REEVES FAMILY CEMETERY
of Hollis Rd. & Whitaker Rd.
Crawford Co., Georgia
21 Oct 2000
Directions: From Roberta, Georgia go west on US 80 for about 10 miles, watching for a gas and convenience store on the left. At that point, turn left (south) onto Olive Grove Church Road. Proceed straight down Olive Grove Church Rd. (paved) for 5.1 miles. At this point the road dead ends at a stop sign. Turn right, and within a very short distance you will see a cleared pull off area on the right, and a sign reading: "REEVES FAMILY CEMETERY." Park car in the cleared space. Just beyond the sign a short distance are two iron pipe gates across logging roads - one to the left and one to the right. Walk past the gate on the left, going up the hill on the graveled logging road. At the top of the hill, you will see the Reeves Family Cemetery. There is a chain link fence surrounding the cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by descendants of James Milton Reeves who live in Georgia (Sept 2008).
|REEVES, Garforde Eugene (Consort of Laura Reeves)||11 Jul 1860||10 Dec 1904|
|REEVES, James Thomas (Jim Tom) (Son of Ethan Wayne Reeves)||13 Dec 1883||10 Feb 1908|
|REEVES, Cora Bell (Dau of Ethan Wayne Reeves)||29 Jan 1894||31 Mar 1894|
|REEVES, James Milton (Co. B, 8BN,GA CAV-CSA)||15 Jun 1824||12 Jul 1897|
|REEVES, Laurenza (Son of J. M. Reeves)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Fred (Son of W. M. Reeves)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, James M.
(NOTE: James Milton Reeves' second wife, Mary Julia Perkins Reeves, died at
the age of 78 in 1923, while living with J. J. Reeves, one of her sons, in
Monroe County, GA. She is probably buried somewhere in Monroe County,
exact location unknown. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church)
|13 Jan 1829||1876|
|REEVES, Inez (Dau of J. J. Reeves) (burned to death)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Mittie (Milly) (Dau of J. M. Reeves)||1864||July 1880|
|REEVES, John T.(Son of J. M. Reeves) (had a twin brother)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Infant (Dau of Robert Wm. Reeves)||18 Oct 1880||N/D|
|REEVES, Maude (Dau of W. M. Reeves)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Duroc (Son of G. G. Reeves)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Infant (Of J. T. & Alma Majors) (Alma dau of G. G. Reeves)||N/D||N/D|
|AUTREY, Infant (Son of Jim & Martha Reeves Autrey)||N/D||N/D|
|REEVES, Donnie Agnes Mallory||20 Apr 1862||09 Mar 1930|
|REEVES, Ethan Wayne (Ethan & Donnie are marble slabs side by side)||18 Oct 1857||24 Jul 1924|
(Of Franklin Harris) (This is a mystery, as
James M. Reeves did not live at this location this early.
J. M. Reeves was only 15 years old at the time)
|12 Jun 1839||13 Jun 1839|
There is a
round cement marker with a plaque that reads:
Mr. Kermit Spence
This man died at the Roberta Nursing Home. Having no known relatives, he was cremated and a burial site was donated in the Reeves Cemetery. His ashes were put in a tube or pipe and buried here by descendants of the Reeves family. This was told by Gary Gaultney, one of the descendants, during Paul Reeves' visit to the cemetery. A chain link fence encloses the above graves but there are other graves behind the cemetery, probably slave graves, according to Gary Gaultney. Sadly, most of the headstones of the slave graves were said to been removed by hunters and used to build a firepit at some unknown time in the past, and the slave graves are no longer visible.
Ethan Wayne REEVES, Jr. B: 26 Apr 1875, D: 03 Jul 1926 (his body has been moved to the city cemetery in Thomaston, GA)
A big thanks goes out to Lewis Andrews ← for submitting this information!
Additional information provided by Paul Reeves, thanks Paul!
Graphics by Ed ←
This page was last updated: Saturday, October 25, 2008
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