Reeves, George (1691-1773 VA)
Birth: c1696, place of birth unknown
Death: Before Feb 1774, Prince William County, Virginia
Death Source: Executors/Administrators Bond Book 2, page 108
NarrativeChildren of George Reeves and Ann Doggett:
- Thomas Reeves, b. 17 Oct 1719
- Benjamin Reeves, b. 4 Jan 1721
- George Reeves, b. before 1731
- John Reeves
- Elizabeth Reeves, b. c1727, m. Unknown Haggard
- Moses Reeves
- Asa Reeves
George Reeves, described as of Northumberland County, received a grant from Lord Fairfax on 7 Oct 1726 for 370 acres in Stafford County on a branch called Croopers Cabbin Branch adjoining Edward Grayham and Richard Melton.
There is a deed of gift from George to John Reeves on 19 April 1732, the deed specifically identified John as "my Loving Brother John Reeves."
George Reeve deeded to his sons Benjamin, John, Moses and Asa for natural love, land on Bull Run in Prince William County on October 18, 1751. Another son, George, appears to have been deceased by the date of this conveyance. This son, George, is documented on page 1 of the 1747 tithables list for Dettingen Parish in Prince William County wherein George Reves Senr is recorded with 2 tithes, himself and George Reves.
When George Reeves died, an executor's bond for his son, Asa Reeves, was recorded in the Prince William County Virginia Executors/Administrators Bond Book 2, page 108, dated 7 February 1774. The will is not extant.
A descendant of George Reeves and Ann Doggett through their son Benjamin's son Austin Smith Reeves has participated in the Reeves DNA Project and was placed in DNA Group 10 which includes a descendant of William Reeve, son of George Reeve who was named as a legatee in George's 1778 will. This closely matching DNA confirms the family connection between George Reeves and his brother, John.
Note: The wife of George Reeves is listed in numerous web locations as Mary Ann Doggett; however, she was referred to simply as Ann in the will of her father, Benjamin Doggett Jr, written 18 September 1723 and proved on 13 November 1723 in Lancaster County Virginia. The will referred to her as "my daughter Ann now wife of George Reves." Three surviving documents from Prince William County include Ann's name: (a) Ann Reeves entered her signum on a deed of release from George Reeves to Thomas Davies on 25 October 1751; (b) Ann Reeve entered her signum twice in 1770 — on deeds of lease and release from George & Ann Reeve and Benjamin & Sarah Reeve to Maximilian Haynie on 8-9 March 1770. In all of these places, her name is listed as "Ann" rather than "Mary Ann." George and Ann Reeves' son Asa named one of his daughters "Ann Doggett Reeves" — not "Mary Ann Doggett Reeves." (From the research of Lois Downey.)