43rd Reynolds Family Reunion

10:00 AM on Sunday May 16th, 2010
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Tyrrell County NC

This is a reunion of the descendants of William Reynolds Jr. and his sister Matilda Jane Reynolds Spencer, both originally from Chelsea, England.  William Reynolds Jr. lived in Tyrrell County and became a Primitive Baptist Preacher, while Matilda Jane Reynolds Spencer lived near Roper in Washington County and ran a local store.   Also, everyone is encouraged to bring any items of family interest that they have (such as old pictures, family bibles, diaries or handiwork) to the reunion for “show and tell”.

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM: Guest speaker Cathy Phelps Roberts speaking on “DNA and the Reynolds Family Tree”.  She will tell us about how modern DNA testing can play an important role in proving genealogical links among family lines, and how our Reynolds family can join in.  Cathy is co-administrator for the Phelps YDNA Surname Project, and coordinator for the project for northeastern North Carolina.  She as deep family roots in Tyrrell and Washington counties – Brickhouse, Craddock, Davis, Hopkins, Leitchfield and Phelps, with many other names in collateral lines – Alexander, Armstrong, Bateman, Reynolds and Swain.


  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM Registration and Fellowship
  • 10:30 – 12:00   Business Meeting and Program
  • Welcome and Invocation
  • Announcements
  • Kids Corner
  • Minutes and Treasurer Report
  • Memorial Service
  • Program:  DNA and the Reynolds Family Tree
    Election of Officers • Old Business / New Business
  • Family Lines Count
  • Recognitions and Show & Tell
  • Closing
    12:00 – ???      Picnic Lunch
    1:30 PM           Bethlehem PBC Preservation Society Annual Meeting

The picnic is pot luck luncheon – the reunion provides barbecue and plates / utensils / cups / ice.  Everyone should bring their drinks and a dish to share. Reminder that out-of-town family members are not obligated to bring a lunch – you are invited to be guests of the local members.

DIRECTIONS TO BETHLEHEM PB CHURCH: Take US Highway 64 to Columbia NC.  At traffic light head south onto NC Route 94 for about 2 miles, and take right onto Newlands Rd.  The church is 1/8 mile west, park in the yard.

The annual Primitive Baptist preaching service will be held at Bethlehem PBC on the 2nd Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., led by Elder Johnny Ray Gardner.

Contact: Mark Bateman, President  ……….. (860)464-1715

Jimmy Fleming, Vice President ….. (252)796-2361

Gail Reynolds, Treasurer …………. (252)796-9471