Reeves, Ambrose (c1820 TN - c1853 AR)

Ambrose Reeves

Reeves, Ambrose


Father: probably John Reeves
Mother: probably Isabella MNU

Birth: circa 1820, Tennessee
Birth Source: Location from information in 1880 census by his children

Death: c1853, Arkansas
Death Source: Wife widowed in 1860 census

Spouse1: Arvazine Moore


Children of Ambrose Reeves and Arvazine Moore:
  1. John Simeon Reeves, b. 184--5--6
  2. William Carroll Reeves, b. 1847
  3. Mary J. Reeves, b. 1850
In both the 1860 and 1870 census of Carroll County, Arkansas Arvazine Reeves is the head of household. In addition to Arvazine and daughter Mary, the 1870 includes a male child Mathew J. Reeves. Mathew was born in 1863 so he could not have been the child of Ambrose Reeves who was deceased before that date.

Research Notes

There are no records in Carroll County, Arkansas which can be attributed to the fact that all records in the Carroll County Courthouse were destroyed by a fire in 1869. No records, i.e. deed, probate, tax, etc. survived that fire making research of the area almost impossible. The only records available are inferential and come from records of his descendants.

In the 1830 census of Washington County AR, John Reeves is recorded only three households from Simeon Moore, father of Arvazine Moore, future wife of Ambrose Reeves. This gives more credence to the theory that Ambrose may be the currently unidentified son, born c1822, of John Reeves.

Y-DNA results of a descendant of Ambrose's son William Carroll Reeves are a 36 of 37 marker match to two descendants of Green B. Reeves who died in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas in 1884. Green B. Reeves descends from William Reeves and Susan Hunter who migrated from the Greenville/Spartanburg counties area of South Carolina to Christian County, Kentucky around 1800. This DNA match may indicate that Ambrose Reeves was also descended from that extended family as well as being related to other matching participants of DNA Group 4.

It is also noteworthy that the given name Ambrose was used for several documented children in the family of William Reeves and Susan Hunter.


1860 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas (HOH-Arvazine Reeves)
1870 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas (HOH-Arvazine Reeves)