Reeves, Crittenden (1842 KY - 1894 KY)

Reeves, Crittenden

Reeves, Crittenden


Father: Benjamin Harrison Reeves
Mother: Virginia T. Garth Cross

Birth: 28 Dec 1842, Christian County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Biography

Death: 27 Nov 1894, Todd County, Kentucky
Death Source:

Spouse1: Louisa Dickinson, m. 16 Dec 1863
Spouse2: Martha McElwain, m. 14 Oct 1875


Children of Crittenden Reeves and Louisa Dickinson:
  1. Elijah S. Reeves
  2. Eugenia A. Reeves
  3. Benjamin H. Reeves
  4. John C. Reeves
Children of Crittenden Reeves and Martha McElwain:
  1. Robert D. Reeves
  2. Luke P. B. Reeves
  3. Martha V. Reeves
  4. Belle C. Reeves

HON. CRITTENDEN REEVES was born in this county December 28, 1842. In 1849, he moved with his brothers to Missouri; remained there until 1856, and then returned to Todd County. Of his father, an obituary notice says: " Benjamin H. Reeves, the eldest son of Brewer and Martha Reeves, was born in Augusta County, Va., March 21, 1787"...Brewer's sons were: Benjamin H., Willis L., Ottaway, and Archibald. Subject's mother was Virginia T. (Garth) Reeves, who died in 1850. Col. Benjamin's children are: William L., Jennette (Leonard), Mary (Wilson), Benjamin, Missouri (Ainslie), Eugenia (Griffin) and our subject, who procured a good education at the common schools in the county and at the Central College of Missouri. At the commencement of the late war, he enlisted in Company I, First Kentucky Cavalry, in which he remained two years. December 16, 1863, he was married to Miss Louisa IT., daughter of Squire Roscoe C. and Emily (Harris) Dickinson, of Todd County, who died June 16, 1874. To them were born: Elijah S., Eugenia A., Benjamin H. and John C. Subject was next married October 14,. 1875, to Miss Martha, daughter of John W. and Martha D. (Barclay) McElwain, of Todd County, Ky., and this union has been blessed with: Robert D., Luke P. B., Martha V. and Belle C. In 1879, Mr. Reeves was chosen a member of the Legislature of his State; and his public career, while in the discharge of his duties, was endorsed by his constituents in his return to the same honorable position in 1881. He is a prominent and high-toned gentleman, and certainly has a bright future before him. He is by profession a farmer, owning 187 acres of valuable and productive land, which he is successfully engaged in cultivating, in the profitable staples of this country. He is a Granger, and also an active member of the Democratic party.

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