Reeves, Francis Marion (1829 AL - 1910 AL)


Reeves, Francis Marion


Father: Hickerson Reeves
Mother: Mary Ann Kirkland

Birth: 25 Jul 1829
Birth Source: Find A Grave Memorial

Death: 27 Far 1910, Morgan County, Alabama
Death Source: Alabama Death Index

Spouse1: Mary Malinda Hartsell, m. 7 Oct 1852
Spouse2: Lucinda Hooker Hartsell, m. 1 Feb 1866


Children of Francis Marion Reeves and Mary M. Hartsell:
  1. George Reeves, b. 1852
  2. Hickerson Reeves, b. 1854 (incorrectly spelled Higgisson)
  3. William B. Reeves, b. 1855
  4. Chellissa Reeves, b. 1857
  5. Idella Reeves, b. 1858
  6. Martha Reeves, b. 1960
Children of Francis Marion Reeves and Lucinda Hartsell:
  1. Mary E. Reeves, b. 1867
  2. Scott Reeves, b. 1872
  3. Joshua Reeves, b. 1873
  4. Philip Reeves, b. 1874
  5. Lula Reeves, b. 1876
  6. Eddie Reeves, b. 1877
  7. Frances M. Reeves, b. 1880
  8. Euna E. Reeves, b. 1886
  9. Oscar H. Reeves, b. 1889

Research Notes

In the 1850 census of Morgan County, Alabama, Bethania Reeves is listed with what appears to be her youngest children. Francis (Frank) M. Reeves is listed in her household that year and many have believed him to be the child of Thomas Reeves and Bethania; however, his Alabama death record recording his death on 27 Feb 1910 names his father as "Hick" or Hickerson. This death certificate establishes Thomas and Bethany Stinson as Francis M. Reeves' grandparents rather than his parents. Also, Thomas and Bethany are not known to have any sons born after around 1820, the male child 10-14 years of age in Bethania Reeves household in 1840 may be Francis M. (Frank).

Based upon the above, it appears that Hickerson Reeves may have been married to an unknown first wife prior to his 1831 marriage to Mary Ann Kirkland. However, probate documents for the estate of Mary Ann Kirkland's father Daniel include Francis, naming him as a grandchild.


Alabama, Marriage Index, 1800-1969, online database at Ancestry.com (Mary M. Hartsell)
Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967, online database at Ancestry.com (Lucinda Hartsell)
1850 Census - Morgan County, Alabama (HOH Bethania Reeves)
1860 Census - Lowndes County, Mississippi
1870 Census - Subdivision 37, Morgan County, Alabama
1880 Census - Beat 4, 9 and 10, Morgan County, Alabama
1900 Census - Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959, online database at Ancestry.com

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