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Family of William Reaves of Brunswick Co., North Carolina
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Family of William Reaves

Family of William Reaves of Brunswick Co., NC

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The Reeves/Reaves families of Bladen, Cumberland and Brunswick counties (location 15 on the adjacent map) are very likely several different lineages.

A Robert Reeves was listed on the 1742 tax lists of Bladen County and a 1750 grant for 100 acres places an Edward Reeves there. Whether he is the same Edward Reeves who was a Bladen County taxpayer in 1763 is unknown.

By 1773 another Reeves' individual, Nathaniel, is recorded in Bladen County east of Harrison's Creek and again in 1779 along with a Zachariah Reeves. In the 1790 and subsequent censuses, both Nathaniel and Zachariah were listed in Cumberland County.

In neighboring Brunswick County, Solomon Reaves and Mark Reaves are believed to be sons of William Reaves and Prudence Harralson. Interestingly, Prudence Harralson was the daughter of Paul Harralson of Edgecombe County who was involved in many dealings with William Reeves, Jr. of the Granville County family.

No one from any of these families has participated in the Reeves DNA Project which could give some clue as to their origins and whether they were related or have connections to any of the other Reeves' families in colonial North America.
The map and above text both first appeared in May 2017 as part of post entitled "Early Reeves' Families in Colonial America(external link)" researched and written by Beverly for the blog Reeves, Reaves, and More Rives(external link) she co-authors and is included here with her permission.

Person Pages have been created within TRP for the following descendants of this individual. Please see footnote [F1] below.


[F1]   Family pages within TRP often may not document all of the known descendants of an individual.
For example, Person Pages are not generally created for those who died in childhood.
Please review the individual person pages to see if further offspring are listed there.

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Page last modified on Wednesday 05 of July, 2017 03:20:16 CDT by MartinB.37836 points .


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