Reeves, Eli (c. 1800 NC - c. 1888 GA)

Eli Reeves

Reeves, Eli


Father: Jesse Reaves
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 3 Sep 1800, North Carolina (probably Montgomery County)
Birth Source: Tombstone (photo at Find A Grave), Old Reeves Cemetery, Palmetto, Fulton County, Georgia

Death: 29 Jun 1888, Campbell (now Fulton) County, Georgia
Death Source: Tombstone (photo at Find A Grave), Old Reeves Cemetery, Palmetto, Fulton County, Georgia

Spouse1: Nancy Steed


Children of Eli Reeves and Nancy Steed:
  1. James Franklin Reeves, b. 11 Aug 1821, NC, m. Jane MNU.
  2. Agrippa A. Reeves, b. 9 Dec 1822, NC, m. Martha Bailey.
  3. Alexander, b. 20 May 1825, NC.
  4. Aquilla Reeves, b. 10 Mar 1827, NC, m. Mary Wilson.
  5. Sarah Martha Reeves, b. 14 Feb 1829, NC, m. Reuben Bartlett
  6. Council M. Reeves, b. 1 Apr 1831, NC, d. 1915, TX, m. Selina Bailey.
  7. Harris Reeves, b. c1834, NC.
  8. Siron P. Reeves, b. 24 Aug 1833, GA.
  9. William Reeves, b. 7 Jun 1838, GA.
  10. Mary A. Reeves, b. 1 Aug 1841, GA, m. Frank E. Hearn
  11. Nancy Jane Reeves, b. 20 Jan 1844, GA, m. Isaac Pierce Baker
  12. Lundy A. Reeves, b. 21 May 1847, GA, m. David S. Jackson
Children's dates of birth are from family records of Nancy Jane Reeves Baker.

This man appears to be the Eli Reeves who was enumerated in Montgomery Co., NC, in 1830. He was in Coweta Co., GA, in 1840 with a large family (2 males aged 0-5, 2 aged 5-10, 2 aged 10-15, 2 aged 15-20, 2 aged 20-30). He was enumerated in Campbell Co., GA, in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Many researchers indicate that Nancy's maiden name was Steed but that has not been corroborated which has been corroborated by a recently discovered published notice. An 1837 equity case in Montgomery County, North Carolina names Eli Reeves and Nancy his wife among the heirs of Moses Steed. Nancy was born 1 February 1802 in NC and died 2 May 1893 in Campbell Co., GA.

Additionally, the recently discovered petition for dower filed by Jesse Reaves wife in his estate file lists his children and includes Eli Reaves.

In 1850, Eli and all children from Martha through Lundy were shown in HH 122/122, Campbell Co., GA. Adult sons James F. and family and A. A. and family were in HH 123/123 and 125/125.

Eli and Nancy are buried in the Old Reeves Cemetery, Palmetto, Campbell Co., GA. His name is spelled "Elie" Reeves on his tombstone. Some members of Eli's family moved to Pittsburg, Camp Co., TX, where they are buried in Reeves Chapel Cemetery.


Dower Petition, Estate of Jesse Reaves
Carolina Watchman, Salisbury NC, pub Sat. 25 Mar 1837, Page 3
1830 Montgomery Co., NC, Census.
1840 Coweta Co., GA, Census.
1850 Campbell Co., GA, Census.
1860 Campbell Co., GA, Census.
1870 Campbell Co., GA, Census.
1880 Campbell Co., GA, Census.
DOBs from family records of Nancy Jane Reeves Baker