About the Author

David C. Reavis has been doing genealogy research on the Reavis Family for over 40 years. He grew up in the Reavis Homeplace located in Vance County, NC, built by Samuel Reavis in 1789. He has always appreciated the heritage represented by the generations of Reavises who have lived there, especially during the Civil War.


David C. Reavis retired from North Carolina State Government as a Treasury Professional after 36 years of service. Upon his retirement in 2011, he was bestowed "The Order of the Long Leaf Pine," which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. He currently is a part-time consultant in the SC State Treasurer's Office.


David and his wife Deelane, formerly of Raleigh, NC, now reside in North Myrtle Beach, SC. They both participate in living history events and enjoy an annual pilgrimage to Gettysburg to attend military balls and to honor their Confederate ancestors.


David is a member of the NCSCV Camp #794, Columbus County Volunteers.

 

 

 

RECIPIENT

 

"THE ORDER OF

THE LONG LEAF PINE"

 

Here's to the land of the long leaf pine,

The summer land where the sun doth shine,

Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,

Here's to "Down Home,"

the Old North State!