Reaves, Calvin J (c1815 TN - aft 1880 TN)


Calvin J. Reaves


Father: Osburn Reaves
Mother: Esther Osteen

Birth: 1815 Tennessee
Birth Source: census records

Death: aft 1880
Death Source:

Spouse1: Sarah Horton


Children of Calvin J. Reaves and Sarah Horton:
  1. Hannah Jane Reaves, b. 1849
  2. James R. Reaves, b. 1850
  3. Mary Emeline Reaves, b. 1852
  4. William C. Reaves, b. 1854
  5. Joseph Reaves, b. 1857
  6. Martha "Margy" Ann Reaves, b. 1859
  7. Calvin Jasper L. Reaves, b. 25 May 1864
  8. George W. Reaves, b. 1867
Although Calvin has not been located in the 1850 census, he was known to be in Wayne County TN at the time due to 1849 and 1850 deed records.

Calvin J Reaves appeared in the following Federal census records:
1860 Wayne County TN
1870 Wayne County TN
1880 Wayne County TN

He appeared in Deed Records in Wayne County TN as follows:

Land bounded property of J H Gray and J W Cypert in 1849 deed.

As an heir of William Horton in 1849:
Deed to Interest in Land Aug 13, 1849 Nov 5, 1849 F 446 Calvin I Reaves and Sarah C Reaves all of Wayne County, both sign by mark to James H Horton of wayne Co test: W Jones, T M Whitten.
$110 Conveys: our und int in an eighty acre tract deeded as the heirs of William Horton, deceased by Elijah Harbur, Sally Kerlog and Samuel Harbur on July 27, 1836, range 10, Section 3. Note: names should be Harbour and Kellog/Kellogue. Deed above referred to appears on Page 191 of "Wayne County, Tennessee Abstracts of Deed Records 1820-1839

Deed Oct 4, 1850 Oct 4, 1850 G 108 John H Gray of Wayne County witness: Eber S Ham $165 Conveys: 132 acres on Johnsons fork of Indian Creek Civil District No 8 refers to J W Cypert conditional line between Gray and C J Reeves and S B of J I Cypert and SW corner of J W Cypert.

Research Notes

This Calvin Reaves should not be confused with the two Calvin J. Reeves already on the Wiki. He is not a duplicate.


1860 Census - Wayne County Tennessee
1870 Census - Wayne County Tennessee
1880 Census - Wayne County Tennessee