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Descendants of James W. Reaves

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES W.1 REAVES1 was born Abt. 17651, and died Bet. 1810 - 30 Dec 1812 in South Carolina1. He married SARAH ELIZABETH LAMB1 in Abt. 1800, daughter of LONGSHORE LAMB and SARAH LEE. She was born Abt. 17801, and died Aft. 1830 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1.

More About SARAH ELIZABETH LAMB:

Burial: Reaves Mallard Farish Cemetery, Wilcox County, Alabama1

Children of JAMES REAVES and SARAH LAMB are:

2. i. JAMES LEON2 REAVES, b. Abt. 1805, Kentucky; d. Aug 1875, Camden Rt 2 ( Sedan)Wilcox County Alabama.

ii. PEGGY REAVES, b. Kentucky; m. WILLIAM SMITH.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES LEON2 REAVES (JAMES W.1)1 was born Abt. 1805 in Kentucky1, and died Aug 1875 in Camden Rt 2 ( Sedan)Wilcox County Alabama1. He married SARAH S. VINSON1 26 Dec 1833 in Monroe County , Alabama, daughter of DAVIS VINSON and ELIZABETH WEST. She was born Abt. 18121, and died Abt. 18991.

More About JAMES LEON REAVES:

Burial: Reaves-Farish-Mallard Cemetery1

More About SARAH S. VINSON:

Burial: Reaves-Farish-Mallard Cemetery1

Marriage Notes for JAMES REAVES and SARAH VINSON:

John W. Vinson, Sarah's brother certified her age. Thomas Wilson officiated.[FTM307a.FTW]

John W. Vinson, Sarah's brother certified her age. Thomas Wilson officiated.

Children of JAMES REAVES and SARAH VINSON are:

i. SARAH AMANDA3 REAVES, b. Abt. 1834, in Monroe County; d. Abt. 1840.

Notes for SARAH AMANDA REAVES:

Sarah Amanda was the first child of James Leon Reaves and Sarah Vinson. She died in infancy and is believed to be buried in Monroe County.

3. ii. JOHN WASHINGTON REAVES, b. 18 Mar 1836, Monroe County, Alabama; d. 13 Aug 1908.

4. iii. JAMES DAVIS REAVES, b. 15 Jul 1838, Camden (Rt. 2)Wilcox County, Alabama; d. 13 Jul 1908.

5. iv. AMELIA NARCISSUS REAVES, b. 05 Mar 1842, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 26 Mar 1916, McWilliams, Alabama.

6. v. WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES, b. 15 Nov 1844, Camden,(Nellie) Alabama; d. 12 Feb 1928, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

7. vi. JESSE THOMAS REAVES, b. 1846, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 1909, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

vii. MARY ELIZABETH REAVES, b. 25 Sep 1845, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 09 Apr 1931, Mobile, Alabama; m. TOM J. DAILEY, 12 Mar 1885, Camden, Alabama according to the Wilcox County Marriage Records Vo. 10, page 373.; b. Monroe, Alabama.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH REAVES:

Mary Elizabeth Reaves and Tom Daily had no children. They adopted Tom J. Dailey's niece, Julia.

More About MARY ELIZABETH REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama "In Memory Stone"

More About TOM J. DAILEY:

Burial: Mexia in Monroe County, Alabama

viii. CAROLINE FRANCES REAVES, b. 08 Aug 1855, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 14 Jul 1922, Tinela, Monroe County, Alabama; m. JAMES SAMUEL KENNEDY, Feb 1897; b. 1856, Coy (Blacks Bend) Wilcox County, AL; d. 12 Nov 1923, Camden Alabama.

Notes for CAROLINE FRANCES REAVES:

They had no children. He was living with his cousin in Camden, Al, when he died.

More About CAROLINE FRANCES REAVES:

Burial: 15 Jul 1922, Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About JAMES SAMUEL KENNEDY:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

ix. SARAH AMANDA REAVES, b. 11 Mar 1853; d. 22 Feb 1926, Tinela in Monroe, Alabama.

Notes for SARAH AMANDA REAVES:

Sarah Amanda born in 1853 was named for the 1st Sarah Amanda born about 1834 and died at birth or at an early age.

More About SARAH AMANDA REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

 

Generation No. 3

3. JOHN WASHINGTON3 REAVES (JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 18 Mar 1836 in Monroe County, Alabama, and died 13 Aug 1908. He married (1) VIRGINIA A. SESSIONS 12 Sep 1866 in Camden, Alabama. She was born 11 Jul 1850, and died 10 Oct 1892 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama. He married (2) DOVIE A. HAYCOCK 31 Jan 1893. She was born 18 Jan 1868, and died 23 Jul 1957 in Hybart Monroe, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN WASHINGTON REAVES:

John Washington was a Civil War veteran in Company A, 13th Alabama Infantry. His grave is marked with a CSA stone. He returned from was and married first Virginia A. Sessions on July 12, 1866. There were no children and he married second Dovie A. Haycock on January 31, 1893. There were no children. They adopted Annie Deer, daughter of his niece, Annie Reaves Deer. He was a member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church. All are buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Camden, Alabama.

More About JOHN WASHINGTON REAVES:

Burial: 14 Aug 1908, Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Notes for VIRGINIA A. SESSIONS:

Aunt Ginny (Jenny) became ill. Dovie A. Haycock was hired to nurse her through her illness and death. Dovie A. Haycock was alone, no family, so Uncle John married her on January 31, 1893 at the residence of J.B. Stillings.

Uncle John's home site, land he inherited from his father was situated on the left of the road toward Bellview as follows: The N1/2 of NW, Section 14 T.10 R. 7 containing in all 80 acres more or less. After Uncle John's death in 1908, his widow, Dovie, sold the place to Samford Mc Murphy, who in turn sold the place to Charles R. and Jessie Vaughan Kennedy.

John Washington Reaves and wife, Dovie A. Haycock, had no children. They adopted his great niece, Carrie Annie Dear (Deer).

After the death of John W. Reaves, his widow, Dovie A. Haycock Reaves married J.D. Stillings, father of Harris Eugene Stillings, who married Annie Deer. Harris and Annie Stillings had two daughters: Annie Mary and Alice Dovie.

More About VIRGINIA A. SESSIONS:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About DOVIE A. HAYCOCK:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Child of JOHN REAVES and DOVIE HAYCOCK is:

i. CARRIE ANNIE DEER (ADOPTED)4 REAVES, b. 20 Feb 1898; d. 03 Apr 1980, Montgomery, Alabama.

More About CARRIE ANNIE DEER (ADOPTED) REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

 

4. JAMES DAVIS3 REAVES (JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 15 Jul 1838 in Camden (Rt. 2)Wilcox County, Alabama, and died 13 Jul 1908. He married (1) VIOLET BROWN 1870. She was born Abt. 1855, and died Abt. 1880 in New Orleans, LA.. He married (2) AMANDA JANE CREE 1884. She was born 25 Feb 1851.

More About JAMES DAVIS REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About VIOLET BROWN:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama-Memory Stone

Children of JAMES REAVES and VIOLET BROWN are:

8. i. WILLIAM ABERNATHY4 REAVES, b. 16 Jan 1873, Bellview (Wilcox), Alabama; d. 12 Jun 1949, Mobile, Alabama.

ii. EOLA DAVIS REAVES, b. 19 Oct 1876; d. 21 Mar 1947, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; m. THOMAS BASIL BRYARS, 18 Dec 1912, Wilcox County Marriage Records Vol. 1907-11 p. 322.

