Reaves, Thomas (1803 NC - c1870 NC)


Reaves, Thomas



Birth: c1803, North Carolina
Birth Source: DOB from 1860 Census

Death: after 1910 1870, Wayne County, North Carolina
Death Source: Absent from historical records after 1870.

Spouse1: Nancy Harris, c1830


Thomas Reaves is first listed in the census records of Wayne County, North Carolina in 1830. On 29 Jan 1859 he is listed as one of the voters at Indian Springs in Wayne County along with a William Reaves and a Jamy Reeves (probably his son James Reaves).

By 1871, Thomas Reaves was a magistrate of the Wayne County Court when he was recorded as performing the marriage of Mary Herring and William Deal, Jr. on 12 Jan 1871.

Children of Thomas Reaves and Nancy Harris:
  1. James Reaves, b. c1831, m. Mary A. Bartley in Jul 1858
  2. Martha Reaves, b. c1838
  3. Mary E. Reaves, b. c1837, m. Nicholas Carter in Oct 1858
  4. Peggy Reaves, b. c1840
  5. Everitt Thomas Reaves, b. c1841, m. Ann Eliza King, 20 Nov 1866
  6. Benjamin David Reaves, b. Sept 1846, m1. Nancy Millard 1869, m2 Polly Millard Williams 1891
  7. Elijah W. Reaves, b. Jul 1850, m1. Mary Hughes in 15 May 1871, m2. Milly Holmes, 22 Feb 1882
  8. Nancy J. Reaves, b. c1850, m. John Casey in Feb. 1872

Research Notes

Initial entry of approximately 1910 as date o death was the result of a typographical error. Thomas Reaves was last listed in census of 1870.


Wayne County NC Deed Book 15, p. 357-358 , 18 Feb 1832
1830 Census - Capt A Whitfield District, Wayne County, North Carolina
1840 Census - Indian Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina
1850 Census - Neuse (South Side), Wayne County, North Carolina
1860 Census - Indian Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina
1870 Census - Indian Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina

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