Reeve, Narcissa (1803 TN - 1843 TN)

Reeve, Narcissa

Reeve, Narcissa


Father: Jesse Reeve
Mother: Ann (Nancy) Cox

Birth: 22 March 1803, Tennessee
Birth Source: Obituary & Bible record; note that birth date as supplied by family members indicates and 1803 birth while her obituary suggests an 1801 birth.

Death: 3 May 1843, Greene Co., Tennessee
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Barton L. Earnest


Children of Narcissa Reeve and Barton L. Earnest:
  1. Elbert R. Earnest, b. c1826, TN
  2. Jacob M. Earnest, b. c1828, TN
  3. Henry B. Earnest, b. c1834, TN
  4. Mariah E. Earnest, b. c1836, TN
  5. Burnetta Earnest, b. c1840, TN

Narcissa died in 1843 in Greene Co., TN; her obituary mentions her husband and children.

From The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal:
NARCISSA EARNEST - Departed this life, on the 3d inst., in Greene county Tenn., and in the 42nd year of her age, Mrs. Narcissa Earnest, consort of Barton L. Earnest, and daughter of Jesse Reeve deceased. Mrs. Earnest suffered much severe and excruciating pain for two months previous to her death, in which time, the Lord, said "suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not." called two infant babes, from this world of tears to rest in Abraham's bosom, making four children who had died before her, and gone to their home in heaven. Mrs. Earnest made a profession of religion in 1822, and lived as worthy and exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal Church to the day of her death. A few hours before she died, she expressed a bright - a full hope of heaven. She was happy and rejoiced in the love of her Saviour and desired to be released from her afflictions, and go and join her children and friends who had gone before her. She retained this state of mind till the moment of her dissolution, and died in the full assurance of a blessed immortality! She has left and affectionate husband and seven children, an aged mother and many relations and friends to mourn their loss, but they cannot mourn as those who have no hope. Soon they will meet her in heaven and hail her the "blessed of the Lord."


Obituary, The Jonesborough Whig, and Independent Journal, (Jonesborough, TN), Wednesday, May 24, 1843; Issue 2; col D
1850 Census - Carroll County, Missouri, HH 493/493