Re: Abner Reeves of Virginia and Kentucky
Thank you for responding.I don't know anything else about him.I am wondering , however, if he is related to a Cyrus Reeves who lived in Buncombe, Johnson Co., IL, and married a Rebecca Mangrum.Their daughter Jincy Ann Reeves was born 7 Apr 1840 and died in Missouri 14 Dec 1881.She married 7 Apr 1870 William P. Throgmorton (1846-1933 Williamson Co., IL).My wife is descended from their son, Lewis Wilson Throgmorton, b. 1871 IL.I have been unsuccessful in finding Cyrus Reeves who I estimate to have been born around 1820, perhaps a little earlier.Most of the related people in this larger family grouping were in the area of Manlyville or Paris, Henry County, TN, prior to ca 1845, and their parents were mostly from North Carolina.I don't know if any of these names ring a bell with you, but if they do, I'd be grateful for any additional information you might have found.
I did find the following, but this Cyrus, age 3, is too young to by the one I am looking for.Coincidentally, he has a brother Ebner (Abner?).
Name: Cyrus Reeves
Age in 1860: 3
Birth Year: abt 1857
Home in 1860: Township 10 Range 2 W, Jackson, Illinois
Post Office: Makanda
Value of real estate: View Image
Abraham Reeves 41
Elizabeth Reeves 35
Ebner Reeves 15
Marion Reeves 12
Sarah Reeves 10
Elizabeth Reeves 8
Rhoda Reeves 6
Nancy Reeves 5
Cyrus Reeves 3
William Reeves 6.12
My source for Abner Reeves ( who I think was probably born in the 1820s or 1830s ) is the following:
Josiah Throgmorton, son of Josiah and father of Emmet Franklin, was born in Johnson county, Illinois, and was here married to Miss Elizabeth Reeves. She was born in 1854, in Marshall county, Kentucky, daughter of Abner Reeves, a native of Virginia, who migrated to Kentucky over the old Daniel Boone trail, fought during the Civil war in the Confederate army, and died from the effects of wounds directly after the war had closed. Mrs. Throgmorton came to Johnson county with her sister, Nancy Reeves, riding all the way from Marshall county on horseback. Josiah Throgmorton died in 1899, at the age of forty-four years, one of the best-known men of his community, and at the time of his death was serving in the office of county commissioner, a position which he had held for some years. He and his wife had eleven children, of whom nine are now living, as follows: Martha; Arthur, who is married and has two children; Emmet Franklin; Almus, who married Miss Hettie Snyder and has one child; and Walter, Nellie, Norris, May and Robert at home. Walter, Nellie, Norris and May are graduates of the Southern Illinois Normal School, and are now engaged in teaching school.