I found a THOMAS J. REEVES b. 1855 in LA., his unk. mother b. MS., and unk. father b. AL. Thomas J. is listed in the 1880 ASHLEY county-ARKANSAS census. Also in house is ALICE(ERWIN) REEVES b. AR. and 2 kids: NELLIE O. OWENS and SALLIE OWENS both born in ARK. Does this help you at all? Good luck.