More About EOLA DAVIS REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

9. iii. NICK STALLWORTH REAVES, b. 21 Jan 1879, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 09 Mar 1947, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

iv. HORACE REAVES, b. 21 Jan 1879, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 1880, New Orleans, LA..

More About HORACE REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama-Memory Stone

 

5. AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES (JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 05 Mar 1842 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 26 Mar 1916 in McWilliams, Alabama. She married THOMAS F. DUNNAM 15 Feb 1868 in Camden, Alabama WCMC Vol 7, p.186. He was born 02 Feb 1831 in Burnt Corn in Monroe, Alabama, and died 19 May 1924 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

Notes for AMELIA NARCISSUS REAVES:

Some sources reference a child named Callie to Amelia Reaves and Thomas Dunnam

More About AMELIA NARCISSUS REAVES:

Burial: McWilliams Cemetery in McWilliams, Alabama

More About THOMAS F. DUNNAM:

Burial: McWilliams Wilcox County

Children of AMELIA REAVES and THOMAS DUNNAM are:

10. i. JOHN WOODBURY4 DUNNAM, b. 26 Mar 1874; d. 13 Feb 1924, McWilliams Wilcox County.

11. ii. MILLIE VIOLA DUNNAM, b. 09 Jun 1871; d. 16 Nov 1931.

12. iii. MAMIE DUNNAM, b. Nov 1898.

13. iv. JENNIE DUNNAM.

14. v. JAMES COLLIE DUNNAM.

 

6. WILLIAM MCDANIEL3 REAVES (JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1)1 was born 15 Nov 1844 in Camden,(Nellie) Alabama1, and died 12 Feb 1928 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1. He married HARRIETT FRANCES KENNEDY1 25 Jan 1882 in Camden, Alabama, daughter of THOMAS KENNEDY and MARTHA PILKINGTON. She was born 12 Jan 1855 in Blacks Bend Wilcox County, Alabama1, and died 15 Apr 1934 in Reaves Chapel Community, Wilcox County Alabama1.

Notes for WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES:

William McDaniel Reaves, Sr, born November 15th, 1844 in Nellie, Alabama, was the son of James Leon and Sarah S. Vinson Reaves, of English-Irish descent. He was a farmer, member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church and veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Confederate Army on November 25th, 1862, at Choctaw Bluff, Alabama, and served as courier with Company F, Baldwin Rifles, 21st Alabama Regiment. He was captured at Fort Gaines in Mobile, Alabama, held prisoner on Ship Island off the coast of Biloxi, Mississippi, and was exchanged at Meridian, Mississippi on April 1865. Family legend is that he walked every mile of the way from Meridian to Nellie, Alabama. He died February 12th, 1928, age 83, at home and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama. His grave is marked with a Confederate stone.

He married Harriett Frances Kennedy on January 25th, 1882, at her home in Nellie, Alabama. She was born January 12th, 1855 in Blacks Bend (Coy), Alabama, and died April 15th, 1934, age 79 and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery. She was the daughter of Thomas Lee and Martha Elizabeth Pilkington Kennedy. Thomas Lee Kennedy was born in Sumter County, South Carolina, son of William and Ann Muldrow Kennedy of Scot-Irish descent. He came to Alabama in 1840, first settling near Bells Landing in Monroe County, Alabama, then moved to Blacks Bend (Coy), Alabama in 1850. Martha Elizabeth Pilkington was born in Marion District, South Carolina, came to Alabama in 1839 with her parents, John Dura (Drury) and Elizabeth McCown Pilkington. Six children were born to William and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves: Frances Emma, Harriett Issie, James Thomas, William McDaniel, Jr., Sarah Martha, and Minnie Lee.

From the files of Florence Lambrecht Swanson. Copied from the February 16th, 1928 Issue of the Wilcox Progressive Era.

"Confederate Veteran Answers Last Roll Call"

Mr. W.M. Reaves of Sedan died at home last Sunday, February 12, and was buried at Reaves Chapel Cemetery on Monday. Mr. Reaves was a Confederate Veteran. Democrat of the old school, a successful farmer, and a loyal citizen. Though he was above eighty years of age, he led an active life until recently. Mr. Reaves leaves a large family connection and a host of friends throughout the county. The Era extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

From the Wilcox Progressive Era, March 22, 1928

"In Memory"

Another veteran has answered the last roll call. Early Sunday morning, February 12, 1928 just as the sun was coming over the eastern horizon, the spirit of Mr. Mack Reaves took its flight to the God who gave it. He had been in declining health for some months and his death was not unexpected. He bore his afflictions with much patience and fortitude, and when the spirit left the body it was as quiet as the passing of a shadow.

His sweet, affectionate wife who never left his bedside, was not aware of the change until she looked into his pallid face. His calm and placid look showed signs of peacefulness and resignation. He was never heard to utter one word of complaint, and once in his delirium he talked of the Resurrection.

This venerable man had reached the age of 83 years. He served in the Civil War in the 21st Alabama Division and after the war closed he returned home and married Miss Hattie Kennedy. To them were born six children --two boys and four girls. One son, Bill gave his life for his country's sake during the World War. His wife and other children and several grandchildren survive him. He was a successful farmer and loved the freedom and enchantment of country life. Fox hunting was one of his much loved sports and, until his weakened vitality prevented it, he called himself "one of the boys" and frequently indulged in it. Honest was his policy and this was evidenced in his daily life and attitude toward all mankind. He belonged to the household of faith, professing Jesus in early life, and was a consistent member of Reaves Chapel Methodists Episcopal Church South.

His body was laid to rest in Reaves Chapel Cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn, and to our beloved fri3end we do not say goodbye, but rather good morning, for we know that he shall live again. Death's wicked hand turns joyful days into sorrow but the burden-bearer helps to bear the sorrows: and we point the bereaved ones to our beloved apostle's own words. "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive".

These facts are documented by Florence Lambrecht Swanson through her research that includes the following: Family Bible, other family records, 1880 Census, 1900 Census, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Wilcox County Marriage Records, Vol. 10 , page 204.[FTM307a.FTW]

 

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES:

Burial: 13 Feb 1928, Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama1

Notes for HARRIETT FRANCES KENNEDY:

From the files of Florence Lambrecht Swanson. Copied from The Wilcox Progressive Era, Issue of Thursday, January 3rd, 1918.

Reaves-Thompson Wedding

On Friday Evening at 6:00 o'clock, December 26, 1917, Miss Issie Reaves and Mr. Samuel Ross Thompson, Jr. were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding took place at Reaves Chapel Church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion with Southern Smilax, candles and ferns.

The bride and groom and their attendants,: Miss Mattie Reaves and Howard Vaughn, Miss Clara Thompson and James Tom Reaves, Miss Pearl Thompson and Chester Farish and Miss Karen Loftin and Robert Kennedy entered the church while Lohengrin's Wedding March was played by Miss Edge.

