James Reynolds (1625-1700) of Rhode Island; match to NC?
If you are a descendent of James Reynolds (1625-1700) of Rhode Island, please consider taking a yDNA test and posting it on the Reynolds DNA project through FTDNA. The Reynolds Family Association in their Centennial book explored the possibility that the John Reynolds (c. 1709-1756) of Wilkes County, NC may/could have been the son of Francis Reynolds Jr, of Francis Reynolds Sr, of James Reynolds (1625-1700) from RI. If descendents of the James line would take the DNA test, it may help us prove this line is correct. There was an exact yDNA match on the 33-marker test (ancestry.com) between a known descendent of James and a known descendent of John Francis Reynolds (c. 1732-1803), likely son of the above mentioned John (c. 1709-1756) of Wilkes County, NC but it would be very helpful if more male descendents of the James line would post results to the Reynolds DNA project via FTDNA as ancestry.com will no longer post matches nor provide the yDNA services. Thanks for any help or thoughts. (Additional note, at least two professional genealogists have posted documentation stating that Robert/Grace Clark Reynolds of VA could not be the father of the Wilkes County John so these DNA tests will also be helpful to prove/disprove the VA link.)