Reavis, Elisha Marcus (1827 IL - c1896 AZ)


Reavis, Elisha Marcus


Father: James Alexander Reavis
Mother: Mary Harlan

Birth: 1827, Illinois
Birth Source:

Death: abt 1896, Pinal County, Arizona
Death Source: Find A Grave

Spouse1: Mary Y. Sexton


There is very little documented information for Elisha Marcus Reavis, but the following is related by neighbors and family:
Elisha attended college before going to California during the Gold Rush. He taught school briefly at El Monti and searched for gold along the San Gabriel River.
He married Mary Y. Sexton at San Gabriel in 1867 and had one child who survived the following year. Her name was Louisa Maria Reavis.
Elisha went with other gold seekers to the Bradshaw Mountains in Arizona in 1863 but had little success. He returned to California but his wife refused to move to the rugged country in Arizona and preferred to live near her parents.

Elisha M. Reavis is listed on the role of Arizona Voters Registrations from 1878 until 1890 in Pinal, Arizona.

Video entitled The Hermit of the Superstition Mountains provides details of Elisha Marcus Reavis' life with numerous pictures.

Research Notes


1850 Census - Cass County, Illinois
1870 Census - Vulture, Yavapai, Arizona Territory
Arizona, Voter Registrations, online databases at Ancestry.com
Find A Grave

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