Reeves, William C. (1815 TN - 1892 TN)

William C. Reeves

Reeves, William C.


Father: Abner Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Russey

Birth: 15 Nov 1815, Franklin County, Tennessee
Birth Source: Goodspeed Publishing Company

Death: May 25, 1892, Fayette County, Tennessee
Death Source:

Spouse1: Sarah Faris, m. 18 Apr 1835 in Hardeman County, TN
Spouse2: Lucy Faris, m. 19 Dec 1839 in Hardeman County, TN
Spouse3: Mrs. Mary Barrett McCarley, m. 21 Dec 1852, Fayette County, TN
Spouse4: Mary A. Reeves, m. 6 May 1858
Spouse4: Mrs. Elizabeth Walsh Holt, m. 22 Nov 1861
Spouse5: Mrs. Ann J. Tyler Todd, m. 4 Aug 1875 in Fayette County, TN


Children of William C. Reeves and Lucy Faris:
  1. James M. Reeves, b. 1841
  2. Abner H. Reeves, b. 1843
  3. Mary C. Reeves, b. 1845, d. before 1860
  4. Massadon A. Reeves, b. 1848
  5. M. F. Reeves, b. 1850
Children of William C. Reeves and Mary Barrett:
  1. Tempie A. Reeves, b. 1854
  2. William Reeves, b. 1856
  3. F. Harriet Reeves, b. 1857
  4. Ben Reeves, b. 1860
From the biography of William C. Reeves, published 1887 by Goodspeed Publishing Company in The History of Fayette County, Tennessee:
William C. Reeves, a well known farmer of Fayette County, was born in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tenn, November 15, 1815, being a son of Abner and Elizabeth (Russey) Reeves. It was thought that the father was born about 1780, in North Carolina or Virginia. He died in Winchester, Tenn., in 1821. The mother was born in North Carolina, March 20,1788, and died in Somerville, Tenn, April 23, 1873. The father was a blacksmith and very successful. The mother remained in Franklin County several years after his death. In 1832 she moved, with our subject and her brother, to Fayette County, where she resided until her death. Our subject was the second of four children. He received a good education, chiefly at Winchester. At sixteen he moved to West Tennessee, and after spending a year in Hardeman County moved to Fayette County, but in 1837 he purchased a farm in Hardeman County, and after living there two years moved gain to Fayette County, which he has since made his home, being one of the most substantial citizens of the county, and owning over 400 acres of valuable land. Mr. Reeves has had the unusual misfortune of losing six wives. He was first married to Miss Sallie Farris, April 18, 1835. She died March 20, 1837; second, to Miss Lucy Farris, a sister of his first wife, December 19, 1839 - she died June 26, 1852; third, to Miss Mary McCarley, December 25, 1852 - she died October 14, 1857; fourth, to Miss Mary A. Reeves, May 6, 1858 - she died January 28, 1860; fifth, to Mrs. Elizabeth (Walsh) Holt, November 22, 1861 - she died February 6, 1874; and sixth, to Mrs. Ann J. (Tyler) Todd, who died October 13, 1884. Our subject is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Reeves is a man of fine character and industrious habits.


The History of Fayette County, Tennessee pub 1887 by Goodspeed Printing Company
1840 Census - Hardeman County, Tennessee