Belle Griggs

F, #321, b. 14 June 1872, d. 20 October 1936
FatherAlbert Griggs
MotherMrs. Albert Griggs (?)
Last Edited20 Apr 2015

Life Events

     Belle Griggs was born on 14 June 1872.

Belle Griggs married Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds, son of (?) Reynolds and Martha (?), on 30 January 1887.

Belle Griggs died on 20 October 1936 at her home near Wharton, Madison, Arkansas, at age 64.
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 about Belle Reynolds
Name:     Belle Reynolds
Death Day:     20
Death Month:     Oct
Death Year:     1936
County:     Madison
Roll Number:     19341940
Page Number:     2889

Belle Griggs was buried 22 October 1936 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 64.

Census Enumerations

  • 13 June 1900, Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: 67; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 70; FHL microfilm: 1240067.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • 4 May 1910, Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas
    Year: 1910; Census Place: Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T624_57; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0077; Image: 296; FHL microfilm: 1374070.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA

    1910 United States Federal Census about Belle Reynolds
    Name:     Belle Reynolds
    Age in 1910:     38
    Birth Year:     1872
    Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Home in 1910:     Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Relation to Head of House:     Wife
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Andrew J Reynolds
    Father's Birthplace:     Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Andrew J Reynolds     45
    Belle Reynolds     38
    Rearl Reynolds     21
    James Reynolds     18
    Charles Reynolds     16
    Samuel Reynolds     14
    Ivy Reynolds     10
    Alta Reynolds     11
    [4]
    Franklin Reynolds     1 1/12
    [1]
    Martha Reynolds     70
  • 14 January 1920, Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T625_71; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 820.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

    1920 United States Federal Census about Martha B Reynolds
    Name:     Martha B Reynolds
    [Martha B Raynolds]
    Age:     48
    Birth Year:     abt 1872
    Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Home in 1920:     Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Relation to Head of House:     Wife
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Andrew Reynolds
    Father's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Mother's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Able to read:     Yes
    Able to Write:     Yes
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Andrew Reynolds     57
    Martha B Reynolds     48
    Alta Reynolds     13
    James Reynolds     28
    Samuel S Reynolds     23
    Frank Reynolds     11
    Fred Reynolds     8

Timeline

  • Her daughter Rosa A Reynolds was born in February 1888 at Arkansas.
  • Her daughter Eva C Pearl Reynolds was born in June 1889 at Arkansas.
  • Her son James L Reynolds was born in July 1891 at Arkansas.
  • Her son Charles Finnis Reynolds was born in October 1893 at Arkansas.
  • Her son Samuel Spurgeon Reynolds was born in February 1895 at Arkansas.
  • Her daughter Martha Iva Reynolds was born in September 1899 at Arkansas.
  • Belle Griggs and Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Wharton Creek, enumerated 13 June 1900, AJ and Martha have been married for 13 years which puts their marriage at about 1887. Martha is the mother of 6 children and all are still living, actually all 6 are listed as members of the household. AJ is a farmer who owns the family farm "free".. Their children James L, Rosa A, Martha Iva, Samuel Spurgeon, Charles Finnis and Eva C Pearl were listed as living with them.
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: 67; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 70; FHL microfilm: 1240067.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • Her daughter Alta Reynolds was born in 1906 at Arkansas.
  • Her son Frank Reynolds was born in 1909.
  • Belle Griggs and Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Wharton Creek, enumerated 4 May 1910, AJ and Belle have been married for 23 years which places their marriage at about 1887. Belle is the mother of 9 children with 8 still living. 7 of their children as well as AJ's mother are listed with them in the household. Their daughter Rosa is married by this time and living in her own home.. Their children Eva C Pearl, James L, Charles Finnis, Samuel Spurgeon, Martha Iva, Alta and Frank were listed as living with them.
    Year: 1910; Census Place: Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T624_57; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0077; Image: 296; FHL microfilm: 1374070.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA

    1910 United States Federal Census about Belle Reynolds
    Name:     Belle Reynolds
    Age in 1910:     38
    Birth Year:     1872
    Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Home in 1910:     Wharton Creek, Madison, Arkansas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Relation to Head of House:     Wife
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Andrew J Reynolds
    Father's Birthplace:     Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Andrew J Reynolds     45
    Belle Reynolds     38
    Rearl Reynolds     21
    James Reynolds     18
    Charles Reynolds     16
    Samuel Reynolds     14
    Ivy Reynolds     10
    Alta Reynolds     11
    [4]
    Franklin Reynolds     1 1/12
    [1]
    Martha Reynolds     70
  • Belle Griggs and Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Purdy, enumerated 14 January 1920, AJ and Martha B are living with 5 of their 10 children. James is divorced and living again with his parents while he works as a laborer at a "slave mill?". AJ owns the family farm "free". Samuel is a laborer on a farm.. Their children Alta, James L, Samuel Spurgeon and Frank were listed as living with them.
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T625_71; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 820.
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

    1920 United States Federal Census about Martha B Reynolds
    Name:     Martha B Reynolds
    [Martha B Raynolds]
    Age:     48
    Birth Year:     abt 1872
    Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Home in 1920:     Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Relation to Head of House:     Wife
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Andrew Reynolds
    Father's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Mother's Birthplace:     Arkansas
    Able to read:     Yes
    Able to Write:     Yes
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Andrew Reynolds     57
    Martha B Reynolds     48
    Alta Reynolds     13
    James Reynolds     28
    Samuel S Reynolds     23
    Frank Reynolds     11
    Fred Reynolds     8
  • Belle Griggs's obituary was published in October 1936 . Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds, Rosa A Reynolds, Alta Reynolds, Martha Iva Reynolds, Eva C Pearl Reynolds, James L Reynolds, Charles Finnis Reynolds, Samuel Spurgeon Reynolds and Frank Reynolds were listed as survivors in the obituary. Albert Griggs and Mrs. Albert Griggs (?) preceded Belle Griggs in death.
    Mrs. Belle Reynolds

    Mrs. Belle Reynolds was born June 14, 1872, and died October 20, 1936, at her home near Wharton, Ark. Funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. Jake Drake and burial was made in the Kingston cemetery Oct. 22.

    Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grigg. She was married to Jackson Reynolds Jan. 30, 1887. Ten children were born to them, all of whom are living except one who died in infancy. They are Mrs. Rosa Keck, Mrs. Pearl Easterling, Mrs. Alta Mullins, Mrs. Iva Easterling, Fred Reynolds, Spurgeon Reynolds and Charley Reynolds, all of Wharton and James Reynolds of Rogers, Arkansas. She is also survived by her husband and three brothers, Isom Grigg and Dave Grigg of Oklahoma, and Tom Grigg of Kingston, and by 39 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. All the mentioned relatives were present at the funeral except the brothers in Oklahoma.

    Mrs. Reynolds became a member of the Baptist church before she was married. She was a faithful Christian, a devoted wife and mother and friend indeed to everyone wh... X.

Family

Andrew Jackson "AJ" Reynolds b. 1863, d. 18 Dec 1944
Children