trying to back-track my reeves family tree
i've been very curious all my life of my origins. my grandmother told me several stories as i was growing up that fueled my interests in my family background. my grandmother's name was virginia belle reeves. her maiden name was specht. she was married to myron k. reeves in texas in the early 1900's. she was born on 17dec1912. myron, my dad's father, was born in 1910. he died when i was one year old in 1971. my father, jerry k. reeves was born on 23sep1944, and died 30nov2000. when he passed of leaukemia in 2000, i began my research of the reeves family.
from my grandmother's written journals, i know that myron k. reeves (my grandfather) had a brother that dissapeared somewhere between vashti tx. and wichita falls, tx. in or around the 1930's looking for work. he was never seen or heard from again. his name was byron reeves. i've had no luck in locating his whereabouts. from what i know, their father, was w.t. reeves. i also believe he had at least one sibling, a brother named howard. w.t. and howard are both buried in the vashti, tx. cemetery, as well as myron k., my father-jerry k., and my grandmother-virgina belle reeves.
i think that w.t. and howard's father was named james nelson reeves, who believe was from kentucky.