Reynolds Cemetery

Photos & caption information contributed by Becky Rice


Reynolds Cemetery

Located East of Hwy. 1473 about halfway between Cave Springs Church and Hwy. 171. The cemetery is presumably on land originally owned by Richard D. Reynolds who came to Muhlenberg County from Henry Co., Virginia in 1805.

Cemetery Transcription


Richard D. Reynolds Tombstone

Richard D. Reynolds, March 27, 1757 to August 21, 1836.
Richard D. Reynolds, a Revolutionary War veteran, was born in Virginia, county unknown, and married Nancy Grisham March 2, 1785 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. His parentage has not been definitely established. Tillman's volume on the Reynolds families in America has various errors in Richard D Reynolds' line.
Richard D. Reynolds's Will &
Revolutionary War Pension

Nancy Grisham Reynolds Tombstone

Nancy Reynolds, September 17, 1767 to September 3, 1844.
Nancy Grisham was the wife of Richard D. Reynolds. Her father is thought to be a John Grisham, but nothing has been proven. There were several Grisham families in Pittsylvania - Henry Cos. of VA at the time she married Richard Reynolds.

John G. Reynolds Tombstone

John G. Reynolds, July 25, 1790 to June 17, 1835.
John G. Reynolds was a son of Richard D. Reynolds and Nancy Grisham. He died June 17, 1835 in Trigg Co., KY. John G. Reynolds married Margaret Cates May 30, 1814 in Christian Co., KY, daughter of Joshua Cates.

Rosannah Reynolds Boggess Tombstone

Rosannah Boggess, died July 10, 1882 in Greenville, born in Virginia in 1792.
Rosannah Reynolds, daughter of Richard D. Reynolds and Nancy Grisham, married Robert Boggess.

Joseph C. Reynolds Tombstone

Joseph C. Reynolds, May 17, 1793 to January 13, 1868. Joseph Chatten Reynolds was the son of Joseph Reynolds and Frances [last name unknown]. He was born in Georgia (not NC as indicated in Rothert's history). The elder Joseph Reynolds [father of Joseph C.] was an early settler of Muhlenberg (1805?), but removed to Hopkins County by 1820, and then to Hickman Co., KY where he died in 1822.

Joseph C. Reynolds is buried next to his wife Mary Fortney Reynolds, daughter of Richard D. Reynolds. They married January 30, 1820 in Muhlenberg.

Joseph C. Reynolds Burial Lot

Photo of the enclosure around the graves of Joseph C. Reynolds and his immediate family.

Sarah Stokes Tombstone

Sarah, wife of Thomas Stokes (who is buried at Quisenberry Cemetery).
Sarah Stokes died March 7, 1874. She is believed to be Sarah Reynolds, who married Thomas Stokes in Graves Co., KY. This would likely be a second marriage for Thomas Stokes who was much older than Sarah. Sarah is thought to be a sister to Joseph C. Reynolds, and a daughter of the Joseph Reynolds and his wife Frances.

Black Burials

Reynolds Cemetery was a mixed-race cemetery. Four of the following individuals were listed in Hammers' Muhlenberg Cemeteries Book Volume IV Page 63. This is a partial list based on death certificates. The cemetery was also known as Rhoads Chapel.