Sarah Elizabeth REYNOLDS

Female 1856 - 1923  (66 years)


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  • Name Sarah Elizabeth REYNOLDS 
    Born 14 Oct 1856  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 526 
    Buried Sep 1923  Section, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Macedonia Cemetery
    Died 16 Sep 1923  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6461  William and Jane's Descendents
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Father John Ross REYNOLDS,   b. 14 Sep 1830, Bedford, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1909, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Pheba Catherine STOREY,   b. 7 Mar 1830, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Dec 1849  Marshall, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2953 
    Family ID F2731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elijah M. HAMILTON,   b. Abt Jan 1852, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1916, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1875  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2000 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Oscar HAMILTON,   b. 9 Nov 1886,   d. 31 Jan 1959  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     2. Martha Elizabeth HAMILTON,   b. 5 Jun 1886,   d. 15 Mar 1939, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     3. Luther Johnson HAMILTON,   b. 16 Sep 1893,   d. 19 Oct 1971  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     4. Arthur Henry HAMILTON,   b. 10 Jan 1889,   d. 20 May 1912  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     5. William Alfred HAMILTON,   b. 30 Nov 1883,   d. 30 Jul 1909  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     6. John Alexander HAMILTON,   b. 16 Feb 1877, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1950, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     7. Alta HAMILTON,   b. 29 Jul 1880,   d. 12 May 1933  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     8. Alice HAMILTON,   b. 5 Mar 1879, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1962, Section, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     9. Annie HAMILTON  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Washington Samuel PRUITT,   b. 22 Jun 1852, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1873, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1872  Marshall, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 4211 
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Sarah Elizabeth "Aunt Bunk" Reynolds was the second daughter and fourth child that was born to the marriage of John R. Reynolds and Pheba Catherine Story. She was born on Sand Mountain, in Jackson County, Alabama on October 14, 1856.

      At the age of sixteen, Sarah married Samuel Pruitt on January 4, 1872 in Marshall County, Alabama. I am not sure what Samuel Pruitt died of, but I believe that he is the same Sam Pruitt (June 22, 1852 - December 6, 1873) that is buried in the Union Cemetery in Langston, Marshall County, Alabama. The date of birth would put him the right age to be Sarah Elizabeth's husband, and his death was two years prior to her next marriage. I do not believe that there were any children born to this marriage. Sarah was next to marry Elijah M. Hamilton, the son of William Alfred and Susan (Bynum) Hamilton. He was born in January of 1852 in the state of Illinois. They were married at her father, John R. Reynolds' home, in Jackson County, Alabama on August 8, 1875 by G. W. Morris.

      There were nine children that was born to Sarah and Elijah.

      From what I've heard about Aunt Bunk, she was a "Spunky" woman and like so many of the Reynolds' she loved music, singing, and dancing. As most families of their time, Elijah and Sarah were farmers, they worked the land and raised children.

      Elijah Hamilton died on June 25, 1916 and he was followed seven years later by Sarah Elizabeth, who died on September 16, 1923. They are buried together in the Macedonia Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama. Many of their descendants are still living in and around Jackson County, Alabama.