Thomas Benton Reynolds
Thomas Benton Reynolds



Amzira Anthony Reynolds
1853-1918


Clarasa Ann Reavis
1854-1917

Thomas Benton Reynolds (18941929)

Born:    28 Sep 1894 Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Died:    22 Jan 1929 in Hilltop, Bedford County, Tennessee

Spouse:   Josie Tillet  
b.    20 Feb 1887   Tennessee
d.    Dec 1970   Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee

Married:   4 Mar 1924   Bedford County, Tennessee

Children of Josie (Tillet) and Thomas Benton Reynolds:

  Marvin Reynolds (1927-1982)

  Lucy Pearl (1925-unk)

[Researcher Note: Apparently both Marvin and Lucy spent a portion of
their lives committed to the Central State Santitarium in Nashville.]

Thomas was born 28 Sep 1894 in Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee to Clarasa Ann (Reavis) and Amzira Anthony Reynolds. By the 1900 census the Reynolds family were living in Bedford, Tennessee, where Thomas appeared to live for the rest of his life.

Tom married Josie Tillet on 4 Mar 1924 in Bedford County, Tennessee. Josie was born 20 Feb 1887 to Delaney (Bartlett) and Joseph Graham Tillet. Thomas and Josie had two children: Marvin and Lucy Pearl. Tragically, Thomas died at only 35 years of age of pneumonia 22 Jan 1929 in Hilltop, Bedford County, Tennessee. He is buried in the Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.   Josie remarried to Arthur Pierce in 26 July 1941 in Bedford County; however, he passed away soon afterward. Josie passed away December 1970. She is also buried in Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Research References:

1- 1900 U.S. Federal Census -- Civil District 20, Bedford, Tennessee (Page 2 of 18) Amzi Reynods 42, Clarisa A Reynods 46, Estella Reynods 22, Alonzo Reynods 22, Dovie An Reynods 19, Louela Reynods 17, Amzi Reynods 15, Betty A Reynods 13, Ida May Reynods 11, George W Reynods 8, Thomas B Reynods 5
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 20, Bedford, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1558 Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 17. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 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. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

2- 1910 U.S. Federal Census -- Civil District 23, Bedford, Tennessee, Listed (Page 11 of 18) A Reynolds 56, Claress Reynolds 56, Loudle Reynolds 27, Ida M Reynolds 24, George W Reynolds 18, Thomas Reynolds 15
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 23, Bedford, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1490; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 845. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.

3- Photos are available through the generosity of Glen Reynolds