Reeves, Elijah (c1740 VA - 1813 KY)

Elijah Reeves

Reeves, Elijah


Father: Unknown, but possibly Thomas Reeves
Mother: probably Jane MNU

Birth: c1740, Virginia (?)
Birth Source:

Death: 1813, Fleming County, Kentucky
Death Source: Fleming County Probate Records, Inventory dated 26 Feb 1813 in Will Book A

Spouse1: Margaret "Peggy" MNU


Children of Elijah Reeves and Margaret MNU:
  1. Spencer Reeves, b. c1770, m. Susannah Reeves d/o Asa Reeves on 6 Nov 1790 in Mason County, Kentucky
  2. Jane "Jenny" Reeves, b. c 1774, m. Anthony Worley to Scioto County, Ohio
  3. Thomas Reeves, b. c1776, d. 1846 Washington County, IA
  4. Benjamin Reeves, m. Nancy Reeves on 28 Jan 1791 in Mason County, Kentucky
  5. Elijah Reeves, b. c1780, m. Nancy Plummer on 1 Jul 1800 in Fleming County, Kentucky
  6. Elizabeth Reeves, m. William Rice on 13 Apr 1802, Fleming County, Kentucky
  7. Rhoda "Rhody" Reeves
Elijah Reeves' origins are unknown although it may be possible that he was related to Benjamin and Asa Reeves of Virginia and Mason County, Kentucky, possibly a nephew, the child of their brother Thomas.

Thomas Reeves was the owner of an account at Daniel Payne's store in Dumfries between 1759 and 1763 (the only period for which the store ledger survives). His account, recorded in folio 90, includes a debit entry for 28 January 1761, that included an apparent purchase of fiddle strings by his son Elijah, for which Elijah was 4 pence short, the 4 pence being added to Thomas' other purchases of the day.

This Reeves family reportedly traveled to Kentucky together with the Elisha DeWitt and Timothy Downey families on the Ohio River in the 1780's. There Elijah Reeves settled in a new village called Washington in the settlement of Limestone.

There is an 1817 deed in Fleming County naming "all the lawful heirs of Elijah Reeves, deceased" including Spencer Reeves, Elijah Reeves, Benjamin Reeves, William Roys (Rice) and Elizabeth his wife, Peggy Reeves, Rody Reeves, Thomas Reeves, Anthony Worley and Jenny his wife, all of Fleming County Kentucky except Thomas Reeves and Anthony Worley and his wife of Ohio.


Fleming County KY WB A
The Early History of Falmouth, Pendleton Co, KY Dec. 10, 1793 - Feb. 20, 1837, p. 9

Contributors to this page: Beverly89887 points  , Dan_Knight8724 points  and system .
Page last modified on Friday 22 of September, 2017 09:58:08 CDT by Beverly89887 points .