A short but impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. Strout of Camden, Alabama. The bride never looked more beautiful than in her wedding gown of satin and georgette crepe. She carried a bouquet of white roses tied with dainty white ribbon. The bridesmaids wore white-gap silk dresses with light blue sashes. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Thompson left for the home of Mrs. M.D. McIntosh, where they will reside.[FTM307a.FTW]

 

 

 

 

More About HARRIETT FRANCES KENNEDY:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama1

Children of WILLIAM REAVES and HARRIETT KENNEDY are:

15. i. FRANCES EMMA4 REAVES, b. 10 Apr 1883, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 04 May 1943, Coy in Wilcox County.

16. ii. HARRIETT FRANCES ISSIE REAVES, b. 18 Aug 1885, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 13 Sep 1981, Mobile, Alabama.

17. iii. JAMES THOMAS "JIM TOM" REAVES, b. 17 Sep 1887, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 25 Nov 1961, Bellview, Wilcox County Alabama.

iv. WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES JR., b. 18 Feb 1890; d. 11 Oct 1918, Battle of Argonne Forest in France.

Notes for WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES JR.:

William McDaniel Reaves, Jr., a member of the 38th Infantry, Machine Gun Company, world War I, was killed October 11th, 1918, in the Battle of Argonne Forest, France. His parents, William McDaniel Sr., and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves received notice of his death from the War Department November 25, 1918. The news of this death came at a time when all were rejoicing over the termination of the conflict.

His body was returned to his home on September 19, 1921, sent from Hoboken and accompanied by a private in the US Army. The remains were met by his aged father, now in his 76th year, a Confederate Veteran of the 21st Alabama Infantry from 1862 to 1865, also by his brother, James "Jim Tom" Reaves and other relatives and friends.

The flag shrouded casket was conveyed to Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama, and in this very hallowed cemetery, the funeral was conducted on September 22, 1921, and his pastor Rev. Gafford officiated.

Here the gallant young soldier was laid to rest near where he was born among family and friends. Source: From the files of Florence Lambrecht Swanson, his niece.

" I was about seven years old when Uncle Billie's (William McDaniel Reaves, Jr.) body was brought back to the home of my grandparents, William McDaniel, St. and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves, for burial."

"My mother, Frances Emma Reaves (Mrs. John Godfrey Lambrecht) was his sister, and I accompanied my parents and six brothers and sisters-James Albert, Henry Winfred, Godfrey McDaniel "Mack", Harriett Mary "Hattie Mae", Julia Aline, and Annette Naomi, the baby of the family then, to Grandpa and Grandma's home for the funeral. I can remember Grandpa Mack walking up and down the driveway by the house trailed by most of us grandchildren and several of the older family members and friends. He was very stooped, his face almost to his knees, and his hands locked behind his back. His back was injured during the time he was held prisoner during the civil War on Ship Island off the coast of Biloxi, Mississippi. I recall that some of the adults said, "Papa, are you going to open the casket?" No, he replied, we can't do that. If that is not Bill's body in there, I couldn't stand it , and I know it would kill Hattie and you children."

"I can still see the flag over the casket, with the young private in his uniform saluting during the military funeral."

Notes by Florence Lambrecht Swanson

Thursday, November 28, 1918 Issue of The Wilcox Progressive Era, Camden, Alabama.

Bill Reaves makes Supreme Sacrifice

Mr. W.M. Reaves of Camden, Rt. 2, received notice from the Department of War on Monday that his son, William, was killed in action on October 11th.

The news of this death comes at a time when all are rejoicing over the termination of the war, and his parents have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

He was an industrious boy, kind, considerate of everyone, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

More About WILLIAM MCDANIEL REAVES JR.:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

18. v. SARAH MARTHA (MATTIE) REAVES, b. 21 Jan 1892, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 09 Oct 1929, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

19. vi. MINNIE LEE REAVES, b. 25 Feb 1894, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 14 May 1983, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

 

7. JESSE THOMAS3 REAVES (JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 1846 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 1909 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama. He married ELIZABETH FRANCES CALDWELL HENRY 11 Nov 1868, daughter of JOHN CALDWELL and MARY BOWEN. She was born 31 Oct 1835, and died 04 Nov 1905.

More About JESSE THOMAS REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Notes for ELIZABETH FRANCES CALDWELL HENRY:

She was married first to John A. Henry.

More About ELIZABETH FRANCES CALDWELL HENRY:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Children of JESSE REAVES and ELIZABETH HENRY are:

i. MARY ANNIE4 REAVES, b. 18 Sep 1869, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; m. JOHN C. DEER, 16 Mar 1885, Camden, Alabama according to the Wilcox County Marriage Records, Vol. 10, page 373..

More About MARY ANNIE REAVES:

Burial: Canoe (or Atmore) in Escambia County, Alabama

ii. BETTY SUE REAVES, b. 03 Mar 1872, Wilcox County, Alabama; d. 03 Mar 1872.

More About BETTY SUE REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

iii. BOBBY AND CHARLEY REAVES, b. 18 Dec 1874, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 18 Dec 1874, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

More About BOBBY AND CHARLEY REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

20. iv. PAULINE EUGENIA REAVES, b. 04 Mar 1877, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 01 Nov 1947, Camden, Alabama.

21. v. JOHN MCLEAN "SOCK" REAVES, b. 20 Oct 1881, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 06 Aug 1936, Camden, Alabama.

 

Generation No. 4

8. WILLIAM ABERNATHY4 REAVES (JAMES DAVIS3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 16 Jan 1873 in Bellview (Wilcox), Alabama, and died 12 Jun 1949 in Mobile, Alabama. He married EMMA O. JOHNSON. She was born 16 Dec 1883, and died 08 Dec 1967.

More About WILLIAM ABERNATHY REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About EMMA O. JOHNSON:

Burial: Camden Cemetery, Camden, Alabama

Children of WILLIAM REAVES and EMMA JOHNSON are:

i. VIOLA IRENE5 REAVES, b. 20 Dec 1901, Reaves Chapel Community in Wilcox County; d. 08 May 1997, Millbrook, Alabama; m. RUSSELL A. BERRY, 30 Nov 1919, Pine Hill, Wilcox County,Wilcox County Marriage Records 1918-1935 Page 37; b. 20 Sep 1896; d. 07 Jun 1945.

More About VIOLA IRENE REAVES:

Burial: Camden Cemetery, Camden, Alabama

ii. MONA REAVES, d. 18 Jun 1988; m. (1) OSCAR BORLAND; m. (2) TAZWELL SHEPARD.

iii. OPAL ANTHEM REAVES, b. 27 Sep 1910; d. 21 Jun 1997; m. HILLARY GRAY ODOM, 03 Jun 1927, Wilcox County Marriage Records Vol. 1918-1935 P. 200.

 

9. NICK STALLWORTH4 REAVES (JAMES DAVIS3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 21 Jan 1879 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 09 Mar 1947 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama. He married MINNIE PHARR 05 Nov 1905 in Wilcox County Marriage Records Vol.12, p.432, daughter of JOHN PHARR and MARTHA NETTLES. She was born 01 Feb 1883, and died 22 Dec 1970 in Monroeville, AL..

