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Reynolds, James (IL State Representative)

Born: 1782-05-XX Virginia

Died: 1854-08-08 Highland, Illinois

Flourished: Madison County, Illinois

On March 5, 1804, Reynolds married Sophia Bane in Mason County, Kentucky. Sometime before 1830, he settled in Madison County, Illinois. From 1833-39 and again from 1844-47, he was a justice of the peace of Madison County. In 1840, Reynolds won election as a Whig from Madison County to the Illinois House of Representatives. In 1850, he was a farmer in Highland, Illinois, with his wife Sophia. He owned $16,000 in real estate. From 1840-50, he was a partner in a mill in Highland.

History of Madison County, Illinois(Edwardsville, IL: W. R. Brink, 1882), 166, 429; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 339; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Madison County, IL, 179; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Madison County, IL, 583; Kentucky, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, 5 March 1804, Mason County (Provo, UT: Operations, 1997); Gravestone, Highland Cemetery, Highland, IL.