Family of William Reaves of Wayne Co., NC
The Reaves family of Wayne County, North Carolina (location 14 on the adjancent map) descends from William Reaves who died there in 1793. He appears to be the person by that name who was living in now extinct Dobbs County by the late 1750's as established by deed indexes which are the only extant records for that area due to a courthouse fire. He also appears to be the individual by that name who was listed on the 1769 tax lists of Dobbs County. His will written in 1790 naming his children was presented for probate at the April Court 1793 in Wayne County.The map and above text both first appeared in May 2017 as part of post entitled "Early Reeves' Families in Colonial America" researched and written by Beverly for the blog Reeves, Reaves, and More Rives she co-authors and is included here with her permission.
His origins had been a mystery until several of his documented descendants participated in the Reeves DNA Project and were found to match descendants of William Reeves who died in Granville County in 1751. Those descendants are found in DNA Group 3.
Person Pages have been created within TRP for the following descendants of this individual. Please see footnote [F1] below.
- Reaves, William : Reaves, William (c 1730 ? - 1793 NC)
- Reaves, Adam : Reaves, Adam (c1764 NC - 1831 NC)
- Reaves, Adam Jr : Reaves, Adam Jr (1826 NC - ?)
- Reaves, John : Reaves, John (1764 NC - 1834 NC)
- Reaves, Jonas : Reaves, Jonas (c1800 NC - c1847 NC)
- Reaves, William : Reaves, William (c1815 NC - ?)
- Reaves, Asher : Reaves, Asher (c1820 NC - ?)
- Reaves, John Jr. : Reaves, John Jr. (1773 NC - c1860 NC)
- Reaves, William : Reaves, William (1807 NC - 1867 AL)
- Reaves, Henry Duncan : Reaves, Henry Duncan (1828 NC - 1899 OK)
- Reaves, Emily Ann Elizabeth : Reaves, Emily Ann Elizabeth (1831 NC - 1858 LA)
- Reaves, William David : Reaves, William David (1839 AL - 1917 TX)
- Reaves, Edmund : Reaves, Edmund (c 1810 NC - 1876 TN)
- Reaves, David : Reaves, David (1800 NC - c1880 TN?)
- Reaves, Robert A : Reaves, Robert A. (1819 NC - 1837 NC)
- Reaves, Jesse : Reaves, Jesse (c1770 NC - 1823 GA)
- William Reaves, Jr. : William Reaves, Jr. (c1770 NC - 1826 GA)
- Reaves, John : Reaves, John (1809 GA - 1889 AL)
- Reaves, Joseph B : Reaves, Joseph B. (1812 GA - )
- Reaves, Benjamin F : Reaves, Benjamin F. (1814 GA - c. 1850 AL)
- Reaves, Stephen : Reaves, Stephen (1816 GA - 1905 TX)
- Reaves, Sarah : Reaves, Sarah (1819 GA - c. 1860 AL)
- Reaves, Lydia "Liddy" : Reaves, Lydia "Liddy" (c1770 NC - c1850 GA)
- Reaves, Stephen : Reaves, Stephen (1772 NC - 1830 GA)
- Reaves, Elizabeth : Reaves, Elizabeth (1781 NC - ?)
- Reaves, Lovett : Reaves, Lovett (c 1790 NC - c1836 ?)
- Reaves, Lee : Reaves, Lee (c1775 NC - c1848 GA)
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