THE REYNOLDS LINES
(as we know them 8/March/1999)
From Betty Donaldson, regards Frederick Candee Reynolds and Lydia Maria
Snow. They were my Grandfather and Grandmother. They were married
the year of the big blizzard 1888.
Frederick Potter and Catherine F. Gunning were my parents. Frederick
CandeeReynolds was my grandfather.
I am Elizabeth (Betty) C. "Reynolds" Donaldson; I married
Edward S Donaldson. This information is gone into in more depth
towards the bottom of this page, and on my Home Page which I call
My father was:
Frederick Potter Reynolds was born in New Haven Connecticut
Janurary 30, 1896. He married Catherine Gunning February 14,
1917 at New Haven Conn. He was a fine person, well liked by everyone.
He was always ready to help, no matter what it was. Catherine Gunning
was born in Meriden Connecticut on September 19, 1895. She loved to
sew and did beautiful work, also made afghan's. She liked to do needlework.
This is as far as I have gone back with the REYNOLDS
line. Can't seem to make any more connections. But I won't give
- Frederick Potter's father was Frederick Candee Reynolds
was born June 20, 1860 at Cincinnati, Ohio; died in New Haven Conn. September
15, 1928. Married Lydia Maria Snow was born March 5, 1867 , New
Haven Conn.; died January 5, 1958 in West Haven Conn.
- Frederick Candee's father was Frederick Reynolds born
in East Hartford Conn. July 12, 1819. He died April 09, 1889 in New
Haven Conn. He married Isabella Clementina Candee, November 29,1858.
In New Haven, Conn.
- Frederick's father was John Reynolds, born 1777, in
Connecticut. Died in East Hartford Connecticut. Married Hannah
Goodwin, about 1802 in East Hartford Connecticut. Hannah was born
July 4 1781 in East Hartford, Conn. They had nine children. Frederick
was the seventh child of John & Hannah.
- We don't know who John's parents were yet; but we would like
to get any information that could lead to finding out any more about our REYNOLDS,
SNOW, &/or other family lines.
Now more information on Lydia Snow. That I have plenty of.
Frederick Potter and Catherine F. Gunning were my parents
- Lydia Maria Snow was born March 5, 1867 , New Haven Conn.
She married Frederick Candee Reynolds April 18 1888, in New Haven Conn.
She died January 5, 1958 in West Haven Conn. They had five Children:
b. May 17,1889 Married Howard Brown.
b. Feb. 8, 1891 Married Herman Cade
b. Dec. 02 1892 Married Harold Cain
b. Sept. 30 1894 Married Harry Carsten
Frederick Potter Reynolds b. Jan.
31, 1896 M--Catherine Gunning
Lydia's parents were:
Albert's parents were Rodolphus Snow and Mary Ann King:
Albert Rodolphus Snow
born May 5,1831 Died June 8, 1919 Married October 17, 1860 He
married Huldah Maria (Warner) born Sept. 22, 1838. Died May 1, 1926.
She was the daughter of Elias and Sybil Maria (Tuttle) Warner
They had four Children
Lillian Alice :
b. Nov. 25. 1862 d. Feb. 3. 1946
b. March 5 1867 d. Jan 5 1958
b. May 12 1873 d Sept. 20 1874
b. May 21, 1877 d Aug. 30 1968
Father of Rodolphus was Zephaniah Snow Jr.
- Rodolphus Snow was born June 14 1813. He died March
16, 1871 in Suffield Conn.. He married Mary Ann King., August 17, 1829.
Mary Ann was born October 6, 1807 Died April 16 1858. She was the
daughter of Jonah and Sally (Curtis) King. Their children were:
b. May 5, 1831
died June 8, 1919
b. August, 10 1833 died
b. Feb. 22, 1835
b. July 29, 1836
b. Jan, 26 1837
died @54 yrs
b. June 5, 1849
died Oct. 12 1870
His father was ZEPHANIAH SNOW:
- Zephaniah was born May 23, 1796 ? @ Suffield Connecticut. He was
married to Orpha Adams on Nov. 27, 1800. They had a son.
Rodolphus b. June 14, 1813 d: Mar.
