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