Sarah Reynolds: Birth: 1768 in Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Death: UNKNOWN
Eunice Reynolds: Birth: 03 FEB 1778 in Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Death: 13 FEB 1861 in Pollett River, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
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Page: The American Revolution, Volume 3, AMERICAN THEATRE: Jan. 1, 1776-Feb. 18, 1776, WILLIAM BELL CLARK, Editor, The U.S. Navy Department, WASHINGTON: 1968, L.C. Card No. 64-60087, excerpt from Page 1165-1166. Identifies original document as: Papers CC (Letters from George Washington), 152, I, 567-68, NA; enclosed in Washington to Hancock, March 27, 1776. Found at web site: http://kennewcombe.com/newcomb/depost.htm. As written, by Thomas H. Semelbauer, August 11, 1999, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Page: Story of Two Brides. Story edited from the original story by Marion H. Reynolds, published in the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Reynolds Family Association Reunion Sept. 9th, Hotel McAlpin, New York City
Note: Summary Captain Nathaniel Reynolds [Blanch.1.6], male, was born circa 1730 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA and christened October 25 1730 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. He died in January 1782 at sea off of Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. Nathaniel's first marriage was to Lydia Raymond November 8 1753 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.
Ancestry: Captain Nathaniel Reynolds & Lydia Raymond are 4th Great Grandparents of the author.
History Nathaniel Reynolds is believed to have married Lydia Raymond after breaking off his engagement to Mary Chapell earlier in the day on November 8 1753 over a misunderstanding. About 1760 it appears that Nathaniel and his family emigrated from Massachusetts Colony to the Nova Scotia Colony where they were living at the beginning of the American Revolution in 1776. Nathaniel is believed to be the "Nathaniel Reynolds" who signed a Petition of Nova Scotia Inhabitants to George Washington, dated February 8 1776. Later Nathaniel joined the American Revolutionary Navy as a Captain and was stationed somewhere in the Massachusetts Colony, which at the time included the present state of Maine. His wife Lydia died sometime around 1781 leaving their children without a parent at home. It appears that the children relocated to North Lubec (Main) which is in the furthest Northeastern corner of Main adjacent to the Canadian/US Boarder and Passamquoddy Bay. Somtime in January 1782 Nathaniel was sailing from North Lubec to Boston. As the ship approached Marblehead Massachusetts, a wild, bleak squall suddenly blew in. The vessel was tossed wildly about. Captain Nathaniel went below to fetch a storm coat. As he returned to the top deck, his arms were entangled in the sleeves of the "pea-jacket" which he was slipping over his head. A veering beem swept across the deck and knocked him into the sea. The shook himself from the jacket in the water and swam towards the vessel. Unfortunately, due to the high winds, he could not keep up with the speed of the vessel, nor the vessel could come to his aid. He then decided to swim to shore, and was never seen again.
----------------------------------------- Nathaniel is believed to be the "Nathaniel Reynolds" who signed a Petition of Nova Scotia Inhabitants to George Washington, dated February 8 1776. [See source reference attached to his name.]
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Story of Two Brides Capt. Nathaniel Reynolds was originally to wed Mary Chapell on November 8th 1753. Due to Mary Chapell sense of humor, instead of being immediately dressed in her bridal gear, a practical joke she was playing on her soon to be husband, Nathaniel not understanding, called off the nuptials. As he road off to warn the wedding guests that there would be no wedding, long time childhood friend Lydia Raymond was arriving as a guest. As she approached Nathaniel, and thinking she was late in arrival, "Oh, Nathaniel, we feared we were late. The wedding isn't over, is it?" The Captain replied; "No not yet! There will be no wedding!" Then in afterthought, he said gravely, "Yes, there's still going to be a wedding, but you're to be the bride! I am going to marry you!"
1. Poor Mary left in broken hearted, and unhappy, did not accept another suitor till Dr. Stephen Blaney of Marblehead, took her hand in marriage. They had a least six children with two dying at birth. It is said Dr. Blaney died himself between 1777 and 1781, leaving Mary a widow.
