Reeves, James Bridgeman (1829 TN - 1899 AL)

Reeves, James Bridgeman

Reeves, James Bridgeman


Father: Nathan Rives
Mother: Sarah Bridgeman

Birth: 1829 TN
Birth Source: Census Records 1860 Dade Co. GA, 1870 & 1880 Jackson Co. AL

Death: May 28, 1899
Death Source: Alabama Confederate Pension Jackson County, Alabama

Spouse: Matilda C. O'Neal, m. 22 Sep 1872 Jackson County, Alabama


Children of James Bridgeman Reeves and Matilda O'Neal:
  1. James Nathan Reeves, b. Aug. 11, 1873 Jackson Co. AL d. Dec. 1875 Jackson Co. AL
  2. Alice Reeves, b. Mar. 10, 1875 Jackson Co. AL
  3. Joel Reeves, b. Nov. 21, 1876 d. Oct. 21, 1899
  4. John B. Gordon Reeves, b. Dec. 28, 1879 Jackson Co. AL
  5. Susanna Reeves Moore, b. Nov. 18, 1880 Jackson Co. AL
  6. George Washington Reeves, b. Oct 17, 1883 Jackson Co. AL
  7. William David Reeves, b. May 2, 1886 Jackson Co. AL
  8. Daniel Reeves, b. Jan 22, 1888 Jackson Co. AL
James Bridgeman Reeves was born in Tennessee probably Marion Co. in 1829 according to census records from 1860 Dade Co. GA, 1870 & 1880 Jackson Co. AL Census records. He lived with the Derryberry Family and worked as a clerk according to family stories this is confirmed by the 1860 Trenton, Dade Co. GA Census. In 1864 James B. Reeves enlisted with the Confederate Soldiers Army and served as a private with the 39th INF. Company D of Dade Co. GA. After the War Between the States, James moved to Jackson Co. Alabama and began working as a farmer. He is listed head of household and living him is Sarah Reeves his mother who is 84 years old (blind) and his sister Sarah Jane Porter and her children, according to the 1870 Jackson Co. AL Census. On the same page of this 1870 Jackson Co. AL Census, the O'Neal family is listed. In 1872 James married Matilda C. O'Neal who was born in Trenton, Dade Co. GA on October 25th 1845. James and Matilda had eight children and were members of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jackson Co. Alabama. James Bridgeman Reeves died May 28, 1899 and is buried at Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.


1860 Census - Dade County, Georgia, occupation clerk (HOH Milton Derryberry, merchant)
1864 Military: Civil War Co. D 39th INF. Dade GA, CSA
1870 Census - Jackson County, Alabama
Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935, online database at Ancestry.com
1882 Land record Jackson Co. AL
1880 Census - Jackson County, Alabama
1899 Burial Jackson Co. AL: Ebenezer Cemetery
1902 Alabama Confederate Pension Jackson Co. Alabama filed by widow Matilda Reeves

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