Reeves, Thomas (c1796 GA - c1867 LA?)

Thomas Reeves

Reeves, Thomas


Father: John Reeves
Mother: Sarah McNeil

Birth: c1798, Columbia County, Georgia
Birth Source:

Death: before 1867, location unknown
Death Source: 1832 Will of John Reeve, Sr. Columbia Co., GA; Amite, MS probate documents of John Reeve, Jr.

Spouse1: Katey Elizabeth Watson, m. 20 Oct 1831 in Columbia County, Georgia


Children of Thomas Reeves and Katey Elizabeth Watson:
  1. Sarah Reeve, b. c1832
  2. Mary Reeve, b. 1833
  3. Martha Reeve, b. 1839, m. James Rogers on 19 Oct 1865 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  4. Ellen Reeve, b. 1841
  5. Elizabeth "Eliza" Reeve, b. 1842?, m. Alex S. Doughty on 8 Mar 1865 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  6. John Bennett Reeve, b. 1853, d. 1923 Texas
  7. George Reeve, b. 1858
∗ Every census gives her DOB as circa 1820 which indicates that Elizabeth was about twelve years old when she married Thomas Reeve(s); however, Watson family history gives her DOB as circa 1799. An incorrectly transcribed marriage record also listed her name as "Gatey".

This couple was enumerated in Harris Co., GA, Osborn Mill District, HH 871/928: Thomas Reaves, 52, Farmer, $1500, GA; Elizabeth, 31, GA; Sarah, 19, GA; Mary, 17, GA; Martha, 11, GA; Eliza, 9, GA; Elizabeth, 1, GA; George Fleming, 18, Farmer, GA.

By the 1870 census of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, the youngest children Ellen age 19, John age 17 and George age 12 are listed in the household of James and Martha Rogers, age 30, who is undoubtedly their sister.


Marriage1:  FamilySearch - Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950

1840 Census:  Harris County, Georgia
1850 Census:  Harris County, Georgia
1860 Census:  East Feliciana, Louisiana
1870 Census:  East Feliciana, Louisiana (HOH James Rogers)

1832 Will of John Reeve, Sr., Columbia County, Georgia
1867 Probate Records V29, Amite County, Mississippi - Estate of John Reeve, Jr.