"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County

Bedford County TN Biographies


Name: David Reavis - Born: 1758, died 1852 Bedford County, Tennessee, near Richmond. Buried in the Reavis Graveyard in an unmarked grave.

David Reavis was son of Jesse who died in Surry County, North Carolina and served in the Revolution under General Francis Marion, in a Volunteer Unit.

David was twice married, raised 13 sons and 4 daughters to maturity. In 1817, he moved to Brancheville, in Bedford County, Tennessee, near Richmond and it was here he died in 1852. Six of his sons moved with him, three younger sons were born in Tennessee. Sons who came to Tennessee were: Solomon, Simon, John, Johnson, Isaac Newton and Hardy. David's last wife was Patience.

His service record is from descendents and a Reavis History, published in 1972. No proof of this service has been found by descendents applying for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution through David, but was found for his father Jesse. This in no way means that David did not serve, in fact due to his age and the fact that his father served, it is likely that David did also.

Ref: Reavis History, published in North Carolina in 1972

Ref: Mr. Grady W. Reavis, deceased, late of Marshall County, Tennessee

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