William Reynolds

18 September 1709–15 January 1792 (Age 82)
South Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Reynolds was born on 18 September 1709, in South Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, James Reynolds, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Arnold, was 27. He married Deborah Greene on 18 September 1729, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 January 1792, in Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Reynolds
Deborah Greene
Marriage: 18 September 1729
Sarah Reynolds
Caleb Reynolds
David Reynolds
Griffin Reynolds
Benjamin Reynolds
James Reynolds
William Reynolds

Spouse and Children

18 September 1729
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America


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World Events (5)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 14

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 54

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 63

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Reynold .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Reinolds, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • William Raynolds in entry for Caleb Raynolds and Sarah Anderson, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • William Reynolds in entry for David Reynolds, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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