Reaves, James Leon (1800 - 1875)


Reaves, James Leon



Birth: 1800, Kentucky or South Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: 1875
Death Source:

Spouse1: Sarah Smith Vinson, m. 25 Dec 1833, Monroe County, Alabama


Children of James Leon Reaves and Sarah Smith Vincent:
  1. John Washington Reaves, b. 15 Mar 1836
  2. James Davis Reaves, b. 15 Jul 1838
  3. Narcissus Reaves, b. c1842
  4. William McDaniel Reaves, b. 14 Nov 1844
  5. Jesse Thomas Reaves, b. 1846
  6. Mary E Reaves, b. c1850
  7. Sarah A Reaves, b. c1852
  8. Caroline Frances Reaves, b. c1855

The headstone for the couple and their daughter Sarah appears to be a modern creation. Sarah's maiden name is from Caroline's death record. They are buried in the Reaves Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Wilcox County, Alabama.

Research Notes


Marriage1:  Alabama, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1969 (Ancestry)

1840 Census:  Wilcox County, Alabama (James Rivis)
1850 Census:  Wilcox County, Alabama (J L Rives)
1860 Census:  Wilcox County, Alabama
1870 Census:  Wilcox County, Alabama

1841 Deed - James L. & Sarah Reaves to Joshua Peavey - Wilcox County, Alabama Deed Book G, p195