Reeves, John G. (1814 SC - ? ?)

Reeves, John G.

Reeves, John G.


Father: Reuben Reeves
Mother: Nancy Fox

Birth: 24 Jan 1814, probably South Carolina
Birth Source: Family Bible in RW pension file of Daniel Fox

Death: Unknown
Death Source:

Spouse1: Elizabeth Thompson, m. 5 Jan 1838 in Calloway County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Sarah Coolley, m. 20 Dec 1857, Massac County, Illinois


Children of John G. Reeves and Elizabeth Thompson:
  1. Sarah Reeves, b. c1846
  2. Keziah A Reeves, b. c1847
  3. William J. Reeves, b. c1853
  4. Mary J. Reeves, b. c1855

Children of John G. Reeves and Sarah Coolley:
  1. Thomas J Reeves, b. Sep 1858
  2. Nancy C. Reeves, b. c1861
  3. Isora Reeves, b. 1862
  4. Arvesena Reeves, b. cDec 1863
  5. Reuben Columbus Reeves, b. 28 Dec 1865
  6. Joseph Reeves, b. c1869

John G. Reeves bought one hundred and fifty five and a half acres from his uncle Absalom Reeves in 1834, then sold it to Pary Arant in 1840. This land appears to be listed in the 1837 tax list under the name John Reeves, next to Reuben Reeves. Pary Arant's father, Aaron Arant, lived in Chesterfield and/or Chester Counties in South Carolina.

John G. Reeves had a Wiley Reeves, age 22, living with him in 1850. This may be the unknown sibling from the family Bible in Daniel Fox's pension record.

He lived in Illinois for a while and then moved to Arkansas.


Birth:        Family Bible in RW pension file of Daniel Fox
Marriage1: Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965
Marriage2: Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 (FamilySearch)
Census:      1840 Census - Calloway County, Kentucky
                   1850 Census - Massac County, Illinois
                   1870 Census - Randolph County, Arkansas
                   1880 Census - Randolph County, Arkansas
History:      1834 Deed - Absolom Reeves to J G Reeves - Calloway County, Kentucky Deed Book B p181
                   1840 Deed - John G Reaves to Pary Arant - Calloway County, Kentucky Deed Book D p199
                    1837 Graves Co., Kentucky Tax List, 160 acres