Reeves, Lucinda (nee mnu) (c 1800 GA - )


Reeves, Lucendarilla nee Ragsdale


Father: Elijah Ragsdale
Mother: Mary Kennedy

Birth: c1800, Georgia
Birth Source: Bible record and Death Certificate of daughter Alphalene gives maiden name

Death: 8 PM on 8 Sep 1885, Clay County, Alabama
Death Source: Statement of Wm. O. Jenkins, M.D. in Thompson Reeves Estate Records, Clay County, AL

Spouse1: Thompson Reeves


Children of Thompson Reeves and Cinderella Reeves Lucendarilla Ragsdale:
  1. Polly Reeves
  2. Frances Elizabeth Reeves
  3. Lucinda L Reeves
  4. James Marion Reeves
  5. Sarah Ann Reeves
  6. William Reeves
  7. Loftin Reeves
  8. Ellen Elizabeth Reeves
  9. Elijah W. Reeves
  10. Andrew Jackson Reeves
  11. Nancy Reeves
  12. Alphalene Paralee Reeves
  13. David C. Reeves
  14. Martha A. Reeves
This subject was referred to as far as I know as Cinderella except on one legal paper when her signature was required and someone else wrote Lucinda Rilla beside her X. She was apparently illiterate. She was born in 1800 apparently in Georgia according to a Bible record held by one of her daughters. (Statement by Tommie Reeves Smith)

The death certificate of her daughter Alphalene Paralee has identified her maiden name as Ragsdale and recent research by a descendant has found evidence that an Elijah Ragsdale who lived in close proximity in Jackson and Walton counties of Georgia is known to have had a daughter named Lucendarilla who married a Reeves. See the RagsdaleFamily.org

She was married to Thompson Reeves b. 1799 when they were both teenagers. This was evidenced by the fact they had two daughters less than five in the census for year 1820 in Gwinnett Co. GA. She was the mother of fourteen thirteen children. They lived to maturity. Their primary home was in Clay Co. Alabama.

Research Notes

Recently information has come to light thanks to Reeves' researcher Renee Newman that James Marion Reeves who was believed to the son of Thompson Reeves was more probably the child of his brother Loftin. Thompson Reeves left no will but there is a four (4) page administrator's petition filed in September of 1885 included in his estate file which lists all of his heirs including four who were deceased by the time of his death but James Marion Reeves is not listed as one of his heirs.

The probate documents of Loftin Reeves however, do list a son James M. Reeves whose age in various census documents is the same as that of the James Marion Reeves previously believed to be the son of Thompson. Probate documents for Loftin include his will written on the 30th of July 1878 which does not list all of his heirs, but a petition filed by his son Wiley Reeves who was administrator of his estate in December of 1879 gives a complete listing of them. Among Loftin's heirs is a son James M. Reeves who was living in Talledega County, Alabama at that time.

Tax Digests for Walton County, Georgia name James Marion Reeves, next to Loftin, Burgess and Wiley in Brantley's District. Some years he is J. M. Reeves, some years he is Marion Reeves. He is first named in 1849, is missing in 1850, but again listed in 1851, 1852, 1853 and 1857. The presumed son of Thompson, James M., was also believed to have lived in Talledega County, Alabama but only one James M. Reeves is recorded in census records there.

After viewing all of the records regarding this family, it appears to be evident that there was only one James M. Reeves and he was the son of Loftin Reeves, not Thompson.

This page has the following file(s) attached:-


Alabama Death Certificate of Alphalene Paralee Reeves Ingram (maiden name)
RagsdaleFamily.org (Link broken)