Reaves, William R. (1812 TN - 1878 TN)

William R. Reaves

Reaves, William R.


Father: James V. Reaves
Mother: Margaret Ayres

Birth: 14 Aug 1812, Tennessee
Birth Source: Census, Headstone

Death: 29 Sep 1878, Maury County, Tennessee
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Malaha C. MNU, m. c1839
Spouse2: Margaret E. Johnson, m. 4 Jun 1855 in Maury County, Tennessee


Children of William R. Reaves and Malaha MNU:
  1. John B. Reaves, b. 1840
  2. Albert M. Reaves, b. 1842
  3. Martha A. Reaves, b. 1844
  4. Leona L. Reaves, b. 1849
  5. A. C. Reaves, b. 1853
Children of William R. Reaves and Margaret E. Johnson:
  1. William J. Reaves, b. 1856
  2. M. P. Reaves, b. 1860
  3. Thomas Reaves, b. 1863
  4. Joseph Reaves, b. 1864
  5. Ella Reaves, b. 16 Oct 1865, d. 19 Apr 1913
  6. Francis Reaves, b. 1868

William first bought land in Maury County in 1837. In 1843, he along with his wife Mahaley C. Reeves, Joseph A. Reeves and his wife Jane, and Hardin R Oakley and his wife Eleanor A J Oakley sold land as heirs of Abraham Mays Deceased. It's unclear who this Joseph A. Reeves was, but this suggests that Mahala was probably a daughter of Abraham Mayes.

According to the headstone, the widow Margaret E. Reaves was born 10 Sep 1830 and died 24 Jul 1902. Daughter Ella Reaves is buried in the same cemetery.


Burial:       Findagrave - Goshen Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee

1850 Census:  Maury County, Tennessee
1860 Census:  Maury County, Tennessee
1880 Census:  Maury County, Tennessee (Margaret Reaves HOH)

1837 Deed - Hugh Forgey to William R Reaves
1843 Deed - Joseph A Reeves et al to Miles H Mays - Maury County, Tennessee Deed Book A2, p72
1850 Will of James Reaves, Maury County, Tennessee Will Book A Vol 1, p. 187
Estate File of William R. Reaves, Maury County, Tennessee
Findagrave - Ella Reaves - Goshen Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee