Elijah Reeves


Personal and Family Information

Elijah was the son of unknown parents. The date and place of his birth have not been found.

He died in BET 1841 AND 1850 in probably Madison County, Tennessee.

His wife was Anna NotKnown. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their three known children were James (1837-?), Caniza (1840-1906) and Jonah (1842-?).


DeathBET 1841 AND 1850
Place: probably Madison County, Tennessee
Place: Tennessee
Address: Two listings: Reeves, Elijah, Madison County, 103, no twp Reeves, Elijah, Obion County, 150, no twp
Agency: Census Index, 1840 Tn at Fayettville library
See Note 2
Place: Tennessee
Address: Maury County, page 416 #15 Reeves, Elijah 120001-110001
Agency: Index 1830 Census, Middle Tenn, Sistler 1971


Note 1

How did we get the name Elijah for father of Caniza? her obit “born near Jackson Tenn Oct 4 1840,maiden name Miss Carriza Reeves…

Jackson is county seat Madison County, formed 1821. eldest child in 1850 census is James born 1837 — search marriage. land, court 1836-37 in Madison.

REAVES, Maulden to Mary Neeley
Iss'd: 12 Nov. 1829, R. McIver, Clk.
Wit: Thomas Boon

Many Reeves/Rives in general area at right time.

Obion County will index was false

Index to Early Tenness Wills & Administrations

Reeves, Elijah 1844 wb d-287 Obion

no Elijah Reeves found by county clerk, book references seem wrong.

Early Middle Tenn Marriages, vol 1 grooms

Reeves, Elijah to Patsy Thompson, Nov 13, 1809, Davidson Cty

Reeves, Elisiha G to Elizabeth Crisp, June 28, 1833, July 5, 1833, Davidson Cty.

Early West Tenn Marriages, vol 1, grooms

Reaves, Elijah to Elizabeth Ashbrocks, May 13, 1830, May 19, 1830, Obion Cty

Note 2

BBB notes

1840 Census Madison Co Tenn, 31 October 1840.

page 103 George Reeves males 1@-5, 1@10-15, 1@40-50 females 1@-5, 1@ 30-40

page 104 Elijah Reeves males 1@5-10, 1@20-30, females 1@-5, 1@20-30

page 109 George Booe, males 1@-5, 1@5-10, 1@30-40, females 1@-5, 1@5-10, 1@30-40

David Booe males1@-5, 1@15-20, 1@40-50, females 1@5-10, 1@40-50, 1@50-60,