Generation 2 - John

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

2- John (ca 1745 - 1841) m. Prudence RIDINGS

  3- John (ca 1787-  )
  3- Prudence
  3- Betsy (1791-aft 1850)
  3- Nancy (1792- )
  3- Jesse (1795-1850)
  3- David (1797-aft 1860)
  3- Martha (1801- )
  3- Samuel
     (abt 1800-1888)
  3- Mary Polly (1805- )
  3- Temperance
  3- Joseph (1810-1866)




Generation 2

John Reavis

ohn was born about 1745 in Henrico County, VA and died about 1841 in Davie County, NC. Estate records dated February, 1842 have helped in identifying his children and determining his probable date of death. He is thought to have married ca 1785 probably in Surry Co, NC Prudence RIDINGS. His children were:

  3 - John b. ca 1787. Never married.

  3 - Prudence m. February 1816 in Rowan Co, NC Thomas LUNDY

  3 - Elizabeth/Betsy b. 1791, d. aft. 1850; m. Henry Atchison GARNER May 26, 1810. Bondsman was Jesse Reavis, probably her uncle.

She is found on the 1850 Davie Co, NC census as head of the household, age 59, with son Burgess, age 20, his wife Irena (Horn) and son Benjamin age 8 months.

  3 - Nancy b. 1792 m. 1816 Rowan Co, NC John PHARR

  3- Jesse b. 1795 Rowan Co, NC, d. January1850 Davie Co, NC m. January 14 1815 Alyse CAIN, daughter of Daniel Webster Cain and Elizabeth Hutchins. She apparently died in childbirth, October 1820. Children:

Catherine b. 1815 NC m. Lewis Cranfill
Daniel b. January 1817 NC, d. December 1890 LaMonte, MO m. Harriett Cordy

  Jesse m/2 Polly Beeman CAIN, sister to his first wife, abt 1821. Children:

William b. 1822 NC, d. 1913 Davie Co, NC m. Elizabeth Nash, 1846 Davie Co, NC
Prudence b. ca 1825 NC m. 1846 Henry Hendricks
Samuel b. 1827, d. 1893 NC m. Frankie Queens
Mary Ann b. 1828 Davie Co, NC, m. Joel Owens, 1848 Davie Co, NC
Rachel b. 1832 Davie Co, NC, d. 1893 IN, m. Bryant Wm. Hammonds, 1854 Davie Co, NC

  3- David b. 1797, d. aft 1860; m. November 1815 Nancy CAIN. Children:

Elizabeth b. 1816 m. Greenberry L. Cranfill
John H. 1818-1900 m. March 1843 Mary A. "Millie" Hutchins
William b. 1820 m. Rebecca Upton May 1844 Davie Co, NC
Polly b. 1824 m. Lee Cranfill
Anderson Hutchins b. February 1826 Yadkin Co, NC, d. 1903 NC, m. January 1850 Elizabeth G. Foote
Andrew W. b. February 1826 Yadkin Co, NC, d. May 1856 Yadkin Co, NC, m.May 1847 Franklin Co, TN Arlethy Summers

  3 - Martha b. ca 1801 m. ? BROWN.

On 1850 Davie County, NC census there is a Jesse Brown as head of household, age 49, with Lucinda age 22, Milus age 18, and Martha and Mary age 15. Is this her family and she, perhaps, deceased?

  3 - Samuel b. abt 1800, d. 1888 Madison Co, NC, m. December 1817 Surry Co, NC Nancy WILKINS. Children:

George b. December 1821, d. November 1881, m. Catherine/Katie Joyner
John b. February 1823, d. February1888, m. 1846 Frances Harbin
Elizabeth "Betty" b. 1826 m. January 1847 John W. Reavis
Alexander b. April 1828, d. April 1890, m. Mary Martha Padgett

  Samuel m. April 1861 Wilkes Co, NC Susannah Mariah McGLAMMERY. Children:

Mary C
James Franklin
Samuel W. (Mark)
M. Cordelia
John P.

  3- Mary Polly b. 1805 m. Asa REAVIS, son of Joseph-3, James-2

Elizabeth m. Lee SHAVER
Katy b. 1839

  3- Temperance b. 1809 NC, d. January 1846 IN, m. Enoch REAVIS, son of Edward-3, Jesse-2

John J.
Joseph G

  3- Joseph 1810-1866 m. Susannah MASTERS

James b. 1825
John b. 1828
Elizabeth b. 1832
Sarah b. 1834
Samuel b. 1836 m. 1857 Mary DICKSON
Prudence b. 1840
Susan b. 1849

1747 Moved to Northampton, NC with his parents

1789 Member of Flat Rock Baptist Church

1790 Census Surry County, shows him with wife and 2 males under 16 years.

1792 First elder, Bear Creek Church

1793-1795 Messenger to the Baptist Association

1802 Appointed to record minutes at Church

1808 Sent to help at Murphy's Church/Deep Creek Baptist Church

1820 Sent to help at Rock Rock Church

His land lay across county lines, located common corner of three counties: Yadkin, Davie and Iredell Counties. David got land on Yadkin side, Joseph and Jesse got land on Davie side, left to them in their father's will.

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