Lineage is incorrect as established by DNA, i.e. (William, William, Timothy, Richard, John, Robert).
William Reeves, Jr., son of William who died in Granville NC in 1751, is found in the deed records of Edgecombe County from around 1728 until 28 Jun 1758 along with his wife, Hardy. He is last mentioned there in a deed from Samuel Hardy to Thomas Jackson, both of Edgecombe (Halifax) County, which references land adjoining William Reeves and Persimmon Tree Creek. There is no further documentation regarding William Reeves, Jr. and certainly none that record him with any other wife than Hardy whose maiden name is unknown.
William Reeves, Jr. witnessed a Bertie County NC deed from Ralph Mason to William Reeves, Sr. circa 1728/29. The required age to witness a deed was 14, thus William Reeves, Jr. must have been born before 1714. Therefore if he was the individual who died in 1821 in York SC he would have been well past 100 or approximiately 110 years old.
In the 1782 tax lists of the Fishing Creek District of Granville County, Malachi Reeves is noted as "Aged" or over 60, whereas William Reeves is not. It is far more likely that a generation was missed and the William Reeves with wife Elizabeth who died in York, South Carolina was the son or nephew of William Reeves, Jr., born circa 1710. Accordingly, the bulk of the documentation regarding him indicates that he was the son of Malachi Reeves. William Reeves, Jr. described as "of Edgecombe County" deeded land to Malachi in 1753 which appears to be the last transaction that definitely pertains to him in Granville County.
Although this individual was believed to be the William Reeves who is frequently found in the land and tax records of Granville County NC from the 1760s to the early 1790s, it is unrealistic to conclude that based upon the documentation found in Granville County. Malachi Reeves is listed with 3 tithes in 1755 in Granville County - himself, William and the negro Jackson. Again in the 1762 tax lists of the Fishing Creek District, sons William and Jonathan are listed with Malachi. These tax records further confirm that the William Reeves living in Granville County throughout most of the 18th century and who died in York County, South Carolina in 1821 was the son of Malachi Reeves.
Thompson and Avery Reeves are incorrectly listed as children of William and Elizabeth Reeves.
The eight children of William and Elizabeth Reeves as documented in York County Probate Records, Case Nbr. 45, File 1904 (William) and Will Book F, Pgs 225-226 (Elizabeth) are:
- Hardy Reeves
- Mary Reeves, m. William Thomasson
- Willis Reeves
- Wiley Reeves
- Tabitha Reeves, m. James B. Glover
- Elizabeth Reeves, m1. Unk Glover, m2. James Gaulden, m3. James B. Glover
- William Reeves, Jr.
- Lucy Reeves, m. William Glover