SAMUEL H. REYNOLDS was born at Brier Creek in Columbia county, Pa., Nov. 20, 1831, a son of Thomas Reynolds. At fourteen years of age he entered Dickinson College, and graduated from there in 1850. He then went to Bellefonte and began to read law with Hon. J. T. Hale, and was admitted to practice law in 1853. In September, 1855, he was admitted to the Bar at Lancaster. In 1856 he was elected city solicitor. In 1858 he married a daughter of the late Wm. B. Fordney, Esq. In 1866 he was the Democratic nominee for Congress but was defeated, and in May, 1872, he was appointed as a member of the State Constitutional Convention. He died Sept. 10, 1889. He was the personal friend of Thaddeus Stevens, Reah Frazer, Thomas E. Franklin and O. J. Dickey.
Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settlers (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1903), p. 122.