Rufus C. Reynolds

RUFUS C. REYNOLDS, proprietor of the Belle Air Stock Farm, was born in Giles County, Tenn., son of Giles A. and Minerva (Childress) Reynolds, and of Scotch-English lineage. His parents were born in Virginia and Tennessee, respectively; the father in 1801, and the mother in 1811. They were married in 1829. The father came to Tennessee in 1825, and was by occupation a farmer. He died in 1867. The mother died in 1870. Our subject assisted his father on the farm and attended the schools in the county. He completed his education at the University of Mississippi, and subsequently engaged in breeding horses for the racecourse. In 1881 he purchased the famous "Almont, Jr." (Basticks), sire of "Annie W.," 2:20; "Judge Lindsay," 2:21 1/4, etc. In addition to the above, Mr. Reynolds owns fifteen extra well-bred brood mares. He purchased the old Reynolds homestead in 1870, known as Belle Air Stock Farm, settled by his father in 1875. Mr. Reynolds is one of the most successful stockmen of this section of Tennessee. He is a Democrat and a K. of P. His farm is located one mile east of Reynolds Station on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, and consists of 333 acres of well-improved land.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County