Reaves, Robert (1832 TN - 1918 TN)


Reaves, Robert


Father: Isom Reaves
Mother: Rachel Morgan

Birth: 12 Nov 1832, Tennessee
Birth Source: Tennessee Death Certificate

Death: 10 Dec 1918, Rutherford County, Tennessee
Death Source: Tennessee Death Certificate

Spouse1: Martha Morgan, m. 1855


Children of Robert Reaves and Martha Morgan:
  1. Bettie F. Reaves
  2. Mary J. Reaves
  3. Robert A. Reaves
  4. Dulcinea Reaves, b. 1870
  5. Emmit Reaves, b. 1872
Biography from Goodspeed's History of Bedford County, Tennessee
Robert Reaves, a farmer and stock raiser, of the Twenty-third District of Bedford County, was born November 14, 1833, and is the son of Isom and Rachel (Morgan) Reaves. The father was a native of North Carolina and when a young man immigrated to Bedford County, Tenn., and settled in the Twenty-third District. He was a farmer and stock raiser, and was successful in all his undertakings. He was worth considerable property at the time of his death, which occurred January 1, 1871. He was the father of five children: Benjamin, John, Robert, Frances M. and Jane. Isom Reaves was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Chaney Coggens; three children were born to them, all dead but one, named William. Our subject was reared on the farm and received a limited education in the common schools. In 1855 Miss Martha Morgan became his wife and this union resulted in the birth of five children: Bettie F., Mary J., Robert A., Dulcenia and Emmet. Mary J. died in 1869 and Robert A. died the same year. When the war broke out our subject acted as escort to Gen. Forrest. He was under Capt. Little and participated in all the battles in which his command was engaged. He owns a fine track of land and is one of the leading citizens of the county.

Research Notes

Note that the Death Certificate gives a different date of birth than the Goodspeed's biography. It may be that the biography is more reliable.


Birth:        Tennessee Death Certificate
Death:        Tennessee Death Certificate
Census:      1850 Census - Bedford County, Tennessee
                   1880 Census - Bedford County, Tennessee
History:      The Goodspeed History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, Marshall TN 1886