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 the 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