Gemima Reed Reavis

Death 20 Apr 1841 (aged 90)
Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Pisgah, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 59175238 · View Source
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"Germima Reed of Virginia, was born November 18, 1750 and lived to past the age of ninety, after mothering a large family. She passed away April 20, 1841. She has spent the last years of her life in the home of her son-in-law Rev. John B. Longan in Cole County, Missouri. Her burial was beside the remains of her husband in Cooper County in the family burying ground on the old homestead. Her father James Reed (or Read) mentioned his daughter as Gemima Reves in his will, filed in Brunswick County, Virginia, in 1796. He was a Baptist preacher, and farmer. Brunswick County adjoins Northampton County, North Carolina, where David-3 was born and reared. The date of their marriage we lack, but as their first child was born in 1769, we can fairly assume that David-3 was married in 1768, when he was just twenty-One and his bride eighteen.
In the year 1772, we find David-3 located in western North Carolina (Surry County) where, according to the preserved minuted of Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church, "located in the forks of the Yadkin" (present Davie County), David-3 his wife Gemima, and his father's half brother Jesse-2, were three of the seven founders of that church on March 5, 1772."
from The Reavis Family in America since 1700 by Marie Reavis Hall

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Gravesite Details Gemima died at the home of her son-in-law, Rev. John B. Longan, she was past the age of ninety



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