Thomas Reynolds

Cowcreek, Owsley, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Reynolds was born in 1831, in Cowcreek, Owsley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Pleasant W Reynolds, was 40 and his mother, Rebecca Henderson, was 37. He married Elizabeth McCollum about 1853, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Kinver, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Thomas Reynolds
Elizabeth McCollum
Marriage: about 1853
Mary E Reynolds

Spouse & Children

  • Male1831–Male

  • Elizabeth McCollum


about 1853
United States


  • Mary E Reynolds


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 31

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Reynold .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Reynolds in household of Plesant Reynolds, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Reynolds in entry for Jane Letitia Reynolds, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Thomas Reynolds in entry for Matthew Edward Reynolds, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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