Errors of The Reeves Review II
James ReevesPage 12, ID #40
Lineage is incorrect as established by DNA, i.e. (William, William, Timothy, Richard, John, Robert).
The following citations from 1760 in Granville County indicate that James Reeves had another son James Reeves, Jr. in addition to those children listed in his will:
- James Reaves and James Reaves, Jr. were listed as chain carriers in a plat for 700 acres on Fishing Creek granted to Robert Hicks, Granville, March 1, 1760. (North Carolina Archives MARS Nbr. ID 184.108.40.206)
- James Reaves and James Reaves, Jr. witnessed a grant to Robert Hicks for land in Granville County in the Parish of St. John on both sides of Fishing Creek, November 28, 1760.
Apparently James Reeves, Jr. was deceased before the writing of the 1781 will of James Reeves.
James' son William, ID #93, did not have wives Fortune Rhodes and Milly as listed in the Reeves Review. The only individual in Guilford County named Fortune Rhodes was Fortune, the widow of Malachi Reeves who married John Rhodes in 1788. The incorrect identification of a wife Milly for William Reeves is a result of a deed dated 22 Nov 1791, wherein William and his mother Millicent sold 320 acres to Samuel Mileham. The deed noted that this was the plantation conveyed by James Reeves' Will unto his Son & wife "the said William Reeves & Milley Reeves". Hannah Reeves, wife of William, also signed the deed. For more detail, see commentary on the errors of Page 12, ID #93.