Reeves, Leonard Vincent (c1775 SC - 1868 MS)


Reeves, Leonard Vincent


Father: John Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Puckridge

Birth: c1775, South Carolina
Birth Source: DAR Index and 1800 Census

Death: 1868, Perry County, Mississippi
Death Source: Undocumented

Spouse1: Elizabeth Varnado


Children of Leonard Vincent Reeves and Elizabeth Varnado:
  1. Mariah Reeves, b. 1805-1810 (per 1820 census), m. Miller Carter 1821
  2. Elizabeth Reeves, b. 1805-1810 (per 1820 census), m. Henry Irvin Mixon on 10 Apr 1836 in Lawrence, MS
  3. Bethania Reeves, b. 1805-1810 (per 1820 census), m. Schilling
  4. Thomas A. Reeves, b. 1810-1820 (per 1820 census)
  5. Leonard Varnado Reeves ?, b. 1810-1820 (per 1820 census)
  6. Nancy Reeves, m. Abel Dixon on 1 May 1834 in Lawrence, MS
  7. Celia Reeves, m. Charles Harris Hughes
  8. Archibald M. Reeves, b. 1811 Mississippi, m. Matelon
  9. Mary Reeves, b. 20 Aug 1816, m. William Dixon on 12 Feb 1836 in Lawrence, MS
  10. Leonard Vincent Reeves, b. 1819 Rodney MS, m. Jane Campbell
  11. Samuel V. Reeves, b. 1820 in MS
  12. Matilda Reeves, b. 1823 in MS, m. Jesse Boswell on 7 Jan 1840 in Lawrence, MS.
  13. Joseph Harris Reeves, b. 4 May 1824 in Perry, MS, d. 19 Jan 1912 in St. Helena, LA, m1 Patience Ann Schilling on 11 Dec 1845 in Washington, LA, m2 Mary Ann Schilling 29 Jun 1865 in LA
From the census of 1800, it appears that Vincent was the head of an Orangeburg household that included his widowed mother and 3 brothers. Recorded as 1 M 10-15, 3 M 16-25 and 1 F over 45.

In 1807, Leonard Vincent Reeves is recorded as owning land in partnership with his father-in-law Samuel Varnadore about 8 miles south of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

His father-in-law with most of his family migrated to Mississippi in 1814:
Samuel Vernado, wife, seven children, two negros issued passport in GA on March 18, 1811 to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians. One for Messrs. Samuel Vernado, and James Hughes the former with his wife seven children and two negroes, and the latter with his wife nine children and two negroes, and one passport for Mr. John O. Macker, with his wife and three children, Mrs. Sarah Macker and nine negroes, all from Orangeburgh district of South Carolina. Migrated to Mississippi in 1809 and settled on the Mississippi - Louisiana line near Osyka, Pike County, MS. DAR 675741. Samuel Varnado on the 1813 tax list, Marion Co., MS (2 slaves) Also, Moses and Lenord. Passport issued by Governor of GA on Wed 1st Nov 1809, also on passport was brother Moses, William Boile and John Shilling.

Vincent Reeves is recorded in the 1820 census of Perry County, Mississippi with the following household: 4 M <10, 1 M 26-44, 2 F <10, 3 F 10-15, 1 F 26-44.


DAR Index for John Reeves
1800 Census - Orange, Orangeburg District, South Carolina
Orangeburg Migrations
1820 Census - Perry County, Mississippi
1853 Mississippi State and Territorial Census - Jones County, Mississippi