Reeves, Terrill (c1807 NC - 1859 KS)
SummaryFather: William Reeves
Mother: Anne Terrell
Birth: c1807, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census
Death: 4 May 1859, Greenwood County, Kansas Territory
Death Source: Probate file of Terrell Reeves, Greenwood County, KS
Spouse1: Hetta Gaston, m. 20 Sep 1827, Greene County, Indiana
NarrativeChildren of Terrill Reeves and Hetta Gaston:
- Sylvey Reeves, b. 1830, m. Charles Browning
- Enoch Reeves, b. 1832
- William Reeves?, b. 1836
- Gaston Reeves?, b. 1838
- Harbard Reeves?, b. 1840
- Jasper Reeves?, b. 1843
- Newton Reeves, b. 1845
- John Reeves, b. 1857
- Emeline Reeves, b. 1859
On the 20th of May, 1841, Terrell Reves received Federal Land Certificate No. 8512, for 159 acres in the NW quarter of Section 18, in Township 14N, of Range 10E (land located in Putnam County, Illinois), in the district of lands offered for sale at Galena. His brother, Lenoir, received Federal Land Certificate No. 8513 for 161½ acres in Section 19 on the same date. Lenoir did live in Illinois for a time, but there is no indication that Terrell moved back to that area.
On the 21st of Sept 1850, Terrell and his family are recorded in Izard County, Arkansas. He received Certificate #4626 from the General Land Office at Batesville for 40 acres in Izard County on 1 Mar 1856.
The history of Greenwood County, Kansas lists the Pleasant Grove township as being established in 1856 by Terrill Reeves. In the 1860 census of Woodson County, Kansas, several of Terrill's sons are recorded but Terrill, Hetty and the other children can't be located. The history of Greenwood also names Emeline Reeves as being the first child born in the Pleasant Grove township.
Probate records of Greenwood County have documents for the estates of Terrell Reeves and his son Gaston combined so it appears that they died at the same time in May of 1859. Those probate documents also list son John, born 1857, and daughter Emeline, born 1859, as being the children of Terrell Reeves and a second wife who may have been native american because these two children are referred to as "half bloods".
Sources1840 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas
1850 Census - Izard County, Arkansas
Probate file of Terrell Reeves, Greenwood County, KS