Nathaniel, seven years married, moved to Nova Scotia where he lived with his wife for about sixteen years. While fighting the British, his wife Lydia died, leaving the family in Amherst, Nova Scotia, almost Orphans. Somehow, the children gotten away from Nova Scotia and were settled at North Lubec, on Passamquoddy Bay, Maine.
Due to a rough cruise to Boston in early January 1782, rough seas forced Capt. Reynolds into Marblehead for refuge. A place he had not visit for many years. Upon arrival and ashore, the Captain and his crew went for an evenings entertaiment at a church fair, he was startled to come face to face with his original great love, Mary Chapell. Not long in forgiving the Captain for jilting her at the alter, the made amends and knew the flame of the heart was still a glow. And both had become widowed from their first spouses. The were married the same week of their reunion. Now to prepare a new home in North Lubec for Mary and her children from her late husband, Dr. Blaney, Nathaiel sailed immediately after the wedding to Maine. Some weeks after when this was done, he, with his two youthful sons, Nathaiel and John, accompanying him, started on the return voyage to Marblehead to fetch Mary and her family. As the ship approached Marblehead, a wild, bleak squall suddenly blew in. The vessel was tossed wildly about. Captain Nathaniel went below to fetch a storm coat. As he returned to the top deck, his arms were entangled in the sleeves of the "pea-jacket" which he was slipping over his head. A veering beem swept across the deck and knocked him into the sea. The shook himself from the jacket in the water and swam towards the vessel. Unfortunately, due to the high winds, he could not keep up with the speed of the vessel, nor the vessel could come to his aid. He then decided to swim to shore, and was never seen again. The two sons who witnessed their father's death, just hours before, returned to the shores of Marblehead to inform Mary that Nathaniel was swept to sea. The sea has caused the ill fate, once again of Mary Chapell's marriage to Captain Nathanial Reynolds. She never moved to Maine. The children of Nathaniel Reynolds never lived with Mary. Story edited from the original story by Marion H. Reynolds, published in the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Reynolds Family Association Reunion Sept. 9th, Hotel McAlpin, New York City, 1921. Source: ancestry.com; Stirling Family: Captain Nathaniel Reynolds, The Siege of Fort Cumberland - 1776: "They helped to capture the Molly when it sailed into Baie Verte from Pictou but the ship's new captain, Nathaniel Reynolds, escaped."
Historic information on Captain Nathaniel Reynolds [Source: Reynolds Family Biographical Sketch From: The History and one line of descendants of Robert and Mary Reynolds (1630?-1928) of Boston, Massachusetts by Marion H. Reynolds, Reynolds Family Association, Published by Reynolds Family Association 1928, Brooklyn, NY, pages 75 to 81; http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/columbia/stock/reynolds_family.htm] Captain Nathaniel Reynolds married first Miss Lydia Raymond, Nov. 8, 1753, Beverly, Mass., the daughter of Boanerges & Jemima (Meacham) Raymond† of Beverly. Lydia was b. Jany. 3, 1736, there; d. Amherst, N. S., between 1776-1781. It is said she had been a school-teacher, but this is doubtful. All Nathaniel's children were of this first wife: the first three were born in Marblehead; others in Nova Scotia (1760-76). Boanerges Raymond (also spelled Rayment) was the son of Jonathan & Sarah (Woodbury) Raymond of Beverly; and grandson of the supposed emigrant from England, John of Salem and Beverly who m. Rachel Scruggs, daughter Thomas Scruggs. John had a brother William at Bass River, Salem. The were among the first Puritan families of Salem.
NSSAR Patriot Lineage The NSSAR Patriot & Grave Record lists the following Patriot of the American Revolution: Ancestor #P-277697; Nathaniel Reynold; birth: 1730; death 1782; cemetery: buried at sea; state of services: MA; type of service: Captain (Navy) in MA.
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