Reeves, Thomas C. (1808 KY - ?)

Thomas C. Reeves

Reeves, Thomas C.


Father: Elijah Reeves, Jr.
Mother: Nancy Plummer

Birth: 1808, probably Fleming County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Census

Death: After 1880, probably Cedar County, Missouri
Death Source:

Spouse1: Mrs. Mary Ann McDannald Cull, widow of John Cull, on 29 Dec 1825 in Fleming County, Kentucky
Source2: Winifred "Winny" Warden, m. 19 Jun 1845, Brown County, Illinois


Children of Thomas C. Reeves and Mary Ann McDannald: Family Bible records and death certificates
  1. Nancy Reeves, b. 22 May 1823 in Fleming County, Kentucky, d.04 SEP 1896 Elkhorn, Brown, Illinois, USA m. Hiram Jaques 13 Oct 1838 Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  2. Malinda Reeves, b. 1825 Fleming County d. December 1849 Brown County, Illinois Married First: John Clough b. 12 SEP 1820 d. abt 1844 m 31 Jul 1843. Married second: Solomon Ranney b 29 MAR 1825 Issue from marriage.
  3. Samuel Sylvester Reeves*, b. 18 Aug 1826 Elizaville, Fleming County, Kentucky, USA d. 30 AUG 1899 Azusa, Los Angeles, California, USA ; Married Lydia Ann Cleminson b. 24 MAR 1835 Independence, Jackson, Missouri, d. 27 JUN 1925 Covina, Los Angeles County, California on 15 Apr 1852 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
  4. Levi Thomas Reeves, b. 1830
  5. Mariah Ann Reeves b 1833 d. 01 JUL 1853 married George Washington Jaques
  6. Eliza Jane Reeves, b. 1832
Children of Thomas C. Reeves and Winifred Warden:
  1. Elijah Newton Reeves, b. 12 Mar 1846
  2. Mahala Reeves, b. 1849
  3. Sarilda Reeves, b. 1854
  4. Michael Washington Reeves, b. Jan 1860
  5. Isabella Reeves, b. 1867 (listed as Sybil in 1880 census)
  6. Dora E. Reeves, b. 1870, probably died before 1880

When Thomas C. Reeves married the widowed Ann McDannald Cull in 1825, she had three children from her marriage to John Cull. Son Peter Cull also married into the Reeves family. His wife appears to be one of the younger children of Spencer Reeves by Mary Ann Spencer.

The above children listed for Thomas C. Reeves and Mrs. Ann McDannald Cull are undocumented and based solely on McDannald family information and may be incorrect. No probate records have currently been located in the records of Cedar County, Missouri where Thomas C. Reeves presumably died to document his children. Children of Thomas Reeves and his second wife Winifred Warden are documented in the census records of 1860 and 1870.

Notes from: "The History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois" Page 72

Thomas Reeves came to the county and purchases one hundred and twenty acres of land in section sixteen of Elkhorn township in October 1830. He built in those days what was considered a palatial residence of hewed logs, in the bottom near the bluffs. Scarcely had he finished his house when the "deep snow" submerged the whole country and caused severe suffering. His nearest neighbors were Moses Stinson, living one and half miles east, and Joseph Groves, two miles southwest.


Following the settlement of James C Reid, came Thomas Reeves, a native of Ohio, and at the time of his migration a resident of Kentucky, where he had been taken when a child. He married in Kentucky, and with his family came to Illinois, first stopping in Versailles township, and then removing to this township in the fall of 1830. He purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land in the school section sixteen, and built a cabin in the bottom, near the creek. His cabin was one of the fine dwellings in this county at that time, as it was constructed of hewn logs. He had just finished it, and moved his family within its hospitable walls, when the "deep snow" came, and covered the ground to a depth of from four to five feet, and caused untold suffering to man and beast, who wholly unprepared, as no such snowfall was ever known before or since. His nearest neighbors were Moses Stinson, who had been living one and a half miles east, on the creek, about one year, and had a small clearing made, and Joseph Groves, Jr., who lived about two miles southwest of him. Groves had been living there about a year. Mr Reeves had a large family, some of whom are scattered throughout the west, and only one of whom, Nancy, wife of Hiram Jaques, is now living in the county. About 1846 Mr Reeves traded his farm to Thomas Scanland, who now resided upon it. Mr Reeves now lives in Southern Missouri, at an advanced age.

Research Notes

The child previously listed as Vesta is now understood to be Samuel Sylvester Reeves.
(2) Please also see the Talk page regarding Thomas C. Reeves


Marriage1:   Fleming County, Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1798-1857 online database at Ancestry.com
Marriage2:   Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850 online database at Ancestry.com

1830 Census:  Fleming County, Kentucky
1840 Census:  Brown County, Illinois
1850 Census:  Township 2 S R 4 W, Brown County, Illinois
1860 Census:  Buckhorn, Brown County, Illinois
1870 Census:  Linn, Cedar County, Missouri
1880 Census:  Linn, Cedar County, Missouri