10:00 AM on Sunday May 18th, 2014

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".



Cynthia (Cyndee) Reynolds Rabil, of Arlington, Washington, has prepared our program on her family research.  “James and Sophia Reynolds in England – Drama and Changes” is the story of  2nd son James, brother of our William Jr. and Matilda, and the newly-discovered details about the Reynolds life in England before they came to America.   Cyndee was formerly a researcher in cytogenetics and headed the departments of bone marrow and tissue culture in genetics for the Dr. Arthur Robinson laboratories.  She has applied those research skills to her newfound interest in our Reynolds Family Geneaology, and has quite a story to tell!


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:  James and Sophia Reynolds in England – Drama and Changes
• Old Business / New Business     
• Election of Officers     
• 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 4th Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., led by Elder Johnny Ray Gardner


QUESTIONS?     Contact:

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

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