Reeves, Elijah S. (c1818 KY - 1899)


Reeves, Elijah S.


Father: Elijah Reeves Jr
Mother: Nancy Plummer

Birth: c1818, Kentucky
Birth Source: Census

Death: 19 Apr 1899
Death Source: Headstone Application

Spouse1: Margaret McDonald, m. 1 Jul 1840, Brown, Illinois


Children of Elijah Silas Reeves and Margaret McDonald:
  1. John W Reeves, b. c1842
  2. Thomas A. Reeves, b. c1844
  3. Susanah C. Reeves, b. c1848
  4. Vinson Reeves, b. c1850
  5. Hannah E. Reeves, b. c1854
  6. James M. Reeves, b. c1856
  7. Benjamin Franklin Reeves, b. 25 Nov 1859

Elijah served in Co. A, 23rd Reg, MO Volunteers. A headstone was provided for him in Oregon.

Listed as Silas Reeves on the 1850 census. This may be his middle name, although it may have been Spencer. Elijah moved to Oregon and is incorrectly listed on the census there as Vinson Reeves with his son Vinson Reeves in the household.

Research Notes

Formerly thought to be son of Elijah Reeves and Mary from Fleming County, Kentucky. There was an older Elijah Reeves who was living there in 1850 with his wife Mary. The wife Mary died 20 Mar 1856 and is buried in the Marden Cemetery. More research is needed to verify the connection.


Marriage1:  Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 (Ancestry)
Death:        Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904 (Ancestry)

1850 Census:  Brown County, Illinois
1860 Census:  Sullivan County, Missouri
1870 Census:  Union County, Oregon (Elija Revis)
1880 Census:  Union County, Oregon (Vinson R Reaves)