Reeves, William L. (1828 GA - 1862 VA)

William L. Reeves

Reeves, William L.


Father: probably Isaac Newton Reeves
Mother: probably unknown Farmer

Birth: 1828, Georgia
Birth Source: Census

Death: Died of pneumonia on 21 Nov 1862 in Charlottesville, Virginia
Death Source: CSA Service Records

Spouse1: Martha C. Warren, m. on 13 Dec 1849 in Stewart County, Georgia


Child of William L. Reeves and Martha C. Warren:
  1. John "Buel" Reeves, b. 1850
  2. Samuel "Bock" Reeves, b. 1852
  3. Isaac "Dock" Reeves, b. 1854
  4. Martha Virginia "Jennie" Reeves, b. 1856
  5. Josephine Reeves, b. 1858
  6. James Reeves, b. 1861
With the exception of James who was born in 1861, the above children appear to have been listed in the household of their uncle Lawson Reeves and well as their father William L. Reeves' which was incorrectly listed as Rivers. The nicknames listed for John and Samuel are the names recorded in that 1860 household of Lawson Reeves.

William L. Reeves enlisted as a private in Co. C of the 10th Georgia Regiment of the CSA on 12 Aug 1861. On 6 Nov 1862, he was admitted to the CSA hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia with pneumonia where he died on the 21st of November.

On 7 Apr 1863 his wife Martha C. Reeves filed a claim with the Confederacy for any monies due or allowances. By the 1870 census, Martha had married a much younger James Morris and the entire family is found living in Dale County, Alabama.

Research Notes

Major contributions have been made to this page from the research of a descendant of this family, Ken Swaringin.


1850 Census - Stewart County, Georgia
1860 Census - Stewart County, Georgia (HOH listed as William "River")
1870 Census - Dale County, Alabama (HOH James Morris)
Civil War, Confederate Service Records
Contributors to this page: Beverly .
Page last modified on Sunday 22 of October, 2017 10:23:40 CDT by Beverly.