Reeves, Jesse Britt
SummaryFather: George Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Wilkerson "Betsy"
Birth: 1809, Madison County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Will of George Reeves
Death: bef 1860 Ballard County, Kentucky
Spouse1: Louisa/Letitia Davis, 9 Oct 1830, Hickman County, KY
NarrativeLittle is known of the life of Jesse Britt Reeves other than that listed in the 1850 census for Ballard County, Kentucky.
He appears to have died sometime before 1860 because in that census, his wife, Louisa (or Letitia as sometimes listed) was remarried to Joseph Lanham and was living in Scott County, Missouri. The youngest Reeves' children, Burton, Thomas, Charles and Susan, are listed in the household.
The last information found regarding this family is from the 1870 census of White County, Illinois where Louisa Lanhan(m) is listed with Charles and Susan Reeves still listed in the household. Although it is not indicated on the census, it would appear that Louisa Davis Reeves Lanham is a widow.
Children of Jesse Britt Reeves and Louisa/Letitia Davis:
- William Reeves
- George Reeves
- Edney Elvira Reeves
- Elisa Reeves
- John C. Reeves
- Clerinda Reeves
- Burton Reeves
- Thomas Reeves
- Charles Reeves
- Caroline Susan Reeves
Sources1826 Will of George Reves, Warren County KY Will Book D, p. 3
1840 Census - Warren County, Kentucky
1850 Census - Ballard County, Kentucky
1860 Census - Sandyland, Scott County, Missouri (HOH - Joseph Lanham)
1870 Census - Barlow, Ballard, Kentucky (HOH - son George Reeves)