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Husband: George W Reaves
Born: 27 DEC 1811 in Marion Dist, SC
Married: before 1831 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 21 FEB 1896 in Marion Co, SC
Father: Charles Reaves
Mother: Hodges
Spouses: Christian Carmichael; Elizabeth Watson; Emaline Rogers
Wife: Martha Brown
Born: in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1831 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Edward Brown
Mother: Nancy Ann Godbold
Spouses:
Additional Information

George W Reaves:

Notes:

!NAMED-EQUITY ROLL # 201 Marion Co., SC Edward Brown
R. W. Smith and wife et al vs Solomon Owens ... 23 Dec 1840
...
Edward Brown died tetate Sep 1831 leaving Ann his widow
orator Stephen Brown
oratrix Nancy Gasque ... wife of Elly Gasque
Hannah Smith ... wife of Reddin W. Smith
Sarah Ann Gerald ... wife of Nathan Gerald
Martha Reaves ... wife of George W. Reaves
Mary Bell ... wife of David Bell
Elizabeth Martin ... wife of Emanuel Martin
Rachel Brown (now Rachel Owens)
his children.
Rachel died 1839 married Solomon Owens.
Ann widow of Edward Brown died 1840
...;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850 Marion Dist., SC # 762/766
George Reaves 38 Farmer $- Marion
Elizabeth 27
Sarah 13
Joseph 11
Pamela 9
Charles 4
Robert 2;

!CENSUS:1860 Marion Dist., SC Marion, Mullins PO # 1207/1195
George W. Reaves 49 Farmer $5000/17000 SC
Elizabeth, 36
J. F. (m) 21
C. J. (m) 14
J. R. (m) 12
M. E. (f) 8;

!CENSUS:1870 Marion Co., SC Reaves, Mullins PO # 31/35
George W. Reaves 58 Farmer $-/- SC
Emma 30 Keeping House $1247/896
Geo W. 7
John W. 5
William L. 2
Edward S. 10/12 Aug.;

!CENSUS:1880 Marion Co., SC Reaves # 21/21 *;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 199-206
...
Elizabeth Watson, third daughter of old man Isham, married the late George W. Reaves, being his third wife; by him she had five children, three of whom died children; two were raised a son, J. R. Reaves, and a daughter, Mary E. Robert Reaves is one of our leading fellow-citizens, on Buck Swamp he married a Miss McMillan, in the Mullins community, and has raised a large family— I think, thirteen or fourteen children, sons and daughters; he is doing a good part by his children in the way of education. Charles is a leading merchant of Mullins. Samuel W. is a graduate of the Citadel, and is a promising young man* [*S. W. Reaves is now a professor in Clemson College] Robert, another son, is a graduate of a dental school, and has located in Marion for the practice of his profession; he is also a promising young man. Of J. R. Reaves' daughters, the older ones are well educated and stand well ; one or two of them married, to whom unknown; several not yet grown.* [*Mary Reaves, a graduate of Winthrop. died of typhoid fever recently.] Mary married Dr. N. C. Murphy, who died several years ago; she is a practical business woman, a good manager in her business and farm affairs she has three sons and two daughters ; both daughters are married, one to a Mr. McMillan, the other to a Mr. Cain, of St. Matthews. ;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 206-208
Reaves.-Another family to be here noticed is the Reaves family. The first known of this family was Solomon Reaves, a Baptist preacher. The writer heard him preach when a boy, about 1829, at an association at Porter Swamp Church, in Columbus County, N. C, about five miles from Fair Bluff, N. C. he was then an old man, white hair and red face ; he had a son, named Charles- he may have had other sons, but Charles is the only one that concerns Marion County ; he married a Miss Hodge, sister of the late Dr. Samuel Hodge, in the Gapway neighborhood ; by her he had two sons, George W. and Robert H. Reaves; he may have had other sons and daughters. His first wife dying, he married Miss Mary Griffin, of North Carolina, near Fair Bluff; no offspring by this second marriage. Charles Reaves died in 1861 or 1862, leaving his widow and a large estate of lands and negroes ; he died intestate, his property, real and personal, descended under the law to his widow and two sons, one-third each, the widow getting the old homestead. Some years after that, the widow married the late Colonel John T. Harrington, who died some years back, and left Mrs. Harrington a widow for the second time; no child or children; she still survives and is still a widow on the old Reaves homestead, now in her eighty-seventh year-somewhat a remarkable woman for her age.
Of the sons, George W. Reaves married four times —not being a very old man at the time of his fourth marriage; he was born in 1811, and died, I think, in 1896 or 1897; his first wife was a Miss Carmichael, of what is now Carmichael Township, a sister of the late Neill C. Carmichael ; she lived only about a year, and died childless he married, a second time, a Miss Brown ; by her he had some children, how many is not known. There were one or two sons by this marriage, who were killed or died in the war, and a daughter, who married some one, and soon became a widow I know nothing more of her. His Brown wife died, I think, in 1846 or 7; he married in a few months. Miss Elizabeth Watson, who has hereinbefore been spoken of ; by her he raised two children, James Robert Reaves and Mary E. Reaves, now Mrs. Murphy—heretofore noticed. The Watson wife died, and he married a Miss Rogers, of the Fork, a daughter of the late Captain John Rogers ; by her he had and raised four sons, George R. Reaves, John Reaves, William Reaves and Edward Reaves ; the latter is a Baptist preacher of high standing, and is pastor of some church in the upper part of the State. These sons of George W. Reaves are all respectable and valued citizens, and are a part of the bone and sinews of the county, married and contributing their full share to the citizenship and general prosperity of the county. The father, George W. Reaves, was a good citizen and a prominent church man, weighed, avoirdupois, three hundred pounds, or more. ...;

