Floyd Reynolds, farmer, section 7, Goodwell Township, was born in Steuben Co., N. Y., April 2, 1836. His parents, John and Naomi (Cole) Reynolds, were born in the the State of New York.
Before marriage his father was engaged as a teacher and preacher: after that event he passed the remaining years of his life as a farmer.
Mr. Reynolds came to Michigan with his parents when he was but 16 years old, and located in Cook
Co., Ill., in 1851, where he resided until 1856. In that year he came to Muskegon County, where he
engaged in lumbering and in the manufacture of shingles. In 1875 he came to Newaygo County and
settled in (then) Big Pine Township, where he bought 140 acres of land. He has since purchased 180
acres additional, making his farm aggregate 320 acres, of which he has placed 40 acres under improvement. He is a Democrat in political principle and has held various township and school offices. He was married in 1857 to Susan, daughter of Silas and Elizabeth (Roberts) Belden, the former a native of Ohio, the latter of Virginia. Mrs. Reynolds was born June 2, 1839, in the Old Dominion, and is the mother of five children: Jefferson D., Carrie R., Addie M. Oscar Rex and Claude A.