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www.childers-shepherd.org, 3 Sep 2011
John Reynolds + Anne O'Hara                             Joseph Shepherd + Elizabeth Horton
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John Daniel Reynolds            +          Therressa E. Shepherd  
   1832      -       1875                   1854                     1833      -       1903
Bunc Co NC          Bunc Co NC                   Yancey Co NC          Yancey Co NC       Bunc Co NC    


                               James Adams Reynolds (Alice Blair) 1857 - 1884
                               Anna Elizabeth Reynolds (James A. Burroughs), 1862 - 1947
                               Lillie Reynolds, 1863 - 1863
                               Minnie Taylor Reynolds (Sheperd French Chapman), 1866 - 1941
                               Ora Lillian Reynolds (John L. Carroll), 1869 - 1960
Carl Vernon Reynolds (Nellie Cocke, Edith Randolph), 1871 - 1963
                               Carrie Kennedy Reynolds, 1873 - 1913
                               Ada Bonnell Reynolds (Samuel Lightfoot Forbes), 1874 - 1939

Sources: US Census, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, Asheville, Bunc Co NC;
     NC Death Certificate, Ora Reynolds Carroll, 1960;
     NC Death Certificate, Ada Reynolds Forbes, 1939;
     NC Death Certificate, Carrie Reynolds, 1913;
     NC Death Certificate, Edith Randolph Reynolds, 1955;
     Minnie Reynolds Chapman grave photo, Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Bunc Co NC (by James Archer via FindAGrave.com;
     Ancestry.com's Horton family tree; B. Reynolds family tree; Williams family tree; Hudson family tree; Hurst Raby Shepherd family tree;

In 1860, John Reynolds and Therressa Shepherd Reynolds lived in Asheville, NC, with one child, James, age 3. John, 28,
was already occupied as a physician, and claimed real estate valued at $4000 and personal property valued at $3475.

In 1870, John and Therressa had a large household with four children,  plus Therressa's older sister Cordelia Adams and
Cordelia's son Joseph Adams. There were a black servant and a child: Harriet Vance, cook, age 25; and Leher Vance, 5.
John, again listed as physician, claimed real property worth $13,000, and personal property worth $600.

In 1880, Therressa was widowed head of household in Asheville, with these children at home: Anna, Minnie, Ora, Carrie,
Carl, and Ada. This census (others differ) lists Carrie and Carl as both age 8. Were they twins?

In 1900, Therressa was head of a large household at 88 Main Street, Asheville. Daughter Ada, 25, was still at home. Also
present were daughter Minnie with her husband Sheperd Chapman and four children, as well as nine boarders. Son Carl
was married, and in his own household nearby at 23 Woodfin Street. This census indicated that Therressa had ten children
of whom six were living. Can anyone identify the other two not listed above?
Riverside Cemetery, Asheville,
NC. Photos by Natasha via