Reeves, Eli C (1811 NC - 1890 KY)

Eli C. Reeves

Reeves, Eli C.


Father: Jesse Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Obedience Terrell

Birth: 12 Feb 1811, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of Jesse Reves

Death: 11 Jul 1890, Rowan County, Kentucky
Death Source: Find A Grave

Spouse1: Susan Landreth (Jackson?)


Children of Eli C. Reeves and Susan Landreth:
  1. Margaret Reeves, b. 1848
  2. Jesse F. Reeves, b. 1854
  3. Mary Malisie Reeves, b. 30 Apr 1856
  4. Charity (Charlotte) Reeves, b. 1859, m. John Vent Bentley
  5. Cleveland Reeves, b. 1865
  6. Lee Reeves, b. 1869
Eli C. Reeves apparently left the Ashe County area sometime before he executed a Power of Attorney to his brother John Reeves on 26 Mar 1839. The POA was executed in Floyd County, Georgia and gave his brother John the authority to sell his lands in Ashe County, North Carolina. It is unknown how long Eli stayed in Georgia but by 1850 he had returned to the New River area where he was recorded in the census that year living in the home of Ephraim Gentry in Grayson County, Virginia.

Research Notes

The death certificate of daughter, Mary Malisie Reeves Bentley, in Pike County, Kentucky gives the name of her mother as Susan Jackson. This may indicate that Susan has been married before her marriage to Eli Reeves and Jackson was her maiden name.


1833 Will of Jesse Reves, Ashe County NC WB A, p 3-4
1839 POA from Eli C. Reeves to John Reeves, DB M (Old), pg 1, Ashe County NC
1850 Census - Grayson County, Virginia (Laborer, HOH Ephraim Gentry)
1860 Census - Wise County, Virginia
1870 Census - Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, North Carolina
1880 Census - Wise County, Virginia

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