Reeves, James Coleman Sr. (1815 GA - 1875 AL)


Reeves, James Coleman



Birth:17 Oct 1815 Georgia
Birth Source: Find A Grave Headstone

Death: 12 Nov 1875 Conecuh County, Alabama
Death Source: Find A Grave Headstone

Spouse1: Frances V. Robinson m. 08 July 1846 in Macon County Alabama


Children of James Coleman Reeves:
  1. James Coleman Reeves, Jr. b. 20 Aug 1849
  2. Mary A. Reeves, b.1851
  3. Lucy Ann Reeves, b.22 Apr 1851
  4. Martha Reeves,b.28 May 1853
  5. Harriett Reeves,b.1859
  6. Sarah Sallie Reeves,b.1864
  7. William Robert Reeves,b.20 Jan 1866
  8. Camelia Reeves,b.1869

Research Notes

Wife Frances V. Robinson was from Jackson County, Georgia, and lived in Jasper County, Georgia before moving to Macon County, Alabama.

1848 Guardianship - Macon County, Alabama (for wife's siblings)
28th day of February 1848
This day came James REEVES and made application to this court to grant unto him Letters of Guardianship upon the person and property of William ROBINSON, Mary A. ROBINSON and John ROBINSON and Rias Saphronia ROBINSON minor heirs of Rias ROBINSON deceased, and the said James REEVES having entered into bond in the penal sum of one hundred and fifty dollars condition(?) as the law directs with Coleman REEVES and Thomas MOUNTAIN as Securities. It is ordered that said bond be approved and that Letters of Guardianship upon the person and property of the above named minors issue to the said James REEVES and that he return an inventory of said minors Estates within three months. And ordered that said Bond of Guardianship be recorded and filed.
from Probate Record 1847-1852

We believe #Jonathan Reeves might be his father but not certain. Also note James Coleman is part of Group 2 DNA. Not sure how this fits with Group 3 DNA. More research is needed.

We believe this James came from Jasper County and Troup County Georgia. It was thought Coleman Reeves possibly Coleman R,eeves was his father based on him signing the Guardianship above but thinking has evolved that he might have been an uncle. This is based on his birth being in 1815, based on his marker (assuming that is correct).


1866 Alabama State Census:  Conecuh County, Alabama
1870 Census:  Conecuh County, Alabama
1846 Alabama Marriage Indexes: Macon County, Alabama