Birth Source: 1840 Census
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)
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