Re: Vermilion Co, IL Reynolds 1800s/1900s
Sorry to take a while in answering.I have also seen your message on the HURLBUT board.
I know precious little of Loring REYNOLDS.Harriet C. (REYNOLDS) MOREY, his sister, married in Granville OH in 1815, having been born in the New Haven CT area (it is said)about 1798.Her father William REYNOLDS was a member of the third advance party sent from the Granville MA area to Granville OH as part of the big move from MA to OH.This was in 1806.By 1810 he had died, for in the tax list of that year his widow Theodocia (HILLS) REYNOLDS was the landholder.Unfortunately a courthouse fire in Licking Co in the 1870's destroyed any probate record that might have been filed.
Luckily, a Licking County deed survived, and it tells us that William and Theodocia REYNOLDS had three children surviving:Harriet, recently married to David MOREY, and William and Loring REYNOLDS, minors whose guardian was Enos HULBUT, now Theodocia's husband.The HURLBUTs (and presumably the REYNOLDS boys, both born say 1800-1810) had re-located to Wayne County IN.My research at the Wayne Co IN courthouse produced very little info, except that Enos and Theodocia both died around the 1840's (I will have to dig out my notes from that visit.)
The Compendium of American Genealogy indicates that Enos and Theodocia had a son who migrated to CO, and had descendants.Until I heard from you, I had no clue as to where either of the REYNOLDS boys might have gotten to.Glad to have the info.Harriet and David MOREY were my 3-greats-grandparents and stayed in OH, very near to where I was born.
Sounds like you have some very useful info on Loring REYNOLDS.I agree that the coincidences seem too many to ignore.Theodocia HILLS, by the way, has a fairly well-researched ancestry in New England, although I know absolutely nothing about William REYNOLDS, as of today.
Please share what you have.I used to live in Licking Co OH and still get back for visits, and some genealogy, of course.