Reeves, John C. (1813 TN - 1895 AR)

John C. Reeves

Reeves, John C.


Father: William Reeves
Mother: probably Nancy P.

Birth: 3 Jun 1813, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Birth Source: 1850 Census

Death: 29 Oct 1895, Newton County, Arkansas
Death Source:

Spouse1: Elizabeth Watts, m. c1831 in Lincoln County, Tennessee
Spouse2: Catharine P Webb, m. 7 Jul 1872, Carroll County, Arkansas
Spouse3: Mrs. Eliza Bunch, m. 28 Nov 1878 in Carroll County, Arkansas


Children of John C. Reeves and Elizabeth:
  1. Francis M. Reeves, b. 1832, d. 23 May 1863
  2. Pleasant G. Reeves, b. 1834
  3. Elmira Elizabeth Reeves, b. Jan 1836, m. Leroy P. Tacker
  4. Margaret Jane Reeves, b. 18 Aug 1840, d. 20 May 1903, m.1 William Bunch, m.2 Peter Brittian Seitz
  5. Samuel Robert Reeves, b. 18 Aug 1844, d. 15 Jan 1907
  6. Henry M. Reeves, b. 5 Aug 1846, d. 26 Apr 1904
  7. John J. Reeves, b. 1848
  8. James Reeves, b. 1850-1852, d. Aug 1852, Lincoln County, Tennessee
  9. Mary S. Reeves, b. 31 Aug 1851; d. 19 Jun 1923 in Newton Co., AR, m. Andrew Jackson McCollough

In 1834, William Reeves deeded John C. Reeves 113 acres in Lincoln County. In 1850, as the administrator of William Reeves, John C. Reeves confirmed the title to a portion of land and bound the heirs of William Reeves to defend said title to Joseph Farrar.

An 1868 deed from Lincoln County confirm that John C. Reeves was the son of William Reeves and names the other heirs of William Reeves.

Buried in Liberty Cemetery in Newton County, Kansas.

Research Notes

Although various sources speculate that John C. Reeves is the child of Samuel Reeves, this has been proven incorrect by a deed which names John C. Reeves as son and administrator of William Reeves. Of the Reeves households that are part of the Samuel Reeves' family in Lincoln County, Tennessee at that time, only William Reeves, son of Samuel, has a male child of the age to be John C. Reeves.


Marriage2: Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 (FamilySearch)
Marriage3: Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944 (FamilySearch)
Census:    1840 Census - Lincoln County, Tennessee
                   1860 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas
                   1870 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas

1834 Deed - William Reeves to John C. Reeves - Lincoln County, Tennessee Deed Book J, p208
1850 Deed - John C. Reeves to Joseph Farrar - Lincoln County, Tennessee Deed Book S, p27
1868 Deed - John C. Reeves to Nancy P. Reeves - Lincoln County, Tennessee Deed Book E2, p250