Reaves, Robert Hodge (1814 SC - c1880 SC)

Reaves. Robert Hodge

Reaves, Robert Hodge


Father: Charles Reaves
Mother: Unknown Hodge

Birth: 7 Jul 1813, Marion County, South Carolina
Birth Source: Census Records and Bio of Charles Reaves from Marion County History, pub 1902

Death: 25 Aug 1875, Marion County, South Carolina
Death Source: Family Records

Spouse1: Ann Grice, m. c1840


Children of Robert H. Reaves and Ann Grice:
  1. Sarah Reaves, b. 1843
  2. Charles Reaves, b. 1845
  3. Robert Reaves, b. c1846
  4. Augustus Grice Reaves, b. 22 Oct 1847, 5 Sep 1901
  5. Henry Lide Reaves, b. 25 Mar 1851, 6 Oct 1889
  6. Rebecca A. Reaves, b. 9 Oct 1853, d. 27 Sep 1860
  7. Ann Reaves, b. 1856
  8. Thomas Reaves, b. 21 Aug 1858, d. 2 Aug 1881
  9. James Reaves, b. 1861
From the History of Marion County -
...Robert H. Reaves, was for many years a prominent merchant at Marion; he married a daughter of old Colonel W. H. Grice, who still survives, and lives upon and owns her patrimonial estate in Wahee Township. R. H. Reaves, the last years of his life, retired from mercantile pursuits, and went on his farm in Wahee, where he accidentally fell from his piazza some years ago and broke his neck; he raised a family of four sons and perhaps two daughters; of the sons, two, Henry and Thomas, died young men, unmarried; Augustus and James still survive; the former unmarried, lives with his mother; the latter married, and lives in Sumter County; has a family, and is said to be doing well. Of the daughters. Miss Sallie, the oldest, has never married, and lives with her mother. The younger one, name not remembered, married a Mr. Lide, in Darlington. R. H. Reaves was a good and successful merchant for many years, but in the wind-up of his mercantile affairs, did not seem to have made much, but saved his plantation and negroes; he was a man of equable temperament, and never seemed to be in a hurry; he represented the district in the Legislature just after the war in 1866 —before Reconstruction commenced or before it got under way.
A History of Marion County, South Carolina, From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1902 by W. W. Sellers, Esq., Columbia, S. C., The R. I. Bryan Company.

Note: Dates of birth and death for children above from gravestones in Old Town Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, South Carolina.