Reaves, Lawson Dimer (1811 TN - 1850 MS)


Reaves, Lawson Dimer



Birth: 19 Nov 1811, Davidson County, Tennessee
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 13 Jul 1850, Hinds County, Missouri
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Mary E. Baker, m. 1 Mar 1849, Hinds County, Missouri


In his will, Lawson mentions his wife Mary E. who was pregnant, his stepmother Lavinia Reaves and sister Martha Brown of Hardin County of the State of Tennessee. The probate documents reveal that the widow Mary E. Reaves remarried to Harrison D. Austin. They also reveal Martha's husband to be named Edward Brown.

On the 1850 census his step-mother Lavinia Reaves (age 65) and her two daughter Emeline (22) and Jane (18) are living next door.

Headstone states: "Lawson Dimer Reaves/Born Nov 19th 1811/In Davidson County Tennessee/and departed this life/July 13th 1850/Hinds County Mississippi/An upright man he lived respected/and died regretted."

Research Notes


Marriage1:  Mississippi, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1776-1935 (Ancestry)
Burial:       Findagrave - Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi

1850 Census:  Hinds County, Mississippi (L D Reaves)

1850 Will - Lawson Dimer Reaves - Hinds County, Mississippi Probate File 1116