Reeves, John H. (c1800s - )

John H. Reeves

Reeves, John H.



Birth: c1800-1810
Birth Source: 1840 Census

Death Source:

Spouse1: Mary


John H. Reeves who appears on the 1840 census in Bedford County, Tennessee is presumably the same as J. H. Reeves who sold land in that county seven years earlier. It appears he had a wife and four children with him in 1840. It is not currently known how or if he belongs to any of the several Reeves families who lived in Bedford County.

In 1837, John received a deed of trust consisting from Theophilus Thompson for thirty barrels of corn and other goods.

Although they haven't been located on the 1850 census, John H. Reeves and wife Mary appear in Bedford Circuit Court minutes from December 1855 in a case with A. H. Evans & wife Eleanor C and Emily Dixon vs. Henrietta & Jane B Holt. (p26) The minutes stated the case had to do with the estate of Michael Holt, so it can be inferred that Mary was probably his daughter. (Aug 1855, p557)

Research Notes


Census:    1840 Census - Bedford County, Tennessee
History:   1833 Deed - J. H. Reeves to Jesse Gibson, Bedford Co., Tennessee, Deed Book FF, p170
                   1837 Deed -Michael Ellis to John H. Reeves - Bedford Co., Tennessee Deed Book GG, p131
                   1837 Deed of Trust - Theophilus Thompson to John H. Reeves - Bedford Co., Tennessee Deed Book GG, p153
                   Bedford County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, 1853-1855, p26, p557