Birth: 23 January 1779, NC
Birth Source: Undocumented
Death: 3 July 1845, Talladega Co., AL
Death Source: Undocumented
Spouse1: Elizabeth Doyle, m. 1802, Rutherford County, North Carolina
NarrativeKnown Children of Edward Reavis and Elizabeth Doyle:
- William A. Reavis, b. 1806, NC, d. 1866, TX.
- Wilson O. Reavis, b. 1815, NC, d. 1873, TX.
Edward and Elizabeth moved from North Carolina to Franklin Co., Tennessee. They later moved into Georgia and Alabama, finally settling in Talladega County, where Edward died in 1845. Elizabeth afterwards moved to Leon Co., TX, with younger members of the family. Edward is said to be buried in Talladega Springs Cemetery, Talladega Co., AL; Elizabeth is buried in an unlettered grave in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Leon Co., TX.
Edward and Elizabeth appear to be the couple enumerated in Marshall Co., AL, in 1840. Marshall County is directly south of Franklin Co., TN, where Edward and Elizabeth had previously lived, and directly north of Talladega County, Alabama, where Edward is buried.
Research NotesThis family is discussed in Marie Reavis Hall's The Reavis Family in America since 1700. Hall indicates that Edward was a son of David Reavis (1748-1826) and Gemima Reed (1750-1841), who are believed to be buried in the Reavis Cemetery, Cooper Co., MO. David Reavis, in turn, is there identified as a son of James Reavis (c. 1719- c. 1804) and Elizabeth Street (c. 1723 - c. 1790). This lineage has not been verified. The Reavis Family in America since 1700 further identifies Elizabeth Doyle Reavis as a daughter of James Doyle and Elizabeth Reavis and a granddaughter of James Reavis and Elizabeth Street.
SourcesMarriage1: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 (FamilySearch)
1840 Marshall Co., AL, Census.
Marie Reavis Hall, The Reavis Family in America Since 1700.