Reeves, William (1769 SC - 1838 TN)
SummaryFather: John Reeves
Mother: Nancy MNU
Birth: c1769, South Carolina probably Lancaster County (described as above Camden in RW pension statement for Daniel Reeves)
Birth Source: RW Pension File of Daniel Reeves
Death: 1838, Probate records of Smith County, Tennessee
Death Source: 1837 Will presented to be probated 1838
Spouse1: Rhoda Duke (Undocumented)
Spouse2: Dicey MNU
NarrativeChildren of William Reeves and Rhoda Duke:
- Simeon Reeves?
William Reeves of Smith County Tennessee gave testimony in support of Ellenor Reeves' widows application stating that he was the brother of Daniel Reeves and that Daniel was about 15 years older than himself. In that deposition he also stated that the home of their father was at that time some miles above Camden which would indicate that they were probably from Lancaster County.
In the records of Old Camden District, South Carolina which included the area of Lancaster County, both a John Reeves and Moses Reeves are on the Petit Jury List in 1780. This John Reeves is likely the father of Daniel and William. Moses may be a brother to John along with Elisha Reeves who was listed in the 1790 census of Lancaster. Jesse Reeves gave a deposition in Daniel's pension application stating that he was a cousin whose family lived close to Daniel's.
This appears to be the same William Reeves listed in the 1800 and 1810 census of Lancaster County, South Carolina.
From the limited information available it is not possible to positively establish whether this is the same individual listed in the 1800 census of Lancaster, SC as Will Reeves, but it appears to be.
The household of Will Reeves in 1800 is listed as 2 Males under 10, 1 Male 26-44, 1 Female 0-10, 1 Female 26-44.
In 1810, his household is described as 1 Male under 10, 2 Males 10-15, 1 Male 26-44 and 1 Female 26-44.
Sources1800 Census - Lancaster County, South Carolina
1810 Census - Lancaster County, South Carolina
RW Pension File of Daniel Reeves
1837 Smith County, Tennessee Will of William Reeves