Reavis, Joseph (1755 NC - 1804 NC)

Reavis, Joseph

Reavis, Joseph


Father: James Reavis
Mother: Elizabeth Street

Birth: 1755, probably Northampton County, North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: bef Nov 1804, Surry County, North Carolina
Death Source: 1804 Surry County Will

Spouse1: Mary MNU "Mollie" (surname probably Gallion)


Children of Joseph Reavis and Mary:
  1. William Reavis, b. 1789, m. Nancy Jane "Jennie" Steelman
  2. Sarah Reavis, m. Charles Steelman
  3. David Reavis, b. c1798
  4. Joseph Reavis, b. 1799, m. Elizabeth Axom
  5. Asa Reavis, b. aft 1800, m. Mary "Polly" Reavis dau. of John Reavis

On 6 Feb 1790 Joseph Reavis charged with fathering a male child by Mary Gallion, Thomas' daughter, and stands chargeable with maintenance of same. James Reavis and John Williams furnished securities. From the Surry County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, February 16, 1790 - "Ordered Joseph Reavis, being charged with begitting a bastard mail child on the body of Mary Gallion by her own oath before William Head, Esq., stands chargeable with the maintenance of same."

The 1800 census of Salisbury District, Surry County records the household of Joseph Reavis as containing 2 males under 10 years of age, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10 years of age, 1 female 26-44 and 3 slaves.


1790 Census - Surry County, North Carolina
1800 Census - Salisbury, Surry County, North Carolina
Surry County NC Wills Records, Vol No. 3, 1792-1827, p. 64-65