Birth: c1760, Virginia
Birth Source: Estimated from ages of children
Death: before March 1817, Wilson County, Tennessee
Death Source: Will proved March Court 1817
Spouse1: Mary MNU (Patrick Co VA DB3:427)
NarrativeOn 28 Oct 1784 in Henry County, Virginia Court, George Reeves and William Mullings, entered into bond as securities for the executors of the estate of William Standley. William Hunter, John Turner, William Turner and John Hunter or any three of them were appointed to appraise the estate.
George Reaves signed "A poll taken of a section of Delegates at Henry County Courthouse this 9th of April 1787 for Abraham Penn, Esq." (Henry Co VA DB1:530)
In the Patrick County Deed Book I, 1791-1801, George Reaves is listed in deeds associated with Smith River USGS Woolwine, Charity & Philpott Lake.
This is believed to be the same George Reaves who was on the tax list for 507 acres in Patrick County from 1795 to 1799. On the 1810 Tax List of Patrick County, Virginia, he was listed along with Charles, Josiah and Thomas Reeves whose relationships are unknown.
Over the period 1801 until around 1816 (Deed Books 1-4), there are numerous deeds between George Reeves, Thomas Reeves, John Reeves, Josiah Reeves and James Turner, husband of Ann Reeves. Charles Reeves who appears to be the youngest son is not a party in any of the deeds, but he is a witness to several involving other family members. In these deeds there is no language to prove a family connection but there are numerous transactions between these individuals who appear to be the only Reeves living in Patrick County at that time.
George Reeves' will refers to Jeremiah as his "youngest" son so there were other currently unknown children.
Children of George Reeves named in his 1817 will or as his children in marriage records:
- Anny Reeves, b. c1776, m. James Turner on 27 Dec 1796, Patrick County, VA
- Lucy Reeves, b. c1780, m. William Witt on 24 Feb 1799, Patrick County, VA
- Jane Reeves, b. c1793, m. James Williams on 12 Dec 1813, Patrick County, VA
- Jeremiah Turner Reeves, b. 1794
- Susanah Reeves
- Thomas Reeves, b. c1780, m. Elizabeth "Betsy" McCutchen, daughter of James McCutchen on April 4, 1805, Patrick County, Virginia by Min. Robert Jones, M.R.
- Josiah Reeves, b. c1782, m. Constandestion Brown on 21 Nov 1806 in Patrick County, Virginia, Min. Lewis Foster
- John Reeves b. c1786, m. Hannah Perigo, 27 Oct 1807 in Patrick County, Virginia, sur. Lewis Hancock. Min. Lewis Foster, M.R.
- Polly Reeves†, b. c1790, m1 Nicholas Thomas on 14 Mar 1808 in Patrick County, Virginia³; m2 John F. McDaniel on 13 Jun 1816 in Wilson County, TN
- Charles Reeves, b. c1792, m. Elizabeth Lackey daughter of George Lackey, on 16 Oct 1816 in Patrick County, Virginia, Sur. Thomas Reeves
James and Ann Reeves Turner also migrated to Wilson County, Tennessee at the same time that George Reeves did.
Burwell Reeves, also of early Wilson County, Tennessee, may be a relative since he was named along with Jeremiah in the 1823 estate of George's daughter Susanah. There is no indication of the exact family relationship and his name never appears in the Patrick County, Virginia records so it is doubtful that he was a child of George Reeves.
† Although George Reeves is not specifically named as Polly's father in her 1808 marriage record in Patrick County, after Nicholas Thomas' death, she was living in Wilson County close to George and other family members by 1816 when she married John F. McDaniel there on June 13th.
SourcesHenry County, Virginia Court Order Book 3, October 28, 1784
Compiled from Abstracts of Virginia Deed Book No. 1, 1791-1801 published by T.L.C. Genealogy
Marriages of Patrick County, Virginia, 1791-1850, by Lela C. Adams
Patrick County VA Deed Book 3 p. 427 - George and Mary Reeves to Louis Foster, 13 Oct 1810