Reeves, Jabez (1781 VA - 1865 IN)

Reeves, Jabez

Reeves, Jabez


Father: Asa Reeves
Mother: Sarah Unknown (surname is listed in various online sources as Lambert but there is no documentation)

Birth: 30 May 1781 in Virginia
Birth Source: Will of Asa Reeves and Gravestone

Death: 5 Sep 1865, Scott County, Indiana
Death Source: Gravestone in Reeve Cemetery

Spouse1: Mary Ross, m. 18 Dec 1800 in Fleming County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Margaret Curry, m. 30 Oct 1848 in Scott County, Indiana


Children of Jabez Reeves and Margaret Curry:
  1. Sarah Reeves, b. c1850
  2. Mary Reeves, b. c1853
  3. Anna Reeves, b. c1854

Jabez gained an apprentice in 1810 named William Bradford whom he agreed to teach farming for 18 years.

Daughter Anna is buried in the Reeves Cemetery where her parents are.

From Scott County Probate records, dated 21 Sep 1865:
Margaret A Reeve appointed Administratrix of the Estate of Jabez Reeves Deceased took bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with Peter Luswell her security together with the necessary statements and affidavits required by law.

Research Notes

Name as inscribed on his gravestone is REEVE not Reeves. Appears to have had some children by his first wife as well.


Birth:          Headstone, Reeves Cemetery, Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana
Marriage1:  Fleming County, Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1798-1857 (Ancestry)
Marriage2:  Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 (Ancestry)
Death:        Headstone, Reeves Cemetery, Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana

1810 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1830 Census:  Scott County, Indiana
1840 Census:  Scott County, Indiana
1850 Census:  Scott County, Indiana
1860 Census:  Scott County, Indiana

1810 Apprenticeship - Joshua Stockton Clk to Jabez Reeve - Fleming County, Kentucky Deed Book D, p76
Scott County, Indiana Probate Records Vol. F, p469