Birth: 19 Nov 1805 (Undocumented)
Death: 1840, Morgan County, Alabama
Death Source: Obituary
Spouse1: Sarah P. Reeves, m. 29 Jul 1838 in Jasper County, Georgia
- Thomas Reeves, b. 1839
- John Reeves, b. 1843
- Cynthia Reeves
Thomas and John Reeves were living in the home of their widowed grandmother, Nancy Reeves in Jasper County in the 1850 census.
The Democrat, 29 Aug 1840
Death has again visited our land, and consigned to the tomb an honorable citizen - JAS. H. REEVES - who emigrated from Georgia, and was for many years a citizen of this county. He was a man highly esteemed and admired for his undoubted integrity by all who knew him. As a neighbor he was ope and free - as a citizen - as a creditor indulgent - as a debtor punctual. He manifested great fortitude and patience during his illness, which lasted only seven days, and without a murmur resigned all int the hands of God. He was exceedingly amiable and unassuming in disposition, warm and ardent in his attachments, affable and affectionate as a husband - a kind father and relative - beloved by all who knew him. He was in the thirty-fifth year of his age. Twelve years of that time he was a worthy and agreeable member of the Baptist Church and as well in death as in life he gave the strongest evidence of his love to his Redeemer by his gentle submission to the will of God and his unblemished piety through life, under all circumstances. He was friendly and feeling in conversation, and well calculated to make every one happy around him. He left a very dear and affectionate wife, six children, and many other relatives to lament their irreparable loss; and in his last and dying moments, he said to his wife and children, - Relatives and friends, do not lament after me; I am sensible that I am going from this transitory world to another far superior, where happiness and bliss dwelleth forever more. And in connection with this, he quoted these passages of scripture: "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand; I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day; and not me only, but unto them also that love his appearing."
Morgan County, August 21, 1840.
1845 Will of Joel Avery Reeves, Jasper County, Georgia
Georgia Marriages, 1808 to 1967
1840 Census - Jasper County, Georgia
Orphans Court Records 7 1837-1843, Morgan County, Alabama
The Democrat, 29 Aug 1840