More About NICK STALLWORTH REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About MINNIE PHARR:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Children of NICK REAVES and MINNIE PHARR are:

i. DAISY STALLWORTH5 REAVES, b. 09 Jul 1905; d. 03 Dec 1989, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; m. (1) ROBERT EUGENE YOUNG; m. (2) JABE LEE BODIFORD; b. 19 Feb 1876; d. 10 Apr 1967.

ii. LEALLIA REAVES, b. 23 Apr 1909, Bellview, Alabama; d. 23 May 1984, Whatley, Clark County; m. JAMES MARTIN HICKS, 30 Nov 1929, Wilcox County Marriage Records Unmarked Vol. 2 1918-1935 p. 256; b. 13 Jul 1887; d. 31 Jul 1967, Whatley, Clark County, Alabama.

More About LEALLIA REAVES:

Burial: Whatley Cemetery, Clark County Alabama

More About JAMES MARTIN HICKS:

Burial: Whatley Cemetery, Clark, Alabama

iii. CLARENCE STALLWORTH REAVES, b. 29 Mar 1907, Bellview in Wilcox County Alabama; d. 04 Dec 1971, Bermuda, Alabama; m. GUSSIE LEE RYLAND, 07 Nov 1941; b. 29 Jun 1919, Bermuda in Conecuh County, Alabama; d. 04 Oct 1994.

More About CLARENCE STALLWORTH REAVES:

Burial: Bermuda in, AL

iv. JAMES LEON (LEO) REAVES, b. 23 Feb 1912, Bellview in Wilcox County Alabama; d. 26 May 1997, Camden Hospital in Camden; m. LUNA DONALDSON; b. 04 Oct 1912; d. 24 Dec 1992.

v. VIOLET MAE REAVES, b. 13 Jun 1919, Bellview, Alabama; d. 17 Jan 1966, Selma, Alabama; m. JACK WALKER MCKINLEY, 10 Aug 1940, Monroeville, Alabama; b. 31 Jan 1920, Franklin, Alabama; d. 27 Jul 2000, Camden Alabama in Wilcox County.

More About VIOLET MAE REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

More About JACK WALKER MCKINLEY:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama-Memory Stone

vi. HARVEY GILMORE REAVES, b. 08 Jan 1924, Bellview in Wilcox County, Alabama; m. EVA MAE HETHERINGTON, 02 Oct 1948, Repton, Alabama; b. 16 May 1928, Fountain, AL.

 

10. JOHN WOODBURY4 DUNNAM (AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 26 Mar 1874, and died 13 Feb 1924 in McWilliams Wilcox County. He married MARY FRANCIS ROBBINS. She was born 23 Nov 1886.

More About JOHN WOODBURY DUNNAM:

Burial: McWilliams Cemetery in Wilcox County

Children of JOHN DUNNAM and MARY ROBBINS are:

i. ALBERT FARRISH5 DUNNAM, b. 07 Sep 1904; d. Jul 1960; m. SALLY.

ii. LEO WOODBURY DUNNAM, b. 19 Sep 1906; m. (1) VIOLA KEEN; m. (2) RENA GREENE.

iii. ARNOLD HAWTHORNE DUNNAM, b. 05 May 1909; m. (1) MAE NEVADA LEWIS; m. (2) MILDRED FAIR BELCHER, 08 Sep 1928.

iv. EMMETT O'NEAL DUNNAM, b. 30 Jul 1911; d. 04 May 1975; m. PAULINE HILLEARD, 06 Nov 1936.

v. MARY ELOISE DUNNAM, b. 22 Aug 1917; m. (1) CLINTON HILL JONES; m. (2) LYNDON ROUSE DUKES, 06 Feb 1935.

vi. THOMAS JEFFERSON DUNNAM, b. 27 Jul 1922; m. ELIZABETH LARENA.

 

11. MILLIE VIOLA4 DUNNAM (AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 09 Jun 1871, and died 16 Nov 1931. She married JAMES DANIEL TILDON WILSON MELTON 03 Nov 1897 in McWilliams in Wilcox County. He was born 07 May 1876, and died 05 Nov 1953.

More About MILLIE VIOLA DUNNAM:

Burial: McWilliams, Wilcox County

More About JAMES DANIEL TILDON WILSON MELTON:

Burial: McWilliams, Wilcox County

Children of MILLIE DUNNAM and JAMES MELTON are:

i. LEONA5 MELTON, b. 07 Sep 1898, McWilliams, Wilcox County; d. Nov 1990, Camden Alabama; m. THOMAS ELBERT CURRY, 11 Apr 1919; b. 06 Aug 1893, McWilliams, Wilcox County; d. 23 Sep 1968.

More About LEONA MELTON:

Burial: McWilliams, Wilcox County

More About THOMAS ELBERT CURRY:

Burial: McWilliams, Wilcox County

ii. HAYDEN TILDON MELTON, b. 07 Jan 1900, McWilliams, Wilcox County; d. 24 Sep 1974, Fort Deposit, Lowndes County, AL; m. DELLA SMALL, 11 Sep 1927; b. 30 Dec 1906, Farmersville, AL (Lowndes County); d. 25 Jul 1969, Greenville, AL (Butler County).

More About DELLA SMALL:

Burial: 26 Jul 1969, Ft. Deposit, Alabama

iii. WILLIE VIOLA MELTON, b. 14 Jul 1905, McWilliams, Wilcox County; d. 19 Jun 1995; m. GEORGE MARION WHEELER, 14 May 1932, Pineapple, Wilcox County, AL; b. 21 Apr 1900, Braggs (Lowndes); d. 26 Aug 1985.

More About WILLIE VIOLA MELTON:

Burial: 21 Jun 1995, Braggs, Lowndes County, AL

More About GEORGE MARION WHEELER:

Burial: 28 Aug 1985

iv. DAISY MAE MELTON, b. 15 Jan 1908, McWilliams, Alabama; d. 25 Feb 1982, Camden Alabama; m. ROBERT LEE CHAPPELL, 24 Sep 1932.

More About DAISY MAE MELTON:

Burial: Pineapple, Wilcox County, AL

v. ISA BELMA MELTON, b. 12 May 1910; d. 21 Apr 1968, Princess Anne County, Maryland; m. ARCHIE CLIFTON LEWIS, 14 Jul 1940, Bowling Green, Kentucky; b. 08 Dec 1908; d. 17 May 1970, Princess Anne County, Maryland.

More About ISA BELMA MELTON:

Burial: Princess Anne County, Maryland

More About ARCHIE CLIFTON LEWIS:

Burial: 19 May 1970, Princess Anne County, Maryland

 

12. MAMIE4 DUNNAM (AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born Nov 1898. She married SIMS J. GARRETT 07 Nov 1898 in Wilcox County Marriage Records Vol. 12, p. 28.

Children of MAMIE DUNNAM and SIMS GARRETT are:

i. BELA J5 GARRETT, m. LILLIAN BIGGES.

ii. BUFORD GARRETT, m. JOE (J.C.) DAILEY.

iii. JENNIE LEE GARRETT, m. CARLTON MCKINNIE.

iv. RUBY GARRETT, m. LEWIS CROSBY.

v. BERNICE GARRETT, m. ALBERT THAMES.

vi. CLAYTON THAMES GARRETT.

