Reeves, Hooker (c1776 ? - ?)
SummaryFather: Probably Jonathan Reeves
Mother: Probably Nancy Hooker
Birth Source: Estimated from census of 1810 and 1830
Death: after 1830, Tennessee ?
Death Source: Last recorded in Smith County, Tennessee in 1830 census
NarrativeThe first record of Hooker Reeves is found in Goodspeed's History of Wilson County, Tennessee published in 1886. He is listed as one of the earliest settlers on Cedar Creek.
The 1810 census of Rutherford County, Tennessee records Hooker as the head of a household that includes 1 male 26-44 and one female age 16-25.
By 1830, Hooker was living in Smith County, Tennessee and his household consists of 1 Male < 5, 1 Male 5-9, 1 Male 15-19, 1 Male 50-59, 1 Female 5-9, 1 Female 10-14, 1 Female 15-19 and 1 Female 40-49.
There are no probate records in Smith County for Hooker Reeves so it is unknown whether he died there intestate or moved away from that area.
It is noteworthy that Richard Banks, husband of Karrenhappuch Hooker, presumed to be the sister of Nancy Hooker, had relocated to Wilson County, Tennessee from Wake County, North Carolina at approximately the same time that Hooker and a John Reeves are found in Wilson County. Additionally, Richard Banks was the next neighbor of Jonathan Reeves in Wake County in the area of the Fish Dam along the Neuse River.
Jonathan Reves was security for the 1789 marriage of Ruth Banks, daughter of Richard Banks and Karrenhappuch Hooker, to Willis Jones in Wake County.¹ When another daughter of Richard Banks, Sally, had married Garland McAlester on 1 Jun 1784, in Granville County, William Reeves was the bondsman and John Minor a witness.²
In the 1830 census of Smith County, Tennessee, Hooker Reeves is also living in close proximity to Willis Jones, son of Ruth Banks and Willis Jones.
Sources¹Wake County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, part I. Genealogical Society of Utah, 1943
²Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina, 1753-1868, by Brent H. Holcomb, GPC, 2003, p 213