Reaves, Mildred (1785 VA - c1860 VA)

Reaves, Mildred

Reaves, Mildred


Father: probably George Reaves
Mother: probably Martha “Patty” Epps

Birth: 1785, Virginia
Birth Source: 1850 Census - Halifax County, Virginia

Death: before 1860
Death Source:

Spouse1: Never married


Mildred Reaves is recorded as the head of household in the 1840 Halifax County, Virginia census. The household includes 1 male 15-19, 4 females 20-29 and 1 female 50-59.

The 1850 Halifax County, Virginia census shows a 65 year old unmarried Mildred Reaves living in the next residence to those of Elijah Reaves and his son Elijah, Jr. The only other member of Mildred's household is 35 year old Mildred Wilson who is likely a niece, daughter of William and Polly Reaves Wilson.

Since there are no census or marriage records in Halifax County for a male Reaves who would have been a candidate for the husband of Mildred, it is likely that she may have raised the children of her sister Polly and her husband William Wilson after their deaths. The 1830 Halifax census records the household of a William Wilson with children of the correct sex and ages to correspond to those in Mildred Reaves' 1840 household. There are no records for a William Wilson of the appropriate age listed in the 1840 or 1850 census of Halifax County.


1830 Census - Halifax County, Virginia
1840 Census - Halifax County, Virginia
1850 Census - Halifax County, Virginia

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