 

13. JENNIE4 DUNNAM (AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) She married THOMAS BASIL BRYARS.

Children of JENNIE DUNNAM and THOMAS BRYARS are:

i. HOLLIS5 BRYARS.

ii. LARUE BRYARS.

iii. GLENDON BRYARS.

iv. BALFOUR BRYARS.

v. WILLIAM L. BRYARS.

vi. WYNONA BRYARS, m. ROBERT POWELL.

vii. THOMAS BRYARS.

 

14. JAMES COLLIE4 DUNNAM (AMELIA NARCISSUS3 REAVES, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) He married LOU BUNKLEY 13 Feb 1924.

Children of JAMES DUNNAM and LOU BUNKLEY are:

i. PERCY5 DUNNAM.

ii. FRANK DUNNAM.

iii. AUDIE DUNNAM.

iv. ARTHUR LEE DUNNAM.

v. SANFORD DUNNAM.

vi. STANFORD DUNNAM.

vii. JULIET DUNNAM.

viii. WILLIE DUNNAM.

ix. ERNEST DUNNAM.

 

15. FRANCES EMMA4 REAVES (WILLIAM MCDANIEL3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 10 Apr 1883 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 04 May 1943 in Coy in Wilcox County. She married JOHN GODFREY LAMBRECHT, JR. 23 Jan 1907 in Camden, Alabama, son of JOHN LAMBRECHT and MARY LAFFLER. He was born 03 May 1875 in Fatama in Wilcox County, Alabama, and died 01 Oct 1947 in Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for FRANCES EMMA REAVES:

School Teacher, Methodist

Frances Emma Reaves was born April 10th, 1883, Nellie, Alabama, the daughter of William McDaniel and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves. She attended Reaves Chapel School, and was a member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church. She attended college at Montevallo, Alabama and then returned home and taught in Reaves Chapel School until she married. She married John D Godfry Lambrecht, Jr. of Blacks Bluff (Coy), Alabama on January 23rd, 1907, at home in Nellie, Alabama. He was the son of John Gogfrey Sr. and Mary LaMarie "Mollie" Laffler Lambrecht. She died May 4th, 1943 at home in Coy, Alabama and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama.

Nine children were born to this couple: James Albert, Henry Winfred, Godfrey McDaniel, Harriett Mary "Hattie Mae", Florence Emma, Julia Aline, Annette Naomi, John Thomas, and Issie Lee "Doll" Lambrecht.

More About FRANCES EMMA REAVES:

Burial: 05 May 1943, Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Notes for JOHN GODFREY LAMBRECHT, JR.:

Farmer, Catholic

This information is from the Lambrecht Family Records; Wilcox County Marriage Records, Book 1898-1907, page 509, the Family Bible, Camden and Reaves Chapel Cemetery Records and compiled by Florence L. Swanson.

More About JOHN GODFREY LAMBRECHT, JR.:

Burial: 03 Oct 1947, Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Section A in Camden, Alabama

Children of FRANCES REAVES and JOHN LAMBRECHT are:

i. JAMES ALBERT5 LAMBRECHT, b. 26 Oct 1907, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 05 Jan 1962, Mobile, Alabama; m. REBECCA ANN SMITH, 06 Dec 1943, Demopolis in Marengo County; b. 06 Feb 1918, Tinela in Monroe County; d. 02 Dec 1981, San Antonio, Texas.

More About JAMES ALBERT LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 08 Jan 1962, Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile

More About REBECCA ANN SMITH:

Burial: 07 Dec 1981, Memorial Gardens in Mobile

ii. HENRY WINFRED LAMBRECHT, b. 06 Feb 1909, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 13 Dec 2001, Birmingham, Alabama; m. CLAUDIA MAE KNIGHT, 06 Dec 1934, Camden, Alabama; b. 17 Jun 1919; d. 01 Apr 1999, Calera, Alabama.

More About HENRY WINFRED LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 15 Dec 2001, Calera, Alabama-First Baptist Church/Cemetery

iii. GODFREY MCDANIEL LAMBRECHT, b. 11 Nov 1911, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 21 Sep 1991, Rayvell, Louisiana; m. LILA BELL DUNN; b. Camden in Wilcox County.

More About GODFREY MCDANIEL LAMBRECHT:

Burial: Chemah State Park, La.

iv. HARRIETT MARY LAMBRECHT, b. 23 Dec 1912, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 23 Mar 1964, Mobile, Alabama; m. (1) DANIEL LEVI BEAMAN, Abt. 1938, Demopolis in Marengo County, Alabama; b. 23 Jun 1916, Terre Haute, Indiana; d. 04 Dec 1988; m. (2) JAMES B. PHARR, 11 Sep 1947; b. 29 Jan 1914, Nellie in Wilcox County, Alabama.

More About HARRIETT MARY LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 25 Mar 1964, Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile

v. FLORENCE EMMA LAMBRECHT, b. 05 Apr 1915, Coy in Wilcox County; m. THOMAS WINDER SWANSON, 01 Jun 1944, Camden, Alabama; b. 05 Nov 1900, Finchburg in Monroe County, Alabama; d. 26 Feb 1964, Selma, AL.

Notes for FLORENCE EMMA LAMBRECHT:

Florence Emma Lambrecht Swanson researched the families in WIlcox County and wrote the history of Reaves Chapel. She provided memorials, shared her research generously, and saved many family histories from being lost forever.

More About THOMAS WINDER SWANSON:

Burial: 27 Feb 1964, Baptist Cemetery in Monroeville, AL.

vi. JULIA ALINE LAMBRECHT, b. 18 Jul 1917, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 31 Dec 1994, Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama; m. ANDREW JACKSON ALBRIZZE, 05 Nov 1938, Eufaula in Barber County; b. 07 Feb 1912, Louisiana; d. 21 Jun 1986, Waveland, Mississippi.

Notes for JULIA ALINE LAMBRECHT:

Julia Aline Lambrecht was born July 18, 1917. She was baptized in the Catholic Church on February 25, 1918. The certificate (#190) is on file with Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Parish, Selma, Alabama. Baptism took place in the home of her grandparents, John Godfrey Lambrecht, St. and Grandma "Mollie". She and Andy were married November 5, 1938 in Eufaula, Alabama. Andy was a WWII veteran and a retired "Safety Engineer" with the United States Corps of Engineers with 37 years of service.

More About JULIA ALINE LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 03 Jan 1995, Waveland Cemetery, Waveland, Mississippi

More About ANDREW JACKSON ALBRIZZE:

Burial: 24 Jun 1986, Waveland, Mississippi

vii. ANNETTE NAOMI LAMBRECHT, b. 20 Oct 1920, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 26 Sep 1978, Mobile, Alabama; m. HENRY SIDNEY CHARLTON, 14 Jun 1942, Monroeville, Alabama; b. 02 Jul 1918, Jefferson in Marengo, Alabama.

More About ANNETTE NAOMI LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 28 Sep 1978, Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobil

viii. JOHN THOMAS LAMBRECHT, b. 22 Apr 1922, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 06 Jul 1964, New Orleans, La.; m. MARIE BUCK, 1942; b. Robertsdale in Baldwin County, AL.

