Reeves, Moses (1777 SC - c1880 SC)

Moses Reeves

Reeves, Moses


Father: Unknown, possibly Moses Reeves
Mother: probably Jane MNU

Birth: abt 1780, South Carolina
Birth Source: 1870 and 1880 Census of Kershaw County, South Carolina

Death: aft 1880
Death Source: Absent from Census Records

Spouse1: Unknown


Moses Reeves appears to belong to the extended Reeves family descending from Moses and John Reeves who settled in the Camden District in the mid 1770s. Based upon current research, they appear to have been sons of George Reeve and Ann Doggett Reeve of Prince William County, Virginia who are documented as having left Virginia and migrated to South Carolina around the time of the Revolution.

This Moses Reeves is recorded along with other members of this Reeves' family in the 1830 census of Lancaster County with a household that consisted of 1 Male under 5 years of age, 1 Male 15-19, 1 Male 40-49, 1 Female under 5 years, 1 Female 5-9 and 1 Female 30-39.

The 1840 census of Lancaster County records his household as consisting of 1 Male under 5, 1 Male 10-14, 1 Male 50-59, 1 Female 10-14 and 1 Female 40-49.

Moses was taxed in Kershaw District in 1848 and 1849, when he paid the poll tax.

Moses Reaves had a letter remaining in the Post Office at Lancaster, 1 October 1852.

Moses' whereabouts are unknown in 1850 and 1860 for he cannot be found in those census, but by the 1870 census, he is recorded living in Kershaw County. He is the only resident of his household and his date of birth is given as 1777 in South Carolina. By 1880, he is a resident of the poor house in Kershaw County when his age is recorded as 93 96, born 1784.


Census:      1830 Census - Lancaster County, South Carolina
                   1840 Census - Lancaster County, South Carolina
                   1870 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
                   1880 Census - Kershaw County, South Carolina
History:     Tony Drane and John Skinner, Kershaw District Tax Lists, 1848-1849.
                   A List of Letters..., The Lancaster News, 6 October 1852

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