Reavis, Daniel (c1769 NC - 1834 ?)


Reavis, Daniel


Father: Isham Reavis, Sr.
Mother: Anne Matilda Jones

Birth: c1769, Northampton County, North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: 19 Jan 1834 while working on the Mississippi River (between New Orleans and Vicksburg)
Death Source: The Reavis Family in America Since 1700 by Marie Reavis Hall pub 1971, p. 30

Spouse1: Lucy Rollins after 20 Jan 1806 (date of marriage bond), Warren County, Kentucky


Children of Daniel Reavis and Lucy Rollins:
  1. Louisa Reavis, b. 1806
  2. Mark Reavis, b. 1810
  3. Rebecca Lucinda Reavis, b. 1812
  4. Solomon Reavis, b. 1815
  5. Bedford Reavis, b. 1817
  6. Harriet Reavis, b. 1819, m. James Hopkins
  7. Malinda Reavis, b. 1821
  8. Elizabeth Ann Reavis, b. 1823
  9. Martha "Patsy" Reavis, b. 1826
Daniel Reavis was listed on the 1793 tax list of Wootten District, Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1793.

He was still listed as a resident of Warren County, Kentucky in the 1810 census along with other family members such as brothers Isham, Jr., Mark and William, as well as cousin Harris Reavis.

Along with his brother Isham, Jr., Daniel left Kentucky and followed their brother William to Gibson County, Indiana where by April of 1815, he was recorded as an appraiser for the estate sale of John Douglas (WB A, p101-105).

Appointed guardian of his sister Martha's children after her death in 1824.
From the court records of Gibson County, Indiana - Ordered that Daniel Reaves (sic) be appointed Guardian to Rebecca Sherry, Sally Sherry and Betsey Jane Sherry minor children of William Sherry Decd.

On page 30 of The Reavis Family in America Since 1700 by Marie Reavis Hall, Daniel Reavis is said to have died of cholera while employed on a Mississippi steamer between New Orleans and Vicksburg.

Research Notes


Wilkes County, North Carolina Tax List
Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, online database at Ancestry.com
1810 Census - Warren County, Kentucky
1820 Census - Gibson County, Indiana
1830 Census - Gibson County, Indiana
The Reavis Family in America Since 1700 by Marie Reavis Hall pub 1971