SummaryFather: Thomas Reeves, Jr.
Mother: Sarah Attwood
Birth: 1767, Virginia
Birth Source: Deed by Thomas Reeves heirs to James Reeves and age from 1840 census
Death: probably 1863, Henry County, Kentucky
Death Source: File closed 1863, U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, Invalid Pensioners, 1855-1866
Spouse1: Lucy Aynes, m. 28 Aug 1801 in Franklin County, Kentucky
NarrativeChildren of Joseph Reeves and Lucy Aynes:
- Merritt Reeves, b. c1804
- Willis Reeves, b. 1808
- Ann Reeves, b. c1810
- Wyatt Wolford Reeves, b. 19 Jan 1812
- Sarah Reeves, b. 26 Nov 1817
- Mary Reeves, b. bef 1821
- Lucinda Reeves, b. c1820
Joseph appeared to be deceased by the time the 1830 census was taken because Merrit Reeves appeared to be head of the household which included his mother (female age 40-40) and four younger sisters as well as an older female 80-89 who was probably a grandmother. James Aynes brother of Lucy Aynes was living in the next residence. However, the 1840 census of Shelby County lists the 73 year old veteran Joseph Reeves in the household of son Willis Reeves. There is no other mention of Joseph Reeves after the 1840 census but he is listed on the Invalid War Pensioners rolls until 1863.
Joseph was a veteran of the War of 1812 and filed for a pension in 1834. According to his pension application file, he served as a private under a Capt. Funk in the Kentucky militia. Joseph Reeves is recorded on the pensioners roll from 1834 when he filed for a pension until 1863 when, presumably, he died.
SourcesWoodford County, KY Deed Book F p. 196
1810 Census - Gallatin County, Kentucky
1820 Census - Shelby County, Kentucky
1830 Census - Franklin County, Kentucky (HOH Merrit Reeves)
1840 Census - Shelby County, Kentucky (HOH Willis Reeves)
Kentucky County Marriages, online database at Family Search
U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, Invalid Pensioners, 1818-1872