Birth: 11 Apr 1798, South Carolina
Birth Source: Probate of Estate of William Reeves to heirs of Hardy Reeves, Estate of Elizabeth Reeves, Census and Gravestone for date
Death: 11 Dec 1867, Sabine County, Texas
Death Source: Gravestone in Reeves Cemetery
Spouse1: Allerenia Bates
- Elizabeth Reeves, b. c1817, m. Theophilus Alexander Harris on 29 Dec 1832 in Henry County, Georgia
- Mary Reeves, b. c1820, m. James H. Dorsey, Jr.1 on 23 Dec 1842
- Rebecca Reeves
- Lucinda Reeves, b. c1825, m. James H. Dorsey1 on 23 Dec 1842
- Benjamine Franklin Reeves, b. 7 Apr 1829, d. 14 Nov 1915
- Joseph Reeves, b. 24 Jan 1832, d. 5 Jan 1910, m. Mary Ann Bennett
- Permelia Allerenia Reeves, b. 1835
Lawson is recorded as serving in Mean's 1st Regiment South Carolina Militia during the War of 1812. He received a land warrant for service in that war as a private in Capt. Beaty's Company. Land Warrant #79657 for 120 acres in Nodaway County, Missouri was assigned by Lawson Reeves to Jacob Durham. The Bureau of Land Management issued a certificate to Jacob Durham on 1 Dec 1859.
Lawson Reeves is listed in numerous family trees as Richard Lawson Reeves and it would be interesting to locate the source of the first name Richard since all census records, probate records from York SC, military records and even his gravestone have only the name Lawson.
1NOTE - According to available information, the James H. Dorsey, Jr. who married Mary Reeves was a cousin of James H. Dorsey who married Lucinda Reeves and the two couples were married in a joint ceremony.
Probate of Estate of William Reeves
Estate of Elizabeth Reeves
Mean's 1st Regiment South Carolina Militia
Bureau of Land Management GLO Records, Land Warrant #79657
1830 Census - Henry County, Georgia
1840 Census - Talladega County, Alabama
1850 Census - Talledega County, Alabama
1860 Census - Sabine County, Texas