Angus S. Reynolds was born in Broome County in 1842, the youngest son of Cornelius and Sally Ann (Lewis) Reynolds. In 1871, he married Mary English, who was born to Luke and Judith -(Clark) English. They had 3 children: Cornelius, Luke and Rosette. The birth dates for Cornelius and Rosette are unknown at this time, but Luke Reynolds was born on Apr 10, 1875. On May 25, 1900 he married Anna Kenyon, daughter of James and Marietta (Brate) Kenyon. He died in Delaware Co. NY on July 31, 1942. (source: Obit index listings on Delaware Co. NY GenWeb site).
Cornelius Reynolds was born in 1810 to John and Susan (Palmer) Reynolds who were from Westchester Co. NY. He married Sally Ann Lewis and they had 6 children. When Smith's History of Broome County was written, he was living in the area that his father settled upon arrival to the county. Cornelius was the first blacksmith in the area.
John and Susan, Cornelius's parents, were probably part of a group of the Reynolds family that settled in Broome County between 1840 and 1845. Since Angus was born in 1842 in Colesville, supposedly, it is probably safe to assume that John and Susan Reynolds settled there before that time. Other Reynolds who settled in the Osborne Hollow area of Colesville were Stephen, Daniel, and Silas, who all died there at an advanced age. The exact relationship of John to these 3 men are unknown at this time. John is not listed on the 1850 census of Colesville. There is a John Reynolds in Sanford on page 175, but whether this is Cornelius's father is also unknown at this time.
The following Reynolds are listed on the 1850 census of Broome Co. NY:
Reynolds, Rufus p155
Reynolds, Cornelius p157
Reynolds, Daniel p158
Reynolds, Martin p158
Reynolds, Silas p158
Reynolds, Stephen p158
Notes from Smith's History of Broome County:
Reynolds, Angus S., p. o. Osborn Hollow, born in Colesville in 1842, is a telegraph operator at Osborn Hollow station, notary public for six years and also farmer; wife, Mary English, born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1847, married in 1871; children three: Cornelius, Luke and Rosette. Parents, Cornelius and Sally Ann (Lewis) Reynolds, the former born in 1810, the latter in the same year; children six. Grandparents, John and Susan (Palmer) Reynolds, were from Westchester county.
Osborne Hollow.--This is a hamlet and post-office, and a station on the Albany and Susquehanna railroad, situated in the southernmost part of the town. The early settlement of Eli Osborne (from whom the place takes its name) has been alluded to. The place where Mr. Osborne formerly lived is now owned by Eli Everts. Mr. Osborne's daughter married Jedediah Bump, who also came here in early years. Hiram Coller came to this section in 1818, with his father Abraham, who settled first in the northern part of the town. Wm. Russell was an early settler here and lived many years on the sight of the Odell Hotel. Ezekiel Andrews was an early settler. Stephen, Daniel, John and Silas Reynolds came to this locality between 1840 and 1845, and all four died here at advanced ages. Stephen settled where Mr. Dort now lives; John where Cornelius lives, Daniel where Augustus lives, and Silas where Ira Reynolds lives. A. S. Reynolds, now telegraph operator at the station, is the youngest son of Cornelius Reynolds.
Cornelius Reynolds was the first blacksmith in the place. Daniel Chapman and Martin Strickland now have shops.
Obit index listings on Delaware Co. NY GenWeb site:
Reynolds, Luke E. 1875 Apr 10 1942 Aug 31 Father: Reynolds, Angus Mother: English, Mary Wife:Kenyon, Anna M: May 1900