Portrait & Biographical Album of Whitside Co. 1885
15 Apr 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Draper B. Reynolds, a pioneer of Whiteside County of 1837, was born in Vermont and was taken to Pennsylvania by his parents in early childhood. He grew to manhood in Tioga County, and in the autumn of the year named he came to Illinois for the first time. He made a claim on section 11, Lyndon Township, and returned to Pennsylvania. He came back to Lyndon Township, accompanied by his father-in-law, Capt. Harry Smith, and family. They made the route to this place by the Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and landed at Albany. After a residence of a few years, he went to Iowa, where he died, March 27, 1875.
His marriage to Harriet S. Smith took place in 1828. She died April 17, 1847, and left eight children, seven of whom are now living: Julia is the wife of P.A. Brooks (see sketch); Anna M. married Martin Conyne and lives in Mongomery Co., Iowa; Harrison is a resident of Grand River Valley, Col.; Warren lives at Santa Fe, N. M.; Jasper is a citizen of Kokomo, Col.; Leonora is the widow of Thomas Fennessy and lives in Iowa Co., Iowa; Charlotte M. is the wife of David Olmstead, of Sac Co., Iowa.