Reeves, John T. (1786 GA - 1870 FL)


Reeves, John T.


Father: Jeremiah Reeves
Mother: Jane Brazile

Birth: 15 Dec 1786, Wilkes County, Georgia

Death: 4 Jun 1870, Gadsden County, FL

Spouse1: Harriett Elizabeth Bedingfield (see research notes below)
Spouse1: Elizabeth MNU


Children of John T. Reeves and Elizabeth MNU:
  1. Issac Newton Reeves, b. 13-Jun-1812, m. Mary
  2. James Harvey Reeves, b. 25-Nov-1813, Georgia, m. Nancy
  3. Joseph Allen Reeves, b. 02-Mar-1816, Georgia, m. 26-nov-1836, Mary Keenan, d. 12-dec-1860, bu. New Hope Cemetery, Leake County, Mississippi
  4. Nancy Reeves, b. 23-Feb-1817
  5. WillisWilliam Milton Reeves, b. 08-Oct-1819, Georgia, m. 23-oct-1845, Elizabeth Arminta Bussey, Muscogee County, Georgia, d. 23-sep-1850, Columbus, Georgia
  6. Wiley M. Reeves, b. 02-May-1822, m. 03-dec-1848, Elizabeth Kent, Muscogee County, Georgia
  7. William Jay Reeves, b. 18-Nov-1824
  8. Dr. John Woods Reeves, b. 12-Feb-1827, Georgia, m. 03-Dec-1848, Caroline Gaulden, Muscogee County, Georgia
  9. Henry Sanders Reeves, b. 20-Oct-1832, Georgia, m. 20-Feb-1869, Margaret Taylor, d. 09-Jun-1885, Gadsden County, Florida
  10. Mary Ann Elizabeth Reeves, b. 10-Dec-1837
  11. Raban Hayes Reeves, b. 08-Jan-1840
  12. Benjamin Franklin Reeves, b. 12-Feb-1843, d. 1846
This appears to be the individual listed as John Rieves in the 1840 census of Chambers County, Alabama whose household included 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 50-59, 1 female under 5, 1 female 15-19 and 1 female 40-49. The ages of these children perfectly fit the ages of John Reeves children with the exception of the female 15-19 who could be the wife of one of his older sons (the individual 20-29).

Research Notes

It is not possible for the widow Harriet E. Bedingfield to have been the wife of John T. Reeves, son of Jeremiah Reeves, as proposed by the Reeves Review II. John T. Reeves, 26-44 was recorded in Jasper County, Georgia in the 1820 census with a wife, 16-25 and 5 children under the age of 10 years old. Harriet E. Reeves, age 26-44, who appears to be a widow is recorded in that same 1820 census in Washington County with 2 male children under 10 years old.

The 1820 will of Timothy Rives, probated in Richland District SC in 1822, documents the identity of his son John Turner Rives. The will even addresses a suit against Timothy's estate brought by John Turner Rives' widow Harriet and leaves a legacy to James, the son of Harriett and John Turner Rives.

Additionally probate records of Baldwin County record the probate of the estate of Harriett E. Rives deceased in August of 1828, but Elizabeth the wife of John T. Reeves was still living in 1870 in Florida.


1820 Census - Jasper County, Georgia
1840 Census - Chambers County, Alabama
1850 Census - Muscogee County, Georgia
1860 Census - Gadsden County, Florida
1870 Census - Gadsden County, Florida