The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
Robert V. Price
(? About 1840)
Alice S. Wood
(About 1808 About 1890)
Few records have been found documenting the life of Robert V. Price. The 1880 census listing for his son John V. Price said that he was born somewhere in Kentucky.
1830 census for Mason County, Kentucky
was checked to try to find her parents.
No Wood family appeared in those records, though one of the very early
founders of the county was a William Wood.
There was an Eli Word (many times either the names were written
incorrectly, were transcribed incorrectly) who was between twenty and thirty
years old and who had three females in his household between the ages of twenty
and thirty. So, Alice
may have been his sister.
any event, Robert apparently died soon after the 1839 marriage.
Only a year later, in the 1840 census for Mason
Another possibility was that her husband was incarcerated, but he probably would still have been listed as head of household if he had been. It is possible that he was away for an extended period, such as in the military (the United States was not then at war) or some other adventure. That is unlikely since he probably would not have gone away so soon after marrying and, if he had, he still probably would have been listed as the head of the household.
In any event, that census showed that Alice was the head of a household containing a female between the ages of 30 and 40 (that would be her) and three children, a boy and a girl between the ages of 5 and 10 and a girl between the ages of 10 and fifteen. We have no way of knowing whether these were children of a prior marriage, a prior unmarried relationship, or were the children of a deceased sibling or friend.
The 1850 census again showed her as the head of household. This time, she was listed just as "Alice Word," forty-two years old, owning real estate worth $300 and having been born in Virginia. There were two children living with her: Richard Word, age 16, worked as a laborer and John Price who was either 7 or 9 (the writing is unclear) and had attended school within the year. Both children were born in Kentucky.
1860 census shows Alice
as a resident of the Maysville P.O., Mason County, Kentucky.
It says she came to Kentucky
from Buckingham County,
The newspaper article cited above shows that a daughter named "Mrs. James McDonald" survived her. The 1870 United States Census for Dover, Mason County, Kentucky lists a "James McDonald" as a resident at page 305. That same census shows an "Alice Word" as a resident of Dover, Mason County, Kentucky, also at page 306.
1880 census shows Alice Price as a widowed 72-year old resident of Dover,
A newspaper obituary in the possession of Doile Dennis Reeves in July 1975, said:
neither the name of the newspaper, nor the location of "
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