Reeves, Thomas Bird
SummaryFather: William T. Reeves
Mother: Michell Hoskins
Birth: 26 Feb 1819, Halifax County, Virginia
Birth Source: History of Dunklin County, Missouri
Death: 5 Jan 1896, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
Death Source: Obituary in Weatherford Democrat of Parker County, Texas
NarrativeChildren of Thomas Bird Reeves and Louisa
- Michell Elizabeth Reeves
- William Wilson Reeves
- Louann Reeves
- Luther Emerson Reeves
- Thomas Peter Reeves
- John Henry Reeves
- James L. Reeves
Thomas B. Reeves, born February 26, 1819, is the son of William T. and Michal (Hoskins) Reeves, natives of Virginia. T. B. Reeves, the subject of this sketch, was married to Miss Louisa E. Ford, a native of Tennessee, in 1848. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves came to Dunklin County in 1859, and located at Clarkton, but in 1880 they settled in Malden, where they now reside.
Their oldest child, Michal E., born June 28, 1849, married James M. Corder, and died February 8, 1876, leaving three children, Mattie B. (Mrs. Utley), Nannie C. (Mrs. Hampton), and Luther E.
The first son, William Wilson, born January 18, 1851, married Rachel E. Nunley, and William Timothy and Walter G. are the children of this marriage, now living.. His first wife having died, Mr. W. W. Reeves married Belle Marshall, who has become the mother of Decatur F., Michal E., Leonard L., Jennie C, Fred, and one infant.
Lou A., second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Reeves, was born September 18, 1853, and married John W. Stephens. By this marriage she has one son, Herbert N., who married Belle Kedy, and now resides in Malden.
Mrs. Stephens lost by death Elizabeth E. born June 3, 1872, Lara M. born December 26, 1873, and William T. born February 1, 1875. But the fifth child is a bright young miss in Minnie L. Stephens.
After the death of her first husband, Mrs. Stephens married Charles F. Moore and their two sons, Edgar A., born December 18, 1883, and Arthur B., born October 20, 1887, are both deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Reeves have two sons dead. Thomas P., born February 2, 1856, and Luther E., born February 6, 1858. John H., born November 8, 1860, and James L., born September 13, 1863, with William W. are now living in Texas. John H. married Mary E. Twittie and became the father of Wilbur B. Raymond, Ola E. Hurburt, and one infant. James L. married Alice E. Wood and their children are Lola P. and Joe Amous (sic Amos).
This is a couple who have lived in Dunklin County for nearly forty years and who have thirty-one grand-children and thirteen great-grandchildren. They are both consistent members of the Baptist Church.
Uncle Tommie, as he is affectionately called, owned and occupied one of the first business houses in Malden but has been principally a farmer. He and his son W. W. are both charter members of Cotton Hill Lodge, I.O.O.F.
Mr. Reeves and all of his sons are Democrats in politics.