About Thomas Reynolds
BIOGRAPHY: From research done by Roger T. Morris.
Thomas Reynolds was born about 1725 in either Caroline or Essex County, Virginia. His occupation was a School Master. He was married ca 1750 to Ann (UNK) Reynolds. Records from Caroline County indicate that they were living in that county in 1772. In 1782, Thomas resided at Port Royal where he lived and held classes at the home of a Mr. Frawner.
The only land Thomas is known to have owned in Caroline County was 50 acres that he purchased from the Ship family in 1782. His ownership of this land was later in dispute...Thomas and Ann Reynolds continued to live in Caroline County until about 1786/87 when they separated. Thomas moved to Botetourt County to live with their oldest son, John. Ann moved to Madison County where she purchased two tracts of land. She lived on one of these and she loaned the other to her youngest son, Henry "Harry" Byne Reynolds. The reason Thomas and Ann lived apart is unkonwn.
Thomas was living in Botetourt County by about 1786. He continued to live there until his death except for a period when he, according to a neighbor, Daniel Givens, "went down country". He was probably with Ann in Madison County during this time. Thomas died testate in 1804 in Botetourt County and Ann died testate in 1810 in Madison County.