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George Reynolds

Male 1708 - Bef 1781  (< 72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George Reynolds was born on 14 Aug 1708 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island (son of Joseph Reynolds and Susanna Babcock); died before 2 Apr 1781 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    Justice of the peace, 1747-50.

    Abstract of the will of George Reynolds:

    (By Alden G. Beaman, Rhode Island Genealogical Register 166, Oct 1985, pp. 85-88)

    George Reynolds of Exeter yeoman. Will dated 11 Mar 1777, proved 2 Apr 1781.

    Wife Joanna; sons: Joseph, and Robert; daughters: Isabel Sprague, Sarah Wells, Lucy Eldred, Lydia Gardiner, Elizabeth Vaughan, Joanna Willcox, Anne Baker, Alice Reynolds, unmarried. Mary Reynolds daughter of Sarah Wells.

    Witnesses: George Peirce, Oliver Spink and Amey Spink.

    George married Joanna Spencer on 14 Sep 1729 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island. Joanna (daughter of Capt. Robert Spencer and Theodosia Whaley) was born on 30 Sep 1711 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Reynolds

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Reynolds was born about 1672 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island (son of Joseph Reynolds and (Unknown first wife of Joseph Reynolds)); died in Apr 1722 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Joseph married Susanna Babcock about 1696. Susanna (daughter of John Badcock and Mary Lawton) died after 1740. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Susanna Babcock (daughter of John Badcock and Mary Lawton); died after 1740.

    Notes:

    Also called Ann Babcock.

    "Susanna Babcock, the wife of Joseph Reynolds, was the daughter of John and Mary (Lawton) Babcock. She was born in Westerly, R.I., where her father was one of the first settlers. [...] The name Susannah is given as Ann in the list of John Babcock's children in The Babcock Genealogy. She is there placed as the second child born in 1665, but most likely was born later." [Henry Suydam Reynolds, "One Branch of the Reynolds Family of North Kingstown, R. I.", citation details below.]

    "The will of Joseph [Reynolds], Jr. was probated April _____, 1722, Susanna (his widow) executrix, with her brother Job Babcock." [Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, Pennsylvania, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 1. George Reynolds was born on 14 Aug 1708 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island; died before 2 Apr 1781 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Reynolds was born on 6 Nov 1652 (son of James Reynolds and Deborah); died in Jun 1739 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Nov 1652, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island
    • Alternate death: Jun 1739, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island

    Joseph married (Unknown first wife of Joseph Reynolds) about 1672. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  (Unknown first wife of Joseph Reynolds)

    Notes:

    Called by Austin (citation details below) "Susanna"; he states that she married, second, 7 Nov 1723, Robert Spencer.

    Children:
    1. Deborah Reynolds
    2. 2. Joseph Reynolds was born about 1672 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island; died in Apr 1722 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

  3. 6.  John Badcock was born about 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of James Badcock and Sarah); died before 6 Jan 1685 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1685, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
    • Alternate death: Bef 26 Jun 1685, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    Also called John Babcock.

    "John Babcock and his family were the only settlers to stay in Westerly during [King Philip's War], seeking protection from Connecticut. He joined the Stonington militia, and, according to tradition, was engaged in the 'Great Swamp Fight' on 19 Dec. 1675, the very day his son Elihu was born. While Westerly was controlled by Connecticut he was a freeman of that colony, but upon the conclusion of the war the town passed back under the jurisdiction of Rhode Island, even though Connecticut did not give up her claim to the area until 1728. On 12 June 1678 he was elected by the General Assembly of Rhode Island as Conservator of the Peace for Westerly. He served as Deputy from Westerly to the General Assembly in 1682 and 1684." [Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, citation details below.]

    "He died intestate in 1685, and the town council made his will on June 26, 1685. The council found that James, the eldest son, had made a 'settled agreement' with his mother, by which she was to have half the real estate, which otherwise would have come to him by the law of primogeniture. This agreement was accepted by the council. The movable estate, which amounted to £790 3s, in current silver of New England, and was the largest estate recorded in the town for many years, included a 'neggar boy, 2 Injin men & Indian garls,' the Indians being captives sold into slavery." [Babcock and Allied Families, citation details below. Because New England is a shining city on a hill.]

    John married Mary Lawton in 1670 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Mary (daughter of George Lawton and Elizabeth Hazard) died on 8 Nov 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Lawton (daughter of George Lawton and Elizabeth Hazard); died on 8 Nov 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Dec 1711, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    "Their son James Babcock (b. 1663) had son: Dr. Joshua Babcock, b. 1707, served as speaker of R. I. legislature, chief justice R. I. Supreme Court, and major general of militia. His son: Henry Babcock (1736-1800), graduated from Yale at 16 (1752), entered army, became captain at 18, major at 20, lieut. colonel at 21, and colonel at 22; commanded all troops at Newport, R. I., Feb. 1776, but removed in May because of insanity." [Ancestry of Robert Harry McIntire, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 3. Susanna Babcock died after 1740.
    2. Job Babcock was born about 1671 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died after 22 Aug 1754 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Reynolds died in 1700 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt Sep 1700, Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    Austin (citation details below) places him as a son of original Providence proprietor William Reynolds, but apparently that William married in 1638, too late to have been a father of this James.

    James married Deborah before 1648. Deborah died before 1692. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Deborah died before 1692.
    Children:
    1. 4. Joseph Reynolds was born on 6 Nov 1652; died in Jun 1739 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.

  3. 12.  James Badcock was born about 1612; died on 12 Jun 1679 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Jun 1679, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
    • Alternate death: 12 Jun 1679, Stonington, New London, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: Aft 12 Jun 1679, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    Also called James Babcock.

    First appears in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1642; came to Westerly with his family in March 1662. One of the initial freemen of Westerly. He was a blacksmith and a gunsmith.

    "In 1678 he was baptized by Elder William Hiscox and he joined the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport and Westerly." [Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, citation details below.]

    James married Sarah about 1640 in England. Sarah died after 1664. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Sarah died after 1664.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1665

    Children:
    1. James Babcock was born about 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1698 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.
    2. 6. John Badcock was born about 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died before 6 Jan 1685 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.
    3. Job Badcock was born about 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died between 26 Mar 1715 and 7 Apr 1718 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.
    4. Mary Badcock was born about 1655 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1747 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

  5. 14.  George Lawton was born before 23 Sep 1607 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England (son of George Lawton and Isbell Smith); died on 5 Oct 1693 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Sep 1607, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated to New England 1637. One of the 28 founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1655, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1679, and 1680. Elected Assistant to the Governor of Rhode Island, 1680; held the position for seven of the next ten years.

    "On January 30, 1690, Lawton, with five other Assistants wrote to T. M. William and Mary a congratulatory letter upon their accession to the throne, and gave an account of the affairs of the colony, with particular mention of the deposition of Governor Andros." [Babcock and Allied Families, citation details below]

    George married Elizabeth Hazard about 1647 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Hazard and Martha) was born about 1630. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Elizabeth Hazard was born about 1630 (daughter of Thomas Hazard and Martha).
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Lawton died on 8 Nov 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.