"Tennessee Trails" through Bedford County



David Reavis was born 1758, died 1852 Bedford Co TN, near Richmond. Buried in the Reavis Graveyard in an unmarked grave.

David Reavis was the son of Jesse who died in Surry Co NC and served in the Revolution under Gen. 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 Co TN, near Richmond and it was here he died in 1852. Six of his sons moved with ihm, three younger sons were born in TN. Sons who came to TN were: Solomon, Simeon, 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 fct due to his age and the fact that his father served, it is likely that David did also.

Found this at the Shelbyville Library years ago - but have no idea what book (Pg 189) it came out of.