The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies



Reeves Name
Ewing Name
Sturgeon Family
James Herrod Basham
John J. Basham
Isaac D. Boucher
Peter Boucher, Jr.
John Conn
John A. Conyers
Trammell Conn
J. Alexander Ewing
John Henry Ewing
Lacy Leroy Ewing
John Godley
John Scott Godley
Jesse S. Godley
George Hume
John Hume
William Hume
George W. Miller
Samuel Pharis, Jr.
John V. Price
Robert V. Price
Doile Dennis Reeves
Geo. Webster Reeves
Geo. William Reeves
James H. Reeves
Peter M. Reeves
William Reeves, Jr.
Benjamin Reeves
Adam Runner
John Moore Smith
C. Thompson Spears
Edw. Franklin Spears
Ephriam Spears
William Spears
Edward Walton, Jr.
Edward Walton, III
Thompson Walton
Henry Warder
Joseph Warder, Sr.



John Anderson Conyers, Sr.

(1790 After 1870)


Susan Spradlin

(About 1793 After 1850)




 Thomas Conyers, Sr. and Jane Wills



 Mary Elizabeth Conyers



John and Susan first appeared in the public records when they married on October 30, 1819 in Wilson County, in central Tennessee.[1]  John was probably born in Wilson County, since his father was a landowner and business owner there.  Susan was born in Kentucky.


They had seven children, Lucy J. Conyers[2], Obediah Conyers[3], Mary Elizabeth Conyers[4], John Anderson Conyers, Jr.[5], Octavia B. Conyers[6], Napolean B. Conyers[7] and Josephus C. Conyers[8].


John next appeared in the public records in 1848, when a Sumner County, Tennessee (Sumner County is adjacent to Wilson County) voters’ list shows that he voted in the election of 1848, which pitted the Whig Zachary Taylor against the Democrat Lewis Cass. Taylor carried both Tennessee and the nation.[9]  


The 1850 census showed him as a 60-year old resident of Sumner County, Tennessee.  He was born in Tennessee and owned land valued at $300.  With him in his household were his wife, Susan, age 57 (born in Kentucky) and his children, Obediah, age 28; Napolean, age 22; Octavia, age 23; and Josephus, age 19.  All the children were born in Kentucky.[10]


He appears in the 1860 census as a 69-year old farmer residing in Sumner County, Tennessee.  He did not own any land, but had personal property valued at $800.  The nearest post office was at Gallatin, Tennessee.  He was the head of a household which included his son Obediah, age 37, a farm hand, and his daughter, Mary Conyers Smith and her husband, John Smith (also a farm hand, though he owned real estate valued at $300 and personal property valued at $194) and their children James Smith, age 14; Susana Smith, age 12; Launean Smith (male), age 9; Laripa Smith (male), age 8; George Smith, age 6; John Smith, age 4 and Mary Smith, age 2.[11]


The 1870 census shows him living in Allen County, Kentucky with his daughter, Mary, and her family.  This census showed him to be 84 years old.[12]


Now, the sharp-eyed among you will notice that the 1870 census showed that poor John aged fifteen years since the preceding census ten years before. Since that is not likely, either this age or the ages he gave during the preceding two censuses are in error.  Until shown otherwise, let’s assume he was only 80 during the most recent census.


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Copyright Brian Reeves, 2005 2007.