Reeves, John B.
Birth: 16 Dec 1812, South Carolina
Birth Source: Headstone, Census
Death: 16 May 1888
Death Source: Headstone
Spouse2: Francis Ellen Duty, m. 14 Aug 1868, Red River Land District, Texas
NarrativeChildren of John B. Reeves and Margaret:
- W. S. Reeves, b. c1833
- N. A. Reeves, b. c1836
- Anderson Reeves, b. c1838
- R. S. Reeves, b. c1839
- Martha J. Reeves, b. c1843
Children of John B. Reeves and Francis Ellen Duty:
- Lucy Reeves, b. c1869
- John B. Reeves, Jr., b. c1873
- Hattie Reeves, b. c1873
John B. Reeves was listed in a Red River County deed as a trustee for the Shawnee Chapel.
Research NotesFrances Ellen Duty appears to be the widow of B. J. Duty. The Duty family was living in neighboring Bowie County, Texas in 1860 with children Jane (age 3) and Richard (age 1). In 1870, a Jennie or Jemimie (age 13) and Richard (age 10) are listed in the Reeves household.
Given his earlier location in Henry County, Georgia and his birthplace of South Carolina, he is probably part of the extended Reeves family that moved from Pendleton County, South Carolina to Georgia. Isaac Newton Reeves was also in Henry County, Georgia in 1840. Note that this is not the same as John B. Reeves from Butts and Carroll Counties in Georgia who also went to Texas.
SourcesBirth: Headstone, Boxelder Cemetery, Boxelder, Red River County, Texas
Marriage2: Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (FamilySearch)
Death: Headstone, Boxelder Cemetery, Boxelder, Red River County, Texas
1840 Census: Henry County, Georgia
1850 Census: Henry County, Georgia
1860 Census: Red River County, Texas
1870 Census: Red River County, Texas
1880 Census: Red River County, Texas
Red River County, Texas Deed Book 9, p144