Reeves, Jesse Alexander (1817 VA - 1865 NC)


Reeves, Jesse Alexander


Father: John Reeves
Mother: Phoebe Osborne

Birth: 1 Nov 1817, Grayson County, Virginia
Birth Source: DOB from Gravestone in Elk Creek Cemetery, Alleghany County, North Carolina

Death: Will Proven in Court January 1865, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Death Source: Jesse A. Reeves Will of October 1864

Spouse1: Charity Reeves


Children of Jesse and Charity Reeves:
  1. Felix P. Reeves, b. 1840
  2. William Reeves, b. 1842
  3. Hamilton Reeves, b. 1844
  4. Cicero Reeves, b. 1846
  5. Catharine Reeves, b. 1848
  6. Cleveland Reeves, b. 1850
  7. John Reeves, b. 1852
  8. Alexander Franklin Reeves, b. 1854
  9. Gaston Reeves, b. 1856
  10. Osborn Reeves, b. 1858
The children listed above are named in the household of Jesse and Charity Reeves in the 1860 census of Ashe County, North Carolina. Although his 1864 will does not name all of his children, most of them are named in various petitions included in Jesse A. Reeves estate file.

Jesse Alexander Reeves was commissioned an officer in Company A, North Carolina 26th Infantry Regiment on 17 May 1861. He mustered out on 21 Apr 1862.

Research Notes

On the 28th of February 1839 Jesse Reeves executed a Power of Attorney giving his brother George W. Reeves authority to transact business pertaining to the sale of property owned by him in Georgia. (Ashe NC DB M:p551)


1850 Census - Grayson County, Virginia
1860 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1870 Census - Prathers Creek, Alleghany County, North Carolina (widowed Charity Reeves HOH)
Jesse A. Reeves Will of October 1864, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Jesse A. Reeves Estate File, online at Family Search
Photo of Gravestone in Elk Creek Cemetery for DOB

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