Genealogy Report: Descendants of Edward Reavis Thru Son Samuel (Rev 10/2007)
Descendants of Edward Reavis Thru Son Samuel(Rev 10/2007)
1.EDWARD1 REAVIS was born 1680 in England, and died 1751 in Northampton Co. NC.He married (1) HANNAH ALLEY Abt. 1710.She was born Abt. 1689 in Virginia, and died Bef. 1735.He married (2) SARAH GILLIAM Abt. 1735.
Notes for EDWARD REAVIS:
Most Reavis researchers generally agree that Edward Reavis was the first generation Reavis in America, having come from the Paddington England area. There are many theories as to how and why he came to America. The most prevalent theory is that, prior to coming to America, either his name was "Revis," or "Alley."Edward is the first individual identified has spelling his name "Reavis" (pronounced like 'crevice').The most likely reason for him coming to America was to escape persecution for hisreligious beliefs. Many individuals of his day, known as "Seperatists," were held prisioner in Newgate Prision in London, England. There are several passenger lists containing Revis and Alley who came to America as indentured servants to escape the religious persecution.Apparently, Edward saw a need to change his name from what it was in England. According, Edward is recognized as the first "Reavis" in America.His eight sons each represent a different branch of the Reavis Family in America today.
More About EDWARD REAVIS:
ANote: 1721, Appeared in Henrico Co, Virginia. In 1723, he and Thomas Alley received a Royal land patent for 400 acres in Henrico Co, VA for transporting two persons, Sarah Mullinax and James Grigg.1
Moved: 1747, He and his family migrated from Henrico County VA to Northampton Co., NC.
Will: February 21, 1750, Will proved in Northampton Co, NC, February Court 1752.
Children of EDWARD REAVIS and HANNAH ALLEY are:
|i.||EDWARD2 REAVIS, JR, b. 1715, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1750, Northampton Co, NC; m. MARY ISHAM.|
| More About EDWARD REAVIS, JR:|
Migration of Descedents: Western NC, KY, IL,IN,Mo,NE
|ii.||AGNES REAVIS, b. 1717; m. WILLIAM RIDDLEHURST THOMPSON, Henrico Co, VA.|
|iii.||JAMES REAVIS, b. 1719, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1804, Rutherford Co., NC; m. ELIZABETH STREET, Henrico Co, VA; b. Abt. 1723.|
|2.||iv.||SAMUEL REAVIS, b. 1721, Henrico County, Virginia; d. October 1789, Granville Co., NC.|
|v.||THOMAS REAVIS, b. Abt. 1723, Henrico County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1760, Northampton Co, NC; m. ANN.|
|vi.||WILLIAM REAVIS, b. 1725, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1785, Northampton Co, NC; m. (1) MARY PRITCHARD?; m. (2) MARY JORDAN?.|
| More About WILLIAM REAVIS:|
Migration of Descedents: Wake County, NC
Children of EDWARD REAVIS and SARAH GILLIAM are:
|vii.||JESSE2 REAVIS, b. Abt. 1735, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1835, Surry County, NC; m. (1) FORTUNE JORDAN; m. (2) PRUDENCE WEBB; m. (3) MARY GIBBONS, 1806, Surry County, NC.|
| More About JESSE REAVIS:|
Migration of Descedents: Western NC and TN
|viii.||JOHN REAVIS, b. Abt. 1745, Henrico County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1840, Yadkin Co., NC; m. PRUDENCE.|