Reeves, Jeremiah (1799 NC - 1861 AL)

Reeves, Jeremiah

Reeves, Jeremiah


Father: Jesse Reeves
Mother: Sarah MNU

Birth: 1799, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1860 Census, Dallas County, Alabama

Death: 28 Dec 1861, Dallas County, Alabama
Death Source: Dallas County Probate Records, Obituary

Spouse1: Cassandra Norris


Children of Jeremiah Reeves and Cassandra Norris:
  1. William N. Reeves, b. 1831, m. Flora McNab
  2. David M. Reeves, b. 1835, m1 Emma Ulmer?, m2 Mary
  3. Amelia Reeves, b. 1836, m. James H. Cobb
  4. Martha Reeves, b. 1844, d. Jun 1867
  5. Jeremiah (Jere Heland) Reeves, b. 1848, m. Elizabeth McNab
  6. Mary Reeves, b. 1850, m. Nicholas H. Freeland in New York 1869
Jeremiah and his brother David are both listed in the 1820 census returns of Dallas County, Alabama.

Over the period from 1826 to 1835, Jeremiah Reeves described as of "Marengo County" is recorded in Alabama Land Records as purchasing 320 acres in 5 transactions from the Cahaba office.

Excerpt transcribed from Backtracking in Barbour County by Anne Kendrick Walker, pub 1941
p 157 (regarding the early history of Eufaula Alabama)
The most opulent citizen in the old town was John McNab, a Scots banker...The three McNab daughters, and a son, were famous in their day. Flora and Elizabeth married two brothers, William N. Reeves and Jerry Heeland Reeves...

South Western Baptist, 16 Jan 1862
Rev. Jeremiah Reeves
Died at his residence in Dallas county, on the evening of the 28th of Dec., 1861, aged 64 years and 4 days. He was for 32 years a faithful minister of Christ. The promises of the Gospel, from which he had derived comfort and happiness for many years, rendered him cheerful during his protracted illness and afforded him tranquility and joy in the prospect of death. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

Jeremiah's daughter Mattie appears to be buried in the same cemetery.


Death:        Headstone, Providence Cemetery, Dallas County, Alabama
                   Obituary, South Western Baptist, 16 Jan 1862

1830 Census:  Dallas County, Alabama
1840 Census:  Dallas County, Alabama
1860 Census:  Dallas County, Alabama (Occupation - Clergyman)

1815 Will of Jesse Reeves - Jasper County GA WB 2, Pg 117-120
U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
Alabama Source Book, Index to Abstract of Probate Court Minutes of Dallas County, Alabama (3/628)
Backtracking in Barbour County by Anne Kendrick Walker, pub 1941