Reeves, John (1802 KY - 1890 IN)

John Reeves

Reeves, John


Father: James Reeves
Mother: Sarah Holton

Birth: 20 Feb 1802, Mason County, Kentucky
Birth Source:

Death: June 29, 1890, Morgan County, Indiana
Death Source:

Spouse1: Mrs. Eleanor Hayward, m. 1828 in Owen County, Indiana
Spouse2: Mrs. Ann Edwards, m. 1863


Children of John Reeves and Eleanor Hayward:
  1. James Reeves, b. 1829
  2. Nancy Reeves
  3. Abigail Reeves
  4. Austin S. Reeves, b. 1835
  5. Sarah Reeves, b. 1837
  6. Samantha Reeves, b. 1839
  7. Benjamin Reeves
  8. Julia A. Reeves, b. 1842

Some points from the biography below such as James Reeves having been born in Ireland as well as James' parents names are questionable. From the names given to his children, i.e. Austin S., Benjamin, etc., it appears that this John Reeves is probably from the family of George Reeve(s) of Prince William County, Virginia. There is currently no documentation of John's father James' origins either in Ireland or Prince William County, Virginia.

From: History of Morgan, Monroe & Brown County, 1884
by Charles Blanchard, Pg 333
"JOHN REEVES is a native of Mason County, Ky., and was born February 20, 1802, and is a son of James and Sarah (Holton) Reeves, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Maryland. John Reeve, Sr., emigrated with his parents, Isaac and Margaret Reeves, to America previous to the Revolutionary war, and when sixteen years of age entered the army under Gen. Washington, serving the seven years. He then married and settled in Mason County, Ky., where he and wife ended their days. John Reeves, our subject, is the only child of his father living. In 1823, he moved to Monroe County, Ind., and in 1824 to Owen County, where he married, in 1828, Mrs. Eleanor Hayward. In 1829, he removed to this county, where Mrs. Reeves died in 1861, the mother of eight children - James, Nancy, Abigail, Austin S., Sarah, Samantha, Benjamin and Julia A. In 1863, he married Mrs. Ann Edwards. Mr. Reeves is an excellent gentleman, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church, of which Mr. Reeves has been an active worker for fifty years."

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