Reavis, Dudley (c1790 NC - ?)


Reavis, Dudley


Father: possibly Allen Reavis, son of Thomas Reavis
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 1776 to 1794, North Carolina
Birth Source: Age Estimated in 1820 Census as 26-44

Death Source:

Spouse1: Unknown


Dudley Revis (sic Reavis) is named on the 1815 tax list of Surry County NC with 183 acres on Deep Creek. Also on Deep Creek on that list were Mary Revis (sic) and William Revis (sic).

Both Dudley and Allen Reavis had accounts the records of the Clingman Store in Surry County. They are recorded in the earliest extant account book which covers 1818 to 1821. "Allin" Reavis and Charles Steelman paid on Dudley's account, indicating there may have been some relationship. It is also likely that Allen and Dudley Reavis were brothers since they were close in age (based upon the 1820 census) and Allen named one of his sons Dudley. There is also a Jesse Reavis living in the same district of Surry County in 1820 of the same approximate age who could be another brother.

In the 1820 census of Capt. Atwood's District, Surry County, North Carolina, Dudley Reavis is listed with 3 males under 10 years of age, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 26-44.

Dudley Reavis appears in Jefferson County along with Allen Reavis in the 1830s. In 1834, Thomas Mitchell sold him a mill. In 1838, he sold Mitchell's Mill to John M. Dupree for $300. Allen's son Dudley would be too young to be this Dudley.


1815 Tax List of Surry County NC
1820 Census - Capt. Atwood's District, Surry County, NC
Records of Clingman's Store, Surry County NC
1834 Deed - Thomas Mitchell - Dudley Reavis - Jefferson County, Alabama Deed Book 5, p194
1838 Deed - Dudley Reavis to John M. Dupree - Jefferson County, Alabama Deed Book 6, p236