Martha Brown:

Notes:

!NAMED-EQUITY ROLL # 201 Marion Co., SC Edward Brown
R. W. Smith and wife et al vs Solomon Owens ... 23 Dec 1840
...
Edward Brown died tetate Sep 1831 leaving Ann his widow
orator Stephen Brown
oratrix Nancy Gasque ... wife of Elly Gasque
Hannah Smith ... wife of Reddin W. Smith
Sarah Ann Gerald ... wife of Nathan Gerald
Martha Reaves ... wife of George W. Reaves
Mary Bell ... wife of David Bell
Elizabeth Martin ... wife of Emanuel Martin
Rachel Brown (now Rachel Owens)
his children.
Rachel died 1839 married Solomon Owens.
Ann widow of Edward Brown died 1840
...;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 206-208
...
Of the sons, George W. Reaves married four times -not being a very old man at the time of his fourth marriage; he was born in 1811, and died, I think, in 1896 or 1897; his first wife was a Miss Carmichael, of what is now Carmichael Township, a sister of the late Neill C. Carmichael ; she lived only about a year, and died childless he married, a second time, a Miss Brown ; by her he had some children, how many is not known. There were one or two sons by this marriage, who were killed or died in the war, and a daughter, who married some one, and soon became a widow I know nothing more of her. His Brown wife died, I think, in 1846 or 7; he married in a few months. Miss Elizabeth Watson, who has hereinbefore been spoken of ; by her he raised two children, James Robert Reaves and Mary E. Reaves, now Mrs. Murphy-heretofore noticed. The Watson wife died, and he married a Miss Rogers, of the Fork, a daughter of the late Captain John Rogers ; by her he had and raised four sons, George R. Reaves, John Reaves, William Reaves and Edward Reaves ; the latter is a Baptist preacher of high standing, and is pastor of some church in the upper part of the State. These sons of George W. Reaves are all respectable and valued citizens, and are a part of the bone and sinews of the county, married and contributing their full share to the citizenship and general prosperity of the county. The father, George W. Reaves, was a good citizen and a prominent church man, weighed, avoirdupois, three hundred pounds, or more. ...;

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