Reeves, Susanna


Father: George Reeves
Mother: Jane Burton

Birth: c1780, Grayson County, Virginia
Birth Source: George Reeves Probate and Deed Records of Estate Distribution

Death: aft 1835
Death Source:

Spouse1: William Toliver, c1800 Grayson County, Virginia


From Tolliver Family Records-
William Toliver, husband of Susanna Reeves, killed George Reeves, Jr. in 1811. He was not convicted of the killing. It was called justified. George Reeves was a tax collector. Dennis Smith, a descendant, says that George was taking horses for taxes and William thought he was stealing the horses and shot. The jury found him not guilty of the felony and murder as charged, but guilty of the felony of manslaughter. His punishment was to "be burned on the brawn of the left thumb with the impression of the letter M and that the Sheriff of this county carry this sentence immediately into execution in the presence of the Court. "He was imprisoned for 3 years and fined 1000 pounds. Dennis says that he sold his land to his brother-in-law, Joseph Doughton, after he got out of jail and then left NC.

It is possible that William was living with Susanna in 1830. There is a 50-59 year old male in the household of Susanna Toliver.

In the 1820 census of Grayson County, Virginia, the household of "Sucky" Toliver is listed as follows:
2 Males - 10-15
1 Male - 16-18
2 Males - 18-26
2 Females - 0-10
1 Female - 16-26 (sic - this is obviously a mistake because Susanna Reeves Toliver's age appears to be correct in the 1830 census).

The household of Susanna Toliver in the 1830 census of Grayson County, Virginia:
2 Males - 5-10
1 Male - 15-20
1 Male - 50-59
1 Female - 10-15
1 Female - 15-20
1 Female 40-50

Presumed children of Susanna Reeves and William Toliver:
  1. Allen Toliver, b. 1803, d. c1890, Alleghany County, North Carolina
  2. Andrew Jackson Toliver, b. c1805, d. 1879, Boone County, Iowa, m. Hannah Ward
  3. James Madison Toliver, b. Feb 1811, d. 1894 Orange County, Indiana

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