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Reaves, Lee (c1775 NC - c1848 GA)
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Reaves, Lee


Summary

Father: William Reaves
Mother: Elizabeth Carraway

Birth: c1775, Wayne County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of William Reaves

Death: aft 1850, Hancock County, Georgia
Death Source: Does not appear in 1860 census of Hancock County, Georgia

Spouse1: Deborah MNU



Narrative


On Jan. 9, 1807 Lee Reaves of Hancock Co. GA went back to Wayne Co. NC and deeded to Stephen Reaves "his part (a one-seventh share) of the land of which his father, William Reaves, died seized and possessed..." Source - Kinfolks of Wayne County North Carolina

The 1820 US census of Hancock County, Georgia lists Lee Reeves as head of household which includes one male and one female, both 26-45, along with 8 slaves. A William Reeves, Senr. is also listed on that census.

Lee Reaves of Hancock County, Georgia is also listed in the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery.

From the history of Darien Baptist Church in Hancock County, Georgia , Lee Reaves, James Gladden, and William Reaves, were appointed to lay off a tract of land, and take tithes to it, for the purpose of building a meeting house in December, 1824. In May, 1845, F. Trawick, G. Andrews, Stephen Mills, J.B. Thompson, Jon Mills, W. Clay, P. Pitman, James Mills, Jr., J.R. Hitchcock, and Wm. Thomason, were appointed to trace and ---, at the next meeting Lee Reaves, Green Andrews, and William Rushin, were to act for this church in making a transfer of the original deed that was given by Ambrose Ray a certain parcel of land to Darien Church and A. J. Ray, and have the same amount of land deeded to them as commissioners of said church, making such a survey of the land the commissioners may think most conducive (?) to the interest of said church.

Lee Reaves and John Reaves were listed as trustees when Darien Baptist Church was incorporated in 1832.

The court records of Washington County contain the adoption by Lee Reeves and change of name of William L. A. H. Reeves. The court record only indicates that the male child was given to Lee Reeves by George W. Emsweller, of Washington County. There is no further explanation.

In The Southern Recorder on November 30, 1847 - Andrew J. Ray of Washington County and Louisa Speights, daughter of John Speights of Baldwin County, married at the home of her father 25 Nov 1847, by Lee Reaves. From the court records of Washington County, Georgia recorded on 5 May 1825, Lee Reaves was a justice of the peace in that county.

The obituary of Mrs. Deborah Reeves, wife of Lee Reeves, Esq., who died on 10 Dec 1855 at the age of 71 was published in The Central Georgian, Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia on the 3rd of January 1856.


Sources

Georgia Legislative Documents, Galileo Digital Initiative Database
The Central Georgian(external link), Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia

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Page last modified on Thursday 02 of April, 2015 19:20:16 CDT by Beverly87594 points .


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