Ransom Reynolds tombstone in Pine Ridge Cemetery Born: October 30, 1837 in Keene, NY (1900 census of Harrietstown gave Ransom Reynolds date of birth as September 1840.)

Died: January 18, 1903. The Vermont Vital Record Index Cards says January 17, 1903 age 65 yrs, 2 months, and 17 days in So. Woodstock. This card also states his father was Newell Ransom & mother Patty.

Married: Josephine A. Lynch a daughter of John and Maria Lynch.

Children: Nora A. Reynolds, born October 1872, died February 26, 1907 in Burlington,Vermont, (married Charles Edward Gardner in Woodstock, Vermont per marriage record) and Winnie Reynolds January 13, 1875 - December 4, 1878

Ransom Reynolds was a notable guide in the early years of Saranac Lake. He was a son of Newell Reynolds, one of the earliest residents of the village. In 1886, he sued his siblings to force a division or sale of his father's farm. 1 In the late 1800s, Ransom and his brother Reuben Reynolds owned much of the center of the village.


1. Franklin Gazette, August 27, 1886