Generation 2 - Jesse

1- Edward REAVIS and Sarah [GILLIAM] (  -aft Nov 1787)

2- Jesse (1735 -1835)
m1. Fortune JORDAN

  3- Susan
  3- David (1758-1852)
  3- John (ca 1760-  )
  3- Edward (ca. 1772- )

m2. Prudence WEBB

  3- Nancy m. John GIBBINS

m3. Mary GIBBINS

  3- Jesse Marshall
  3- Joel (1816-1907)




Generation 2

Jesse Reavis

esse was born about 1735 in Henrico County, VA and died in 1835 in NC. About 1755-57 he married Fortune JORDAN, daughter of Arthur Jordan, Northampton Co, NC. Children:

  3 - Susan
  3 - David b. 1758 NC; d. 1852 Bedford Co, TN; m1. Mary DANIEL; m2. Patience HOLEMAN (daughter of William Holeman and Elizabeth Johnson).
  3 - John b. ca 1760
  3 - Edward b. ca 1772 m. Mary HADDOCK (mar. rec: "Haddocks")

Some time after 1790, Jesse married Prudence WEBB. They are listed on the church register of Surry Co, NC in March 1792. Children:

  3 - Nancy b. 1802 m. John GIBBINS

Jesse married for the third time in 1806 in Surry Co, NC to Mary GIBBINS. Their known children:

  3 - Jesse Marshall b. 1808; d. 1884; m. Polly/Mary GARMAN 1830 Surry Co NC; Davie Co by 1850
  3 - Joel b. 1816; d. 1907 TX; m. Mary STEELMAN

mentioned in father's Will.

1756 His mother Sarah Reavis deeded to him certain property. His half brothers Thomas and William Ravise witnessed this deed.

1759 DB3-68 Jesse Reavis of Norhtampton County to Sam Reavis 26 Oct, 1759 -40 acres part of 326 acres, joining the two parties, Allen and Jesse Reavis, on Jamry's Run..(Jamry Jordan is believed to be first wife of William-2)

1765 Jesse Reavis and wife Fortune of Northampton County 123 acres to Samuel Reavis 21 Feb 1765, which was part of tract which had belonged to John Gilliam, joining John Pritchard, Lashley's Run, Sam Reavis, William Allen.

27 Apr 1767 DB4-91 Sarah Reavis of Northampton County to William Reavis of same 27 Ap 1767, 144 acres north part of 525 acres deeded Jesse Gilliam 5 Nov 1767 on NS Lashley's Run join Walter Clark, Wm. Reavis, Baley, Myrey

1768 Jesse witnessed deed of land frm Wm Clark to Samuel Reavis -100 acres on Jamry's Run, Northampton Co NC

1772 Jesse Reavis named as one of organizers of Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church in church minutes.

1778 Jesse is mentioned in Colonial Records of North Carolina as having served in the Revolutionary War (listed as Reves). He enlisted as a private on Juy 20, 1778; promoted to Corporal in the following October, and serv a total of nine months.

Jesse Reeves is listed in the Army Accounts of North Carolina line, in the same pulication, meaning of course Jesse Reavis (however there was a Jesse Reeves not of our lineage)

1789 Jesse Reavis of Surry County bought from Harris Revis of Rutherford Co. 540 acres on Harmon's Creek.

1790 Jesse Reavis (correctly spelled) census of Salisbury District of Surry County, N.C. with one son over 16 years, and 2 females, presumably his wife and a daughter, no slaves.

1791 Jesse Reavis (also Reviss) was granted by the state 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek, in Surry County; Dec. 20th.

1792 Jesse Reavis and Prudence his wife are listed on the Bear Creek Baptist Church register, indicating his second marriage occurred before that time.

1795 Jesse Reavis in Surry County, signed the marriage bond of Edward Reavis to Mary Haddocks. (d/o William Haddock).

1796 Jesse Revis/Reavis sold to Edward Reavis, both of Surry County, 400 acres in the same county at the head of Harmon's Creek. A sale from father to son.

1797 Jesse Reves bought from Theophilus Evans 400 acres and 200 acres on Little Elk Creek in Wilkes County. There are three records of having the name Reeves... this may belong to another Jesse.

1798 Jesse Reves bought from Wm Lenoir 150 acres on Reddin River in Wilkes Co. Again, this may not be Jesse-2.

1802 Jesse Reavis of Surry Conty sold to Harris Reavis of Rutherford County, 140 acres on Harmon's Creek. Witnesses were: Joseph Reavis, Edward Reavis, James Renard. Maybe he was deeding back part of the land he bought from Harris Reavis in 1789.

1835 Jesse Reavis, Sr. listed on the Surry Co, NC Tax List, making him 100 years old when he died.

Jesse was abt 12 years old when parents moved from Henrico County, VA, to Northampton County, NC abt 1747.

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