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William M. Reaves, Randolph Co., AL.

William M. Reaves, Randolph Co., AL.

Posted: 956671903000
Edited: 995218146000
I am looking for information on William M. Reaves b.7-11-1850 d.1926 in Randolph Co., AL. He married Nancy Elizabeth French b. 12-4-1847 d. 9-23-1911 in Randolph Co., AL. Their children were Georgia Anna, Betty, Charlie Monroe, Edward, Webster, Mandy, Mattie and Mamie.

Wm. M. Reaves, Randolph Co., Ala

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 958731417000

Your William M. Reaves could be mine. My great grandfather, Samuel Jesse Reaves, was born to Samuel Jesse Reaves and Isabella Burdett in Randolph in 1859. BUT THESE REAVES WERE FROM ADJOINING CHAMBERS CO., ALA.

LOOK IN 1850 and 1860 censuses of Chambers. Be careful with that 1860 census. The census taker left out an entire precinct then put in near the back. Of course, I had 3 sets of ggg in that which he left out!

David in Tex

Wm. M. Reaves/Randolph Co., ALA

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 983889845000
Cathy, I have had a lot of changes but now back into genealogy somewhat. I am still interested if we connect between Chambers/and/Randolph. My new email is Please post again and let's discuss. David in ETX.

Re: Wm. M. Reaves, Randolph Co., Ala

Posted: 1108437482000
Classification: Query
My family is also from the Chambers Co, Ala; Randolph Co and Troup Co, Ga areas. I have just started researching the Burdetts so don't really have a whole lot to share. I have a Martha Patsy Reeves who married Enoch Callaway back in the 1811 in Wilkes Co. Ga. Her father was Abner Reeves.
No other Reeves identified as yet.

On the Burdette side, Joseph 'Tom' Burdette married Eugenia Clementine Young in February 1870; four daughters were born -
Mary Tallalah (lula) , Mary (Lizzie), Susan Bell and Matilda (Tommie). Joseph "Tom's" father was R. T. Burdette who died 3/22/1892.

I also have an Odie Velpo Burdett who married Margaret 'Sue' Spear in March of 1934. His father's name was Odie Burdett.

Please let me know if any connection. I am changing my email address, so email me at

Re: Wm. M. Reaves, Randolph Co., Ala

Cathy Eddings Storey (View posts)
Posted: 1108494582000
Classification: Query
To my knowledge none of these are related to my Reaves. My Reaves are descended from John J. Reaves from Carroll Co., Ga., who moved to Randolph Co., AL.

Re: William M. Reaves, Randolph Co., AL.

Posted: 1287426820000
Classification: Query
William M. Reaves is buried in Union Baptist Church Cemeter, Randolph Co., AL as is his 1st wife Nancy Elizabeth French. William M. Reaves married 2nd Mary Delancy Hubbard about 1914. See the following census record:
1920 census Randolph Co. AL Rockdale TWP 81/83
Reaves, William Head m w 71 married AL GA GA farmer
Reaves, Dilancey wife f w 21 married AL AL AL
Reaves, Robert son m w 3 11/12 AL AL AL

Re: Wm. M. Reaves, Randolph Co., Ala

Posted: 1340411893000
Classification: Query
Surnames: reaves, megginson, burdett
Hello David this is my grandson's tree but I'm on it more than he is. My grandmother was Velma Agnes Reaves Oliver and the daughter of Samuel Jesse Reaves. I would be interested in whatever research you have and would be happy to share what I have with you. My email is

Hope to hear from you.
Susie Sheppard
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