REV. J. A. REYNOLDS, in charge of the Catholic congregation of Wellsburg parish, was born in Baltimore, Md., May 25, 1847, the son of THomas and Ann Reynolds, who are at the present time residents of Wheeling. Father Reynolds was educated in St. Charles college, and continued his studies at WHeeling until the period of his ordination to the priesthood in 1871. He was first assigned to the college at Wheeling, where he taught about a year and a half, after which he was sent to Weston, Lewis county, as an assistant. He was engaged in that capacity about two years, and then worked at Wheeling a short time. His next appointment was as rector of St. Clara, Doddridge county, and he remained there five years, coming from that place to Wellsburg, in August 1886. Here he has since labored efficiently in his sacred cause, and as a devoted clergyman and upright and charitable man has the highest regard of all classes of the community.
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