The first known of this family was Solomon Reaves, a Baptist preacher. The writer heard him preach
when a boy, about 1829 at an association at Porter Swamp Church, in Columbus County, N. C. about five
miles from Fair Bluff, N. C.; he was then an old man, whiter hair and red face; he had a son named
Charles - he may have had other sons, but Charles is the only one that concerns Marian County; he
married a Miss Hodge, sister of the late Dr. Samuel Hodge, in the Gapway neighborhood; by her he
had two sons, George W. and Robert H. Reaves; he may have had other sons and daughters. His first
wife dying, he married Miss Mary Griffin of North Carolina, near Fair Bluff; no offspring by this
second marriage. Charles Reaves died in 1861 or 1861...
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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