Just an update regarding the date of death for Sarah Kendrick Reaves who was the daughter of Mary Parker and Jesse Kendrick and grand daughter of Elder John and Sarah White Parker. Sarah Kendrick married Joseph Reaves/Reeves on
02 May 1822 in Lauderdale County, AL. Sarah and Joseph Reaves children were: J.O., Joseph Allen, Sarah, Mary, George W and Nancy Emaline. Son Joseph Allen Reaves married Samantha Caledonia Johnson and daughter Nancy married William Walter Johnson.
The belief that Sarah Kendrick Reaves, daughter of Jesse Kendrick and wife Mary Parker died in 1888 while on a visit to MO is erroneous. She actually died in Milam County, TX in Jan 1880 where she had been living with her son Joseph Allen
and his family. The 1880 Mortality schedule for the 1880 Federal Census, Milam County, TX states that Sarah Reaves died in Milam County in January 1880. The schedule states her name as Sarah Reaves a white female, age 78,
born in TN and widowed. She had lived in Milam County for 9 years. The cause of death was also listed. See transcription and source below.
Please see attachment for a copy of the schedule
Gladys Tovrea Brandstoettner
1880 Mortality Schedule to the 1880 Census for Milam County, TX.
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 Record
Name: Sarah Reaves
Marital Status: Widowed
Place of Birth: Tennessee
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802
Month of Death: Jan
Cause of Death: Inflammation of Bowels
Place of Death: (City, County, State)
Precinct 5, Milam, Texas
Census Year: 1880
Residency Country: United States
Image Source: Census Place (City, County, State): Precinct 5, Milam, Texas;
Roll: T1134_60; Page: ; Enumeration District: 105;Line Number: 4.
Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 [database
online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: