SummaryFather: Unknown Reeves
Mother: Unknown Striker
Birth Source: Headstone
Death: 1826, Bladen County, North Carolina
Death Source: Obituary
Spouse1: Jane Melvin
NarrativeChildren of Edward Reeves and Jane Melvin:
- Robert Reeves
- Edward Prothero Reeves
- William Reeves
- James Reeves
- Jeremiah P. Reeves
- Evan Reeves
- Damaris Reeves, b. 10 Sep 1792
In Feb 1834, Robert Reeves, William Reeves, Jeremiah P. Reeves and Amos Caines executed a deed to Damaris Reeves of their right and title to a certain tract of land in Bladen County. Thus it appears Damaris Reeves Sutton who was buried in the Reeves Cemetery in Bladen County, North Carolina is a daughter of Edward. The wife of Amos Caines was a Hannah who appears to be a daughter of Edward as well.
A stone was later erected in 1926 for Edward, Jane, and son Evan which state he was born in 1721 and died 1826. It also states "family record lost" which could indicate the information on the headstone is approximate.
Research NotesFurther research might benefit from a review of 'Descendents of Edward Reeves and Jane Melvin' by Willie Reeves Hardin Bivins, Oklahoma City, OK, 1984.
SourcesBurial: Findagrave - Reeves Cemetery, Bladen County, North Carolina
1790 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
1800 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
1810 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
Family History (mother's maiden name) per Samuel Reeves
1834 Deed - Robert Reeves, William Reeves, Jeremiah P. Reeves and Amos Caines to Damaris Reeves - Bladen County, North Carolina Deed Book 22, p6