Birth: 1774, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1850 Census of Surry County, North Carolina
Death: after 1850, probably Surry County, NC
Spouse1: Unknown Gibbins
Spouse2: Jesse Reavis
Joel Reavis along with Mary in the 1850 census.
Jesse Reavis appears to be deceased before 1820 for Mary Reavis is listed as head of a Surry County household that included 3 males 16-25 and 2 females over 45.
The 1830 census of Surry County lists Mary Reavis' household with 1 male 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 female under 5 years old, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 20-29 and 1 female 50-59. It appears that some of Mary's children have married and are living in her home with their families.
Joseph Reavis owned 3 slaves in the 1800 census and in the 1810 census his widow, Mary, owned 3 slaves. In all subsequent census, Mary Reavis, widow of Joseph, is listed as owning slaves; however, Jesse Reavis did not own slaves and his widow can be identified by that fact.
1830 Census - Surry County, North Carolina
1840 Census - Surry County, North Carolina
1850 Census - Surry County, North Carolina (Joel Reavis HOH)