Reeves, Benjamin (c1783 VA - 1846 IN)

Reeves, Benjamin

Reeves, Benjamin


Father: Austin Smith Reeves
Mother: Abigail Mason

Birth: 23 Jun 1783, Virginia
Birth Source: Estimated dates on census

Death: Feb 1846, Monroe County, Indiana
Death Source:

Spouse1: probably Nancy Reeves 4 Mar 1812, Mason County, Kentucky


Children of Benjamin Reeves and Nancy Reeves:
  1. Elizabeth Reeves, b. 1814, m. Eli H. Parish on 17 Apr 1834
  2. Austin B. Reeves, b. 27 Aug 1829, m. Arabella Pauley on 5 Aug 1854

Benjamin Reeves taught in the southern portion of Richland township in Monroe County, Indiana in 1823-24.¹ According to the book Echoes from One-Room Schools: Monroe County Indiana, the school building was a log cabin.

In an 1846 deed from Mason County, Kentucky, "Benjamin Reeves of the County of Monroe and State of Indiana" sold his part of the "farm of my late father Austin Smith Reeves, Deceased" to his brother John Reeves of Cincinnati.

According to the biography of Benjamin's son Austin B. Reeves, he and Nancy had 11 children - 9 sons and 2 daughters; however, there are currently no probate records or other documentation to detail those children's identities.


Birth:        Headstone, Reeves Family Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Marriage: Mason County KyGenWeb
Census:     1830 Census - Monroe County, Indiana
                   1840 Census - Monroe County, Indiana

1846 Deed - Benjamin Reeves to John Reeves - Mason County, Kentucky Deed Book 56, p222
¹History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, B.F. Bowen, 1914
Distribution of Austin S. Reeves Estate
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical, Charles Blanchard, Editor. pub 1884