Reavis, James Morgan (c1793 NC - aft 1870 AR)


Reavis, James Morgan


Father: James Reavis, Jr.
Mother: Martha Morgan

Birth: circa 1793, Rutherford County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census Records of 1850, 1860 and 1870

Death: after 1870, Arkansas
Death Source: Last recorded in 1870 census of Benton County, Arkansas

Spouse1: Nancy


Children of James Morgan Reavis and Nancy MNU
  1. David D. Reavis (name believed to be Daniel David Reavis), b. 12 Mar 1828
  2. Jonathan Hampton Reavis, b. 22 May 1832, m. Elizabeth E. Carlile on 28 Jun 1854
  3. William Herell Reavis, b. 1833, m. Mary Ann Maxfield on 25 Oct 1854
  4. Nancy Harriet Reavis, b. 4 Sep 1835, m. Fox Taylor Nail on 1 Apr 1857
A Rutherford County marriage record of 25 Nov 1812 records a marriage between James Reavis and “Mary” Bagwell so it is unclear whether this was actually Nancy or if there was a spouse prior to Nancy who died within a short time after the 1812 marriage. Most pedigrees for this family name James Morgan Reavis' wife as Nancy Bagwell and there are several recorded instances of transactions with members of the Bagwell family, such as:
  • Lunsford Bagwell sold land to Morgan Reavis, Deed Book D of L, Rutherford County, 1826.
  • Morgan Reavis was bondsman for Orville Wilson and Sarah M. Bagwell, Rutherford County, February 26, 1829.

James Morgan Reavis had several more children than those listed above whose identities are currently unknown. Based upon the 1830 and 1840 census records, there were at least three more male children and three more females.
  • In the 1830 census of Rutherford County NC his household consisted of 2 males ‹5 yrs, 1 male 5-9 yrs, 1 male 30-39, 2 females 5-9 yrs, 1 female 10-14 and 1 female 30-39.
  • The 1840 census of Bledsoe County TN, James' household is recorded with 2 males 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14 and 1 female 40-49.
  • By the 1850 census of Bledsoe County TN, James and Nancy Reavis' household only included Jonathan, age 18; William, age 17; Harriet, age 15.

Research Notes


Will of James Reavis, Jr., Rutherford County, NC Will Book B p158
1830 Census - Rutherford County, North Carolina
1840 Census - Bledsoe County, Tennessee
1850 Census - Eastern District, Bledsoe County, Tennessee
1860 Census - Anderson, Benton County, Arkansas (HOH - Fox Nail, son-in-law)
1870 Census - Osage, Benton County, Arkansas

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