Reeves, Peter M., Jr. (1844 VA - 1876 VA)

Peter May Reves, Jr.

Reves, Peter May, Jr.


Father: Peter M. Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth "Eliza" Clark

Birth: 1844, Halifax County, Virginia
Birth Source: Census and Military Records

Death: 21 Aug 1876, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death Source: Pension application of widow in 1909

Spouse1: Elizabeth P. Chaney "Bettie", m. on 20 Jan 1868 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia


Children of Peter May Reves, Jr. and Elizabeth P. Chaney:
  1. Bettie Whitney Rives, b. 1869, d. 1907, m. David Scott Midkiff on 10 Jan 1894
  2. William Thaddeus Rives, b. 1871, d. 1944 in Durham County, NC; m. Hattie Lavinia Davenport
  3. Nettie L. Rives, b. 1874
  4. Maggie Mary Rives, b. 1876, d. 1930, m. Abner Newbill Mansfield c1897
Peter M. Reeves (Reves), Jr. enlisted in Co. B of the 3rd Regiment of Virginia Cavalry of the CSA on 1 Mar 1862. He was taken prisoner at Farmville, Virginia on 6 Apr 1865 and on 1 Jul 1865 took the oath of allegiance and was released.

After the death of Peter M. Reves, Jr. this family appears to have changed the spelling of their name to Rives. This may have been the result of the inability of Bettie Chaney Reeves to read and write which was common for females at that time. Their marriage record gives Peter's name as Reves which is the earliest spelling of the family name dating back to William Reeves born circa 1720.

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