Notes for JOHN THOMAS LAMBRECHT:

From personal knowledge by Florence L. Swanson, sister: John Thomas Lambrecht was a WWII Veteran, Co. F 327 Gliders, 101st Airborne Div. European Theater, January 10th, 1943-October 12, 1945. In "D" Day and "Battle of Bulge". He was awarded the "Purple Heart". He lost both feet in the Battle of the Bulge. He was trapped 11 days in a foxhole and his feet were frozen. They had to be amputated just below the ankles. He wore built-up shoes with rockers to walk. He died in the Veteran's Hospital in New Orleans, Lousiana after amputation of his right leg to control cancer of the knee. His knee was injured when he parachuted into France on D-Day.

More About JOHN THOMAS LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 08 Jul 1964, Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, AL

ix. ISSIE LEE " DOLL " LAMBRECHT, b. 10 Apr 1925, Coy in Wilcox County; d. 02 Aug 1999, Warner Robbins in Houston County, Ga.; m. EARL FRANKLIN CORWIN, 19 Jul 1947, Pascagoula in Jackson County,Mississippi; b. 04 Aug 1916, Warren, Ohio; d. Abt. 2004, Warner Robbins, Ga..

More About ISSIE LEE " DOLL " LAMBRECHT:

Burial: 06 Aug 1999, Warner Robbins in Houston County, Ga.

 

16. HARRIETT FRANCES ISSIE4 REAVES (WILLIAM MCDANIEL3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 18 Aug 1885 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 13 Sep 1981 in Mobile, Alabama. She married SAMUEL ROSS THOMPSON, JR. 26 Dec 1917 in Reaves Chapel Church, Camden Rt. 2, Alabama, son of SAMUEL THOMPSON and MARTHA MCINTOSH. He was born 03 Aug 1891 in Camden Rt. Wilcox County, Alabama, and died 18 Aug 1967 in Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama.

Notes for HARRIETT FRANCES ISSIE REAVES:

From the files of Florence Lambrecht Swanson. Copied from The Wilcox Progressive Era, Issue of Thursday, January 3rd, 1918

On Friday Evening at 6:00 o'clock, December 26, 1917, Miss Issie Reaves and Mr. Samuel Ross Thompson, Jr. were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding took place at Reaves Chapel Church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion with Southern Smilax, candles, and ferns.

The bride and groom and their attendants, vig: Miss Mattie Reaves and Howard Vaughn, Miss Clara Thompson and James Tom Reaves, Miss Pearl Thompson and Chester Farish, and Miss Karen Loftin and Robert Kennedy entered the church while Lohengrin's Wedding March was played by Miss Edge.

A short but impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. Strout of Camden, Alabama. The bride never looked more beautiful than in her wedding gown of satin and georgette crepe. She carried a bouquet of white roses tied with dainty white ribbon. The bridesmaids wore white-gap silk dresses with light blue sashes. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and MRs. S.R. Thompson left for the home of Mrs. M.D. McIntosh, where they will reside {FTM307a.FTW}

More About HARRIETT FRANCES ISSIE REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About SAMUEL ROSS THOMPSON, JR.:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Children of HARRIETT REAVES and SAMUEL THOMPSON are:

i. SAMUEL MCDANIEL5 THOMPSON, b. 22 Nov 1918, Camden, Rt. 2, Alabama; m. JULIA MERLE "BOB" HUCKABEE.

ii. CLARA LEE THOMPSON, b. 15 Jul 1920.

iii. WILLIAM REAVES THOMPSON, b. 18 Jul 1922, Camden Rt. 2, Alabama; d. 07 Jun 1987, Mobile, Alabama; m. BONNIE (JIM) PEARL HUCKABEE; b. 13 Mar 1921, Sweet Water, Alabama; d. Aug 1982, Mobile County, Alabama.

More About WILLIAM REAVES THOMPSON:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

iv. JANICE VELMA THOMPSON, b. 10 Apr 1924; m. DAVID LEE MORGAN; b. 12 Sep 1924, Sunny South, Alabama; d. Jun 1990, Mobile, Alabama.

v. FREDRICK FLEETWOOD THOMPSON, b. 08 Feb 1927, Sedan, Reaves Chapel Community; d. 21 Dec 1998; m. PAULINE RICHERSON, 27 Feb 1958, Jackson County, Mississippi; b. 16 Oct 1930, Bay Minette, Dyas Community in Baldwin County, AL.

More About FREDRICK FLEETWOOD THOMPSON:

Burial: Cremated

 

17. JAMES THOMAS "JIM TOM"4 REAVES (WILLIAM MCDANIEL3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 17 Sep 1887 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 25 Nov 1961 in Bellview, Wilcox County Alabama. He married MARTHA REBECCA KNIGHT 09 Jun 1918 in Camden, Alabama, daughter of JAMES KNIGHT and ZELLA PEAVEY. She was born 08 Feb 1902, and died 11 Apr 1973 in Bellview (Wilcox), Alabama.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS "JIM TOM" REAVES:

James Thomas (Jim Tom) Reaves was born on September 17th, 1887, in Nellie, Alabama. He was the son of William McDaniel and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves. He attended Reaves Chapel School, business school in Mobile, Alabama, where he received training as a bookkeeper, which profession he followed for a number of years. He returned home to assist in caring for his aged and ill parents. He was a member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church. He was a farmer, very successful and productive, and several of his sons have followed in this enterprise.

He married Martha Rebecca Knight on June 9, 1918. She was born on February 8th, 1902, the daughter of James Claudius and Zella Elizabeth Peavy Knight. She died on April 11th, 1973, and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama. "Jim Tom" Reaves died November 25th, 1961 and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery.

Jim Tom and Martha Reaves had twelve children: James Thomas"J.T.", Billie Mack, Steven Edison, Charles Rogers, Frances Elizabeth, Laban Oram, Willard Savage, Doris Ione, Marjorie Delano, Fabris Rebecca, Linda Sue and Douglas.

More About JAMES THOMAS "JIM TOM" REAVES:

Burial: Nov 1961, Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About MARTHA REBECCA KNIGHT:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Children of JAMES REAVES and MARTHA KNIGHT are:

i. JAMES THOMAS5 REAVES, JR., b. 05 Mar 1919, Mobile, Alabama; d. 05 Jun 1986, Camden, Wilcox County, Al.; m. BUFORD LEE MARTIN, 19 Mar 1941; b. 06 Apr 1919, Camden Alabama in Wilcox County; d. 20 May 1983, Mobile, Alabama.

ii. BILLYEMAC REAVES, b. 18 Sep 1920, Sedan, Reaves Chapel Community,Wilcox County, Alabama; m. HERBERT MORGAN KENNEDY, 21 Dec 1943, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; b. 08 Apr 1916, Elmore County, AL; d. 03 Mar 2001.

More About BILLYEMAC REAVES:

Christening: First Methodist in Brewton, AL

More About HERBERT MORGAN KENNEDY:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

Christening: First Methodist in Brewton, AL

iii. STEVEN EDISON REAVES, b. 12 Sep 1922, Reaves Chapel Community in Wilcox County; d. 13 Jul 1965; m. BETH LUVERNE YOUNG; b. 01 Apr 1925, Bellview (Wilcox), Alabama; d. 18 Feb 2002.

