BERRIEN REYNOLDS was a pioneer of Johnson County, to which he came about 1830. He was born in Monmouth County, J.J., March 13, 1807, and died October 7, 1887, in Texas, while visiting a daughter. He was of English origin, and came to Franklin County, Ind., in an early day. In that county, in 1826, he was united in marriage with Catherine Halsey, who was born in Wythe County, Va., February 13, 1807. Our subject and his wife continued in Franklin County, till about 1830, and then located in this county, where they made their homes until they were called away in death. Both lived to be aged. She was called away September 30, 1880. Their marriage was blessed by the birth of the following children: Mary A., Ceena H., Caroline L., Carson L., Austin B., James M., Theresa C., and Louisa M. Our subject was a farmer by occupation, and was a progressive citizen. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church, and were members of the first class of the Salem Church, where he was the first class leader. He continued throughout life, to be a zealous worker in the church. During life he held several positions of honor and trust. He was among the early representatives of Johnson County, in the state legislature. He lived a long and useful life, and was called away in his eighty-first year. Five of his children are left as his representatives.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.