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Obituary of James Turner Reeves, Caldwell, Texas.

James Turner Reeves, son of Edward and Nancy Reeves, was born in Cypress Creek Township, Bladen County, N. C., July 11, 1836, and died on July 12, 1921, at Caldwell, Tex. When he was eighteen years of age, the family moved to Mississippi, where his father died of cholera on a Mississippi River steamboat in 1854. The family went to Brandon, Miss., and four years later removed to Texas, locating at Burleson, where he engaged in farming. When the war came on in 1861, young Reeves took up arms in defense of the Southern cause and served through the four years in Hood's Brigade, taking part in many of the battles in Virginia, where he was wounded. While on furlough on account of his wound, he made the only visit to his old North Carolina home.

At the close of the war he returned to Texas, where he was soon married to a Miss Houston, and engaged in farming and merchandizing. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church. Three daughters and two sons survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1922.

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