Reeves, Elijah Jr., (c1780 VA - aft 1850)


Reeves, Elijah Jr.


Father: Elijah Reeves
Mother: Margaret "Peggy"

Birth: c1781, Virginia
Birth Source: Census

Death: aft 1850
Death Source:

Spouse1: Nancy Plummer, m. 1 Jul 1800 in Fleming County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Mary Spencer Reeves, m. 29 Jul 1824 in Fleming County, Kentucky (Marriage record has been incorrectly transcribed as Mary Glover)


Probable children of Elijah Reeves, Jr. and Nancy Plummer:
  1. Thomas C. Reeves
  2. Elijah S. Reeves, b. 1818
A deed from 1817 mentions Elijah Reeves of Fleming County as an heir of Elijah: "Thomas Reeves Elijah Reeves Spencer Reeves Benjamin Reeves, William Royse, Elizabeth his wife and Anthony Worley & Jinney his wife Peggy Reeves, Rody Reeves & Peggy Reeves Senr widow of Elijah Reeves deceased all of Fleming County & State of Kentucky except Thomas Reeves & Anthony Worley & Jinny his wife of the State of Ohio & County Sciota of the one part all lawful heirs of Elijah Reeves."

Elijah Reeves married the widow of his brother Spencer in 1824. The marriage record states "Elijah Reeves and Mary Reeves, widow of Spencer Reeves, Jul 29, 1824. John Ulett, bondsman."

In 1836, Elijah and Mary sold some land. They probably moved soon after, and eventually ended up in Brown County, Illinois.

The second wife Mary died 20 Mar 1856 and is buried in the Marden Cemetery in Brown County, Illinois.


1810 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1820 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1830 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1840 Census:  Brown County, Illinois
1850 Census:  Brown County, Illinois

1817 Deed - Elijah Reeves Heirs to Elisha Hurd - Fleming County, Kentucky Deed Book H, p180
1836 Deed - Elijah and Mary Reeves to Israel Harget - Fleming County, Kentucky Deed Book T, p223