Birth: c1801, probably North Carolina
Birth Source: 1830 Census of Brunswick County, NC
Death: Oct 1861
Death Source: Find A Grave
Spouse1: Unknown, deceased before 1840
Spouse2: Eliza MNU, m. c1840
- George S. Reaves, b. 1841
- Mary Reaves, b. 1846
- Calhoun Reaves, b. 1845
- Joseph Reaves, b. 1848
- Rachel A. Reaves, b. 1851
- Caroline Reaves, b. 1853
- Sarah A. Reaves, b. 1857
- Jesse Reeves, b. 1860
In the census of 1850, Edward Reaves has a younger wife so presumably the wife of the 1830 census is deceased and he has remarried a younger wife, Elza sic Eliza born c1827.
At the beginning of the Civil War, on 11 Jun 1861, Edward C. Reaves enlisted in Co. F of the 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry of the CSA. He was promoted to Full Comm Sergeant on 24 Aug 1861 and mustered out on 01 Nov 1861 at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
George Reaves, but does appear to be part of that family. He was living in close proximity and is named in the probate records of Mary Gore Reaves' father Joseph Gore's estate in 1845.
1850 Census - Brunswick County, North Carolina
1860 Census - Shallotte, Brunswick County, North Carolina
1870 Census - Shallotte, Brunswick County, North Carolina (HOH Eliza Reaves)
Find A Grave Memorial# 7195077