Birth: circa 1800, estimated 30-39 years of age in 1830 census
Birth Source: 1830 Census - Brunswick County NC
Death: possibly before 1840, Brunswick County, NC
Death Source: Absent from family household in 1840 census
Spouse1: George Reaves
- John Reaves
- Rachel Reaves, m. George Ward
- Caroline Reaves
- Patricia Reaves
- Joseph Reaves
- Adeline Reaves
Mary A. Reaves, widow of George Reaves, petitioned the Brunswick County Court in it's Sept Term 1838 for a year's provisions with which to provide for her family while his estate was being settled.
The youngest children listed above are named in an 1842 petition from the Estate File of George Reaves where Mary A. Reaves and these children requested a division of the slaves of George Reaves. The petition stipulated that Caroline, Patricia, Joseph and Adeline were minors.
Oddly, the household listing Mary Reaves as head of household in the 1840 census of Brunswick County does not appear to include an adult female. The household seems to only include the children of George and Mary Reaves with a male 20-29, perhaps John, listed as the oldest person in the household.
1840 Census - Brunswick County, North Carolina (Mary Reaves HOH)
1831 Columbus County Deed Book E p 198
Brunswick County, North Carolina Estate Files, Estate File of George Reaves Application for Widow's Provisions
IBID Petition to Divide Slaves