Reeves, William Wyley (1838 GA - 1928 GA)

Reeves, William Wyley

Reeves, William Wyley


Father: Wiley Dabney Reeves
Mother: Barbara MNU

Birth: 15 Nov 1838, Georgia
Birth Source: Georgia Death Certificate gives DOB as 15 Nov 1838 but in most census, his birth year is listed as circa 1842

Death: 1 Apr 1928, Fayetteville, Georgia
Death Source: Georgia Death Certificate

Spouse1: Ledufsy E. Head, b. 22 Jul 1847, d. 5 Oct 1931, m. 1866 (given name as recorded on gravestone in Fayetteville City Cemetery and maiden name from death certificate of William W. Reeves)


Children of William Wyley Reeves:
  1. John Reeves, b. 1867
  2. Sallie Reeves, b. 1869
  3. Oliver Jackson Reeves, b. 30 Jan 1870, d. 21 Jun 1959
  4. William D. Reeves, b. 1888
  5. M. O. Reeves, b. 1890
The 1870 census of Fayette County, Georgia lists William W. Reeves wife as Mary; however all subsequent census that can be located give her name as Lee E. with a marriage dated 1866.

The Georgia death certificate of William Wyley Reeves gives the name of his spouse as "Ladafsy Head". Information for the death certificate was given by Oliver J. Reeves of Memphis, Tennessee.

Census also indicate that this couple had six living children in 1910 but since they cannot be found in the 1880 census, one of those children has not been identified and it seems odd that the births cover a span of 23 years but only six children were born.


1850 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1860 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1870 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1900 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1910 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1920 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
Georgia Death Certificate
Fayetteville City Cemetery, Find A Grave (gravestones photographed)

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