Reeves, Peter M. (c1805 VA - c1880 VA)


Reves, Peter May


Father: Peter Reeves
Mother: Ann Nancy Tucker

Birth: c 1805, Halifax County, Virginia
Birth Source: Census and Halifax County Tax Records

Death: 1876, Halifax County, Virginia
Death Source: Halifax County VA Chancery Court Records, Will of Peter M. Reeves

Spouse1: Elizabeth "Eliza" Clark, 16 Apr 1832, Halifax County, Virginia


Children of Peter May Reves and Eliza Clark:
  1. Susan A. Reves, c1834
  2. Elizabeth Reves, c1836
  3. Virginia T. Reves, 15 May 1837
  4. Lucy Pauline Reves, Nov 1844
  5. Peter May Reves, Jr., 1844
  6. Robert E. Reves, 25 Oct 1848
  7. Judith P. Reves "Judy", 1852-1934
  8. William C. Reves, Jan 1853
  9. Ora Maude Reves, 15 Mar 1854
The youngest daughter, previously believed to be named Paulina, was actually Ora Maude, who, in the 1870 census, was incorrectly listed in household of Peter M. Reves as "Paulina" age 15 years. When estate records for Peter M. Reves became available, it was possible to correctly identify her as Ora Maude Reves, wife of James B. Coates. The census enumerator incorrectly listed her as Paulina apparently confusing her with her sister, Lucy Pauline Reves, born 1845.

Peter M. Reeves' 1876 will mentions his "children" but does not name them; however, the Halifax County Chancery Court file includes a division of his real property which lists all the children along with the spouses of married daughters.

Peter M. Reves continued to spell his name REVES as had the prior generations of this family.

Peter's name appears to have been Peter May Reves as was his son's whose full name is always written Peter May Reves, Jr. In a piece of correspondence from the Halifax County VA Chancery Court Case among the heirs of his father, Peter Reves, his nephew William H. Reeves, son of William T. Reves, deceased, refers to him as "Uncle May".


Halifax County VA Tax Records
Halifax County VA Chancery Court Records - Estate of Peter Reves, 1857
Halifax County VA Chancery Court Records - Estate of Peter M. Reves, 1876
Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 database online at Ancestry.com
1840 Census - North District, Halifax County, Virginia
1850 Census - Northern District, Halifax County, Virginia
1860 Census - Northern District, Halifax County, Virginia
1870 Census - Staunton, Halifax County, Virginia

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