SummaryFather: Malachi Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth MNU
Birth: bef 1739, probably Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Listed as tithe of Malachi Reeves in 1755 and 1762 Tax Lists of Granville County
Death: before Jun 1821, York County, South Carolina
Death Source: York County Probate Records, Case Nbr. 45, File 1904
Spouse1: Elizabeth Lawson (Maiden name is undocumented and based upon conjecture.)
NarrativeChildren of William Reeves and Elizabeth Lawson:
- Hardy Reeves, b. c1760
- Mary Reeves, m. William Thomasson
- Willis Reeves, m. Elizabeth "Betty" Rooker
- Wiley Reeves, b. 1769, m. Rebecca Thompson in Granville NC
- Tabitha Reeves, m. James B. Glover
- Elizabeth Reeves, m1. Unk Glover, m2. James Gaulden, m3. James B. Glover
- William Reeves, Jr., m. Jane Richardson
- Lucy Reeves, m. William Glover
Malachi Reeves is listed with 3 tithes in 1755 in Granville County - himself, William and the negro Jackson. Again in the 1762 tax lists of the Fishing Creek District, sons William and Jonathan are listed with Malachi
The following record probably pertains to William, the son of Malachi. It is unlikely that it could be William, son of James Reeves, since he was listed as a tithe of James Reeves on the 1768 tax lists of Rowan County:
- William Reeves received pay for 12 days service in the Granville County Militia, Colonel Robert Harris, March 24, 1769.
On August 1, 1774 there is a bill of sale from Henry White to William Reeves for 25 pounds for various items of furniture and livestock which is apparently an executor's sale. Witnesses were Jonathan Reeves and Malachiah Reeves. Malachi signed with the initial "R" as his mark.
Malachi Reeves deeded land to William Reeves on August 3, 1785.
He was listed in the 1784-87 census of Granville County with 3 Males 21-60, 4 Males under 21 or above 60, and 5 Females.
William Reeves was a taxpayer in Tabb's Creek District, Granville County, 1788. In August of that year, he and Joseph Hays are added to the hands of Avery Parham to oversee the Bankes Road in Granville County.
He is listed in the 1789 Granville Tax list in Tabb's Creek District along with Hardy and Frederick Reeves. The 1790 "census" for Granville County, North Carolina comes from tax information actually recorded in 1788. For this reason, it is possible for the same individual to be listed on this Granville census listing and in other locations where the data is from actual 1790 records as well.
By 1800, William Reeves, his sons Hardy and Wiley along with his brothers Frederick, Abner and Allen are recorded in the census of York County, South Carolina.