Reaves, Asher (c1798 NC - 1887 AL)


Reaves, Asher


Father: Stephen Reaves
Mother: Sarah Flowers

Birth: c1798, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: 13 Jan 1887, Barbour County, Alabama
Death Source: Obituary, Probate

Spouse1: Civil Kornegay, m. 21 Dec 1820, Pulaski County, Georgia
Spouse2: Nelly/Ellender Parmer, m. 16 Dec 1846, Barbour County, Alabama


Children of Asher Reaves and Civil Korengay:
  1. Amanda Reaves, m. William J. Fortune
  2. Elizabeth Reaves, m. Mr. Jones
  3. Polly Ann Reaves, m. Mr. Rogers
  4. David S. Reaves, b. c1822
  5. Rebecca Ann Reaves, b. c1835, m. William Flowers
  6. Wellborn Reaves, b. c1838
  7. Sithey Reaves, b. c1841, m. Mr. Woods

Children of Asher Reaves and Ellender/Nelly Parmer:
  1. Nancy Reaves, b. c1847
  2. Martha Reaves, b. c1849, m. John F. Faulk
  3. Narcissa Reaves, b. c1853
  4. Margaret Reaves, b. c1855, m. Mr. Veutress

Asher is named in the will of his father Stephen Reaves.

He bought land in Barbour County, Alabama from William Hines in 1843.

There is a probate file for "Asha" Reaves from 1887 in which the land was sold and proceeds divided between his heirs. From the file:
late homestead and planatation of Asha Reeves deceased, which property is owned jointly and in common by David S. Reeves, Rebecca Ann Flowers, Maggie Veutress, Amanda Fourtur?, Naricssa Reaves, Martha Fanek, Elizabeth Jones, Scitha Woods, and Polly Ann Rogers, who each own one share, they being children of the said Asha Reeves deceased; and Fanny Reeves, Claud Reeves, and Sophronia Bush, who own jointly one share between them, they being children of Wellburn Reaves deceased, who was a son of Asha Reaves deceased; and S. F. Williams and M. R. Green, who are entitled to one half of one share each they being the children of Lydia Glass, deceased, who was a daughter of the said Asha Reaves deceased, and Bryant Stephenson, William Stephenson Atlas A. Stephenson, and Laura Streetman own one sixth each of one share, Emma Hill, Lula Hill & Richlard Hill, one each one third of one sixth of one share; and Samuel Reed, William Reed & Flether Reed, Mollie Reed, Lela Reed and Dee Reed, own each one sixth of one sixth of one share.

The file mentions that his wife had died recently. It later makes a more detailed division of the land and specifies the following relationships:
Surviving Children of Asha Reaves:
David S. Reaves
Rebecca Ann Flowers
Maggie Veutress
Amanda Fortuer
Narcissa Reaves
Martha Faulk
Elizabeth Jones
Sitha Woods
Polly Ann Rogers

Fanny Reaves, Claud Reaves and Sophronia Bush surviving children of Wellborn Reaves dcd s/o Asher
S. F. Williams and M. R. Green surviving children of Mrs. Lydia Glass dcd d/o Asher Reaves
Bryant Stephenson, William Stephenson, Silas A. Stephenson, Elizabeth Hill (dcd), Amanda Reed (dcd) children of Sarah Reaves dcd w/o Hardy Stephenson and d/o Asher Reaves
Emma Hill, Lula Hill, and Richard Hill children of Elizabeth Hill (dcd) d/o Sarah Reaves Stephenson
Samuel Reed, William Reed, Fletcher Reed, Mollie Reed, Lela Reed, Dee Reed children of Amanda Reed (dcd) d/o Sarah Reaves Stephenson

The Eufaula Daily Times, 18 Jan 1887
We regret to learn that Mr. Asher Reaves, aged 86 years, died Thursday at 9 o'clock. He was an old and estimable citizen of the county and had lived a life of honor and christian fidelity and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Research Notes


Marriage1:  Georgia, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850 (Ancestry)
Marriage2:  Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967 (Ancestry)
Death:        The Eufaula Daily Times, 18 Jan 1887

1840 Census:  Barbour County, Alabama
1850 Census:  Barbour County, Alabama
1860 Census:  Barbour County, Alabama
1870 Census:  Barbour County, Alabama

Barbour County, Alabama Probate file, Asha Reaves, 1887
1843 Deed - William Hines to Asher Reeves - Barbour County, Alabama Deed Book C, pp. 163-165