Reaves, Osburn (c1791 SC - 1878 TN)

Osburn Reaves

Osburn Reaves



Birth:1791 South Carolina
Birth Source:1850 and 1860 Federal Census

Death:1878 Wayne County TN
Death Source:Will

Spouse1:Esther Osteen


This man should not be confused with the Osborne Reeves who was the son of John Reeves and Phoebe Osborne. This Osburn is a different man; no evidence has been found that ties him to John and Phoebe.

The earliest record found so far of Osburn Reeves is his marriage to Esther Osteen on 5 May 1812 in Williamson County, Tennessee. In this record, his name is spelled Reeves, but in most records it is spelled Reaves.

He appears in the following Federal Census Records:

1820 Davidson County, TN
1830 Davidson County, TN
1840 Wayne County, TN
1850 Wayne County, TN
1860 Wayne County, TN
1870 Wayne County, TN

On 7 Oct 1878, Osburn's son Calvin J Reaves was appointed Administrator of his estate (p 55, Wayne County TN Wills and Settlements 1868-??). This Calvin J Reaves should not be confused with the two Calvin J Reeves who have been entered on this Wiki. They are not duplicates.

His estate settlement appeared in Oct 1884 (p 369, Wayne County TN Wills and Settlements 1868-??)

Osburn appears on Deed Records in Wayne County TN as follows:

  • Feb 11, 1837, he witnessed a deed of trust between Isaac Osteen and A M Alexander.


Calvin J Reaves b: 1815 in Tennessee
Delila Reaves b: 1825 in Tennessee, USA
Jane Reaves b: 1829 in Tennessee, USA
Amanda Reaves b: 1834 in Tennessee, USA
Eliza Reaves b: 1838 in Tennessee, USA
Emmeline Reaves b: 1839 in Tennessee, USA
Delia Reaves b: 1841 in Tennessee, USA
Jasper Reaves? b: 1843 in Tennessee, USA
Jane Reaves b: 1844 in Tennessee, USA

To be continued....

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