Descendants of James Reeves Sr.

John ReevesAge: 92 years18051897

Name
John Reeves
Given names
John
Surname
Reeves
Source: Dora Reeves
Birth about 1805 20 25
MarriageElizabeth BlackmonView this family
yes

Birth of a brotherElisha Reeves
1808 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterWinnie Reeves
about 1809 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Brady Reeves
about 1812 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterJane Reeves
February 1, 1815 (Age 10 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a motherBetsy Garris
between 1820 and 1824 (Age 15 years)

Text:

Betsy appears to be on the 1820 census. James remarried to Bethena and their first child was born in 1825. So Betsy must have died 1820-1824.

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth H. Reeves
about 1825 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMalissa Caroline Reeves
November 15, 1827 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMary Missouri Reeves
May 1831 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
C. Reeves
about 1833 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDorcas A. Reeves
1835 (Age 30 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Jefferson Reeves
December 7, 1837 (Age 32 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a son
#2
William J. Reeves
September 17, 1838 (Age 33 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a son
#3
James Washington Reeves
November 15, 1839 (Age 34 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mernerva Reeves
about 1840 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a half-sisterAmy Ella Reeves
August 4, 1840 (Age 35 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a son
#5
D. Reeves
about 1843 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherJames Reeves
January 29, 1844 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a half-sisterCharlotte Ann Bethenia Reeves
July 31, 1844 (Age 39 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a son
#6
Johnny Reeves
about 1848 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Mary Francis Reeves
March 9, 1854 (Age 49 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a half-sisterDorcas A. Reeves
1863 (Age 58 years)

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a brotherElisha Reeves
1864 (Age 59 years)

Marriage of a childJames Washington ReevesMary Elizabeth MorrisView this family
before 1870 (Age 65 years)
MarriageSarah B.View this family
between 1860 and 1870 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam John WaddellMary Francis ReevesView this family
February 24, 1872 (Age 67 years)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth H. Reeves
February 10, 1876 (Age 71 years)

Death of a half-sisterCharlotte Ann Bethenia Reeves
December 25, 1890 (Age 85 years)

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a sisterJane Reeves
October 16, 1892 (Age 87 years)
Source: Obituary
Text:

Lancaster Enquirer, 19 October 1892

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a brotherJames Brady Reeves
about March 11, 1894 (Age 89 years)

Death of a half-sisterMalissa Caroline Reeves
July 17, 1895 (Age 90 years)
Death February 16, 1897 (Age 92 years)

Text:

Haralson Co., GA Probate Court, Petition for Letters of Administration, J. A. Reeves, 1899

Text:

Haralson Co., GA Probate Court, Petition for Twelve Months Support, Sarah B. Reeves

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
5 years
younger sister
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Bethenia Williams - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
5 years
half-sister
3 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
Family with Elizabeth Blackmon - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
6 years
son
14 months
son
14 months
daughter
4 years
son
6 years
son
6 years
daughter
Family with Sarah B. - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: between 1860 and 1870

Birth1850 Unites States Census
NameDora Reeves
DeathEstate Records
Text:

Haralson Co., GA Probate Court, Petition for Letters of Administration, J. A. Reeves, 1899

DeathEstate Records
Text:

Haralson Co., GA Probate Court, Petition for Twelve Months Support, Sarah B. Reeves

Shared note

Lancaster Ledger - April 28, 1852 Fatal Affray On Saturday last, a fatal affray occurred at the mill of Mr. John Reaves, in the District. It appears that two young men by the name of Bowers, went to the mill, and while there, a difficulty took place between Reaves and Thomas Bowers, when Archibald Bowers, a brother present, dismounted from his horse and threw a stick, or a piece of sawed timber at Reaves--when Reaves got in possession of the same, and beat A. Bowers so that he died in about six hours. Reaves has since surrendered himself to the proper authorities, and is now in close confinement.--There being no animosity existing between Reaves and the deceased previous to this affair, it is presumed to be the work of ungovernable passion.

This may be the reason he decided to move. The supposed date of his move to Georgia was 1852, the same year.

John was born about 1805 according to the 1850 census, living in Lancaster District, SC. Later censuses indicate closer to 1807, but this is unlikely given Winnie and Elisha's births. John moved to Haralson Co., GA.