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Reeves, James (c1780 ? - c1830 TN)
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James Reeves

Reeves, James


Summary

Father: Unknown
Mother:

Birth: 1776 to 1794
Birth Source: Estimate from 1820 Census

Death: before 1830
Death Source: Wife is widowed in 1830 Census of Wayne County, TN

Spouse1: Rachel MNU



Narrative

Children of James Reeves and Rachel:
  1. Susannah Reeves, b. 1814, d. before 1860, m. Lorenzo D. Bryant
  2. Nathaniel Reeves, b. 1818, d. Mar 1869 in Baxter County, Arkansas, m. Priscilla Caroline Baker
  3. Elizabeth Reeves, b. 1818, m. Noah L. Baker
  4. John Reeves?, b. 1821-1825
  5. Jesse Reeves?, b. 1823
  6. James Reeves, b. 1826
A history of Wayne County, Tennessee states that James Reeves settled on Green river in 1816¹.

Based upon the data from the 1790 census, it is unlikely that this is James Reeves of Wilkes County, North Carolina, son of Isaac Reeves. James Reeves of Wilkes County in 1790 is recorded with 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16 and 3 females. The 1820 census of Wayne County lists this James Reeves' household as 1 male ‹10, 1 male 26-44, 2 females ‹10, 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 26-44. In the 1830 census Rachel's age is given as 40-49 or born 1781 to 1790 indicating she could not have been the mother of the children listed in the 1790 census when she would have been approximately 9 years old. The same applies to James for his birth date was 1776 to 1794 per the 1820 census and would have been too young to have 3 children by 1790.

Rachel's household in the 1830 census of 1 male ‹5, 2 males 5-9, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49 and 2 slaves is far more consistent with the household of the younger James Reeves of the 1820 census.

From: Wayne County, Tennessee Abstracts of Deed Records 1820-1839 by James A Gray -
  • P 38 - James Reeves to William Rose, Instrument: Deed, Dated Jan 25, 1826, Record Book A, Page 226; Consideration: $400; Conveys: 20 acres on Green River refers to Thomas G Harvey’s occupant survey. (CGM Note: no witnesses shown)
  • P 49 - James Reaves to William Rose, Instrument: Deed, Dated March 26, 1827, Record Book A, page 291; Consideration $200; Conveys: Tract in 8th District Rage 9 Section 1; Witnesses: Vachel Rose, James Ross
  • P 51 - James Reeves to John Hill, Instrument: Bill of Sale, dated April 20, 1827, Record Book A, Page 301; Consideration: $125, Sells: a certain Negro woman named Clary aged about forty years which negro woman I warrant to be sound and healthy and a slave for life. James C Alderson


Sources

¹History of Wayne County - 1880 by Thomas Meredith, manuscript in the Tennessee Historical Society Collection, Tennessee State Archives
Wayne County, Tennessee Abstracts of Deed Records 1820-1839 by James A Gray
1820 Census - Wayne County, Tennessee
1830 Census - Wayne County, Tennessee (Rachel Reeves HOH)


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