His father was LEMUEL SNOW
- Zephaniah was born at Ashfield Connecticut 1753: He died May
12, 1813. In Stafford, Tolland County, `He married Lydia Blodget March
02 l784,. They were married for 29 years till his death
. She then married a man named Bugbee. The Snow children were
b. Nov. 16, 1784
b. July 24, 1786
b. Jan 21, 1788
b. July 30 1790
Zephaniah Jr. b. May 23, 1796
b. May 23, 1798
b. July 1, 1800
b. July 9, 1803
Ira ? Ike? Ire? b. Dec. 14, 1805
b. Aug. 24, 1809
Lemuel's father was JONATHAN SNOW (TWIN TO DAVID) his mother was Sarah
- Lemuel was born 1737/38. I believe in Stafford Connecticut..
He married Margaret of Whaately , in 1753 Their children
Zephaniah b. 1753
Bernice b. -------
Lucinda b. 1760
Huldah b. ------
Lemuel b. ------
d. August 27, 1776
Hannah b. ------
Jonathan's father was LIEUTENANT PRENCE SNOW
- Jonathan was born December 22, 1709 at Harwich Connecticut.
He married Sarah Bangs February 24 1735 at Brewster. She was born October
23, 1716 in Brewster. She was the daughter of Captain Jonathan Bangs
(taken from Bangs family --page 61-62). Their children were
b. March 10, 1739
b. Feb. 19, 1742
b. Jan 18,1744
b. May 4, 1747
b. March 25, 1751
b. Sept. 3, 1756
Jonathan Jr. b. about 1757
b. Sept. 15, 1758
b. March 22, 1761
Prence's father was MARK SNOW (2nd Generation)
- Prence Snow was born May 22 1674, in Eastham Connecticut.
He died July 07, 1742 at Harwich Connecticut. He married Hannah Storrs
in 1698 in Mansfield Connecticut.. Hannah was born March 28, 1672.
In Burnstable Ma. And died in 1751 in Harwich Connecticut. Their children
Jonathan b. Dec. 22, 1709
b. Dec 22, 1709
b. Nov. 06, 1699
Hannah b. Nov. 29, 1701
Samuel b. Dec. 16, 1703
Mercy b. Nov. 18
Prence b. October 15,
Mary b. Sept.
Mark was born May 9, 1628. He married first in Eastham Jan 18, 1655,
Anne Cook, daughter of Josiah Cook and had one child:
- Anne Cook
Ann Snow (3rd generation) b.July 7, 1656
in Eastham: the mother died July 25, 1656.
Mark and Jane's children were: born in Eastham:
- Mark Snow married second, Jane Prence (Prince), Jan 9, 1660, daughter
of Governor Thomas and Mary (Collier) Prence. She was born in Dixbury,
Nov. 1, 1637, died at Harwich about 1711.
Mark Snow was a man of great usefulness and influence. In
1679 "Select Courts, being established by law, Captain Jonathan Sparrow,
Mr. Mark Snow and Mr. John Deane were commissioned to hold them in town".
In 1675 Mark Snow was chosen deputy, and continued deputy for six years.
In 1667, Mark Snow was chosen selectman, and was selectman 18 years.
In 1663, he was chosen town clerk, and was town clerk fifteen years.
He died in 1695, in Eastham
Mark does not mention his daughters in his will
b. Nov. 30, 1661
Nicholas b. Dec. 6,1663
Elizabeth b. May 9, 1666
Thomas b. Aug. 6,1668
b. May 10,1671
May 22, 1674
Elizabeth b. June 22, 1667
Hannah b. Sept.
To find where they lived. (Copied as is)
- Marks parents were NICHOLAS SNOW AND CONSTANCE HOPKINS. Nicholas
Snow came on the ship "ANNE" in 1623 and had a share in the division of
land in Plymouth, in 1624, settled in Eastham in 1645. He was
a man of much note. He married Constance Dudley Hopkins May 22, 1627.
Constance came with her father, brother, and stepmother on the ship MAYFLOWER.
Nicholas was born Jan. 25, 1598/99 in Hoxton, Middlesex, England and died
Nov. 15, 1676 in Eastham Barnstable Mass. Constance was born in England
in 1607, and died in Eastham Barnstable Mass, in Oct. 1677.
Their Children were:
Joseph b. 1634
Stephen b. 1636
Elizabeth b. 1640
Hannah b. 1646
Rebbeca b. 1648
From Plymouth Colony Records,
volume 1, page 59.
"A height way from Plymouth to the Eole River the
upper way to Thomas Clarke's still and the lower way from Ralph Wallens right
out to Holman's Rock; allowed forty foots on the West side, and so straight
to Manesses Kempton's ground, whose fence is to be removed twenty foot inward,
and so passing between two rocks at the brooke, straight to Edward Banges,
leaving his house West. and so along, leaving Nicholas Snow's house east &
so to Mr. Hopkins' house, leaving it east, and up the valley and to Mr. Hopkin's,
in the old path, belowe Thomas Clarke's to the heigh way," etc.
