Reeves, John (c1750 ? - 1833 GA)
SummaryFather: Thomas Reeve
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: 1832 Will WB W p. 304-306, Probated 25 Nov 1833
Spouse1: Unknown, m. c1775, died before 1795
Spouse2: Sarah McNeil Glover (daughter of Daniel McNeil, Sr.), m. 17 Nov 1795 in Columbia County, Georgia
Spouse3: Allethea MacGruder Drane, m. 4 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 Polly Harden as his half-sister.
There were no children born during his third marriage to Allethea MacGruder Drane. She was a widow approximately 60 years old.
Thomas Reeve has been established as John's father based upon the following publication of the Augusta Chronicle (published under original name, Georgia Gazette): 21 April 1787:
"Whereas John Reeve, Son, hath applied to me for letters of administration on the estate and effects of Thomas Reeve, late of this county, deceased, these are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at my office, on the 21st day of May next, and shew cause, if any there be, why letters of administration should not be granted."
REVOLUTIONARY VETERAN: Reeves, John
RESIDENCE: Columbia County
FORTUNATE DRAW: (Land Lot) 242, (District) 31
COUNTY (of Land Lot drawn): Lee County
John Reeves received 2 land grants in Washington County, Georgia in 1785 and 2 subsequent grants in Columbia County. Spencer Reeves of Columbia County who was undoubtedly another son of Thomas Reeve also received land grants in Washington County and in Richmond County, Georgia. Sarah Reeve, identified in as Spencer Reeve's mother in an 1822 deed, also received a grant for 200 acres in October of 1787.
On the original copy of his 1832 will as well as the marriage bond (attached) from his 1795 marriage to Sarah McNeill Glover, his name is signed "Reeve". His son, John who was living in Amite, MS by around 1820 and died there in 1867, also used the Reeve variation of the name as did his younger son Thomas.
This page has the following file(s) attached:-
SourcesGeorgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909 at Family Search
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 at Family Search
1820 Census - Columbia County, Georgia
Will Book W, p. 304-306, Columbia County, Georgia
Probate Records Vol. 29-30, Amite, MS, Estate of John Reeve