Reeves, Joshua (1793 NC - c1858 NC)


Reeves, Joshua


Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 1793, Rowan County, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1850 census

Death: after Sep 1852, Wilkes County, North Carolina and before December 1860
Death Source: Deed from heirs to Wiley P. Abshire on 1 Sep 1852, deed registered 8 Dec 1860.

Spouse1: Lucy MNU


A deed to heirs written in August of 1858 names the children of Joshua Reeves as:
  1. Hiram Reeves, b. 1822 m. Rachel Handy on 30 Jan 1845
  2. Richard Reeves, b. 1827 m. Mary Bishop on 3 Jan 1850
  3. Logan Reeves, b. c1830
  4. Howell Reeves, b. 1833 m. Nancy Wyatt on 11 Mar 1852
  5. Hulda J. Reeves, b. 1837
  6. Sarah M. "Saryan" Reeves, m. Pollard
Joshua Reeves is something of a mystery. He is first found in the 1840 census of Wilkes County, North Carolina, then in the 1850 census of Wilkes County and some deeds filed during the 1850's in that county.

The deed to his heirs written in August of 1858 and proved in Wilkes County Court on December 8th, 1860 documents his children but his wife was apparently deceased and there is no mention of her in that document or others found thus far other than the given name Lucy in the 1850 census.

Research Notes


1840 Census - Spicers District, Wilkes County, North Carolina
1850 Census - Wilkes County, North Carolina
Aug 1858 Deed to heirs of Joshua Reeves proven 8 Dec 1860, Wilkes County NC DB Z p.66-67