Reeves, Eustace H. R. (1807 GA - 1886 GA)

Reeves, Eustace H

Reeves, Eustace H. R.


Father: Elijah Reeves
Mother: Lillie Ann Moore

Birth: 10 December 1807, Wilkes County, Georgia
Birth Source: Family Bible, Census

Death: 4 July 1886, Upson County, Georgia
Death Source: Tombstone, Flint River Church, Upson Co., GA

Spouse1: Elizabeth E. Mann, 19 February 1837, Upson Co., GA


Children of Eustace H. Reeves and Elizabeth E. Mann:
  1. Jeremiah Bloomer White Reeves, b. 19 May 1838, m. Lebirtha Torbert
  2. Nancy Lillian Reeves, b. 30 Dec 1839, m. William Benjamin Trice
  3. Jason Francis B. Reeves, b. 27 Dec 1841, m1. Susan Moore, m2. Elizabeth Matthews
  4. Sarah Emma Elizabeth Reeves, b. 1 Jan 1844, m. John W. Moore
  5. Eustace Howard R. Reeves, b. 1 Dec 1845, d. 19 Oct 1864, Cedar Creek, Frederick Co., VA, CSA.
  6. John Allen J. Reeves, b. 28 Sep 1847, d. 15 Nov 1850
  7. James Wilkerson Townsend Reeves, b. 18 May 1849
  8. William Thomas G. Reeves, b. 27 Jul 1851, m. Mary Ferguson
  9. Georgia Ann Reeves, b. 5 Sep 1853, m. William F. Nelson
  10. Texas Anna Belle Reeves, b. 2 Feb 1856, m. William G. F. Ferguson

Eustus was first taxed in Upson Co., GA, in 1828, at which time he was a defaulter in GMD 537. This record corresponds with the birth year (1807) given on his gravestone.

Eustace lived most of his adult life in Upson Co., GA. He was a Justice of the Peace and a road commissioner for Flint District in 1845. He was apparently omitted from the 1850 census but was living in GMD 537, Double Bridges P.O., in 1860, when he appeared in HH 296/270: Eustace H. Reeves, 52, GA, Farmer, $3000/$9035, GA; E. E., 45, GA; J. B. W., 22, male, GA, School Teacher, $100; J. F. B., 18, male, student, GA; S. E. E., 16, Serving, GA, female; E. H. R., 14, male, GA; J. W. T., 11, male, GA; Wm. T. G., 8, male, GA; G. A., 5, female, GA; T. A. B., 4, female, GA; J. A. D. Mann, 13, male, GA.

He is listed as a member of the Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church on the church membership list in 1839. (FindaGrave note)

Eustace and Elizabeth are buried in Flint River Cemetery near Roland, Upson Co., GA. Elizabeth was born 18 December 1814 and died 7 March 1893. Their tombstone indicates that they married 19 February 1837.

Son James W. T. Reeves seems to be the James T. Reeves (1851-1922) buried in the Trice Cemetery, Upson Co., GA.

Research Notes

It appears through Ancestry DNA ThruLines DNA Group 2 is related via. son James W.T. Reeves and his son Benjamin King Reeves and his son Toby Wright Reeves and then private generations. There needs to be more research before this information can be relied upon.


Birth:          Eustace H. R. Reeves Family Bible
                   Headstone, Flint River Church, Upson County, Georgia
Marriage:   Eustace H. R. Reeves Family Bible
                   Headstone, Flint River Church, Upson County, Georgia
Death:        Eustace H. R. Reeves Family Bible
                   Headstone, Flint River Church, Upson County, Georgia

1840 Census:  Upson County, Georgia
1860 Census:  Upson County, Georgia
1870 Census:  Upson County, Georgia
1880 Census:  Upson County, Georgia