”REYNOLDS, WILLIAM ARCHIE, merchant, was born June 11, 1870, near Tuskegee, Macon County; son of William Job and Susan J. (Jordan) Reynolds, the former who was a native of South Carolina, came to Tuskegee at the age of fourteen years, in 1872 removed to Chilton County, was a member, of Co. A, Twenty-fifth infantry, was wounded at Perryville, Ky.. and still resides in Chilton County, at Clanton; grandson of William Reynolds, who was a colonel in the state militia prior to 1860 in Macon County, and of a Jordan and his wife a Miss Walker who lived first in Virginia and later removed to Tennessee, and finally to Alabama, where the former died of yellow fever in Montgomery about 1860.
William Archie Reynolds received his education in the public schools of Chilton County. He later engaged in the mercantile business and has remained in that business for twenty five years. From 1900-08 he was postmaster of Jemison, and for two years was mayor of Jemison. He is a Republican, a Methodist, and a Mason. Married: to Miss Sudie Lenora, daughter of Albert J. and___ (O’Neal) Ware, who lived in Perry County, the former who served in the Confederate army in the company of Gen. Pettus. Children: 1. Lessie, graduate of the University of Alabama
with the class of 1913; 2. Annie; 3. Rubin, served on the Mexican border, later was attached to Headquarters Company, One Hundred and Sixty-seventh, U. S. infantry, served in the World war, in the battles of the Champagne front, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Argonne forest, gassed October 26, 1918 and was in hospital until March, 1919; 4. Myrtle; 5. Julius W.; 6. Hoyt Brown; 7. Willadean. Residence: Clanton.”
Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 4, by Thomas McAdory Owen and Mrs. Marie (Bankhead) Owen, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 1430