More About STEVEN EDISON REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

iv. CHARLES ROGER REAVES, b. 26 Apr 1925, Reaves Chapel Community, Wilcox County; m. RUTH TAIT, 15 Sep 1944; b. 04 Feb 1928.

v. FRANCES ELIZABETH REAVES, b. 05 Apr 1927, Reaves Hill in Wilcox County; m. CASSIE LEE GAINES, 16 Feb 1946, Monroeville, Alabama; b. 06 Jan 1919, Franklin in Monroe County, Alabama.

Notes for FRANCES ELIZABETH REAVES:

Memorial for Slim Gaines

Reaves Chapel Memorial Day 2006

by Frances Elizabeth Reaves Gaines

Good Morning

Cassie Lee, my husband for 60 years, the father of my six children, better known as "Slim" since high school when Les Johnson gave him that nickname. Slim was born at home in Franklin, Monroe County, alabama either December 1918 or January , 1919. Until first grade, his name was Casle Lee, His mama assured me that he was named for a great uncle. In those days, teacher were held in highest esteem. Well, this esteemed teacher proceeded to change the spelling of his name to Cassie. That was his name from that day for the rest of his life. By having been recorded on his school record, it stuck. He never did know the date of his birth. He decided his mama most likely knew when he was born, so he took January 6, 1919 for his birthday. Much as most kids in that time, he went to a small school in Franklin for a few years. Then on to Monroe County High School in Monroeville, Alabama. He next worked for his papa in the logging business. he quit that job because his older brother tried to boss him. He worked for Vanity Fair for a short time. He got a job with a furniture factory and worked there until Germany and Japan wanted to take over the world. The Second World War started. A lot of young men and wormen "joined up". All able-bodied men were drafted. Slim was inducted and sworn in at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, May 16, 1942. About this time at Ft. D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas, the 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion was being formed. Slim was assigned to this Battalion. Small groups were assigned all along until October 17th when 500 men from the land of Turnip Greens and Cornbread descended on the battalion. These were raw recruits, no basic training. The 81st motto was "Equal to the Task". These men were whipped into shape. P/D/Q. The 81st was formed when the country was faced with the necessity of creating a highly trained, efficient Army in a minimum of time. They thought they had gone through some tough training at Ft. D. A. Russell. They found out what touch training was when they arrived at Camp Gordon Johnston in Carrabelle, Florida. They went through highly specialized training. The program was vigorous, hazardous and exciting. IT was during this time that several fell by the wayside due to the rapid pace and constant exertion under the hot tropical sun. This program consisited of cobat swimming, speed marching and unorthodoz exercise such as street fighting, judo, hand-tohand fighting, use of knives, bayonets, demolition and use of explosives.

After still more training at Camp Pickett, Virginia, Company D which was Slim's company was detached from the batallion for oversears duty, August 13, 1943. The men of COmpany D were fortunate enough to be sent over on the Queen Elizabeth. Five days later, Company D was at the famous Assault Training Cneter near Ilfracombe, North Devon, England. Intensive amphibious and assault exercises were conducted at the A.T.C. and along the western adn southern coast of England. It was learned that German E. Boats were operating in that vicinity.

It was here that D Company rejoined the battalion. After a little more than six months of intensive preparation following its arrival in England, the battalion was alerted on May 12, 1944 for what proved to be the greatest event of all time-the Invasion of Europe. In the invasion of France, the mission of the 81st was to furnish close mortar support for the two leading assault regiments. In the accomplishment of this mission, the 81st landed at +1 plus 50 minutes on D-Day under continuous fire from the enemy. After many hard-fought battles across France and German, the Germans were defeated!! Thank God . Such a joyful time, you can't imagine!

Slim came to see me soon after he got home. He knew I had a big crush on him when I was about 14. He didn't know what he was getting into. To cut it short,

we got married. We started farming. We raised 6 children. Those wonderful children gave us 15 grandchidlren adn going on 8 great-grandchildren. The greatest kids on Earth. In the 60 years, Slim and I were married, our greatest accomplishment is our family. God blessed us abundantly. Thank you God.

Notes for CASSIE LEE GAINES:

Baptized in Gulletts Bluff Baptist Church in Wilcox County.

vi. LABAN ORAM REAVES, b. 17 Jul 1929, Reaves Chapel Community; d. 09 Jan 1998; m. (1) BETTY JOYCE CASSIDY MARTIN BONNER; b. 22 Aug 1935; m. (2) ALLENE IRWIN, 09 Jul 1954; b. 11 Feb 1935; d. 01 Apr 1973.

Notes for LABAN ORAM REAVES:

Kenneth Wade Reaves, child of Betty Cassidy Martin Bonner Reaves, was adopted by Laban Reaves.

More About LABAN ORAM REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

vii. WILLARD SAVAGE REAVES, b. 02 Nov 1931, Reaves Hill in Wilcox County; m. MARGARET VIRGINIA MARSHALL, 27 May 1955; b. 21 Mar 1935, Dale County, Alabama (Midland City).

viii. DORIS IONE REAVES, b. 18 Mar 1934, Belview, Wilcox County, Alabama; m. RICHARD MICKEY TAIT, 03 Jun 1955; b. 05 Jun 1935, Coy, Alabama; d. 14 Oct 1970, Selma, AL.

More About RICHARD MICKEY TAIT:

Burial: 16 Oct 1970, Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

ix. MARJORIE DELANO REAVES, b. 31 Jan 1937, Belview (rural community), Alabama Wilcox County; m. JAMES PETER FAIRLY, 16 Feb 1957; b. 13 May 1933, Birmingham; d. 20 Jul 2003, Ozark, Alabama.

More About MARJORIE DELANO REAVES:

Baptism: Reaves Chapel Church in Wilcox County

More About JAMES PETER FAIRLY:

Burial: Roeton Baptist Church Cemetery Coffee County, AL

x. FABRIS REBECCA REAVES, b. 31 Jul 1939, Bellview (Wilcox County ), Alabama; m. EDGAR ALVIN DUNNAM, 09 Jun 1957, Camden in Wilcox County; b. 05 Jan 1936, Anniston, Alabama; d. 29 Sep 1996, Tinela in Monroe County, Alabama.

xi. LINDA SUE REAVES, b. 13 Aug 1942, Bellview (Wilcox County ), Alabama; m. MAXIE RAY LUKER, 02 Jun 1963; b. 17 Sep 1938, Fountain, Monroe County, Alabama.

xii. DOUGLAS REAVES, b. 02 Sep 1945, Selma in Dallas County, AL.

 

18. SARAH MARTHA (MATTIE)4 REAVES (WILLIAM MCDANIEL3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 21 Jan 1892 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 09 Oct 1929 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She married DAVID HIRAM RAYBURN 28 Aug 1918 in Camden, Alabama, son of DEKALB RAYBURN and SARAH VAUGHN. He was born 26 Dec 1877 in Wilcox County, Alabama, and died 04 Sep 1935 in Camden Alabama in Wilcox County.

Notes for SARAH MARTHA (MATTIE) REAVES:

Sarah Martha Reaves was born on January 21st, 1892, daughter of William McDaniel and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves. She died October 9th, 1929 and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama. She was a member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church and attended Reaves Chapel School. She married David H. Rayburn on August 28, 1918. He was born December 26, 1877, son of DeKalb and Elizabeth Vaughn Rayburn. He died September 2, 1935, and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery. They had two children: French Princeton "Print" and Carrie Lucille Rayburn.

