Former state government official to speak at genealogical society meeting
The first meeting of the new year for the Granville County Genealogical Society No. 1746 will take place today, at 6:30 p.m., in the large conference room of the Thornton Library, Oxford. David C. Reavis will be the featured speaker.
After 36 years of service, Reavis retired from North Carolina State Government as a treasury professional. Upon his retirement in 2011, Gov. Beverly Perdue bestowed upon him “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.” He continues to function in a consulting capacity for the University of North Carolina System as an expert on E-Commerce subject matter.
He grew up in the Reavis home place on Satterwhite Point Road, Vance County. He has been doing genealogical research on the Reavis Family for over 35 years. He maintains a website, reavishistory.com. The home was built by Samuel Reavis in 1789 in what was then Granville County.
Davis Reavis’ first historical novel, “Upon These Steps,” details the heritage represented by generations of Reavis ancestors who have lived in the home place, especially during the Civil War.
David Reavis and his wife, Deelane, now reside in Raleigh and maintain a second home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
All meetings of the society are open to the public and guests are welcome.