Reaves, Drury (c1740 - 1792 SC)


Reaves, Drury


Father: William Reaves - Undocumented and questionable
Mother: Prudence Harrelson - Undocumented and questionable

Birth: c1740 Virginia? or North Carolina
Birth Source: Estimate based upon earliest records as adult

Death: 1792, Darlington, South Carolina
Death Source: Administrator's Bond on the Estate of Drury Reeves filed 20 May 1793 but 1792 date appears on an earlier citation regarding Drury Reeves Estate



There is no documentation to confirm a relationship between Drury Reaves and William Reaves-Prudence Harralson.

Drury Reaves first appears in North Carolina in the deed indexes for the area of Old Dobbs County around 1765. His name appears repeatedly along with a Timothy Reaves as well as William Reaves, later of Wayne County.

From Dobbs county land records:
Entry #5802, page 69 Drury Reaves , 27 April 1767, 300 acres in Dobbs on the lower side of Fort Run joining Robert Williams, Joseph Hall, a point near Ready Branch, Thomas Predgen, and a point near Thomas Edwards.

From the New Bern District Court Records:
Folder title: 1771
Information: Arrest warrant for Drury REAVES. Charge of assault.
Date: 21 Nov 1771(date of warrant)
County: Dobbs

In April of 1784 in Wayne County, Drury Reaves is one of the signers of a legislative petition.

Darlington, South Carolina
Probate Roll 18
6. 15th An administration on the Estate of Drury Reeves granted May term 1793 to Robert Reeves Securitys William Standard & West Williams, penalty Sixty pounds.

In Will Book A is recorded Robert Reaves's application and granting for administration of Drury Reaves's estate.

Probable Children of Drury Reaves:
  1. Robert Reeves, b. before 1772, m. Ann Due on 1 Feb 1797
  2. Drury Reaves, b. 1773, d. 1856 in Wilcox County, GA, m. Elizabeth Brown
  3. Sarah Reaves, b. c1780, d. 1853, m. James Endleman Connell


Old Dobbs County, NC Deed Index
Darlington County Records, 1798 to 1928 at Family Search
Darlington County, South Carolina Will Book 1, pp. 185-188