Mr. Thomas Prence, John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josias
Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smally, and Edward Bangs, Seven families, began
the settlement of Eastham --- at first called Nauset, early in 1645. It is
granted to be a township and to have all the privileges of other townships
within the government. Nicholas Snow was elected Town clerk, Edward
Bangs town treasurer and Josias Cooke town constable.
Nicholas Snow was town clerk from 1646, for sixteen years; was
deputy from 1648, three years, was selectman from 1663 seven years.
Nicholas died in Eastham, November 15, 1676. He married Constance Hopkins
in Plymouth, daughter of Stephen Hopkins and a former wife.. Constance
died Oct. 1677 in Eastham Mass.
Constance father was STEPHEN HOPKINS
What follows is what I have collected from the
LDS library on W 18th Eugene Oregon.
Stephen' father was NICHOLAS HOPKINS
- Stephen Hopkins was born in Gloucestershire, England, on Oct. 29,
1581. He married in London England July 17, 1644. He is reported
to have married Constance Dudley. Stephen and his wife Constance had
three children. Constance was born January 25, 1598/99. She had
a brother Giles Hopkins and William Hopkins. Constance and Giles came
on the MAYFLOWER, with their father and stepmother.
b.: January 25, 1598/9
- Constance and Giles came over on the MAYFLOWER with their
father Stephen and there stepmother; who's name we do not have at this time.
- Stephen and his second wife had a child before the Mayflower
made land-fall, whom history records as being named Oceanus
Nicholas father was STEPHEN HOPKINS (Reverend)
- He was born around 1560 or 1565 in Norfolk England. He married
about 1549 to whom is not known. She is listed as Mrs. William Hopkins,
Took place in London England. They had a son Stephen born October
29 1581, in Gloucestershire England, married May 09 1599. He
died July 17. 1644.
- He was born about 1518 in Norfolk England, Wife unknown but born
about 1520, in Norfolk England. Their son was Nicholas. He was
born 1560/65 in Norfolk England. Married about 1549 to Mary Poore or
Poole at London England
Begin here with Frederick Potter Reynolds and Catherine Francis (Gunning)
Reynolds. My parents Elizabeth Catherine Reynolds Donaldson (Betty)
- Frederick Potter Reynolds was the son of Lydia Maria (Snow) Reynolds
& Frederick Candee Reynolds. He was born in New Haven Connecticut
Janurary 30, 1896. He married Catherine Gunning February 14, 1917
at New Haven Conn. He was a fine person, well liked by everyone.
He was always ready to help, no matter what it was. Worked as a machinist
till the depression hit in 1929 (Stock market failed) He was also an accountant,
electrician auto mechanic, he never stopped learning and doing. He
put in a new filing system at Whitney Blake in Hamden. He took up photography
as a hobby and because he was a perfectionist he was in demand
to take pictures. I must say they were the best. I have trunks
full of them, as well as walls and books.. What else can I say about
Dad, He was great. Frederick P. Reynolds died of cancer November 22,
1953 in Hamden. He is buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery Hamden Connecticut.
My Mom; Catherine Gunning was born in Meriden Connecticut on September 19,
1895. She loved to sew and did beautiful work, also made afghan's.
She liked to do needlework. They had three children:
Elizabeth (Betty) b. Aug.
Frederick P. jr.
b. Oct. 20 1925
b. July 19 1933 d.: June 4 1981
- In 1964 she came to Oregon with us and stayed for a year or so
then went back to Uncle Herman's; (Aunt Lillian's husband, she died many years
earlier) She ended up marring Herman., but didn't live very long, and
died in Grensboro, Maryland on April 17, 1967. She died of a Cerebral
- Elizabeth; married Edward Stuart Donaldson November 5, 1937 at
St. Rita's church in Hamden Connecticut. They had 5 children and moved
to Oregon in October 1964. First to Seal Rock Oregon, then to Eugene Oregon.
