Reaves, George K. (c1812 VA - c1892)


Reaves, George K.


Father: Elijah Reaves
Mother: Elizabeth Wilson

Birth: Sep 1815, Virginia
Birth Source: Halifax Marriage Record and 1900 Census

Death: after 1900
Death Source: Last recorded in 1900 Census of Halifax County, Virginia

Spouse1: Sarah Lacey, m. 9 Dec 1836; b. 1815, d. 23 Jun 1875, Halifax County, Virginia
Spouse2: Louzaer King, m. 4 Nov 1875, Halifax County, Virginia
Spouse3: Martha C. Stanley or Hailey, b. 1845, d. 10 Feb 1891
Spouse4: Mary A. Tillotson Yancey, m. 3 Dec 1891, Halifax County, Virginia


Child of George K. Reaves and Sarah Lacey:
  1. Thomas Lacy Reaves b. 1839, m. Ann Boyd, 6 Dec 1870, Halifax
  2. Mary A. Reaves, b. c1842
  3. Aria Reaves, b. c1844
  4. George Asa Reaves, b. c1844
  5. Philemon G. Reaves, b. c1849
  6. David L. Reaves, b. c1851
  7. William C. Reaves, b. 1854, m. Susan Moorefield, 22 Nov 1877, Halifax
  8. Sarah J. Reaves, b. c1852, m. Martin A. Mansfield, 30 Sep 1880, Halifax
  9. Henry J. Reaves, b. c1856, m. Maggie E. William, 27 Nov. 1879, Halifax
  10. Susan C. Reeves, b. c1858
Children of George K. Reeves and Martha C. Stanley:
  1. Elijah King Reeves, b. 27 Jul 1877
  2. Daniel Reeves, b. 1880
According to a statement given by George K. Reaves for an 1875 Chancery Case in Halifax County, William R. Smith vs Jennie A. Smith, George states that he had removed from Halifax at some point and was living in Caswell County, North Carolina for a time.

The death in June 1875 of George's first wife, Sally R REAVES, is recorded in the annual list of deaths in the Southern District of Halifax County, Virginia. The Place of Death has been abbreviated to Mt C, presumably Mount Carmel, consistent with the 1870 census. She was 60 years old, was born in Halifax County and her parents are named as Thomas & Frances LACY. See Research Note 1 below.

According to 1880 census, Black Walnut, Halifax, VA, George K RIVES (sic)(60) was married to Martha C. Stanley (34) and had two children. Elijah (2) and Daniel or David (11/12). See Research Note 2 and also Research Note 3 below.

The death in February 1891 of George's third wife, M C REAVES, is recorded in the annual list of deaths in the Southern District of Halifax County, Virginia. The place of death is similarly given as Halifax Co, Va. She was 46 years old, was born in Halifax County and her parents are named as R + M HAILEY.

Research Notes

(1)   The same List of Deaths in the Southern District of Halifax County during 1875 also notes the death of Rhode REEVES, a single woman, age 70 years on the following line. They share the same place of death Mt C. (Mt Carmel). Rhode was the daughter of Daniel Reeves.


(3)  George's third wife Martha's maiden name may have been Hailey instead of Stanley. The death record of M. C. Reaves, wife of George Reaves lists her name as M. C. Hailey, born 1845, who died on 10 Feb 1891 in Halifax County, Virginia. Her parents are given as R. Hailey and M. Hailey.


Marriage1:   1836 marriage to Sarah LUCY   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5YT-LQT
Marriage2:   1875 marriage to Louzaer KING   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR3X-TJM
Marriage4:   1891 marriage to Mary A YANCEY   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRK8-CR4
Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Records
1840 Census - South District, Halifax County, Virginia
1850 Census - Halifax County, Virginia
1860 Census - Halifax County, Virginia
1870 Census - Mt. Carmel, Halifax County, Virginia
1880 Census - Black Walnut, Halifax County, Virginia   FamilySearch
1900 Census - Black Walnut, Halifax County, Virginia

1875 Death of wife Sally R REAVES   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR79-3ZG
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1891 Death of wife Martha C REAVES   Virginia, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 online database at Ancestry.com
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Reaves-Riggsby Cemetery, Halifax County, Virginia at Find A Grave
Library of Virginia Chancery Records
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, names parents of Elijah King Reeves