SummaryFather: Probably John Reeves
Mother: Probably Sarah MNU
Birth: 1776, North Carolina
Birth Source: Age listed as 83 on U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule of Cobb County, Georgia
Death: July 1859, Cobb County, Georgia
Death Source: Probate Documents and U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule for year ended June 1860
Spouse2: Harriett Goolsby, m. 31 Aug 1824 in Jasper County, Georgia
NarrativeSome of the probable children of Malachi Reeves:
- Leroy Reeves, b. c1804
- John Reeves, b. 1810
- Littleton Reeves, b. 1818
- Thompson Reeves, before 1820
Malachi Reeves' parents are very likely John Reeves and his wife Sarah. John is listed in the 1790 census of Pendleton County, South Carolina with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16 and 4 females.
Again in Pendleton County, the census of 1800 lists John Reeves' household as - Males - 4 under 10; 2 10-15; 2 16-25; 1 over 45 (total of 8 sons)
Females - 1 under 10; 1 10-15; 1 16-25; 1 26-44.
John Reeves's wife is identified as Sarah in a Pendleton SC deed of 1804 which she signed relinquishing her dower right to land being sold by John Reeves to Benjamin Fuller.
The family bible of Frederick Reeves who appears to be the brother of Malachi lists his father as John and mother as Sarah. A transcription of that bible is attached to Frederick Reeves page.
By the 1820 census in Gwinnett County, Georgia, eight Reeves male individuals are found - John Reeves, 26-44; Frederick Reeves, 26-44; Jonathan Reeves, 26-44; Loftin Reeves, 26-44; Malachi Reeves, 26-44; Isaac Reeves, 16-25; Burgess Reeves 16-25; and Thompson Reeves 16-25. After 1850 when census records include place of birth, the older of these individuals list their birth place as North Carolina while the younger list South Carolina.
The 1820 Census of Gwinnett County lists Malachi Reeves household as containing 4 males under 10, 4 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 26-44.
He is recorded in DeKalb County in the 1830 census with 2 males 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 2 males 20=29, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 5-9 and 1 female 40-49.
By 1840 census, his household in Cobb County inclues 1 male 10-14, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 15-19 and 1 female 40-49.
Malachi Reeves is recorded in the property tax digests of Cobb County, Georgia, in 1849 along with his sons John, Littleton, Leroy and Thompson Reeves. By the property tax digests of 1851, all other family members had migrated elsewhere except John.
Sources1820 Census - Gwinnett County, Georgia
1830 Census - DeKalb County, Georgia
1840 Census - Cobb County, Georgia
Cobb County GA Deed Records
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892, online at Ancestry.com
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule for year ended June 1860