It’s fun to read what relatives thought and seemingly embellished.
. . . patriots, pirates led by a Scotsman named Kidd, Redcoats and Tories, near hangings, heroic thirteen-year-old girls, and Sir Francis Drake . . .
Silas was the uncle of my great-great-great grandfather Morgan Reynolds, who was married in 1850 on his farm in Sugar Grove Township in Kane County, Illinois.