Reeves, Thomas C. (c1795 VA - c1880 KY)


Reeves, Thomas C.


Father: possibly Thomas Reeves
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1795, Virginia
Birth Source: Census

Death: c1880, Hart County, Kentucky
Death Source:

Spouse1: Rachel Amos, m. 5 Jan 1820


Children of Thomas C. Reeves and Rachel Amos as listed in census records:
  1. Amanda Reeves, c1830 Kentucky, m. William J. Harper
  2. George A. Reeves, c1832 Kentucky, m. Martha Amanda Dale
  3. Elizabeth Frances Reeves, b. 30 Mar 1833 Kentucky, m. Jesse W. Laird
  4. Tyria G. Reeves, c1836 Kentucky
  5. Mary A. Reeves, c1837 Kentucky, m. William Perry
  6. Sarah B. Reeves, c1839 Kentucky, m. Richard Warren Dale
Thomas C. Reeves is listed on the Hart County, Kentucky tax lists as early as 1819 and appears the next year on the 1820 census. In that census, he and his wife are both 16-26 years old and have one female child under 10.

His place of birth in each census is always listed as Virginia, but to date no information has been found to indicate a county of origin or a possible family connection.

Rachel was born 1798 and died 26 Dec 1861 according to Kentucky Death Records.

Research Notes

Much research has failed to document the family to which this Thomas C. Reeves belongs. One possibility could be that he was the son of Thomas Reeves whose children remain unidentified; however in the 1810 census of Gallatin County, there was a male child 10-15 in his household. That family relocated from Virginia's Augusta/Rockingham county area in the mid to late 1790's which would coincide with Thomas C. Reeves' birthplace of Virginia. By 1820, the children of Thomas Reeves cannot be found in the area where that extended family settled, i.e. Gallatin, Shelby, Woodford, Franklin and Henry counties in eastern Kentucky. In at least one document from Henry County circa 1820, Thomas Reeves is referred to as Thomas, Sr. which may be an indication that he had a son Thomas.


War of 1812 Pension Application, Thomas C. Reeves (Fold3)
1820 Census - Hart County, Kentucky
1830 Census - Hart County, Kentucky
1850 Census - Hart County, Kentucky
1860 Census - District 1, Hart, Kentucky
1880 Census - Waterloo, Hart, Kentucky (HOH Willis Laird)