In 1973 we adopted baby Shawn, and 1976 we adopted baby Stephen right from
the hospital. Our oldest child Don is 57 this year 1999 and Stephen
the youngest is going to be 23 years this year. Our children are:
b. March 18, 1942 - Married Juanita Wheeler 1962
Sandra Elizabeth b. Dec
27, 1945 - Married Will.. Scheiderich - 1945
b. April 19, 1948 - Married Violet Rose ---1986
b. Nov. 07 1952 - Married ??????
b. April 10 1955 - Married Jim Sanders
b. June 30, 1973 - Married Famina-Brown -- 1996
b. Dec. 6, 1977 - Married Cathy Pazz--- 1996
Our second child is:
- Donald David Donaldson born March 18, 1942. Married Juanita (Wheeler)
Donaldson August 18, 1962. Don enlisted in the Navy while in high
school. Finished school and went to base in Virginia where after the
first year Juanita joined him. They have seven children and six grandchildren.
b. Oct. 18, 1961
Timothy (twin Ray)
b. Oct. 26,1962
b. Aug. 10 1986
Raymond (twin Timothy) b.
Donald David Jr.
b. Nov. 27, 1963
b. Jan 05, 1965 - Married Edward Daugherty -- 1987
b. June 07, 1966 - Married Jody Abott -- 1990
b. Dec. 06, 1967 - Married Brain Renfrow --1986
Our third child is:
- Sandra Elizabeth Donaldson born in Dade County Florida, two days
after Christmas, December 27, 1945. To me she was the answer to my prayers
"A Girl". A boy then a girl that was wonderful. She made her mind
up when she was three years old, she was going to be a nurse. Today
she is the best of everything she does. Now supervisor of nurses at
large 600 bed hospital in Chicago. She married William Scheiderich
April 24 1976. She had honors all through school. Had
scholarships awarded to her for many colleges but went to a small private
Catholic hospital in Halstad Kansas. Started off with twenty students
but only a very few made the grade, she was one, with honors. She
has been a wonderful mother, when her children came along (
Sarah and Daniel) she worked the night shift so she would be there days for
the children. She has done that for twenty one years. Has two
of the most wonderful, well behaved children, I have ever known.
b. April 11, 1978
b. February 05 1981
Our forth child is:
- Charles Edward Donaldson. He was born April 19, 1948, in New
Haven Conn. He went to schools in Hamden Connecticut, until we moved
to Oregon in 1964. That year there were some very bad floods, and
many bad land slides. He finished going to school here in Eugene, Oregon.
Then he joined the U. S. Marine Corp. He went to Lane Community College.
Then he worked in Alaska on the fishing boats and canneries; then went to
work on the oil pipe line. From Alaska he came back and married Violet
Ann Rose from Cottage Grove. Violet adopted their daughter, Kayreen,
as a single parent; who was born in L.A., California May 28 1972. They live
just south of Cottage Grove, in a little town called Curtin, Oregon.
They have a gold claim up on Sharp's Creek. A real nice place for
camping. They also spend a lot of time looking for gold on the
beach. There is gold all over Oregon if one want's to look and work
for it. But; as my son often tells people who think that having a gold
claim makes him rich; "Don't give
up YOUR welfare check!!!".
Kayreen Rose b. May 28, 1972
Our fifth child is:
- John Alexander Donaldson. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut
on November 7, 1952. He went to school in Hamden Connecticut till
we came out to Oregon in 1964. He finished school in Eugene Oregon..
He loved baseball and most sports but baseball was number one. After
he finished school he was involved with the wrong group. That is when
he enlisted in the Marines, mostly; I think; because Charles chose the Marines.
His oldest brother; Donald, was in the Navy.
Our sixth child is:
- Susan Claire. She was born on Easter Sunday April 10, 1955.
She was a delight to have around while she was growing up. Happy-go-lucky,
full of fun. Her attitude was; "If I don't get
around to it today, I'll do it tomorrow."; but she did get it done.
She was not an honor student like her sister, but she passed her grades.
During school years she had a boy friend (Don), whom we thought a great deal
of, and so did she. After she graduated she worked at K Mart where she
met a man twice her age. Convinced her to run off with him. He
was already married with a boy Susan's age and three or four other children.
She went to Missouri with him, where her first child was born Jennifer Sanders.
It wasn't long after that she was home here. Jennifer was only a few
weeks old. About a year later they had a boy, Jack Sanders, They were
living in Springfield Oregon at the time. I found out at that time that
Jim Sanders had taken off with another teenager, and gone back to Missouri.
Susan got a job and bought the children up on her own. She has since
married Brad Rutherford., and seems to be happy, but still working.
The two children are grown. Jennifer is married and has a child of her
own now. Jack lives in Missouri with his father. There is another
part to Susan's life , that she did to her father and me that is better forgotten.
