Descendants of James Reeves Sr.

Sarah Elizabeth ReevesAge: 32 years18561889

Name
Sarah Elizabeth Reeves
Given names
Sarah Elizabeth
Surname
Reeves
Birth July 26, 1856 18 21
Source: Headstone
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Death of a motherSusanna Blackmon
March 17, 1858 (Age 19 months)

Text:

Folder 2-19 BLACKMON-CLARK: An unsigned type-written statement by Bynum Blackmon, son of J. A. P. Blackmon. States that these dates are contained in the Robert S. Floyd Family Bible in possession of Mrs. E. J. Bailey.

Marriage of a parentThomas Jefferson ReevesHannah Jane BelkView this family
February 18, 1866 (Age 9 years)

Text:

Folder 2-11 BASKIN-BASKINS: Letter From Frances Reeves Jeffcoat to Mrs. Floyd stated that T. J.'s daughter Minnie Kirk said that T. J. and Hannah were married Feb 18, 1866.

Birth of a half-sisterMary Charlotte Reeves
April 25, 1867 (Age 10 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a half-brotherJames Jefferson Reeves
October 2, 1868 (Age 12 years)
Source: Dora Reeves
Source: Headstone
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MarriageRobert Sylvanus FloydView this family
December 7, 1876 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1
William Thomas Floyd
September 8, 1877 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDelilah Reeves
April 3, 1878 (Age 21 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a half-sisterMinnie Jane Reeves
July 1, 1879 (Age 22 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a daughter
#2
Lillie May Floyd
June 30, 1880 (Age 23 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a half-sisterLaura Thomas Reeves
November 18, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a son
#3
Arthur Judson Floyd
August 24, 1882 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherBethenia Williams
May 21, 1884 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Bertha Floree Floyd
January 16, 1886 (Age 29 years)
Source: Headstone
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Birth of a daughter
#5
Bessie Lee Floyd
October 7, 1888 (Age 32 years)
Death May 21, 1889 (Age 32 years)

Source: Headstone
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Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 7, 1855
9 months
herself
Father’s family with Hannah Jane Belk - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 18, 1866
14 months
half-sister
17 months
half-brother
10 years
half-sister
15 months
half-sister
17 months
half-sister
Family with Robert Sylvanus Floyd - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 7, 1876Reeves Home, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
9 months
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter

Shared note

From the Floyd book: Like her husband who was three years her senior, Sallie was born during President Franklin Pierce's admnisitra­tion. She lived in the Rich Hill Community of Lancaster County, S.C. Sallie attended the Rich Hill Elementary School. Although we know that her major occupation was that of homemaker and mother, we must not allow our­selves to forget that during her brief lifetime (1856-1889), the occupation required functions that were very laborious and time consuming and which are no longer part of being a homemaker and mother. For example, preparing for a meal was not as simple as we may think it is today. Firewood had to be brought into the kitchen and placed in the cook stove; water for meals and bathing was carried into the house in buckets - either from the well or a nearby spring; each summer and fall, fruits and vegeta­bles were hand harvested, then cleaned and prepared for canning which required hours of cooking over a hot stove in an already hot, humid kitchen. Twice daily the home­maker often helped care for and feed the domestic ani­mals - chickens, hogs, and cows - which provided the family with eggs, meat, and milk that were used daily. The family's clothing needs were filled by the homemaker who designed and sewed the dresses, shirts, pants, etc., which the family needed, and then she had to keep them in good repair. Laundering was no simple matter either. All of these activities were just part of the required work that necessitated mothers getting up before dawn. We can well imagine that a welcomed relief was briefly experi­enced when any holiday or Sunday approached as the routine hard labor slowed down; however, we know that for homemakers the labor didn't stop, but usually required more cooking than normal over the hot, wood, cookstove. Because survival was a fulltime job, with the exception of perhaps religious activities, adults had few leisure-time interests and activities that were merely pleas­ure oriented. At the time of her early death, Sallie was kept busy providing a loving home for five small children. Sallie was a member of the Baptist church.

Marriages, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878 By Rev. D. J. McMillan, December 7, 1876, Mr. Robt. S. Floyd to Miss Sallie E. Reeves, both of Lancaster county, S. C.

From old Hanging Rock and Lancaster Circuit Record book (Lancaster First Methodist Church - Floyd) 1876 - Dec 7 - Robt S Floyd to Miss Sallie E Reeves; residence, Lancaster Co., SC; place of marriage, T. J. Reeves, bride's home; officiating minister, D. J. McMillan; witnesses, J. W. Cauthen, A. J. Cauthen and Samuel Cremager.