Reeves, Stacy Lawrence (1820 IN - 1888 IN)


Reeves, Stacy Lawrence


Father: Stacy Reeves
Mother: Sarah Lawrence

Birth: 20 Sep 1820, Campbell County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Weik's history of Putnam County, Indiana, pub 1910

Death: 26 Dec 1888, Putnam County, Indiana
Death Source: Weik's history of Putnam County, Indiana, pub 1910

Spouse1: Nancy Howlett, m. 17 Jan 1840 in Putnam County, Indiana


Children of Stacy Lawrence Reeves and Nancy Howlett:
  1. Sarah E. Reeves, b. 1841
  2. Emmerine Reeves, b. 1843
  3. James L. Reeves, b. 1845
  4. George Taylor Reeves, b. 28 Feb 1847
  5. Allen Wiley Reeves, b. 12 May 1849
  6. Mary C. Reeves, b. 12 Mar 1851
  7. Charles F. Reeves, b. 17 Nov 1853
  8. Annie E. Reeves, b. 3 Nov 1855, m. C. V. Johnson
The biography of son George Taylor Reeves, published in Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana includes the following information regarding his father, Stacy Lawrence Reeves:
...the son of Stacey Lawrence and Nancy (Howlett) Reeves. the father born in Campbell county, Kentucky, September 20, 1820, and the mother was born on February 22, 1822. They came to Putnam county, Indiana, in its early days and married here in 1835, Mr. Reeves buying land from Mr. Johnson. George W. Howlett was among the first settlers and by the assistance of Indians he erected his first house. A pet bear followed Mr. Howlett and his family from their Kentucky home. Nancy Howlett was then only eighteen months old and the Indians often visited their hut and played with her, giving her little trinkets of their own making. Stacey L. Reeves devoted his life to farming: however, when a boy he worked for a time at the boot and shoe business in Greencastle, and he successfully maintained a shoe shop on his farm many years.

The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stacey L. Reeves: Sarah E. died when twenty years of age in 1861 ; Emmerine is deceased: James L. is deceased: George Taylor, of this review: Allen Wiley was born May 12, 1849: Mary C. was born March 12, 1851 ; Charles F., born November 17, 1853, was city marshal of Greencastle at one time; Annie E., born November 3, 1855, married C. V. Johnson and is living in Crawfordsville.

Stacey L. Reeves was a republican in politics, but held no offices but he took great interest in the affairs of the Methodist church, of which he was a regular attendant. He was well known in this county, and his death occurred on December 26. 1888 his ashes resting in the old Brick Chapel burying ground.

Research Notes


Weik's history of Putnam County, Indiana by Jesse W. Weik, pub 1910
Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861, online database at Ancestry.com
1840 Census - Monroe, Putnam, Indiana
1850 Census - Monroe, Putnam, Indiana
1860 Census - Monroe, Putnam, Indiana
1870 Census - Monroe, Putnam, Indiana
1880 Census - Monroe, Putnam, Indiana