Abel Reynolds

Abel Reynolds

Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jun 1905 (aged 93)
West York, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Burial West York, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 33070307 · View Source
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Obituary of Abel Reynolds
14 June 1905
Clark County (IL) Herald

Abel Reynolds, one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford county and one of the oldest residents of that county, passed away at the home of his son John at West York on June 3. He had reached the advanced age of 93 years and had lived more than four score years in the vicinity in which he died.

He was a son of Jesse and Williamettra Lamb Reynolds and was born in Randolph county, North Carolina, January 4, 1812, and was thus aged 93 years and 5 months. He came with his father's family to Crawford county, Illinois, 1820. there he grew to manhood, receiving a limited education in the subscription schools of that early eay. He began farming on reaching his majority but sold his form in 1838 and bought a grist mill at York. This mill was destroyed by fire in 1851, Mr. Reynolds losing all his savings accumulated by years of hard labor. He again went to work on a farm, with a brave heart and a determined will, and in course of time he had accumulated enough money to purchase another farm. He continued farming until 1882 when he removed to West York and engaged in carpentering which occupation he followed until the infirmities incident to old age compelled him to lead a retired life.

On November 11, 1832, Mr. Reynolds was married to Miss Sarah Cox. Six children were born to this union. The wife and five children preceded our subject in death, one son surviving. He is survivied by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, who with a host of friends, mourn his death.
The funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Richard Layton and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The burial took place at the Lindley cemetery near West York.

Abel Reynolds was a typical representative of that sturdy class of Quakers who settled Northern Crawford. He was industrious, frugal, honest and charitable and always commanded the respect of his acquaintances. He was a member of the Friends' church and his daily life exemplified his profession.--Democrat.

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