Birth: 1747, Orange County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Revolutionary War Pension Statement S7381
Death: 12 Mar 1834, Orange County, North Carolina
Death Source: Orange County Probate Records and date of death from RW Pension File
Spouse1: probably Mary Walton
Spouse2: Mary Lynch, m. 24 Jan 1782 in Orange County, North Carolina
NarrativeProven child of John Reeves and Mary Lynch:
Thomas Reeves is referred to in John Reeves' Revolutionary War pension as his only son and surviving heir, Willis Reeves of Orange County is undoubtably related to this family. John Reeves' 1834 will also does not name any other children.
The 1790 census pages of Orange County detailing individual households do not appear to be extant, but in the census of 1800, John Reeves household consists of 1 male under 10, 2 males 16-25, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44 and 2 slaves.
Some of these children may have been deceased by the time John Reeves' will was written in 1834 and any children born to a first wife may have received any legacies due them around the time he remarried to Mary Lynch. The mother of Willis Reeves is believed to be Mary Walton, a first wife to John Reeves.
From Stewart County, Tennessee deeds:
- John Reeves of Orange County, NC to son Thomas Reeves of Orange County, NC, 1000 acres on S side of Cumberland, on Hickman Creek below Dyers Creek, adj. Capt. Hickman's N boundary; land was originally granted to Thomas Armstrong and James Armstrong; wit: J. Henderson, R. Freeman, Henry Beason; dated 13 Aug 1804.
Sources1790 Census - Orange County, North Carolina
1800 Census - Orange County, North Carolina
1810 Census - Orange County, North Carolina
1820 Census - Orange County, North Carolina
1830 Census - Northern District Orange County, North Carolina
Orange County NC Deed Records
Stewart County TN Deed Records, Deed Books A and B
John Reeves' Revolutionary War Pension Statement
1834 Will of John Reeves, Orange County NC