Reeves, Courtney (nee Taylor) (c1760 ? - 1805 GA)

Courtney Reeves

Reeves, Courtney (nee Taylor)


Father: John Taylor

Birth: c1750, North Carolina
Birth Source: Estimate

Death: circa Mar 1805, Hancock County, Georgia
Death Source: Will probated 16 Mar 1805

Spouse1: James Reed
Spouse2: John Reeves


Children of James Reed and Courtney Taylor:
  1. James Reed Jr.
  2. John Reed
  3. Abner Reed
  4. Fanny Reed
Children of John Reeves and Courtney Taylor:
  1. Jesse Tinion Reeves (Justinion), m. Martha Murphy on 20 Aug 1808 in Hancock County, Georgia
  2. Francis Reeves
  3. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Reeves, m1. Mary Sweeney on 7 Dec 1819, m2. Jane Potter on 15 Sep 1828, Putnam County, Georgia
James Reed purchased 200 acres of land from Willis Simmons on 21 Oct 1761 [Book 2, page 4] in payment of a Negro called Tom. The tract was located on the South side of the Nuce River [sic Neuse]. On 4 Jun 1771 James Reed gave his daughter 100 acres of land - for 5 shillings to my daughter Sarah Hollis wife of Wm Hollis 1/2 of my land lying on the Nuce river on the South side between slocums Creek containing 200 acres purchased from Willis Simmons. [Book 22 p. 261-262]. James Reed purchased 100 acres of land on 9 Dec 1776 from William Ives whose wife Tammer was the sister of Courtney Taylors. This was part of a tract of land of 100 acres purchased by William Brocket dated 23 Apr 1773 situated on the south side of Trent River being the West most end including house that said James had built [Book 22 p. 378]. On 17 July 1777 Courtney and James Reed sold the remaining 100 acres of the Willis Simmons land to John Knox [Book 22, 230-231 ].

Courtney was a witness to the 28 Sep 1779 will of William Ives and signed as "Cortney Reed" her X Mark. 10 July 1783 Courtney Reed was a buyer at the estate sale of Fredrick Foster of Craven County and purchased a pair of flesh forks. The last item found for Courtney in Craven County was as a buyer at the estate sale of William Sheppard Foster on 11 Jun 1793 where as Courtney Reeves she purchased 5 bushels of rice.

Between 1795 and 1800, Courtney Reeves moved with her family to Baldwin County, Georgia and applied for the land lottery of 1805.

Courtney Reeves' will was written on the 3rd of January 1805. In that will which was probated on 16 Mar 1805, the only legatees are her children by James Read.

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