Reeves, Asa Jr. (1788 VA - 1845 IN)


Reeves, Asa, Jr.


Father: Asa Reeves
Mother: Sarah Unknown (surname is listed in various online sources as Lambert but there is no documentation)

Birth: 13 Oct 1788, Prince William County, Virginia
Birth Source: Date from Hayden-Reeve Bible

Death: 27 Aug 1845, Montgomery County, Indiana
Death Source: Burial in Gradey Showen Cemetery

Spouse1: Susannah Hidah (Hiday?), m. 11 or 17 Oct 1808 in Fleming County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Mrs. Margery Hodgkins Gregg, widow of Abner Gregg, m. 10 Oct 1840, Fleming County, Kentucky


Children of Asa Reeves, Jr. and Susannah:
  1. Nancy Reeves, b. 10 Oct 1809
  2. Anna Reeves, b. 18 Dec 1810
  3. Huldah Reeves, b. 21 Feb 1812, m. Rev. Johnathan Jefferson Hayden
  4. Alfred Reeves, b. 23 May 1813
  5. Asa Reeves, b. 17 Oct 1814
  6. John Reeves, b. 30 Jun 1816
  7. Sarah Reeves, b. 26 Nov 1817
  8. Rebecca Reeves, b. 27 Dec 1819
  9. Minerva Reeves, b. 23 Mar 1821
  10. Joseph Reeves, b. 29 Sep 1822
  11. Mary Jane Reeves, b. 20 Jan 1825
  12. George Reeve, b. 28 Jan 1827
  13. Eliza Reeves, b. 13 Apr 1829

Asa's name as inscribed on tombstone is REEVE, not Reeves.

The above list of children and dates comes from the Hayden-Reeves Bible as copied by GenForum user W. W. Meyers.

Asa married twice. In an 1841 Power of Attorney recorded in Fleming County, Kentucky, Asa and Margery Reeves of Montgomery County, Indiana make George Ewing of the same County their attorney to sell some land in Fleming County. In the actual deed for the land from 1843, it states that the land was the former property of Abner Gregg and Margery was his widow. Margery Hogskins had married Abner Gregg 22 Jan 1806. As "Nancy Gregg," she was married to Asa 10 Oct 1840. This appears to be the Margery Reeves, d. 2 Jan 1864, who was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Morton, Putnam County, Indiana (Findagrave).

Research Notes

The entry in the County marriage book either reads 11th or 17th. It may have a smudge that makes it look like 17 when it was actually 11.


Birth:          Date of birth information by David Olmstead to Reeve GenForum from photocopy of the Hayden-Reeve Bible.
                   Transcription of Hayden-Reeve Bible entries
Marriage1:  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 (FamilySearch)
Marriage2:  Fleming County, Kentucky Marriage Book B, p206
Death:        Date of birth information by David Olmstead to Reeve GenForum from photocopy of the Hayden-Reeve Bible.
                   Transcription of Hayden-Reeve Bible entries

1810 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1820 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1830 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1840 Census:  Montgomery County, Indiana

1841 Power of Attorney - Asa and Margery Reeves to George Ewing - Fleming County, Kentucky Deed Book X, p67
1843 Deed - Asa and Margery Reeves to Harrison C Sousley - Fleming County, Kentucky Deed Book Y, p365