Reeves, John (1796 NC - c1860 AR)


Reeves, John C.


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anne Terrell

Birth: c1796, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: c1860, Arkansas
Death Source: Census

Spouse1: Elizabeth MNU


Children of John C. Reeves and Elizabeth:
  1. William Terrell Reeves, b. 1822
  2. Rosa Reeves, b. 1825, m. John Penn c1841
  3. Jincy Reeves, b. c1821, m. Copeland Villines, c1842, Arkansas
  4. Maria Reeves, b. c1832, m. Phillip Goodnight c 1847
  5. Cynthia Reeves, b. c1835, m. John Kemp, 22 Mar 1851, Independence AR
  6. Elizabeth Reeves, b. abt 1837, m. Henry Goodnight, 6 Dec 1856
  7. Albert J. Reeves, b. 1838, m. Delitha Jane Davis
  8. Jane Reeves, b. 1841, m. Luke Goodnight, 13 Sep 1855, Independence AR
  9. Ira Ann Reeves, b. 1845, m. George Keith
John Reeves is recorded in the 1850 census in Buncombe, Independence County, Arkansas along with his son William Terrell Reeves and brothers Gaston and Terrell.

By 1860, John's wife Elizabeth with Albert and Ira Ann Reeves are found in the census of Newton County, Arkansas living a few residences away from her daughters Jincy Reeves Villines and Jane Reeves Goodnight, indicating that John was probably deceased by that time.

Research Notes

As with other children, there is no documentation of the child Maria Reeves Goodnight beyond proximity, connection to the same Goodnight family into which her siblings married and matching autosomal DNA of descendants. However, based upon research of the available records, Maria appears to belong to this family.


1840 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas
1850 Census - Independence County, Arkansas