Mark Reaves was born in the late 1740’s in Savannah Bluffs in Georgetown District (now Horry
County), South Carolina, . He married Spicy Ann Smith, and they
had ten children: Mark Reaves, Jr., John Reaves, James Reaves, Solomon Reaves, Mary
Reaves, Candace Reaves, Nancy Reaves, Rollins Lounds Reaves, Alice Reaves, and
Sarah Reaves. After Spicy Ann’s death, Mark married a Cherokee Indian. He died in
Horry County in 1819.