Descendants of James Reeves Sr.

Thomas Jefferson ReevesAge: 78 years18371916

Name
Thomas Jefferson Reeves
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Surname
Reeves
Birth December 7, 1837 52 32
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a sisterAmy Ella Reeves
August 4, 1840 (Age 2 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a fatherJames Reeves
January 29, 1844 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Ann Bethenia Reeves
July 31, 1844 (Age 6 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
MarriageSusanna BlackmonView this family
November 7, 1855 (Age 17 years)

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.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah Elizabeth Reeves
July 26, 1856 (Age 18 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a wifeSusanna Blackmon
March 17, 1858 (Age 20 years)

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.

Death of a sisterDorcas A. Reeves
1863 (Age 25 years)

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a half-brotherElisha Reeves
1864 (Age 26 years)

MarriageHannah Jane BelkView this family
February 18, 1866 (Age 28 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 daughter
#2
Mary Charlotte Reeves
April 25, 1867 (Age 29 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 Jefferson Reeves
October 2, 1868 (Age 30 years)
Source: Dora Reeves
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a sisterElizabeth H. Reeves
February 10, 1876 (Age 38 years)

Marriage of a childRobert Sylvanus FloydSarah Elizabeth ReevesView this family
December 7, 1876 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Delilah Reeves
April 3, 1878 (Age 40 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Minnie Jane Reeves
July 1, 1879 (Age 41 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Laura Thomas Reeves
November 18, 1880 (Age 42 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a motherBethenia Williams
May 21, 1884 (Age 46 years)

Death of a daughterSarah Elizabeth Reeves
May 21, 1889 (Age 51 years)

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a sisterCharlotte Ann Bethenia Reeves
December 25, 1890 (Age 53 years)

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Death of a half-sisterJane Reeves
October 16, 1892 (Age 54 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.
Marriage of a childJohn Russell FaileMary Charlotte ReevesView this family
April 23, 1893 (Age 55 years)

Text:

Lancaster Enterprise, 26 April 1893

Death of a half-brotherJames Brady Reeves
about March 11, 1894 (Age 56 years)

Death of a sisterMalissa Caroline Reeves
July 17, 1895 (Age 57 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Reeves
February 16, 1897 (Age 59 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

Marriage of a childJames Jefferson ReevesMary Jane BakerView this family
1898 (Age 60 years)

Source: Dora Reeves
Death May 16, 1916 (Age 78 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Burial May 17, 1916 (1 day after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Betsy Garris - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-brother
5 years
half-sister
half-brother
5 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
Family with Susanna Blackmon - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 7, 1855
9 months
daughter
Family with Hannah Jane Belk - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 18, 1866
14 months
daughter
17 months
son
10 years
daughter
15 months
daughter
17 months
daughter

BirthHeadstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
BirthDeath Certificate
Birth1850 Unites States Census
MarriageViola Caston Floyd Collection, Lancaster Co., SC Library
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.

MarriageViola Caston Floyd Collection, Lancaster Co., SC Library
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.

DeathHeadstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
DeathDeath Certificate
Shared note

Jonathan D. Johnson appointed guardian of Thomas J. Reeves, child of James Reeves decd., on December 27, 1845 (Lancaster County, SC Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964, pkt 7496). Apparently was visiting with the Blackmons in 1870 as he and his daughter Sallie appear on the 1870 census with them in Missouri.

T. J. Reeves was a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. H of the 2nd SC Regiment, the same company that John J. and Thomas C. Reeves were in. Jeffcoat's confederate records book notes that he was wounded, shot in the left hand. (Jeffcoat, Frances Reeves. Confederate Records Lancaster District, South Carolina. Columbia, Author, 1986. pp. 34, 110)


Will of Thomas J. Reeves Transcribed by Charles Respass

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF LANCASTER

Thomas J. Reeves of said County and State do make and publish this as my last will and testament.

First, I give and devise to my beloved wife Hannah Jane Reeves during her life all my real estate in said County and State, whereon I now reside, consisting of one hundred and sixty-eight acres, more or less, and adjoining lands of William Hammond, Jeff J. Reeves and others.

Second, Upon the death of my wife if she survives me, and subject to the charge herein after placed upon this devise, I give and devise one half of the real estate above mentioned to my daughter, Minnie Jane Kirk her heirs and assigns forever.

Third, Upon the death of my wife if she survives me, and subject to the charge hereinafter placed upon this devise, I give and devise one half of my said real estate to my daughter Laura Thomas Beckham, her heirs and assigns forever.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Lottie Faile, wife of John Fail, one thousand dollars, one half of which is directed to be paid to said Lottie Fail by said Minnie J. Kirk and the other half by said Laura T. Beckham within one year from my death or the death of my said wife should she survive me, and the land herein devised in item two is exclusively charged with the payment of one half of said sum and the land herein devised in item three is exclusively charged with the payment of the other half of said sum.

Fifth, I give and bequeath one hundred dollars to my niece, Jane Brunson, one hundred dollars to my nephew Reeves Blackmon, and one hundred dollars to be equally divided among the children of my deceased niece, Ida Clark.

Sixth, All the residue of my estate I give, bequeath and devise to my wife Hannah, and should she not survive me, said residue shall go to Jether Fail and Marion Fail, children of my daughter Lottie Fail, or the survivor of them, and should neither of them survive me, then said residue shall be equally divided among the children of Jeff J. Reeves, Minnie Kirk, and Delilah Mungo.

Seventh, I hereby appointment William Kirk as executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this day of November 1912.

Signed T. J. Reeves

Signed, sealed and published as his last will and testa- ment in our presence, who in his presence and the presence of each other, at his request, have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Signed B. F. Brassington J. W. Blackmon R. A. Blackmon