Reeves, Nancy (c1790 NC - aft 1870 NC)


Reeves, Nancy


Father: probably Jesse Reeves
Mother: probably Obedience Elizabeth "Biddy" Terrell

Birth: c1790, probably Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: After 1870, probably Ashe County, North Carolina
Death Source: Living in home of son Jesse in 1870 Census.

Spouse1: Terrell Bledsoe, b. 21 May 1786


Children of Nancy Reeves and Terrell Bledsoe:
  1. Malvina 'Mollie' Reeves Bledsoe b. 1814, d. 1891
  2. Caswell Bledsoe, b. 1815 d: 1841, Shelby County, TX
  3. Yancey Solomon Bledsoe, b. 28 Apr 1819 d. 26 Feb 1896 in Polk County, TN
  4. Lewis Bledsoe, b. 1821
  5. Frances "Fanny" Bledsoe, b. 9 Jun 1822, d. 22 Apr 1905
  6. Methias Bledsoe, b. 1824
  7. Obedience "Biddy" Bledsoe, b. 10 Apr 1826, d. 8 Aug 1904
  8. Jesse Bledsoe, b. 15 Oct 1827, d. 16 Mar 1895
  9. Caroline Bledsoe, b. 1829
  10. George Bledsoe, b. 1830
Although there are no record currently found to document Nancy Reeves as a daughter of Jesse and Obedience Terrell Reeves, there is a preponderance of inferential evidence to support the family connection. Nancy and Terrell Bledsoe named children for both Jesse Reeves and Obedience "Biddy" Terrell. There are also numerous court cases in Ashe County records where Terrell Bledsoe is named along with other members of this Reeves' family in the proceedings. Additionally, the family lore supports Terrell Bledsoe's wife as Nancy Reeves a member of the family of George Reeves.

There are numerous entries regarding Terrell B. Bledsoe in the Ashe County Civil Action Court Papers through 1823 which may be an indication that they were not residing in Ashe County after that date. Additionally they were not listed in census records after 1820.

Research Notes

Terrell Bledsoe and family appear to have left the Ashe County area and much research is needed to find additional documentation.


Ashe County NC Civil Action Court Papers
1820 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1870 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina (HOH - Jesse Bledsoe)