Reeves, William ( c 1680 ?? - 1751 NC)
Birth Source: Age approximate based upon children's ages.
Death: before November 1751, Granville County, North Carolina
Death Source: Will recorded in Granville County, NC
Spouse2: Margaret Burgess (Maiden name undocumented and based upon conjecture.)
NarrativeChildren of William Reeves and unknown wife:
- William Reeves, Jr., b. c1710
- James Reeves, b. c1713
- Isaac Reeves, b. c1719
- Malachi Reeves, b. c1720
- Benjamin Reeves
- Sarah Reeves, b. c 1722, m. Robert Hicks
- Elizabeth Reeves?, b. c1730 m. Hodges
- Mary Reeves?, b. c1730 m. Carpenter
Granville County, North Carolina.
William Reeves was in Chowan Precinct of North Carolina in February 1718 when he was referenced as an adjoining landowner in a deed involving Robert Hicks. After Bertie County was formed from Chowan in 1722, he appears many times in those records and in Edgecombe County land transactions after it was created from portions of Bertie in 1732.
The following are just a few of the numerous transactions recorded pertaining to William Reeves principally in Edgecombe and Granville counties.
- In 1733, a petition requesting that the seat of government not be moved to the lower part of the Cape Fear River (from Edenton) was signed by William Reeves along with numerous other citizens. Instead, they suggested a place in the center of the Province somewhere between the Tar and Neuse River.
- William Receives (sic Reeves) purchased 200 acres from John Span, both of Bertie Precinct, for land on the south side of the Moratock River and the north side of the Great Quankey Creek, March 10, 1738. Mal. R. Reves signed as a witness. Land was originally part of patent granted to Robert Wood on July 24, 1724 and appears to be the same land conveyed by James Reeves to Laurence Sympcock in 1737.
- On August 8, 1739, William Reeves of Edgecombe County sold 230 acres on the north side of the Morratock River at the fork of Turbefield's Run to Robert Harris for 40 pounds. This deed was recorded in Bertie County.
- William Reeves was on a list of jurymen for Bertie and Edgecombe County in 1740.
- He received a grant in Granville County from Lord Granville for 200 acres in Granville County on both sides of Fishing Creek, March 25, 1749. Sworn Chain Carriers were Malachi Rieves, William Rieves and Dan Weldon, Surveyor.
- On January 11, 1750 in Granville County, William Reves sold 220 acres to Ralph Hedgpeth, witnessed by Thos. Good and W. Turner.