Reavis, John (c1740 VA - ?)

Reavis, John

Reavis, John


Father: Edward Reavis
Mother: Sarah Gillam

Birth: abt 1740, Henrico County, Virginia
Birth Source: 1750 Will of Edward Reavis

Death Source:



John Reavis is recorded in the 1790 census of Surry County, North Carolina as head of a household which contained 2 males over 16 years og age, 1 male under 16 and 1 female.

Research Notes

The Reavis Family by Marie Reavis Hall identified John Reavis who died in Davie County in 1841 as the son of Edward Reavis but that does not appear to agree with the available historical data. The John Reavis who died in 1841 in Davie County stated in his RW pension statement that he was born in Northampton County NC in 1760. The 1760 date agrees with census data from most years which indicate a date of birth 1761 to 1770. It seems more likely that John Reavis was the son of Jesse Reavis, Sr., son of Edward and Sarah Gillam Reavis.


1750 Will of Edward Reavis
1790 Census - Surry County, North Carolina