Reavis, Lewis W. (c1803 - c1870 )

Lewis W. Reavis

Reavis, Lewis W.


Father: Thomas Reavis
Mother: Elizabeth Marshall

Birth: before 1810, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1830 Census

Death: Unknown
Death Source:

Spouse1: Osia Jordan, m. 1 Feb 1828, Williamson County, Tennessee
Spouse2: Mary Ann Mathews, m. 8 Apr 1850, Rutherford County, Tennessee


Various Reavis family sites list the date of birth of Lewis W. Reavis as after 1818; however, the 1830 census of Williamson County, TN gives his age as 20-29 which would be 1801 to 1810 and had one female child under 5 years old which would be consistent with his marriage to Osia Jordan ain 1828..

The census indicates that Lewis had one son and two daughters by 1840. Although he doesn't seem to be listed on the 1850 census, there is a marriage record for Lewis W. Rives in Rutherford in 1850.

Possible child of Lewis W. Revis and Osia Jordan:
  1. Louis B. Revis, b. 1846 UNDOCUMENTED
Louis B. Reavis is believed to be the son of Lewis W. Revis. The Y-DNA of a descendant of Louis B. Revis does establish that he descends from this family.


Marriage: Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Census:     1830 Census - Williamson County, Tennessee
                   1840 Census - Rutherford County, Tennessee