Nelson Benjamin Reynolds
Following the war the couple moved to an 80 acre farm in Southfield Twp. Located at the SE corner of Southfield and 13 Mile Roads. The couple were to have 5 children: Clara (b.1859), Nellie (b.1866), Lillian (b.1868), John E. (b.1869), Mary A. (b.1872), all except Clara born in Southfield Twp. Nelson was enumerated on June 7, 1900 as a widower, born in November 1835, living alone in Birmingham Village, Bloomfield Twp., Oakland County, MI. At that time he reported his occupation as a “sawyer in a sawmill”. A week later on June 13, 1900 he was enumerated a second time in a boarding house in Delray Village, SpringwellsTwp. Wayne County, MI claiming a birth date of June 1834 and reporting his occupation as “sawyer in a saw mill.”
Nelson Benjamin Reynolds passed away at age 72 from “rheumatism and general sclerosis of heart and blood vessels” with a contributory factor of “heart exhaustion” on July 5, 1905 in Birmingham Village, MI. His death certificate indicates his place of burial to be Royal Oak, Oakland County, MI.