Reeves, Willis Long, Jr. (1841 KY - 1904 KY)

Reeves, Willis Long, Jr.

Reeves, Willis Long, Jr.


Father: Willis Long Reeves
Mother: Caroline M. Wilson

Birth: 6 Sep 1841, Todd County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Gravestone

Death: 25 May 1904, Dawson Springs, Hopkins County, Kentucky
Death Source: Gravestone in Glenwood Cemetery, Elkton

Spouse1: Elizabeth Christine "Lizzie" Weathers, m. 1 Mar 1877


Children of Willis Long Reeves, Jr. and Elizabeth C. Weathers:
  1. Roxie Reeves, b. 1880
  2. Carrie Reeves, b. 1882

"Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Academical Year ending in June, 1905" (obtained from http://mssa.library.yale.edu/obituary_record/1859_1924/1904-05.pdf):(external link)

WILLIS LONG REEVES, son of Willis Long Reeves, a farmer and for a number of years Clerk of the Circuit and County Court of Todd County, Ky., was born at Elkton in that county, September 6, 1841. His mother's name was Caroline (Wilson) Reeves. He was prepared for college at Green River Academy, Elkton, but did not join the class until the beginning of Junior year.

After graduation he returned to his native place, and since then had lived on a six hundred acre farm near there. He was also part proprietor of the flouring mill of Reeves & Bradshaw. He was a democratic member of the State Legislature for two terms (1871 to 1873), Attorney of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad for many years following, Master Commissioner of Todd County Circuit Court from 1880 to 1886, Circuit Judge of the Fifth Judicial District of Kentucky from September of the latter year to January, 1893, and held the same office in the Seventh Judicial District for five years thereafter. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Treasurer of the General Assembly of this church for a number of years.

Judge Reeves died at Dawson Springs, Hopkins County, Ky., May 25, 1904, in the 63d year of his age.

He married, March 1, 1877, Elizabeth Christine, daughter of Thornton Weathers, a farmer residing near Cox's Creek, Nelson County, Ky., and had two daughters, the younger of whom graduated at Oxford College, O., in 1903. Mrs. Reeves died in August, 1903.

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