Washington County, Georgia
A folder at the Georgia Archives for James Reaves/Rieves has an annotation to see “John Golson”.
State of Georgia
THIS is to certify, That James Rieves was Enlisted to serve as a soldier in the ___ Battalion of Minute-Men, raised for the Defence of this State, by Resolve of Assembly, passed the 3d June, 1777; and that the said James Rieves was not, at the Time of his Enlistment an Inhabitant of this State, nor had he resided in any Part thereof for Twelve Months preceeding his Enlistment. And further, That he was in Service at the Time the said Battalion was reduced by a subsequent Resolve of March 1st, 1778.
Given under my Hand, at Washington this
4th Day of November 1784 E. Clarke,
By his order
James Reaves received a Bounty Grant for 287½ acres in Washington County, dated January 17, 1785.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24783-10536-25?cc=1914217&wc=MMYG-G4B:n265260905" rel="external">https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-26299-7091-9?cc=1914217&wc=MMYG-GZ2:n1418440277; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24783-10536-25?cc=1914217&wc=MMYG-G4B:n265260905; Mary Bondurant Warren, Georgia Revolutionary Bounty Land Records, Heritage Papers, Athens (1992), p. 246.