Reeves, Josiah F. (1812 SC - 1886 ?GA)

Josiah F. Reeves

Reeves, Josiah F.


Father: Wyatt S. Reeves
Mother: Martha Elizabeth Sturgis

Birth: 1812, South Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: 15 Oct 1886, probably Spalding, Georgia
Death Source:

Spouse1: Sarah Willson m. on 6 May 1833 in Fayette County, Georgia


Children of Josiah F. Reeves and Sarah Willson:
  1. Sarah A. Reeves, b. 1836, GA.
  2. Josiah W. Reeves, b. 1838, GA.
  3. Augustus R. Reeves, b. 1840, GA, living 1860.
  4. Frederick Reeves, b. 1842, GA, living 1860.
  5. Palemon R. Reeves, b. 1845, GA, living 1860.

Josiah was enumerated in Fayette Co., GA, District 29, in 1850 and in Spalding Co., GA, Line Creek District, HH 744/744, in 1860. In 1860, Nancy W. Reeves, 7, GA, was shown in the family. She may have been a daughter or a granddaughter. Martha Reeves, age 20, was also shown with the family.

Josiah was guardian for Thomas, Joseph, and Nancy Wilson, orphans of William P. Wilson. He claimed land for them in 1843 from the Georgia land lottery.


1840 Census:  Fayette County, Georgia
1850 Census:  Fayette County, Georgia
1860 Census:  Spalding County Georgia
Lucas and Davis. The Georgia Loose Land Lottery Papers 1805-1914, pp. 46, 250