Reeves, Jennie (c1798 NC - c1830 IN)

Jennie Reeves

Reeves, Jennie


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anne Terrell

Birth: c1798, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: 1834, Greene County, Indiana
Death Source: Burton Family Records

Spouse1: Hardin Burton, Ashe County, North Carolina (?)


Children of Jennie Reeves and Hardin Burton:
  1. Jackson Burton, b. 4 Apr 1815, m. Nancy May
  2. Singleton Burton, b. 1819
  3. John Burton, b. 16 Mar 1821, m. Linda Riggs
  4. Chaney Burton, b. 18 Sep 1823, m. Henry Koons
  5. Ann Burton, b. 29 Apr 1826, d. 10 Feb 1853, m. William McNabb
  6. Jane Burton, b. 1828, d. 1895, m. Nathaniel Anderson Coulter
Around 1827, Hardin and Jennie Reeves Burton migrated to Indiana, settling near Bloomfield in Greene County. Her father, William Reeves, had also migrated to Greene County, Indiana. In the 1830 census they are recorded there, living within a few households of her brother, John Reeves.

After Jennie's death around 1830, Hardin Burton with their children moved to Independence County, Indiana where many other members of the Burton family were living and remarried. He was initially a farmer, but in 1843 he was licensed to preach and two years later was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church.


Although there are no primary source documents which prove that Jennie Reeves was the daughter of William Reeves, there is enough inferential data to lead to that conclusion. Hardin Burton was obviously closely involved with the family of William Reeves for he signed as witness to several deeds. In 1820 William Reeves sold 200 acres in Ashe County NC to Hardin Burton as he had to other sons-in-laws, Allen and William Burton. [DB F:516]

The History of Greene County, Indiana, Chapter XV - Beech Creek Township records William Reeves as "Among other pioneers whose name deserves a place in the history of the township". The fact that other daughters with their Burton husbands also followed William Reeves and other Burton family members to Indiana adds to the inferential data that connects Hardin Burton to this family. The inscription on the gravestone of her sister Obedience Reeves Burton in the Burton Cemetery in Lawrence County, Indiana includes the name of her parents, William & Ann Reves. [Photo at Find A Grave}

There is a "Hardy" Burton recorded in the 1830 census of Greene County, Indiana in the same neighborhood with John & William Reeves but it is unclear whether this is actually Hardin Burton but probably is since he is not found in Lawrence County with other Burton family members..


1820 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1820 Deed - William Reeves to Hardin Burton, Ashe County NC Deed Book F, p516
1830 Census - Greene County, Indiana
History of Greene County, Indiana, pub. 1870 by J. Ward, Worthington, Indiana
History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana, pub by Higginson Book Company, 1884. Pg. 279
Genealogy of the John Pleasant Burton Family, pub by Knox 1962, p. 16

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