Biographical Sketch of Dr. John O. McReynolds

DR. JOHN O. McREYNOLDS, of Elkton, Todd County Ky. is one of the prominent physicians of southern Kentucky and was born in Appomattox County, Va., November 30, 1827; he descends from Scotch-Irish ancestors, who were first represented in the United States by James and John McReynolds with their widowed mother. They settled in Pennsylvania, but soon after removed to Virginia, from whence have emanated the numerous families of that name. The parents of Dr. McReynolds, James C. and Mary B. McReynolds, emigrated to Kentucky in 1833, settling in Trigg County, where they died, the mother in 1837, and the father in 1844. In 1846, John 0. came to Elkton, Todd County, and studied medicine under Dr. James A. McReynolds; entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia In 1847; graduated therefrom in 1849 and at once entered upon the practice of his profession in Elkton, where, with slight exceptions he has since practiced; he enjoys the confidence of a large circle of friends, who appreciate him for his many manly qualities, as well as for his ability as a physician. He has been twice married, first to Miss Julia P. Gorin in 1853, who died the same year; second, in 1859 to Miss Ellen, daughter of Clark Reeves, who has borne him four children, – viz.: Mary B., wife of his partner, Dr. Zarecor; James C., a law student in the University of Virginia; Robert P. and Ellie R. McReynolds. Dr. McReynolds is an Elder in the Christian Church of Elkton, and one of its oldest members.

MLA Source Citation:

Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011


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