Reeves, Austin B. (1829 IN - 1887 IN)

Reeves, Austin B

Reeves, Austin B.


Father: Benjamin Reeves
Mother: Nancy Reeves

Birth: 27 Aug 1829, Monroe County, Indiana
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 31 Aug 1887, Monroe County, Indiana
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Arabella I. Pauley


Children of Austin B. Reeves and Arabella Pauley:
  1. Garrison P. Reeves, b. 26 May 1855
  2. Flora B. Reeves, b. 25 May 1857
  3. Mary Hattie Reeves, b. 13 Feb 1859
  4. John McC Reeves, b. 1861
  5. Bruce Colfax Reeves, b. 29 Jan 1867
  6. Austin Melvill Reeves, b. 22 Nov 1869, d. 25 Aug 1890
  7. Sarah E. Reeves, b. 22 Feb 1872, d. 1 Sep 1873

Biography -
AUSTIN B. REEVES, farmer and stock-raiser, is a son of Benjamin and Nancy Reeves, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of Kentucky. Austin S. Reeves, grandfather of our subject, was a Revolutionary soldier, and Benjamin Reeves was a hero of the war of 1812. In 1820, he came to this county, passing down the Ohio in a flat-boat he had built. As a result of his industry, he acquired 160 acres, and made a good home from the virgin land. He was a Whig, and died February, 1846, aged sixty-six; his wife passed away seven years previous, aged fifty-four years. They were the parents of nine daughters and two sons. Austin B. Reeves was born in Van Buren Township August 27, 1829, and the eldest son of the family. He was brought up to industry and to farming. When seventeen years old, was left an orphan, and became an apprentice to blacksmithing; served nearly four years, and received only board and clothes. Later, he purchased the homestead farm, and devoted his time to agriculture. In 1882, he sold this farm and purchased his present home. August 5, 1854, he married Arabelle I. Pauley, of this county, and to this union seven children came to bless it, six of whom are living — Garrison P., Flora B., Mary H., John Mc, B. Colfax and Austin M. Mr. Reeves is a liberal and worthy citizen, a Republican, and a member of the Patrons of Husbandry. Mrs. Reeves is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

The seventh child was apparently Sarah E. Reeves. She and Austin M. are buried with Austin and Arabella in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The stone spells the names "Austen."


Birth:       Headstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Death:       Headstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
History:   Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana by Charles Blanchard, pub. Chicago 1884
Census:     1850 Census - Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana (HOH - Austin Seward)
                   1860 Census - Van Buren, Monroe County, Indiana
                   1870 Census - Van Buren, Monroe County, Indiana
                   1880 Census - Van Buren, Monroe County, Indiana