Reeves, John A. (1818 VA - c1880 MS)
Reeves, John A.
SummaryFather: George B. Reeves
Mother: Mary "Pollie" Farmer
Birth: 9 Jul 1818, Halifax County, Virginia
Birth Source: Reeves Family Records
Death: after 1880, Montgomery County, Mississippi
Spouse1: Nancy J. Cole, m. 2 Mar 1838, Stokes County, North Carolina
NarrativeChildren of John A. Reeves and Nancy Cole:
- George C. Reeves, b. 1839
- William C. Reeves?, b. 1841
- Charles H. Reeves?, b. 1843
- John M. Reeves?, b. 30 Mar 1846, d. 26 Nov 1920
- Mary S. Reeves?, b. 1848
- Benjamin Franklin Reeves?, b. 11 Oct 1849, d. 4 Mar 1924
- Bettie S. Reeves?, b. 1852
- Peter N. Reeves?, b. 1855
- E. O. Reeves?, b. 1858
- Addie Reeves?, b. 1862
- Edgar S. Reeves?, b. Jun 1865, m. Ruth Oliver
John A. Reves
Of Carrol County, Miss.
JUST and true, thy course pursue,
Offending none, from errors free,
Helping all who on thee call,
Now listen what we say to thee:
All love thee well who round thee dwell,
Regarding all thy actions true;
Extending light, each day and night,
Victorious on thy course pursue;
Encouraged by each motive high,
Still serve the Lord who rules the sky.
Of Carroll County, Miss.
NEATER by far, than a precious gold ring,
And once on a time, hearing her sing,
Nightingales came, her presence to greet;
Conscious that they, her music could beat,
Yet failing in this, did quickly retreat,
Resolving no more, in the land to be heard.
Excelled at last, by a mortal endeared,
Visions of glory, all vanished away;
Each fearing to speak, did secretly say
She sang more sweet, than an angel to-day.
Original Acrostics on all the States and Presidents of the United States,
and Various Other Subjects, Religious, Political, and Personal
by Robert Blackwell
Pub. 1861 in Nashville TN, pg 157
IBID, pg 188