Reeves, Prior (1800 GA - 1864 AL)

Prior Reeves

Reeves, Prior


Father: Unknown

Birth: 22 May 1799, Georgia
Birth Source: Gravestone at Payne Cemetery and Census

Death: 9 Feb 1865, Lowndes County, Alabama
Death Source: Lowndes County Probate Records and Gravestone (Photograph at FAG)

Spouse1: Pamelia Graves, m. 14 Dec 1821 in Jasper County, Georgia


Children of Prior Reeves and Pamela Graves:
  1. Davenport Reeves, b. c1822, m. Mary Ann Lee on 4 Feb 1844, Chambers County, Alabama
  2. Norburne Powell Reeves, b. 24 Feb 1825, d. 3 Mar 1917
  3. Jonah Reeves, b. 1828
  4. Malinda Reeves, b. 1832, m. Elijah Smith
  5. Cyrus Sherwood Reeves, b. 25 Jun 1830 (1831), d. 10 Jun 1899, m. Mary E. Brown
  6. Permelia Caroline Reeves, b. 3 Feb 1835, d. 11 Sep 1928, m. Samuel Burdette Stone
  7. Charlotte "Lotty" Reeves, b. 1836, m. Asa B. Stone
  8. Helen Reeves, b. 1838
  9. Maria Reeves, b. 1840
  10. Calista Penelope Reeves, b. 11 Jun 1842, m. William H. Moore
  11. Pryor Reeves, b. 1842
  12. Lewis Cantrell Reeves, b. 1845
Prior Reeves received a land patent in the Talladega District of Alabama on 25 Apr 1840 for 318.8 acres.

From The Millennial Harbinger, History Of The Christian Churches In The Alabama Area, by George H. & Mildred B. Watson: "Early in the 1840s he (Prior Reeves) was a circuit minister among the Baptists in southeast Alabama. Preaching for the Shady Grove Baptist church around 1845 or 1846..."


Research Notes

Either the 1850 census taker made errors in the listing of Prior Reeves' children or two of the younger children listed in the household, Maria and Pryer, may have been deceased by the time of Prior Reeves, Sr.'s death since they are not mentioned in probate of his estate. Jonah, born 1828, as listed in the 1850 census is also not named in probate documents. Other children were named as heirs in probate documents i.e. Lewis C. Reeves and C. P. (Calista Penelope) Reeves although they were not listed in that 1850 census and both are named in Prior's 1860 household.


Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database - Ancestry.com
Alabama Land Records
1840 Census - Chambers County, Alabama
1850 Census - Macon County, Alabama
1860 Census - Macon County, Alabama
Lowndes County Probate Records - online at Ancestry.com