Reeves, George C. (1839 KY - ? KY)

George Curtis Reeves

Reeves, George Curtis


Father: Peter M. Reeves
Mother: Sarah "Sally" Hudnall

Birth: 16 Jul 1839, Warren County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Biography, Kentucky - A History of the State by Battle, Perrin & Kniffen, pub. 1886

Death: 31 May 1927, Paragould, Green County, Arkansas
Death Source: Burial in Linwood Cemetery, Paragould

Spouse1: Laura S. Fortson, 24 Oct 1865, Ballard County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Sarah Elizabeth Arbaugh, 17 Apr 1917, Greene County, Arkansas


GEORGE C. REEVES, Ballard County, was born July 16, 1839 in Warren County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1862 came to Ballard County, where he now resides. His father, Col. Peter M. Reeves, a native of Henry County (sic), Ky., was born in 1810, was nine years acting magistrate, and died in 1882. He was the son of George Reeves, of Virginia (sic). Peter M. married Sarah A. Hudnall, of Warren County, Ky. (born in 1814, and died in 1884), and to them were born Elizabeth F. (Phelps), Polley A. (Phelps), James H., subject and Zerilda P. (Scott). Subject was married October 24, 1865 to Miss Laura S., daughter of Richard and Mary F. (Glenn) Fortson, of Ballard County (born February 23, 1846), and the following offspring have been born to them, viz.: Lillie M. (deceased), Edward D., George J., and Kate. In 1882 our subject was chosen magistrate and member of the county court, which honorable position he is now filling to the satisfaction of his constituents. He is a farmer, owning 200 acres of good land, which he is successfully cultivating in the staple products of the country. In politics, Esq. Reeves, is identified with the Democratic party.
Source: Kentucky - A History of the State by Battle, Perrin & Kniffen, pub. 1886.

Children of George Curtis Reeves and Laura S. Fortson are:
  1. Edward Derret Reeves, b. 3 Apr 1870, LaCenter, Ballard County, Kentucky, d. Denver, Colorado
  2. Lillie M. Reeves, b. c1870 Ballard County, Kentucky, d. before 1880, Ballard County, Kentucky
  3. George Julian Reeves, b. 4 Mar 1873 Kentucky, d. 22 Jan 1918 in Ballard County, Kentucky
  4. Cate Reeves, b. c1876 Kentucky, d. before 1910
  5. Rue R. Reeves, b. Feb 1883 Ballard County, Kentucky, d. 12 Jul 1942 Tulare, California


Kentucky - A History of the State by Battle, Perrin & Kniffen, pub. 1886
Will of Peter M. Reeves, Warren County KY Will Records Vol 4, p. 349-350
1850 Census - District 1, Warren, Kentucky (HOH Peter M. Reeves)
1880 Census - Ballard County, Kentucky
Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969 (Elizabeth Arbaugh) online database at Ancestry.com

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