Reeves, John Hays (c1770 VA - c1846 TN)

John Hays Reeves

Reeves, John Hays


Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: before 1770, probably Virginia
Birth Source: Estimate based upon date of marriage

Death: c1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee
Death Source:

Spouse1: Nancy Hooten (marriage record lists name as Horton), m. on 24 Nov 1796 in Grayson County, Virginia


Children of John Hays Reeves and Nancy Hooten:
  1. Elizabeth Reeves, b. c1798, m. John Tramel
  2. James Reeves, d. Feb 1828, Warren County, Tennessee
  3. Thomas Reeves, b. c1801, d. c1853 DeKalb County, Tennessee
  4. Sarah Reeves, b. c1800, m. Sewell
  5. Mary "Polly" Reeves, b. c1804, m. Lewis Starr
  6. Susan Reeves, b. 1806, m. Burrell Short
  7. John Reeves, b. before 1810
  8. William Reeves, b. before 1810
A John Reeves, presumably this same individual, is recorded on the 1796, 1797, 1798 and 1799 tax lists of Grayson County, Virginia. During the years 1796, 1797 and 1798 he is joined by an Amariah and Abner Reeves although there is no documented connection to those persons.

The noncupative will of son James Reeves, written on 14 February 1828 gives the names of the children of John H. Reeves as listed above.

According to the 1841 Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, Elijah Hooten, age 93, a pensioner, was living with John Reeves in DeKalb County, Tennessee.


Marriage: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FamilySearch)
Tax lists of Grayson County, Virginia (1796, 1797, 1798 and 1799)
Census:     1820 Census - Warren County, Tennessee
                   1830 Census - Warren County, Tennessee
                   1840 Census - DeKalb County, Tennessee
History:    Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841 (Ancestry)