Birth: before 1775
Birth Source: Recorded as ›45 years in 1820 census
Thomas Reeves was listed in Goodspeed's History Of Wayne County, Tennessee 1886 among the first settlers there:
"The first settlers of Wayne County were mainly from the older counties of Middle Tennessee and from North and South Carolina. The early settlements were made on North Carolina military grants, occupants' claims and warrants...Other settlers in different parts of the county before 1820 were...Thomas Reeves...About two miles below where Clifton now stands, formerly stood Carrollsville, named in honor of Gov. Carroll. This place was founded in 1818 on the lands of Thomas Reeves...The first divisions for the county were Beech Creek, Eagle Creek, Hardin Creek, Indian Creek, Cypress Creek, Buffalo River, Forty-eight Creek and Rich Creek. In these were the companies of Capts. William Gambrell, G. H. Tucker, Isaac Robertson, H. J. Ray, A. Morris, Thomas Reeves, John Rayburn, Frank Mayberry, Sherrell, Thompson and Aydlotte."
From Wayne County, Tennessee Abstracts of Deed Records 1820-1839 by James A Gray -
- P 150 - Instrument: Articles of Agreement, date May 8, 1834?, filed: Oct 24, 1834, Record Book B, page 188: "said James Davis shall surrender upand relinquish to the said John C Blackburn all his right, title and interst in and to two lots in the Town of Carrollville also about 30 acres of ground East of Carrollville entered in the name of Thomas Reeves which said three lots of ground were bought as..."
- P 159 - Instrument: Deed of Trust, dated: Feb 19, 1835, Filed: March 3, 1835, Record Book B, Page 236; Bird Lane of Wayne County by his mark to Litle Choat, Trustee for Hugh Simpson & Co; Conveys: 20 acres 8th district range 11 section 2 refers to SE corner of Thomas Reeves entry; To secure payment of $177.53; F W Boggs, B R Harris
- P 197 - Instrument: Deed, Dated: March --, 1837, Filed: March 29, 1837, Record Book B, Page 449; Consideration: $400, Conveys: 20 acres refers to SE corner of Thomas Reeves occupant entry. James M Lewis, James Crosno (by mark)