Our friend and favorite genealogist Kenneth Dixon writes: This house was built by James Madison Reynolds (1809-1878), the son of Thomas & Eugenia Heyser Reynolds from Maryland, who is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta. He married Mary Ann Jones (1814-1884), daughter of Thomas & Hannah Hadley Jones. My 6th great-uncle Wright Murphree (1797-1853) married Mary Ann’s sister Jane Martha Jones (1802-1843), and Wright and James were involved in many land transactions together. James was an extensive planter in Burke County and owned large tracts of land, including “Rosemary Place,” his plantation which he lived on from 1846 to 1863. He also had a summer residence in Brothersville, now called Hephzibah. When the old Carter-Munnerlyn House on Liberty Street in Waynesboro was demolished ca. 1932, which was built sometime in the late 18th-century, before or just after the Revolutionary War, the fine wood paneling from one of the rooms was salvaged and installed in the Reynolds home. George Washington and Woodrow Wilson both stayed in the Carter-Munnerlyn House. The house remained in the Reynolds family for six generations before being sold out of the family recently.
Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places