Reeves, Brewer (1745 VA - 1799 KY)


Reeves, Brewer


Father: Thomas Reeves, Sr.
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 14 Sep 1745, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: c Nov 1799, Christian County, Kentucky
Death Source:

Spouse1: Mrs. Martha Davis Long Smith, m. 21 Apr 1782, Rockingham, Augusta County, Virginia


Children of Brewer Reeves and Martha Davis:
  1. Richard Wise Reeves, b. 24 Jan 1783; d. 14 Mar 1784 in Virginia
  2. Margaret 'Peggy' Reeves, b. 17 Dec 1784, d. 30 Aug 1799 in Kentucky
  3. Benjamin Harrison Reeves, b. 21 Jan 1787, Augusta County VA
  4. Archibald Stuart Reeves?, b. 23 Aug 1789, Augusta Co., Virginia
  5. Ottway Curry Reeves, b. 19 Jun 1792 in Kentucky
  6. Willis Long Reeves, b. 9 Feb 1793 in Kentucky
Brewer Reeves is named in Augusta County court records of the 1770's as the brother of Thomas Reeves; however, the will of Thomas' uncle George Reeves in Spotsylvania County names several children of Thomas Reeves, Sr. but not Brewer. Brewer's brother was definitely Thomas Reeves, Jr. for he gave a deposition in the case of Herndon vs. Thomas Reeves for slaves mortgaged to Herndon by Thomas Reeves in Spotsylvania then removed to Augusta where he sold them. The deposition of Brewer Reeves in that case also mentions Thomas Reeves' wife Sarah.

Bruer Reeves, Benjamin Harrison and John Fitzwater were chosen to value the lands belonging to sundry landholders of the county. Rockingham County, February 18, 1782.

Brewer Reeves is listed on the 1784 tax list of Anthony Rader in Rockingham County, Virginia with 2 white tithes. As Bruor Reeves, he is again listed in Rockingham on the 1789 personal tax lists.

In June 1784, a petition was presented to the Rockingham County court for a road from the county line by Plain Mills to Harrisonburg. Brewer Reeves and others were appointed to make a report, and on July 26 the committee reported on a route for the road.

In 1797 he was among the first justices of the court in Christian County, Kentucky. He is mentioned repeatedly in William Henry Perrin's History of Christian County, Kentucky.

Note: There is much speculation and confusion regarding this family, specifically the children of Thomas Reeves, Sr. of Essex County and later Spotsylvania. The records of Spotsylvania, Frederick and Augusta counties in Virginia need to be thoroughly researched to document the family connections.

Please also see talk_Reeves_Brewer_3381

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