Rieves, Thomas Jefferson (1800 SC - 1872 TN)


Rieves, Thomas Jefferson


Father: Reuben Reeves¹
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 1800, South Carolina or Tennessee
Birth Source: Census has conflicting dates of birth from 1800 to 1809, gravestone shows 1800

Death: 14 Dec 1871, Maury County, Tennessee
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Sarah Bernetta Murphy, 24 Nov 1827, Maury County, Tennessee


Children of Thomas Reeves and Sarah Murphy:
  1. Martha Elizabeth Rieves, b. c1832
  2. Nathaniel Green Rieves, b. 6 Feb 1835
  3. Nancy America Rieves, b. 4 Feb 1837
  4. Elijah Napoleon Bonaparte Rieves, b. 4 Jul 1849
  5. Sarah Ann Rieves, b. 11 Dec 1843
  6. Eleanor Eudora Rieves, b. 1845
  7. Emily J. Rieves, b. cNov 1847

Thomas Rieves was named as an heir of Reuben Rieves in an 1824 deed to his brother Elijah Rieves.

The above are the documented children from census records; however Thomas had at least 3 more children. The 1830 census of Maury County records Thomas Reeves household with 1 male ‹5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 30-39, 1 female ‹5 and 1 female 20-29.

Nashville Union and American, 24 Dec 1871
Mr. Thomas Rieves, of Davis' Ford, about six miles from Columbia, died on the 14th inst. He was a man of gigantic strength, in his young days, and for many years was known along the banks of Duck river as a raftsman. He was a kind hearted man.


Death:        Headstone, Rieves Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee (FindaGrave)
                   Nashville Union and American, 24 Dec 1871
Marriage: Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002
History:      ¹ Century review, 1805-1905, Maury County, Tennessee, pub 1905
Census:      1830 Census - Maury County, Tennessee
                   1840 Census - Maury County, Tennessee
                   1850 Census - Maury County, Tennessee
                   1860 Census - Maury County, Tennessee