Birth: about 1785, possibly in North Carolina
Birth Source: 1820 Census of Johnston County, North Carolina, DOB estimated 1776 to 1794.
Richard Rives or Reaves and his unidentified first wife are recorded with two male children under the age of 10 in the 1790 census and Jonathan could be one of those sons. Jonathan and Hudson Reaves who were about the same age, i.e. born 1776-1794 and both appeared in Johnston County NC which is adjoining to Franklin County on the 1820 census. Neither of those oldest sons of Richard Reaves have even been identified.