Reeves, William T. (1795 VA-1829 VA)
Reeves, William T.
SummaryFather: Peter Reeves
Mother: Ann Nancy Turner
Birth: c 1795, Virginia
Birth Source: Halifax County VA Chancery Court Case - 1858 Estate of Peter Reves
Death: 1829, Halifax County, Virginia
Death Source: Will, Halifax County VA Probate Records
Spouse1: Michell Hoskins, 21 Dec 1814, Halifax, Virginia
NarrativeChildren of William T. Reeves and Michell Hoskins:
- William Reeves c 1818
- Thomas Bird Reeves 1819-1896
- Elizabeth Reeves 1823-c1860
- Peter May Reeves 1824-1904
- Anna T. Reeves “Nancy” 1825
- Sarah G. Reeves “Sally” 1826-c1880
- John Y. Reeves 1828-c1880
After his death at about age 35, his widow and children left Virginia and migrated to Tennessee in the mid 1840's. During the time they lived in Rutherford County, son Thomas Bird Reeves married and then moved further westward with the family to Gibson County, Tennessee.
Michell Hoskins Reeves and several of the children remained in Gibson County, TN where she died in 1878. By 1860 Thomas Bird Reeves had crossed the Mississippi River and settled in southeast Missouri in Dunklin County. A few years later, son Peter May Reeves left Gibson County to settle in Greene County, Arkansas, not far south of where his brother Thomas was living in Dunklin County, Missouri. During the last few years of his life, Peter also settled in Dunklin County.
SourcesHalifax County VA Tax Records
Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940 Database at Ancestry.com
Will of William T. Reves, Halifax County, Virginia, WB 15, page 49
Halifax County VA Chancery Court Case - 1858 Estate of Peter Reves