Reavis document copied from microfilm of
the weekly newspaper, Hillsboro, TX
Vol. XI, No. 29 the Hillsboro Mirror
Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas
Wednesday January 13 1892
On last Friday in this city an old
landmark passed over the river of death to
Her reward in the brighter world Mrs.
Julina Reavis had lived in this world 81 years, 11 months and 5 days, and
although her demise had been expected for some time owing to her advanced age
and feeble health, it nevertheless came as a shock to her large family. She had
lived here so long and filled such a useful sphere, that it will be hard for her
dear ones to take up the burden of life without her kindly, sympathetic advice
and assistance. A large crowd of sympathizing friends sorrowfully followed all
that was mortal of the departed one to the cemetery Saturday and witnessed the
internment. Rev J>R> Clark officiating. The maiden name of the deceased
was Miss Julina Hinkle. She was married in 1830 to Mr W.A. Reavis in Lincoln
County Tennessee. They removed to Texas in 1851, stopping in Leon County. In
1866 they came to Hill County, where they resided until death called them away.
She survived here husband 27 years. She reared a family of eight children, five
of whom are still living. William, Mrs. Elizabeth Orenbaum, Mrs. Julia Johnson,
Mrs. Sue Thompson, and her twin brother Ed B. Three of the children preceded
their mother over the dark river. Mrs. A.B. Ponder, Wilson O. and Margaret.
Grandma Reavis, as her friends loved to call her, had been a firm and consistent
member of the Baptist Church since early childhood, and has all along her
journey through this vale of tears been noted for her piety and zeal in working
for her Master. Her surviving children and grandchildren have the sincere
sympathy of all our citizens in their irreparable loss, but they can console
themselves with the comforting thought that she is now where toil and pain is
not known and where the weary are at rest.
Copied 3/29/1977 by Doris Ford Reimers)
Note that Samuel A Reavis is not listed as a deceased child)