Descendants of James Reeves Sr.

Thomas Columbus ReevesAge: 59 years18401899

Name
Thomas Columbus Reeves
Given names
Thomas Columbus
Surname
Reeves
Birth May 5, 1840 28 26
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Source: Obituary
Text:

The Lancaster Enterprise, 31 May 1899

Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth Reeves
November 14, 1843 (Age 3 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Reeves
January 29, 1844 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn Jarrett Reeves
February 23, 1845 (Age 4 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterSarah Jane Reeves
April 22, 1847 (Age 6 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a brotherJames Calvin Reeves
April 23, 1849 (Age 8 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a brotherWilliam Darling Reeves
December 31, 1850 (Age 10 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterDorcas Missouri Reeves
July 21, 1854 (Age 14 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterMartha “Matta” Reeves
about 1861 (Age 20 years)
MarriageSarah Elizabeth GayView this family
May 1864 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
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Thomas Nathaniel Reeves
September 23, 1882 (Age 42 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Reeves
between March 12, 1893 and 1900 (Age 52 years)

Death of a fatherJames Brady Reeves
about March 11, 1894 (Age 53 years)

Death May 24, 1899 (Age 59 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Source: Obituary
Text:

The Lancaster Enterprise, 31 May 1899

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mother
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Thomas Columbus Reeves
Birth: May 5, 1840 28 26Flint Ridge Community, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
Death: May 24, 1899Kershaw Co., South Carolina
4 years
younger sister
15 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
William Darling Reeves
Birth: December 31, 1850 38 36Flint Ridge Community, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
Death: February 28, 1923Flat Rock, Kershaw Co., South Carolina
4 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with Sarah Elizabeth Gay - View this family
himself
Thomas Columbus Reeves
Birth: May 5, 1840 28 26Flint Ridge Community, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
Death: May 24, 1899Kershaw Co., South Carolina
wife
Marriage: May 1864
18 years
son

BirthHeadstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
BirthObituary
Text:

The Lancaster Enterprise, 31 May 1899

BirthReeves Family Bible
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

MarriageCivil War Widow's Pension Application
DeathHeadstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
DeathObituary
Text:

The Lancaster Enterprise, 31 May 1899

Shared note

The Lancaster Enterprise - May 31, 1899 Death of Mr. T. C. Reeves. Mr. Thos. C. Reeves, formerly of Lancaster county, died suddenly at his home on the old Gay place near Bethel church in Kershaw county, the evening of the 24th inst. while at work in his field. His remains were interred in the old Laurel Hill graveyard just above Kershaw Thursday afternoon, 25th inst., the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Jabez Ferris, pastor of the Kershaw Baptist Church. T. C. Reeves was born May 8, 1840. He volunteered in company H., Second South Carolina regiment in May 1861 and went through all the war and surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. He was wounded twice, once at Chicamauga, and received his second wound at Little Charlestown, Va. He belonged to the colorguard. The color sergeant was killed in battle and he caught up the colors and the staff was shot off just above his hand. He caught the colors before they fell and received a severe wound in his side. He delivered the colors to Colonel Wallace and was carried off the battle field. He has suffered a great deal since from the wound. He was a good, kind hearted, moral man and was liked by all who knew him. He was a son of the late James B. Reeves. He leaves surviving him a wife, one son three brothers and a sister. He joined the Baptist church before the war and has lived a consistent member ever since. We hope to meet him on the other side of the river under the shade of the tree. -Brother