Reeves, Albert (1813 NC - c1870 MO)


Reeves, Albert


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anna Terrill

Birth: c1813, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death:c1870, Butler County, Missouri
Death Source: Wife is widowed in 1870 census of Iron County, Missouri

Spouse1: Mary Patterson (b. 1818, d. 3 Oct 1885 in Iron County, Missouri), m. 27 Feb 1837 in Washington County, Missouri


Children of Albert Reeves and Mary Patterson:
  1. John E. Reeves, b. 1840
  2. Susanna (Delana?) Reeves, b. 1842
  3. Frances Reeves, b. 1844
  4. Albert E. Reeves, b. 1846
  5. Joseph (or James) Reeves, b. 1848 Note: name varies with census records
  6. George J. Reeves, b. 1851
  7. Franklin A. Reeves, b. 1853
  8. Arthur Reeves, b. 1855
  9. Mary E. Reeves, b. 1858
Albert Reves received Certificate No. 5840 for 80 acres on 1 Aug 1838 in Washington County, Missouri listed as being in the District Lands subject to sale at Jackson, Missouri. That was the first of many land transactions recorded by the Bureau of Land Management in the mountainous area to the southwest of the city of St. Louis beginning in Washington County, then south to Iron County and finally into Butler County.

According to the University of Missouri website listing place names in Butler County, Missouri, references to "Reeves Mill" pertain to a pioneer grist mill at what is now known as Keener Springs owned by Albert Reeves. The same source connects "Reeves Station" with Colonel Timothy Reeves, whom they declare was stationed there during the Civil War, on the old Albert Reeves farm, to head off General Sterling Price on his famous raid of August 29 to December 2, 1864, along the old military road...Colonel Timothy Reeves was a brother to Albert Reeves. (http://whmc.umsystem.edu/exhibits/ramsay/ramsay_butler.html)

Enacted by the State of Missouri and approved on 5 March 1859 is an Act to allow Albert Reeves to erect and establish a toll bridge on the Big Black River in Butler County on the stage route from Ironton, Missouri to Pocahontas, Arkansas. From Laws of the State of Missouri, published by C. J. Corwin, Public Printer, 1859.

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