Our seventh child is:
- Shawn Patrick. In 1973 we took Shawn Patrick in as a foster
child. His mother was not well, and after a few weeks asked us if we
would please consider adopting him. She did not want Child Service to
get their hands on him. We knew it would not go well with Child Service,
we were 55 years old. We went through the necessary channels. Retained
one of the best lawyers in town. The child service fought us hard,
but we won out. He is ours Shawn Patrick Donaldson. We have a
new law on the books. Age is no barrier to adoption . He
was born June 30 1973, in Eugene Oregon. He will be 26 years old in
June 1999. Very talented, an artist, makes beautiful furniture..
When in Kelly Jr. high, he drew a mural of a space scene that
hung in the front hall of the school. In North Eugene High, he was
into wood working and made some beautiful furniture. I have a
lot of it here. He is a handsome young man. as well as talented.
He married Famina Brown in Veneta, Oregon, on December 28, 1995.
They have a darling girl named Alexis born October 1996 and a boy;
Brandon; born August 3, 1998. Both were born in Eugene Oregon.
b.: October 1996
b.: August 3, 1998
That is the end of the Donaldson's for now.
- Stephen Allan. In 1976 we adopted another baby boy we named
him Stephen (a name that has been in my family since the beginning of time
I guess) He was born in Lincoln City Oregon the 6th of December
1976. Edward enjoyed the boys. Had more time to be with them
I guess. Stephen is a red head. He is not an artist, like Shawn,
but he is a whizz at using & working on the computer. He married
Cathy Paz, on November 25, 1996, in Eugene Oregon. She is a
very sweet person.
They have a beautiful dark hair, snappy dark eyed. girl , Kayla Marie
Donaldson; November 1, 1994. A handsome boy; Seth Allen Stuart Donaldson
(quite a mouth full ); August 17, 1997. He is
a lovable tease. But afraid of my german shepherd dog
b.: November 1, 1994
Seth Allen Stuart
b.: August 17, 1997
FREDERICK POTTER REYNOLDS JR. IS Catherine and Frederick' Reynolds
- Frederick was born in New Haven Conn. on October 20, 1925. In a
private hospital on Whitney Avenue. He had a head of dark ringlets.
It wasn't long before they turned blond. He was a handsome baby. and
the only grandson until about 1942. We lived in Hamden CT., and we all
went to Hamden Schools. It was a great place to live at the time.
Fred went into the service right from high school. (Drafted, there was
a war going on)' He was there in Europe till the end. Was hurt and
in the hospital at one time, and his company went on. He should tell
this part of his life. I hope he does. He has the Purple Heart.
He married Mary Mislow April 10 1948 at West Haven Connecticut. What
a wedding. I never saw so much good food in one place in my life.
All home made by her mother. It was an inspiration to try it myself.
I have often. It is good but not quiet the same. They have three
children and five grand children.
b. Sept. 14,1955--m- Karen Joseph July 14, 1985
b. Jan 17, 1987
b. Jan 17, 1987
b. Dec. 24, 1956--m--Charles R. Hogy --Sept, 22, 1984
b. Sept. 24,1959--m Mary B. Hamilton -- Aug. 24, 1985
b. Jan 15, 1985
b. March 19, 1986
b. Aug. 08, 1990
Catherine and Frederick Potter's third child was Claire Lillian ( Reynolds)
- Claire was born at Hamden Connecticut, at home July 19, 1933
She died June 04 1981. At Durango. Co. of cancer. She was fifteen
years younger than I. I thought she was a living doll.
At the time I was working and loved buying cute things for her.
She would ask a question and we would answer and there was always a "why"
, then another "why"; etc., that followed. She was in her teens
when our Dad died of cancer. She married Harry Vandiver June 06 1959
in Hartford Connecticut. They made their home in Los Animous Colorado
by Harry's folks. Joined his Dad in the insurance and real estate business.
They had three children.
b. October 24, 1961
b. Jan 06, 1963
b. May 02, 1969 All born in Colorado
Son: Daniel James
b.: March 14, 1999
- We understand that all of Claire's children are married, but
that James is the only one to have a child so far. We don't have any
more information then this, we need more.
Back to Home page; called "Betty's Page"; with more
of my Genealogy information:
My son Charles' "Gold site" -- the home page is called
And his "Beach Mining" page that he calls "Peacock's
These are the web address
for pages linked to persons in this Pedigree List ::