My Reynolds Ancestors

This past Monday evening I had one of those delightful genealogical experiences that occur from time to time. Out of the blue I received an email message from a distant cousin who is descended from a sister of my great grandmother Mary Anna Reynolds Holladay. The Reynolds-Holladay family connections go back to the very early days of the settlements south of Green River which are now a part of Green and Adair Counties in South-Central Kentucky. The gentleman who sent the message found me through the surnames of my Adair County ancestors that I posted a couple of years ago on the Adair County page of Kentucky Genweb (  These postings sometimes take years to produce results, and it is very important that you keep a current email address posted – you never know when a distant relative with valuable information will find your listing. My newly-found Reynolds cousin and I have been exchanging emails at a great rate and I am now drafting a short writeup on the Reynolds-Holladay connections for posting to this site. I would be delighted to hear from other descendants of Henry Reynolds (1778-1849) and Nancy Ann Sallee (1783-1859) of Adair County, Kentucky.


5 Responses to “My Reynolds Ancestors”

  1. J. Farris Says:

    Hi there. I would be a descendant of Henry Reynolds and Nancy Sallee through their daughter Martha Ann Reynolds (m. John Tupman [II]) through her son Henry William Tupman. I’d be glad of any info on Henry Reynolds’ ancestry, since I don’t really have anything on it!

  2. jholladay Says:

    Henry Reynolds’ ancestry is a real brick wall for his descendants. I have collected some material but haven’t found the time to sort through it and decide what to do next. I have nothing about William Henry, or Henry William Tupman, so any info on his descendants would be appreciated. I will contact you by email.

  3. J. Farris Says:

    Henry William Tupman (b. 12/28/1855, m. Mary Lizzie Griffin 12/14/1882, d. 10/7/1932), was a farmer in the Pleasant Grove region of Adair County. Their children were Charles Tupman, Nell Tupman (Farris), Avis Tupman (Barnes), and Mattie Tupman. I believe all of Henry William Tupman’s descendants would be descended from the Farris or Barnes lines now. Charlie had no issue. Given that we’d next get into living generations, you’d need to email me for further info.

    J. Farris

  4. Joe Reynolds Says:

    My ancestor, William Reynolds married Jane Milliken lived for a number of years in and around Adire County, in the 1790s until around 1815. I hope to visit there soon. For anyone who is interested in the Reynolds Family – we are having the 85th Annual Reunion this year in Louisville, KY – we’d love to see you all there.

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