This is another surname with variants. The name transforms into Runnels by the third generation and thus it stays down through time. Reynolds, Renolds, Runnals, etc. are all variants of this name.
1. William Reynolds born about 1615 and died after 1675 at Cape Porpoise (present day Kennebunk), Maine. He married at Plymouth, Massachusetts 30 August 1638, Alice Kitson, born about 1615 and died after 1675. William lands in Plymouth, but eventually moves to Maine. He was a farmer and ferryman. William had seven children: William, Frances, Job, Lydia, Hope, an unnamed daughter, and John. John dies without children and it is through his estate proceedings that we learn about his siblings.
2. Job Renolds born about 1642 and died before 28 May 1692 at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He married about 1675 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sarah Crawford, born about 1642 and died after 13 April 1696, daughter of Stephen and Margaret (---) Crawford. Job and Sarah had five children: Alice, Job, Mary, Sarah, and John.
3. John Runnels born about 1684 at Durham, New Hampshire, died there about August 1756. He married first at Durham 23 December 1718, Hannah Clark, born about 1692, died about 1740, daughter of Abraham and Deliverance (---) Clark. After Hannah's death John remarried to Hannah Knight born about 1720 and died after 1769. She married secondly Hudson Peavey. By his first wife, John had seven children: Abraham, John, William, Elizabeth, Joseph, Sarah, and Hannah. By his second wife, John had four more children: Deliverance, Stephen, Solomon, and Winthrop.
4. Abraham Runnels born at Durham 23 May 1719 and died at New Durham, New Hampshire on 24 July 1804. He married about 1744 at Durham, Hannah Smith, born 30 June 1718 and died at New Durham 13 February 1812, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Buss) Smith. Abraham and Hannah had twelve children: Eliza, Abraham, John, Isaac, James, Samuel, Nathaniel, Jonathan, Hannah, Alice, Judith and Ebenezer.
5. Ebenezer Runnels born about 1765 and died at New Durham, New Hampshire 13 September 1851. He married at New Durham 24 November 1782, Elizabeth (Betsey) Stanton, born about 1762 at Rochester, New Hampshire and died October 1836 at New Durham, daughter of Isaac and Patience (Hartford) Stanton. Ebenezer and Betsey had four children: Patience, Alice, James, and Elizabeth.
6. Alice Runnels born 11 March 1793 at Middleton, New Hampshire died New Durham 3 June 1855. She married at New Durham 1 January 1813, Jonathan Pinkham, born 28 July 1784 at Rochester, New Hampshire and died New Durham about 1843, son of Thomas and Bridget (Berry) Pinkham. Alice, whose name is rendered as Elsie in most records, had seven children: Luther Hale, Emeline, Thomas, Charles, Jonathan Roberts, Hannah Avery, and Nathan Pratt.
Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Portland, 1939, reprinted Baltimore, 1988).
A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in America; with Records and Brief Memorials of the Earliest Ancestors, so far as known by Rev. Moses Thurston Runnels (Boston, 1873).
Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (NEHGS, Boston, 1995), III:1572.
History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with Genealogical Notes by Everett S. Stackpole & Lucien Thompson (2 vols., Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1913, reprint, Somersworth, NH 1973).
“William Reynolds of Plymouth Colony and Cape Porpoise, Maine” by Martin E. Hollick, New England Historical & Genealogical Register 162:91-2.
"New Hampshire and Maine Descendants of William Reynolds of Cape Porpoise," by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record 25 (2008): 145-162.
"Deliverance, Wife of Abraham1Clark and Nathaniel2 Lamos of Oyster River Parish, New Hampshire," by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record 27 (2010):1-10.
"The Pinkhams of Strafford County, New Hampshire," by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record 23 (2006):27-76.