Reaves, Charles (c1783 NC - c1861 SC)

Reaves, Charles

Reaves, Charles


Father: Solomon Reaves
Mother: Sarah Floyd

Birth: 21 Nov 1785, Brunswick County, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1850 Census of Marion County SC and exact DOB from family records

Death: 23 Jun 1861, Marion County, South Carolina
Death Source: Lineage Book: Daughters of the American Revolution. 1903

Spouse1: Sarah Ann Hodge
Spouse2: Mary Griffin, m. before 1840


Children of Charles Reaves and Sarah Hodge:
  1. George W. Reaves, b. 27 Dec 1811
  2. Robert H. Reaves, b. 7 Jul 1813
Charles Reaves had several more children as recorded in census. The 1820 census records his household with 3 males under 10 (born 1810-1820), 1 male 10-15 (born 1810-1805), 1 male 16-25 (born 1795-1804), 1 male 26-44, 1 female 10-15 (born 1810-1805).

The 1830 census of Marion County lists his household that year as containing 3 males age 15-19 (born 1811-1815), 1 male 40-49, 1 female < 5 (born 1825-1830), 1 female 10-14 (born 1816-1820) and one female 30-39. Therefore there was another son born 1811-1815 and two daughters, 1 born 1816-1820 and another 1825-1830.

Charles Reaves:
The first known of this family was Solomon Reaves, a Baptist preacher. The writer heard him preach when a boy, about 1829 at an association at Porter Swamp Church, in Columbus County, N. C. about five miles from Fair Bluff, N. C.; he was then an old man, whiter hair and red face; he had a son named Charles - he may have had other sons, but Charles is the only one that concerns Marian County; he married a Miss Hodge, sister of the late Dr. Samuel Hodge, in the Gapway neighborhood; by her he had two sons, George W. and Robert H. Reaves; he may have had other sons and daughters. His first wife dying, he married Miss Mary Griffin of North Carolina, near Fair Bluff; no offspring by this second marriage. Charles Reaves died in 1861...
Source A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)


1810 Census - Marion County, South Carolina
1820 Census - Marion County, South Carolina
1830 Census - Marion County, South Carolina
1840 Census - Marion County, South Carolina
1850 Census - Marion County, South Carolina
1860 Census - Marion, Marion County, South Carolina
A History of Marion County'', W.W. Sellers pub. 1902