Reaves, Moses (1827 TN - 1863 TN)


Reaves, Moses


Father: Archibald Reaves, Sr.
Mother: Elizabeth Caldwell

Birth: cDec 1827, Bedford County, Tennessee
Birth Source: CW Service Record

Death: 13 May 1863, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Death Source: CW Service Record

Spouse1: Mary Ann McNeal


Children of Moses Reaves and Mary Ann McNeal:
  1. Elizabeth Reaves, b. 27 Sep 1852, d. 22 Sep 1879
  2. John Reaves, b. 1854
  3. Jane Reaves, b. Jul 1856, Andrew Womack
  4. Samuel Reaves, b. c1858
  5. Edward Reaves, b. 2 Nov 1862

In an 1847 Power of Attorney made in Wilcox County, Alabama, but recorded in Bedford County, Moses Reaves appointed Benjamin S. Reaves his lawful attorney for anything that "may be owing or coming to me from the estate of Archibald Reaves Senr late of Bedford County in the State of Tennessee, deceased." The POA states that both of them were "of" Wilcox County, Alabama.

In 1851, he deeded to Alexander S. Reaves all his right title and interest in the land "which descended to the heirs of Archibald Reaves decd my interest in the same being the one eight part thereof."

In his statement to volunteer in the Union Army made 10 Apr 1865, he stated that he was age 37 years & 5 months, born in Bedford County. He was in Co. C of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry. The general index to pension records lists one for widow Mary A. Reaves and children Lizzie, etc.

Mary was a bit older than Moses. There were some older children in the household in 1860 which would appear to be from a previous marriage. The death certificate of daughter Jane states mother's full name as Mary Ann Neal. Edward's says McNeal as the surname. She is buried in the Old Flat Creek Cemetery Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee.

Research Notes


1860 Census:  Bedford County, Tennessee
1870 Census:  Bedford County, Tennessee (Mary HOH)

1847 Power of Attorney - Moses Reaves to Benjamin S. Reaves - Bedford County, Tennessee Deed Book PP, p243
1851 Deed - Moses Reaves to Alexander S. Reaves - Bedford County, Tennessee Deed Book SS, p419
Civil War Service Record, Moses Reaves (Fold3)