Reeves, Thomas (1777 KY - 1846 IA)


Reeves, Thomas


Father: Elijah Reeves
Mother: Margaret "Peggy"

Birth: c5 Jan 1777, Kentucky
Birth Source: Age on headstone

Death: 30 Mar 1846, Washington County, Iowa
Death Source: Headstone & Probate

Spouse1: Mary Feurt
Spouse2: Mary (Polly) Hoskinson, m. 5 Jan 1822 in Scioto County, Ohio


Children of Thomas Reeves and Mary Feurt:
  1. Delilah Reeves, m. Henry Harman on 16 Oct 1818, Scioto County, Ohio
  2. Joseph Reeves, b. c1805
  3. Jane Reeves, b. c1812, d. c1839, m. Nicholas Friend on 12 Jan 1832 in Delaware County, Indiana
  4. Susannah Reeves, b. 20 Apr 1809
  5. Elijah Thomas Reeves, b. c6 Aug 1812
  6. Mary M. Reeves, b. 1817, m. Montgomery McCall Crouch on 25 Jun 1837, Delaware County, Indiana
Children of Thomas Reeves and Mary Hoskinson:
  1. John S. Reeves, b. 1826
  2. Margaret Reeves

Thomas had moved to Scioto County, Ohio by late 1817 when he bought land from George Turner and Berryman McLaughlin. In 1823, Thomas and Polly sold land to their son Joseph.

In Scioto County, Ohio, the August Term of 1819 Court of Common Pleas records a lawsuit by siblings of George Feurt, against another brother Gabriel Feurt. Listed in that document are the above children (with the exception of Delilah who had married), heirs of Mary Feurt Reeves, had died earlier that same year. Also named is Thomas Reeves, their father and natural guardian.

Although Delilah had married prior to this court case and was not named in the Feurt lawsuit, she is in the probate documents of Thomas Reeves' estate of 1846 in Washington County, Iowa.

There is an 1817 deed in Fleming County naming "all the lawful heirs of Elijah Reeves, deceased" including Spencer Reeves, Elijah Reeves, Benjamin Reeves, William Roys (Rice) and Elizabeth his wife, Peggy Reeves, Rody Reeves, Thomas Reeves, Anthony Worley and Jenny his wife, all of Fleming County Kentucky except Thomas Reeves and Anthony Worley and his wife of Ohio.

The headstone of Thomas states "Thomas Reeves/Native of Kentucky/Died/Mar 30, 1856/69 yrs 2mos/25 dys/Erected by J S Reeves." Note that there is an error in the death year and should read 1846. The headstone for his wife reads "Mary/wife of/Thos Reeves/Native of Maryland/Died/Mar 20 1816/AE 53 yrs/Erected by J S Reeves."


Marriage1:  Feurt Case, August Term of 1819 Scioto County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
Marriage2:  Scioto County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1803-1860 (Ancestry)
Burial:       Findagrave - Custer Cemetery, Washington County, Iowa

1830 Census:  Center, Delaware County, Indiana
1840 Census:  Delaware County, Indiana

1817 Deed - George & Lorinda Turner to Thomas Reeves - Scioto County, Ohio Deed Book E, p45
1817 Deed - Berryman McLaughlin to Thomas Reeves - Scioto County, Ohio Deed Book E, p46
1823 Deed - Thomas and Polly Reeves to Joseph Reeves - Scioto County, Ohio Deed Book F, p159
1823 Deed - Thomas and Polly Reeves to Joseph Reeves - Scioto County, Ohio Deed Book F, p160

1846 Will - Thomas Reeves - Washington County, Iowa Courthouse Records
Much of this information is from the research of Leslie Lewis at http://leslielewis.net/.
Findagrave - Mary Reeves - Custer Cemetery, Washington County, Iowa