Reeves, Daniel (1754 SC - 1824 TN)
SummaryFather: John Reeves
Birth: 10 Oct 1754, South Carolina probably Lancaster County (described as above Camden in RW pension statement)
Birth Source: RW Pension File W6587
Death: 28 Aug 1824, Davidson County, Tennessee
Death Source: RW Pension File W6587
Spouse1: Ellenor Guthrie, 17 Mar 1779, South Carolina
NarrativeThere is no county in South Carolina identified in the pension file of Daniel Reeves as being his home when he volunteered for service in the Revolutionary War; however, he joined the 3rd Regiment South Carolina Continental Line a month after it was established according to his statement in 1819. Research of the 3rd Regiment indicates that it was composed of volunteers from the area of the western frontier of South Carolina and was organized in the Old 96th District in June of 1775. Further research has led to the belief that Daniel's home had been in the area of Lancaster/Chester counties of SC.
William Reeves of Smith County Tennessee gave testimony in support of Ellenor Reeves' widows application stating that he was the brother of Daniel Reeves and that Daniel was about 15 years older than himself. He remembered his brother coming home wounded from one of the battles during the revolution and that he was shot through the abdomen and also his arms were wounded with a sword. After being wounded, he was taken prisoner but was left in their neighborhood. William stated that the home of their father was at that time some miles above Camden which would indicate their home was probably in Lancaster County.
In January of 1819, Jesse Reeves of Maury County, Tennessee gave a deposition in support of Daniel Reeves' revolutionary war pension stating that he and Daniel were cousins and that their families lived near to each other. Again in 1846 when he was living in Lauderdale, Alabama, Jesse Reeves gave testimony supporting Ellenor Reeves' widow's pension. He recalled that Daniel had become engaged to marry Ellenor Guthrie before his enlistment. Ellenor was an orphan girl and lived with a near relation, Mr. Land, who was a close neighbor. Daniel Reeves and Ellenor Guthrie were married at the house of Mr. Land and on next day took dinner at the house of this Jesse's father because Daniel did not like his step mother, the 2nd wife of his father who also lived in the neighborhood. The same cause of dislike made Daniel Reeves leave his wife at the house of Jesse Reeves' father after his furlough while he went back and served out the balance of his time as a soldier in the revolultion.
From the Revolutionary War pension file of Daniel Reeves, the children of Daniel and Ellenor Guthrie Reeves were:
- Daniel Reeves? was born March the 2 day 1781
- William Reeves? was born May the 25th day 1783
- James Reeves born October the 10th day 1784 (birth year corrected in statement of 14 Apr 1838 from RW pension file)
- Elijah Reeves was born February 20th day 1786
- Elisha Reeves was born August 20th day 1788
- Sarah Reeves “Salley”, was born May the 15th day 1791, m. Hosea Chesser
- Nancy Reeves was born February 27 day 1794, m. Simpkins
- Elender Reeves was born November the 6th day 1796, m. John Davis
- Hannah Reeves (Anne) was born July the 8th day 1799, m. Aquila Price
SourcesDaniel Reeves RW Pension Statement
Georgia Land Warrant No. 1055