Annis J. Ashby

15 January 1829–29 April 1892 (Age 63)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Annis J.

When Annis J. Ashby was born on 15 January 1829, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, James M. Ashby, was 21 and her mother, Jennett Woodruff, was 22. She married James Henry Reeves on 11 November 1849, in Bartow, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in District 962, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1860 and California, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 29 April 1892, in Corner, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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James Henry Reeves
Annis J. Ashby
Marriage: 11 November 1849
Julia A. Reeves
Judia Elizabeth Reeves
Carrie Ellen Reeves
James Henry Reeves

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11 November 1849
Bartow, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ann Reaves in household of J H Reaves, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anice J Reeves in household of Jas H Reeves, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anna Reeves in household of James Reeves, "United States Census, 1850"

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