John B. Reaves "Jack"
Mother: Louisa MNU
Birth: 1854, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census records
Death: Sep 1891, Sampson County, North Carolina
Death Source: Probate documents regarding sale of his estate.
Spouse1: Caroline Carr, m. 16 May 1872
There is an estate file in Sampson County dated 1891 in the name of Willis Reeves. The only document included in that file is an inventory of his estate. The entire contents of the state appear to have been awarded to his wife. The document indicates there was one child in the home of Caroline Reeves but the child is not named.
There is a marriage recorded in Sampson County on 7 Jan 1896 for a Caroline Reaves of the approximate correct age to Lovett Gautier. There doesn't seem to be another Caroline Reaves in that county so it can only be presumed that Willis Hardy Reaves' widow Caroline married after his death but there are no subsequent records for them in Sampson County.
1870 Census - Piney Grove, Sampson County, North Carolina (HOH Louisa Reaves)
1880 Census - Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina
1891 Sampson County NC Estate File of Willis Reeves, online at Family Search and Ancestry.com
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, online database at Family Search
North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011 (Caroline Reaves to Gautier), online database at Ancestry.com