Reeves, Peter (1768 NC - 1858 VA)
SummaryFather: William Reeves
Birth: 1768, Johnston County, North Carolina
Birth Source: William Reeves Probate & Halifax County VA Death Record, VA; 1850 Halifax VA Census gives place of birth as North Carolina
Death: 28 Mar
Death Source: Halifax County VA Death Record
Spouse1: Nancy Ann Tucker, 22 Feb 1793, Lunenburg County, Virginia
Spouse2: Lucy Haliburton, 16 Jun 1834, Person County, North Carolina
NarrativeChildren of Peter Reeves and Ann "Nancy" Tucker:
Wake County, North Carolina in the County Court Minutes of Sept. 1792. The next year on 22 Feb 1793, he married Nancy Ann Tucker in Lunenberg County?, Virginia.
Peter was listed among the taxpayers of Halifax County, Virginia in 1800 and in the 1801 listing of taxpayers, he was joined by his brother, Charles. The two were listed consistently in the tax records of Halifax County and joined by their sons until after 1825 when Charles moved to Stokes County, North Carolina.
By September of 1822, when Charles Reeves executed a Power of Attorney to his son, William H. Reeves, to act on his behalf in the settlement of their father, William Reeves', estate in Kentucky, Peter was a Justice of the Halifax County, Virginia Court (Madison County KY Deed Book P, pg 207) and certified the documents.
Peter was appointed sheriff of Halifax County by Littleton Tazewell, Governor of Virginia, in December of 1835. There is a bond for $30,000 dollars recorded in Deed Book 42, Page 628 signed by Peter Reves along with 16 other Halifax residents for the faithful fulfillment of his duties as sheriff of Halifax County dated 26 Jan 1836.
After the death of Nancy Ann Tucker sometime before 1834, Peter married a second time to Lucy Haliburton on 16 Jun 1834 in Person County, North Carolina.
When on the 1st of April 1851, he took the statement of Elizabeth Brown Neal regarding her husband, Thomas Neal's revolutionary war service, he was Chairman of the Halifax County Court at the age of 83. His handwriting in signing the documents is somewhat unsteady, but nonetheless the documents bear his signature - spelling his name REVES.
The Halifax County, Virginia death register of 1858 lists the death of Peter Reeves on 28 March 1858 at age 90 years. On that record, his father's name is given as William Reeves, no mother is listed and his wife is named as Lucy.
Note: Halifax death record is in error and the actual year of Peter's death was 1857. Probate records of his estate give DOD as 1857 as do the deed records which record the survey of the dower portion of Peter's estate for his widow Lucy in 1857.
SourcesDeed by Heirs of William Reeves, Madison County KY Deed Book Q, p. 7-9
Wake County, North Carolina Court Orders
Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800, online database at Ancestry.com (marriage 1 to Nancy Ann Tucker)
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 online database at Ancestry.com (marriage 2 to Lucy Haliburton)
Halifax County Virginia Tax Records, online at Binns Genealogy
1830 Census - Halifax County, Virginia
1840 Census - North District, Halifax County, Virginia
1850 Census - Northern District, Halifax County, Virginia
Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Halifax County VA Chancery Court Records - Estate of Peter Reves, 1857