisoner at Fort Malden? Journal

The 1850 census shows James 9 years younger than he should be; however, since the rest of the family is the correct names and ages, it is supposed to be an error. I do not know where I came up with the death date of 1854; however, he is not on the 1860 census with his wife Jane and Grandson Gibson.

1- 1820 U.S. Federal Census -- (Page 52 of 66) Name: James Reynolds. County: Franklin. State: Tennessee
Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: , Franklin, Tennessee; Roll: M33_123; Page: 93; Image: 39. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls.

2- 1830 U.S. Federal Census -- (Page 63 of 207) Name: James Reynolds. County: Lincoln. State: Tennessee
Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: , Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: 177; Page: 207. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201 rolls.

3- 1850 U.S. Federal Census -- Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee. (Page 107 of 203) Conner B Runnels 17, Gibson Runnels 1, James Runnels 68, Jane Runnels 60, William Runnels 25
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 94; Image: 278. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.

4- Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002
Name: James Reynolds
Spouse: Jane Cawthorn
Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1816
Marriage County: Rutherford
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.