Greetings Anne & fellow researchers:
It is quite possible that we can connect through my Nevin line to your Reynolds line, but we will need to work at it a bit.
In reading some of your previous postings, it appears your line came from Ireland to what you refer to as Hastings Ontario and many then to Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin. If it is actually "Read-Belleville, Tyendinaga Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada" that is exactly where my Hearld/Herald and Naphan/Nevin line originated from on this continent. John Dever Hearld/Herald m. Catheryn " Katlin" Teresa Nevin and her sister "---" Nevin, b. abt 1843, married John F. Reynolds.
I have from one source that Ann Nevin, Katlin's sister, b. about 1843, m. John Doyle. Did they divorce and she then m. John Reynolds? Did Doyle change his name to Reynolds? Was my original source incorrect?, etc.
In addition, my records shows that quite a few of my Herald line were back and forth from Syracuse, Onondaga, New York as Mary Ellen "Nellie" HERALD, b.1851 m. Thomas McAuliffe, b. 1848. One of their children, Margaret, b. 1878 m. James Kelley. [aka Kelly?] Noted you wondered in one email where else from NY to check for the Reynolds line.
See items below for some additional information. Please let me know if we are from the same family line.
Thanks, Mary Beth.
ps you may wish to visit the Oconto website and so some searches for info. :-)
Oconto County Reporter
July 24, 1896
"At her home in Florence, on Sunday morning, July 19, Mrs. John Reynolds, aged 53 years. Her husband and three sons and a daughter survive her. The deceased lived in Oconto some years ago and was a sister of Mrs. John Hearld. Mr. and Mrs. Hearld, Miss Jeannie Hearld and Miss Anna Kelly of this city attended the funeral on Tuesday morning."
See obituary below of my Great Grandpa, John Herald for additional clues on this family.
Oconto County Reporter
NOVEMBER 25, 1915 FRONT PAGE
"John Herald was a Lumber, Log, and Land Cruiser, cruising timber in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Louisianna from 1875 to 1915. He died suddenly while cruising timber near Athelstane in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Death due to heart attack. His obit says, "Mr. Herald was a good citizen, a man of sterling worth, Strict integrity and jovial kindly disposition who had made a large circle of friends ..."
The family bible lists Wausaukee as the place of death. (Another sources says, Athelstane -- south of Wausaukee. See obituary also (on file).
Those meeting the train at Stiles Junction to pick up the body and take to Oconto by carriages were: John Noonan, Jr., James Herald, M.F. Manning, John McGinnis, and Martin O'Donnell.
Pall bearers at John's funeral were: Peter Donlevy, A. M. Martineau, P. T. Meuwsen, M.P.Belleu, Mike Flanigan, Martin O'Donnell.
Out of town relatives included: M/M Will Robinson and & daughters, Green Bay; Elizabeth Robinson,GB; Anna Robinson, GB, George Kelly, Agnes Herald, GB; Miss [Mrs.?] Julia [Herald?] Kennedy, GB,
*** Ed Reynolds, Harris,MI; Will Reynolds, Crystal Falls, MI, J.E. Nelligan, Marinette. Dr./M George Melchoir and daughter Camille, Melchoir, Algoma, Michael Melchoir, Algoma." obituary.