Reeves, Willis (1778 NC - 1848 TN)


Reeves, Rev. Willis


Father: probably possibly John Reeves of Orange County, NC
Mother: possibly Mary Walton

Birth: 07 May 1778, Orange County, North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: 25 July 1848, Somerville, Fayette Co., Tennessee
Death Source:

Spouse1: Mary Clayton, b.1779 Brunswick County, VA., d. 1817 Orange County, NC, Married 19 Dec 1805 in Brunswick County, VA
Spouse2: Thisbe Jones, b. 1790 Berkshire County, Massachusetts, d. Tennessee, Married 10 Jan 1822 in Wake County, North Carolina


Children of Willis Reeves and Mary Clayton:
  1. James O'Kelly Reeves, b. 1806 NC d. before 1870 TN
  2. Willis Pendleton Reeves, b. 1816 NC d. 1816 NC.
  3. Sarah Lewis Reeves, b. 1808, d. 7 Mar 1827
  4. Martha Eliza Reeves, b. 1810 NC, d. 1855 TN
  5. John Claiborne Reeves, b. 1812 Orange Co, NC d. TN
  6. George Washington Reeves, b. 1814 NC, d. date unknown.
  7. unnamed male b. 07 March 1817 NC, d. 07 March 1817 NC

Children of Willis Reeves and Thisbe Jones Higbe:
  1. Mary Andes Reeves, b. 1822 NC
  2. Calvin Jones Reeves, b. 1824 NC
  3. Atlas Jones Reeves, b. 1827 NC, d. 1900 TN
  4. S M Reeves, b. c1828
  5. Willis Gales Reeves, b. 1829 NC, d. 1881 TN
  6. Benjamin Franklin Reeves, b. 1831 NC, d. 1866 TN.
  7. Thomas Jefferson Wesley Reeves, b. 1834 TN, d. after 1860

Buried in Somerville City Cemetery, Somerville, Fayette Co., TN

Listed in the following census:
1810 Hillsboro, Orange, NC age 32
1830 North District, Orange, NC age 52
1840 Fayette, Somerville, TN age 62

P. J. Kernodle
Lives of Christian Ministers (1909)
REV. WILLIS REEVES entered the ministry after the separation from the Methodists. He labored in the North Carolina and Virginia Conference in the early days of the church. "Among the Christians in the South," says Rev. W. B. Wellons, D.D., "the only man that ever avowed himself a Unitarian in sentiment was cut off from the church; I refer to Rev. Willis Reeves of North Carolina." [77]
http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/pkernodle/lcm/LCM00.HTM(external link)

Willis wrote a letter dated 31 March 1823, to his brother in law Calvin Jones and a transcription of that letter can be found at this link:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/orange/history/letters/willisre133gms.txt(external link)

Willis wrote another letter dated 20 Mar 1832 to Calvin Jones at this link:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/orange/history/letters/willisre134gms.txt(external link)

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