"John Reeves is a native of Mason County, Ky., and was born February 20, 1802, and is a son of James and Sarah (Holton) Reeves, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Maryland. John Reeves, Sr., immigrated with his parents, Isaac and Margaret Reeves, to America previous to the Revolutionary war, and when sixteen years of age entered the army under Gen. Washington, serving the seven years. He then married and settled in Mason County, Ky., where he and his wife ended their days. John Reeves, our subject, is the only child of his father living. In 1823, he moved to Monroe County, Ind., and in 1824 to Owen County, where he married, in 1828, Mrs. Eleanor Hayward. In 1829, he removed to this county, where Mrs. Reeves died in 1861, the mother of eight children--James, Nancy, Abigail, Austin S., Sarah, Samantha, Benjamin and Julia A. In 1863, he remarried Mrs. Ann Edwards. Mr. Reeves is an excellent gentleman, and he and his wife are members of the Christian Church, of which Mr. Reeves has been an active worker for fifty years."
Indiana -- Morgan County
|Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: historical and biographical||A|
|Author: Weston A. Goodspeed|
|City of Publication: Chicago|
|Publisher: F. A. Battey & Co.|