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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 1654 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Jonathan Reynolds, descendant of the New England family of that name, married and had a son Job.

(II) Job, son of Jonathan Reynolds, was born in 1778, settled in Washington county, New York, where he cleared a farm and established a home. He married Anna Hanks, born 1784. Children:

  1. Porter Hanks, of whom further.
  2. Schuyler, married Mabel Hubbard; children: Dudley, Schuyler, Edward, Warren and Frank.
  3. Harriet, married Franklin Sheppard.

(III) Porter Hanks, son of Job and Anna (Hanks) Reynolds, was born in Greenwich, Washington county, New York, December 4, 1803. He married, December 12, 1825, Mary Sheldon Remington, born July 25, 1807. Children:

  1. Mary, born June 31 [sic], 1829, died June 12, 1834.
  2. Amander Porter, of whom further.
  3. Arthur D., born July 12, 1835; married, March 21, 1855, Martha Dobbins; child,
    1. Porter, died young.
  4. James Herbert, born September 12, 1837, died January 19, 1897.
  5. Merritt L. (twin), born April 15, 1840; married, October 15, 1862, Caroline Simmons; children:
    1. Porter H.;
    2. Mary S., married Charles Hosmer.
  6. Mary Sheldon (twin) married, June 8, 1864, William Tybrant McMaster, born October 15, 1835, died July 4, 1870; children: Porter Robert, Mary Lena and Henry William.
  7. William Pitt, born December 7, 1843; married, January 2, 1866, Harriet Preston, who died August, 1908; child:
    1. Daughter, married Rev. D. H. Clarkson.
  8. Job, born April 30, 1846, died July 29, 1847.

(IV) Amander Porter, son of Porter Hanks and Mary Sheldon (Remington) Reynolds, was born June 6, 1831, died November 22, 1864. He was a farmer, lived and died in the old homestead built by his parents. He married, March 6, 1855, Mary E., daughter of Adley and Harriet (Stanley) Sherman; child, Adley Job, of whom further. Mary E. (Sherman) Reynolds was a granddaughter of Adley Sherman, who died December 16, 1821. He was a farmer of Washington county, owning land in the town of Easton, where he lived and died. He married Susanna Huddleston. Children:

  1. Martha F., born July 22, 1794;
  2. Jonathan, September 30, 1795;
  3. Stephen, April 23, 1797;
  4. Almira, April 23, 1799;
  5. Peleg, August 9, 1801;
  6. Medusa, June 16, 1802;
  7. Susanna, January 27, 1804;
  8. Adley, May 31, 1805;
  9. Charlotte, September 9, 1806;
  10. Elizabeth, May 10, 1808;
  11. Polly Maria, November 10, 1809;
  12. Elisha Brownell, October 13, 1812;
  13. Minnie, September 13, 1813;
  14. Caleb, December 7, 1814;
  15. Olive, September 17, 1817.

Adley (2) Sherman, son of Adley (1) Sherman, was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, New York, May 31, 1805, married, July 4, 1852, Harriet, daughter of Abiel and Rizpah (Bailey) Stanley, born June 2, 1815, died January 31, 1898. Children:

  1. John;
  2. Mary E., married Amander Porter Reynolds;
  3. Rizpah, married Jerome B. Wright.

(V) Adley Job, son of Amander Porter and Mary E. (Sherman) Reynolds, was born on the old homestead in North Greenwich, Washington county, New York, April 1, 1858. His early education was obtained in the public schools of the town, followed by courses of study at Greenwich high school and Troy Conference Academy at Poultney, Vermont. He owns and cultivates a fine farm, which is part of the original tract settled by Job Reynolds prior to the year 1800. He is also a director in the First National Bank of Greenwich, and for two terms represented Greenwich on the Washington county board of supervisors. He is prominent in the Masonic order, master of Greenwich Lodge, No. 554, Free and Accepted Masons, and district deputy grand master for the district comprising the counties of Washington, Saratoga and Warren. Politically he is a Republican; a member of the Baptist church.

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