Reeves, William (c1818 NC - c1860 ?)


Reeves, William


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anne Terrell

Birth: c1812 or 1818, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: c1870 probably Butler County, Missouri
Death Source:



Recorded in the home of his brother, Gaston, in Independence County, Arkansas in the 1850 US Census and in the same year he was recorded in Ripley County, Missouri at his brother Timothy's residence. The ages stated in the two census are conflicting, in one entry he was born about 1812 and in the other, 1818. William Reeves has not been found in any other census records.

As William H. Reves, he is recorded as a minister in Independence County, Arkansas performing the marriages of nieces Jane and Elizabeth Reves, daughters of his brother John in the mid 1850's.

From - Ozarks Watch
Vol. IV, No. 4, Spring 1991 / Vol. V, No. 1, Summer 1991
Between Missourians - Civil War in Ripley County
...After the Thompson-Righter capture, the Reverend Reeves combined his Independent Scouts with Righter's cavalry, and took command of a united 15th Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Together with remnants of Missouri units that had fought in Arkansas (Battle of Helena, July 1863) and many new recruits, Reeves's new regiment had as many as twenty full companies--actually a brigade-strength command. Colonel Reeves's brother William, from neighboring Butler County and also a Baptist minister, was his adjutant.

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