Reeves, Terrill (c1807 NC - 1859 KS)

Terrill Reeves

Reeves, Terrell


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anne Terrell

Birth: c1807, Ashe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: 4 May 1859, Greenwood County, Kansas Territory
Death Source: Case #398, Probate file of Terrell Reeves, Greenwood County, KS

Spouse1: Henrietta "Hettie" Gaston, m. 20 Sep 1827, Greene County, Indiana
Spouse2: Unknown wife, m. c1852


Children of Terrill Reeves and Hetta Gaston:
  1. Sylvia "Sylvy" Reeves, b. 3 Feb 1830
  2. Enoch Reeves, b. 27 Nov 1831, d. 25 Feb 1870
  3. Willborn G. Reeves, b. 1836, d. 14 Jun 1862
  4. Gaston Reeves, b. 1838, d. 4 May 1859
  5. Harbard Reeves, b. 1840
  6. Jasper Reeves, b. 1843
  7. Newton Reeves, b. 1845
Children of Terrill Reeves and unknown second wife:
  1. John T. Reeves, b. 1853 or 1856
  2. Susan Emeline Reeves, b. 13 Feb 1858
By 1838, Terrell is listed in the Arkansas census living in Carroll County, Arkansas Territory. He, his brother John and his father William are all recorded in the US census of 1840 in Carroll County. Those three in addition to Lenoir (Noah) are listed as taxpayers in Carroll County in both 1840 and 1841 and are joined by Gaston in the 1841 tax lists.

On the 20th of May, 1841, Terrell Reves received Federal Land Certificate No. 8512, for 159 acres in the NW quarter of Section 18, in Township 14N, of Range 10E (land located in Putnam County, Illinois), in the district of lands offered for sale at Galena. His brother, Lenoir, received Federal Land Certificate No. 8513 for 161½ acres in Section 19 on the same date. Lenoir did live in Illinois for a time, but there is no indication that Terrell moved back to that area.

On the 21st of Sept 1850, Terrell and his family are recorded in Izard County, Arkansas. He received Certificate #4626 from the General Land Office at Batesville for 40 acres in Izard County on 1 Mar 1856.

The history of Greenwood County, Kansas lists the Pleasant Grove township as being established in 1856 by Terrill Reeves. In the 1860 census of Woodson County, Kansas, several of Terrill's sons are recorded but Terrill, Hetty and the other children can't be located. The history of Greenwood also names Emeline Reeves as being the first child born in the Pleasant Grove township and Albert Reeves was the first postmaster in Pleasant Grove as well.

Probate records of Greenwood County have documents for the estates of Terrell Reeves and his son Gaston combined and those documents indicate that they both died on the same day, the 4th May of 1859. Those probate documents also list son John, born 1857, and daughter Emeline, born 1859, as being the children of Terrell Reeves and a second wife who may have been native american because these two children are referred to as "half bloods" although it is more likely that they were referring to them as being half siblings.


1840 Census - Carroll County, Arkansas
1850 Census - Izard County, Arkansas
Case #398, Probate file of Terrell Reeves, Greenwood County, KS
First Biennial Report of the State Board of Agriculture to the Legislature of the State of Kansas, for the Years 1877-8, pub 1878.
Find A Grave for dates of birth and death for some children.