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
- Polly Reeves
- Frances Elizabeth Reeves
- Lucinda L Reeves
James Marion Reeves
- Sarah Ann Reeves
- William Reeves
- Loftin Reeves
- Ellen Elizabeth Reeves
- Elijah W. Reeves
- Andrew Jackson Reeves
- Nancy Reeves
- Alphalene Paralee Reeves
- David C. Reeves
- Martha A. Reeves
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
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:-
Alphalene Paralee Reeves Ingram (maiden name)
RagsdaleFamily.org (Link broken)