More About SARAH MARTHA (MATTIE) REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About DAVID HIRAM RAYBURN:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

Children of SARAH REAVES and DAVID RAYBURN are:

i. CARRIE LUCILLE5 RAYBURN, b. 27 Aug 1919, Wilcox County, Alabama; m. EDWARD MEEKER, 30 Jul 1941, Prattville, Alabama; b. 28 May 1918, Clarksville, Tennessee; d. 17 Oct 1993, Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

ii. FRENCH PRINCETON RAYBURN, b. 11 Nov 1922, Wilcox County, Alabama; d. 13 Jun 2000, Pensacola, Florida; m. EDNA LOUISE BOAN, 08 Apr 1950, Beatrice, Alabama; b. 09 Sep 1932, Rutledge in Crenshaw County, Alabama.

 

19. MINNIE LEE4 REAVES (WILLIAM MCDANIEL3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1)1 was born 25 Feb 1894 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1, and died 14 May 1983 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1. She married JAMES COLLIE MCINTOSH1 10 May 1914 in Wilcox County1, son of JAMES MCINTOSH and MILLIE NETTLES. He was born 15 Jun 1890 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1, and died 19 Feb 1978 in Camden, Alabama1.

Notes for MINNIE LEE REAVES:

Minnie Lee Reaves was born on February 25th, 1894, in Nellie, Alabama, the daughter of William McDaniel and Harriett Frances Kennedy Reaves. She was a member of Reaves Chapel Methodist Church, and attended Reaves Chapel School. She died May 14th, 1983 in the Camden Hospital and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Reaves Chapel Road, Camden, Alabama.

She married James Collie McIntosh on May 10th, 1914, in Camden, Alabama. He was born on June 15, 1890, the son of James Columbus "Beecher" and Millie Nettles McIntosh. He died on February 19, 1978, a and was buried in Reaves Chapel Cemetery. After her marriage, she joined the Mormon Church with her husband Collie.

Minnie Lee and Collie McIntosh had six children: James R., Billy Clyde, Julia Dee, Frances Helen, Ernestine Shields, and Horace McIntosh.[FTM307a.FTW]

 

 

More About MINNIE LEE REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama1

More About JAMES COLLIE MCINTOSH:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama1

Children of MINNIE REAVES and JAMES MCINTOSH are:

i. JAMES REGINALD5 MCINTOSH, b. 15 Jul 1915, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 30 Dec 1955, Dallas County, Alabama; m. PATRICIA KIMBROUGH MEGGINSON.

Notes for JAMES REGINALD MCINTOSH:

He died in a logging accident.

More About JAMES REGINALD MCINTOSH:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Notes for PATRICIA KIMBROUGH MEGGINSON:

Patricia Kimbrough had been married prior to James R. McIntosh. She was a Megginson when he married her. She died in Mobile County, Alabama and was Patricia Brock when she died, the wife of David Brock.

ii. BILLY CLYDE MCINTOSH, b. 11 Jun 1917, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama; d. 15 Aug 1919, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama.

More About BILLY CLYDE MCINTOSH:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

iii. JULIA DEE MCINTOSH, b. 13 Jan 1919, Camden (Rt. 2), Alabama; d. 20 Feb 1919, Camden, Alabama in Wilcox County.

More About JULIA DEE MCINTOSH:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

iv. FRANCES HELEN MCINTOSH, b. 01 Feb 1930, Dallas County, Alabama; d. 01 Feb 1930, Dallas County, Alabama.

v. ERNESTINE SHIELDS MCINTOSH1, b. 18 Dec 1920, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1; m. (1) JAMES PRESTON VICK JR.1, 20 Dec 1937, Marengo County, Alabama; b. 01 Jun 1918, Marengo County, Alabama1; d. 15 Apr 1955, Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama1; m. (2) CLIFFORD OSMAN MANESS, 05 Jul 1958, Marengo County, Alabama; b. 20 Nov 1934, Choctaw County, GA.

More About JAMES PRESTON VICK JR.:

Burial: Old Camden Cemetery in Wilcox County, Alabama1

vi. HORACE FRED MCINTOSH, b. 1922; d. 1922.

 

20. PAULINE EUGENIA4 REAVES (JESSE THOMAS3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 04 Mar 1877 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 01 Nov 1947 in Camden, Alabama. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON MARTIN 08 Feb 1899 in Camden, Alabama, son of DANIEL MARTIN and LAURA GECK. He was born 20 Jan 1869, and died 27 Mar 1939.

More About PAULINE EUGENIA REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON MARTIN:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

Children of PAULINE REAVES and GEORGE MARTIN are:

i. EDNA ELIZABETH5 MARTIN, b. 10 Mar 1900; d. 02 Apr 1975; m. (1) JAMES EDWARD EVERETT, 24 Sep 1918; b. 29 Mar 1886; d. 16 Oct 1922; m. (2) PORTER EDWARD TAIT, 02 Nov 1925; b. 22 Aug 1900; d. 05 Feb 1980.

More About EDNA ELIZABETH MARTIN:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

More About PORTER EDWARD TAIT:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery in Wilcox County

ii. ANNIE LAURA MARTIN, b. 03 Oct 1906; d. 16 Dec 1995.

iii. MATTIE AUGUSTA MARTIN, b. 22 Dec 1909; m. CLARENCE EDWARD WARD.

iv. ISSIE VIVIAN MARTIN, b. 02 Jun 1912; d. 11 Oct 2002; m. JAMES WILLIAM CURRY, JR.; b. 04 Dec 1913; d. 05 Feb 1959.

More About ISSIE VIVIAN MARTIN:

Burial: Enon Cemetery Enon, Alabama

More About JAMES WILLIAM CURRY, JR.:

Burial: Enon Cemetery Enon, Alabama

v. JOHN D MARTIN, b. 19 Nov 1904; d. 05 Aug 1921.

vi. PERCY GEORGE MARTIN, b. 17 Feb 1917; d. 04 Aug 1957; m. GERTRUDE NAYLOR.

vii. EARL MARTIN, m. KATHERINE LEE DUNNAM.

viii. MARION MARTIN, b. 02 Sep 1914; d. 09 Sep 1928.

ix. JESSE MARTIN, b. 1902; d. 1904.

x. WILLIE MARTIN, b. 1904; d. 1904.

 

21. JOHN MCLEAN "SOCK"4 REAVES (JESSE THOMAS3, JAMES LEON2, JAMES W.1) was born 20 Oct 1881 in Camden Rt 2 Wilcox County Alabama, and died 06 Aug 1936 in Camden, Alabama. He married SARAH ELIZABETH (COTTON) LOFTIN 09 Jun 1907 in Camden, Alabama according to the Wilcox County Marriage Recoreds, Vol. 12, page 524.

More About JOHN MCLEAN "SOCK" REAVES:

Burial: Reaves Chapel Cemetery Camden, Alabama

Child of JOHN REAVES and SARAH LOFTIN is:

i. JESSE THOMAS5 REAVES, b. 07 May 1910, Camden (Rt. 2), Alabama; d. 29 Sep 1970; m. EDNA SUSAN TURK; b. 13 Sep 1906.

 

 

Endnotes

1. FTM307a.FTW, Date of Import: Mar 19, 2007.