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Allen REEVES
Margaret CARRICO
Husband:  Allen REEVES / REAVES / REAVS
Birth:  1780-90
Death apparently:  1840-50, possibly in Knox Co., IN
Probable Brother:  William REEVES, b. 1794-1801
Marriage:  28 Feb 1815, Knox Co., Indiana Territory [now IN]
Wife:  Margaret CARRICO she is not the Margaret CARRICO who married James Anderson WILSON
Birth:  1790-94 or 1795/6, KY possibly in Jefferson Co., KY
Death apparently:  1850-60, possibly in Scott Co., IA
Father:  Josiah CARRICO
Mother:  Catherine ANDERSON
Children:
born in Widner Twp., Knox Co., IN
1.  Catherine REEVES, b. 14 Jul 1816; d. 7 Mar 1876, Worth Co., MO: m1. 6 Dec 1839, Knox Co., IN, Marcus MEDLEY; m2. 14 Apr 1842, Knox Co., IN, Samuel BATMAN / BATEMAN
2.  (Son A) REEVES, b. 1815-20

born in IN, either in Knox, Green, or Martin Co.:
3.  William B. REEVES, b. 1820/1; m. 4 May 1848, Scott Co., IA, Eliza STAFFORD
4.  (Son B) REEVES, b. 1820-25
5.  Josiah Carrico REEVES, b. 1827/8; m. 29 Jul 1883 (really?), St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Colony, Santa Fe, Argentina, Maria FURRER
6.  Araminta REEVES, b. 1828/9

born in IN, either in Martin or Knox Co.:
7.  John D. REEVES, b. 1831/2; d. 2 May 1890, Braymer, Caldwell Co., MO; m. 29 Aug 1866, Boone Co., IA, Nancy WILLIAMS (b. ca. 1850, IN)

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1780-90 ? birth of Allen REEVES
1790-94 KY: Jefferson Co. birth of Margaret CARRICO
1815 INT: Knox Co. marriage of Allen REEVES to Margaret CARRICO
1820 Census IN: Knox Co.: Widner Twp. Allen REEVES, head-of-household
1821 IN: Greene Co. Allen REEVES said to be first landowner
1830 Census IN: Martin Co. Allen REEVES, head-of-household
1839 IN: Knox Co. marriage of daughter, Catherine, to Marcus MEDLEY
1840 Census IN: Knox Co. Allen REEVES, head-of-household
1842  IN marriage of daughter, Catherine, to Samuel BATMAN
1840-50   death of Allen REEVES
1848 May IA: Scott Co. marriage of son, William, to Eliza STAFFORD
1848 Oct IL: Clay Co. marriage of daughter, Araminta, to Zephaniah STAFFORD
1850 Census IA: Scott Co. Margaret REEVES, living w/married daughter
1850-60   Margaret presumed deceased, but could have remarried
1860 Census   Margaret not found

Sources (n.b., Widner Twp., Knox Co., IN, is adjacent to Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., IN; Greene Co. is adjacent to Sullivan, Martin, and Knox Cos.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Reeves, Allen Carrico, Margaret 28 Feb 1815 Knox Co.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 2 indexed as Widner; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 IN Knox Co. Widenor Twp. Roll M33_14 p. 91 Ln. 16 Allen Reeves 100010-10010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Allen
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Catherine (b. 1816)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Margaret
1 person engaged in agriculture
Listed next to William REEVES (000100-00000-0-100 age 19-25, unmarried farm laborer).

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 24; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 IN Martin Co. Roll 26 p. 321 Ln. 9 Allen Reeves 121 020 100 - 102 011
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Josiah (b. 1827/8)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Son B
= William (b. 1820/1)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son A 
2 males 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
= ?
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Allen
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Araminta (b. 1828/9)
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Catherine (b. 1816)
= ?
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Margaret 
Unless Allen was remarkable wealthy and able to employ a lot of hired help, the makeup of this household suggests the parents of either Allen or Margaret (or both) have died, so the young adults in the household are their orphaned, unmarried siblings.  We know that Margaret's father died between 1820 and 1830, and that listed next to them is an unmarried, young adult Thomas CARRICO (æ 20-30), reinforcing that some of these may be Margaret's siblings.  I say "some" because the males in their 20s cannot be her brothers (there was only one male in the 1820 census with her parents, and he appears to be Thomas).

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #91-92 of 177; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 IN Knox Co. Roll 85 pp. 74A-74B Ln. 22 Allen Reeves 020 210 010 - 001 000 100 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = John (b. 1831/2)
= Josiah? (b. 1827/8)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Son B
= William (b. 1820/1)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Son A
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Allen
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Araminta (b. 1828/9)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Margaret 
2 persons employed in agriculture

5a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #104-105 of 143):  District No. 4, Scott Co., IA, Roll M432_188, pp. 218B-219A, 714/754, enumerated 8 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Z. Stafford 23 M   Farmer   Indiana
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Ariminta Stafford 27 F       Indiana
Sarah C      "  1 F       Iowa
Margaret Reeves 54 F       Kentucky
John Bell 21 M   Labourer   Indiana

5b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William B. REEVES (æ 29, b. IN) is living in Dist. 4, Scott Co., IA (p. 228B), with his wife, Eliza (æ 24, b. IN), and one child.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John D. REEVES (æ 38, b. IN; farmer) and his wife, Nancy (æ 19, b. IN), are living in Morris Twp., Carroll Co., MO (p. 334B), with their two children (born in IA, then MO).

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John D. REEVES (æ 48, b. MO; farmer) and his wife, Nancy (æ 31, b. IN), are living in Davis, Caldwell Co., MO (p. 383), with their six children, the two eldest of whom jibe with the ones in 1870.

9.  Query by Mari Nielsen at the Greene County INGenWeb site:
...REAVS/REEVES, ALLEN m. Margaret CARRICO (daughter of Josiah CARRICO and Catherine ANDERSON) in 1815.  Allen REAVS or REEVES, son of William REAVS/REEVES, is the 1st recorded land owner in Greene Co... Their daughter, Catherine, married Samuel BATMAN in Indiana in 1842...

10.  Messages posted to the Reeves Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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