Alethia Reeves

Female11 February 1803–10 September 1867

Brief Life History of Alethia

When Alethia Reeves was born on 11 February 1803, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Doctor Mauldin Reeves, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Stephenson, was 17. She married John Moore in 1821. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Northern Division, Marshall, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Fayette, Texas, United States in 1860. She died on 10 September 1867, in La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Moore
Alethia Reeves
Marriage: 1821
John Elvy Moore
Nancy E. Moore
Mary Elizabeth Moore
Thomas W. Moore
Winnie Adeline Moore
William Barnett Moore
Frances Ann Moore
Mary E. Moore
Aletha Maria Moore
Lucinda Jane Moore
Laura Roxanne Moore
Sarah C. ( Pet) Moore
Benjamin M. Moore

Sources (7)

  • Allethia Moore in household of Heny Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alethea Reeves Moore, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alethea Reeves in entry for Lucinda Jennie Gregory, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.


    Age 14

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

    Age 17

    The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .

    English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    From Find A Grave Index:

    w/o Henry Moore who died the same day - both were victims of the 1867 Yellow Fever outbreak in La Grange Texas. Mother of Sarah G. Moore and Lucinda Jane "Jennie" Moore Gregory

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