Reeves, Robert (c1804 SC - )


Reeves, Robert


Father: probably Robert Reaves

Birth: c1804, South Carolina
Birth Source: 1850 Census

Death: by 1870
Death Source:

Spouse1: Elizabeth


Children of Robert Reeves and Elizabeth:
  1. David Reeves, b. c1830
  2. Mary Ann Reeves, b. 28 Feb 1833
  3. Elizabeth Reeves, b. c1835
  4. Elijah Reeves, b. c1838

No children are listed with him in 1860. He is gone by 1870.

From the Cashbook of Marshall Jones, Merchant of Kershaw County:
28 Mar 1838: Recvd Robert Reaves on a/e - 2$

Lancaster Ledger, 9 Jun 1852
In Kershaw District, an the 13th ult., by the Rev. J. A. Fonville, Mr. A. McDowell, to Miss Mary A. Reeves, daughter of Mr. Robert Reeves.

Findagrave lists him buried in the McLean Cemetery in Darlington County, born 22 Jun 1804, died 1 Feb 1873. His wife "E. C. Reaves" is buried there and states "wife of Robert Reaves." Wife may have been a daughter of David Kelly who died in 1838. He is buried in the same cemetery and Robert Reeves was a buyer at his estate sale in Darlington.

Research Notes

Formerly surmised to be connected to the Timothy Rives family who also lived in Kershaw County, However, given his apparent connection to Darlington County, it's likely this Robert was the orphaned son of Robert Reaves mentioned in his estate account.


1830 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
1840 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
1850 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
1860 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
Lancaster Ledger, 9 Jun 1852
Marshall Jones Cashbook, Merchant of Kershaw County (SC Archives)