SummaryFather: George Reeves
Mother: Jane Burton
Birth Source: George Reeves, Sr. Probate, Census
Death: 1833, Ashe County, North Carolina
Death Source: Ashe County Probate Records
Spouse1: Elizabeth Obedience Terrill
Spouse2: Mary Bowers
NarrativeChildren of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Obedience Terrell:
- Nancy Reeves b. 1790-1794
- George Reeves, b. c1795, m. Elizabeth Doughton
- Jane Reeves b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. c1839, m. Robert Baker
- Elizabeth Reeves b. 30 Aug 1798, m. Cox
- John Reeves b. 1 Oct 1809, d. 24 Jan 1883, m. Cynthia Baker
- Eli Reeves b. 1813, d. c1890
- Charity Reeves b. 1818, d. 1880, m. Jesse A. Reeves (son of John Reeves and Phoebe Osborne)
- Jesse Bower Reeves b. 1819, d. 1863
- Alexander Reeves b. 1821, d. c1880, m. Lydia Osborne
- Sally Reeves b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 5 Apr 1909
- Mary Reeves b. 29 Jun 1829, d. 8 Jan 1913
- Charles Gordon Reeves b. 25 Apr 1832, d. 19 Oct 1898
In 1799, Jesse received warrants for 300 acres and 100 acres in Ashe County, both grants were issued in 1801. He received a warrant for land in the Peach Bottom Mountains, for which Grant No. 684 was issued 24 Nov 1807.
Martin Gambill was elected and entered into bond of two thousand pounds for his faithful performance of the duties of sheriff in addition to another bond of the same sum for the collection and payment of the public taxes with John Cox and Jesse Reeves as securities in both bonds in Ashe County on 12 May 1806. Recorded in the Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May 1806. When Martin Gambill was reelected in 1807, Jesse was again a security on his bond.
Jesse was appointed overseer of the road in room of Samuel Perry by the Ashe County Court on 5 Feb 1810.
The Ashe County taxpayers of 1815 include Jesse Reeves, his brother William and a widow Reeves - Jane Osborne Reeves widow of George Reeves, Jr. who was killed in 1811.
The Court Minutes show an order by the court that Jesse Reeves, Comr. (commissioner?) be allowed 24/- for holding an inquest over the body of Susanah Hathom of Ashe County on 8 Feb 1810. By 1813 Jesse was the county coroner as evidenced by a summons recorded in the Ashe County Civil Action Court Papers.
Jesse received another warrant for 150 acres on Baker's Ridge in Ashe County which was entered on 5 Jul 1816. Grant No. 998 was issued for this tract on 30 Nov 1819.