Reaves, Robert (1814 NC - 1884 NC)


Reaves, Robert A.


Father: Hardy Reaves
Mother: Delaney Walker

Birth: 1814 Duplin County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census and Settlement of the Estate of Hardy Reaves

Death: before Dec 1884, Duplin County, North Carolina
Death Source: Duplin County estate file

Spouse1: Lucy Lewis, m. 6 Apr 1836, Wayne County, North Carolina
Spouse2: Martha MNU


Children of Robert Reaves and Lucy Lewis:
  1. Sir Walter Reaves, b. & d. 1836
  2. Iva M. (Anna) Reaves, b. 1838
  3. Stephen Reaves, b. 15 Sep 1839
  4. Charles Reaves, b. 10 Jun 1849 1841
  5. Jesse Reaves, b. 5 Oct 1843
  6. David James Reaves, b. 18 Sep 1845
  7. Catherine Ann Reaves, b. 17 Feb 1848
  8. Lucy Jane Reaves, b. 27 Nov 1849, d. 30 Aug 1930
  9. Narcetta Emmy Reaves, b. 20 Oct 1851
  10. Sidney A. Reaves, b. 2 May 1853
  11. Buckner E. Reaves, b. c1856

Dates and children's names from Laban Lewis Family Bible. The year 1849 for Charles Reaves appears to be a typographical error in the bible transcription. He is listed as born in 1841 in census records.

Robert Reaves was granted the administration of the estate of Hardy Reaves in January of 1862. He is also named as one of the heirs of Hardy Reaves in the final settlement in January 1867.

Robert Reaves filed a claim (#10822) against the U.S. government in July of 1877 for $1,706.00 for supplies and livestock confiscated by the army of Gen. William T. Sherman as his army moved through North Carolina. The file for his claim includes 38 pages of statements regarding Robert Reaves having been a "union man" and never giving assistance or support to the Confederacy. He states that 3 of his sons were killed in the Civil War after being conscripted by the Confederate army. His son Charles and his daughter Catherine both gave supporting statements in the documents regarding his claim. His claim was approved in June of 1878.


Laban Lewis Family Bible
1850 Census - North Division, Duplin County, North Carolina
1860 Census - North Division, Duplin County, North Carolina
1870 Census - Faison, Duplin County, North Carolina
1880 Census - Faison, Duplin County, North Carolina