Reeves, John (c1750 ? - 1833 GA)
Birth: c1750, location unknown
Birth Source: Confirmed as Revolutionary War Soldier, age estimated based upon that knowledge
Death: abt Nov 1833, Columbia County, Georgia
Death Source: Will Probated 25 Nov 1833
Spouse1: Unknown, m. c1775, died before 1795
Spouse2: Sarah McNeil Glover (daughter of Daniel McNeil), m. 17 Nov 1795 in Columbia County, Georgia
Spouse3: Allethea MacGruder Drane, m. 11 Jan 1813 in Columbia County, Georgia
NarrativeChildren of John Reeve(s) and unknown wife:
- Susannah Reeves, b. 1778 (1784?), m. Elias Baggett before 1800
- Sarah Reeves, b. c1780, m. Michael Englett
- John Reeve, b. 1789 Georgia, d. Feb 1867 in Amite County, Mississippi
- Rebecca Reeves, m. Unknown Harden
John Reeve who died without heirs, clarify the children born to John Reeve's first two wives. They name the heir of his sister Rebecca Harden, dec'd, Nancy Adkins. Also named are any heirs of his sisters Susannah Baggett, dec'd and Sarah Englett, dec'd. Thomas Reeve, dec'd, is indicated as his half-brother. Thomas' heirs are mentioned as being in Louisiana and Texas. John Reeve also named a Polly Harden as his half-sister; however, the abstracted will of John Reeve (died 1833) names no child Polly. A Polly Reeves married James Harden on 20 Jan 1818 in Columbia County, Georgia. Presumably this abstract is flawed, omitting Polly. It is probable that the person who abstracted the will thought that Rebecca and Polly were the same person since both had the married name Hardin. The original will is needed to clarify Polly's parentage.
There were no children born during his third marriage to Allethea MacGruder Drane. She was a widow approximately 60 years old.
REVOLUTIONARY VETERAN: Reeves, John
RESIDENCE: Columbia County
FORTUNATE DRAW: (Land Lot) 242, (District) 31
COUNTY (of Land Lot drawn): Lee County
REEVES, John s/Sept 16 1833 p/Nov 25 1833. Heirs, beloved wife Allethea (Drane) married Columbia County, Jan 4 1813. Daughters, Susan Baggett, Sarah Inglett and Rebecca Harden. Sons, John and Thomas. Son in law James Harden. granddaughter, Nancy Harden. Grandson Thomas Harden. Exrs Thomas Reeves and James Harden. Witness: William Motherwell, William Drane and Stephen Drane.
NotesJohn Reeves' origins are unknown. His third wife, Allethea MacGruder Drane was born in Frederick County, Maryland about 1757 and her first husband Walter Drane was from Prince George's County, Maryland.
His son, John who was living in Amite, MS by around 1820 and died there in 1867, used the Reeve variation of the name.