Reeves, James (1775 NC - c1850 TN)


Reeves, James


Father:Reeves, Jordan Sr

Birth:1775 North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: bef 1850 Humphreys, TN
Death Source:gone from census

Spouse1:Mary Polly Gower


James is in Reliques of the Rives on page 325. He is a combination of person IDs 1938 and 1939. James actually married Mary Gower though Reliques has her married to J(ohn).

One descendant of James Reeves is a participant in the Reeves DNA project and has tested in Group 8.

The earliest record we have found of James Reeves is his marriage to Mary Polly Gower on 8 July 1800 in Davidson County TN. Mary was a cousin of General James Robertson who was married to James's aunt Charlotte Reeves Robertson.

In 1802, James Reeves signed a Petition to form a new county along with his father and brothers:
George Reeves
Drury Reeves
James Reeves
Jordon Reeves
Jordon Reeves Jnr

This account book record found in River Counties Volume 4 confirms that James is the son of Jordan Reeves Sr:

Reynoldsburg Account Book-Humphreys County (TN)
October 1822 (Store Operated by the Wyly Family)

Mrs. John Reeves Perry
Jordan Reeves by son James
Drury Reeves
George Reeves
Mrs. Jno. Reeves
Timothy Reeves

James Reeves is in the following census records:
In 1820 Hickman County TN
3 males 10-16
1 male 26-45
2 females <10
1 female 10-16
2 females 16-26
1 female 26-45

In 1830 Humphreys TN:
1 male 10-15
2 males 15-20
1 male 40-50
1 female 10-15
1 female 15--20
1 female 40-50

In 1840 Humphreys TN
1 male 5-10
1 male 10-15
1 male 20-30
1 male 60-70
1 female 5-10
2 females 20-30
1 female 60-70

Surely the younger children are grandchildren.

James is gone from the 1850 census.

This 1830 deed refers to land purchased from James Reaves in Hickman County. The date of purchase is not given:

  • Images 553, 554. Old Deed Book G, pp 527-528. Date: 07/06/1830 Registered: 03/28/1834. Henry Ammons of Hickman Co, TN to James McNeeley of Hickman Co TN - $125 - 165 acres - 1st tract of 50 acres lying on Sugar Creek, beginning on the north line of a 50 acre tract deeded by Thomas Shute to said Ammons and where said Ammons lived on 07/03/1824, and bordering the south line of the tract James JcNeeley got from John Baird and the corner of a tract James McNeeley got from Thomas Ruper; 2nd tract of 50 acres lying on Sugar Creek, beginning on the northwest corner of atract in the name of William Christmas, said 5 acres being the tract Jesse Brown lived and died on; 3rd tract of 50 acres on Sugar Creek, being a tract granted to William Christmas and bought by Henry Ammons from James Reaves; 4th tract of 10 acres on Sugar Creek, beginning on the west line of the 50 acre tract where Jesse Brown lived; 5th tract of 5 acres on Sugar Creek purchased of James Reaves - Witnessed by Amsel Epperson, William M McNeeley.


Winney Reeves? b: 10 Feb 1803 in Tennessee
William Reeves b: 1805
Alfred Reeves? b: 1809 in Tennessee, USA
Wesley Reaves? b: 27 Feb 1814 in Tennessee, USA
Muncy Moulton Reeves b 1815 Tennessee

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