I realize there have been past postings on this subject, but I am still working to crack my brick wall on this fellow, and trying to prove/disprove the related info in Stephen Tillman's book.
Has ANYONE seen an actual recorded will on Richard Spencer Reynolds in Wilkes Co. GA? All I've seen are various estate papers from Wilkes Co. GA. And how is it we know his full name is Richard Spencer Reynolds?
There are 1793 estate papers in Wilkes Co. GA for a Richard Reynolds, in which Thomas Reynolds becomes administrator of the this estate, unadministered by Sarah Ann Reynolds, sole exec., deceased. In an estate appraisal from 1789, four slaves are named; three of those slaves are purchased in 1793 by Thomas Reynolds (who purchased Judy), Joseph (who purchased General) and Benjamin (who purchased Ned). Two of these three slaves appear in western KY in estates of Joseph Reynolds (1822 Hickman Co. KY) and Thomas Reynolds (1831 will Hopkins County Ky). The third seems to have gone to southern Illinois with Benjamin Reynolds.
Also, the 1758 Culpeper Co. VA will of George Doggett names a daughter, Sarah Ann Rynnolds (Reynolds) as an heir. Allied names are Chattin, Scroggin. Culpeper Co. Deed Book F shows a 1770 deed from Richard Reynolds of Culpeper and his wife Sarah Anne to an Alexander McDonald.
There must have been some Reynolds moving from Culpeper to Pittsylvania and Henry Cos. William Reynolds and Martha Cole Reynolds (both identified in John and Susannah Cole's wills of 1757 and 1761 respectively in Culpeper) migrated from Culpeper Co. VA to Pittsylvania Co. VA, where William Reynolds left a 1791 will.
Humphrey Scroggin, who is said to have married Sarah Ann Doggett's sister, shows up in Wilkes Co. GA in the late 1780s. Chatten Doggett is also on Wilkes Co. tax lists of this period.
Richard Spencer's wife is said to have been Sarah Ann Hamilton or Sarah Ann Thomas, depending on the source.
I'm beginning to wonder if it might be Sarah Ann DOGGETT, given what seems to be a migration pattern from Culpeper to Pittsylvania-Henry Cos VA, and then on to Wilkes-Oglethorpe Cos. GA for some of these folks.