Reaves, Jesse (c1770 NC - 1823 GA)


Reeves, Jesse


Father: William Reaves
Mother: Elizabeth Carraway

Birth: c1770, Wayne County, North Carolina area
Birth Source: 1793 Will of William Reaves

Death: bef Jan 1823, Jones County, Georgia
Death Source: Jones County GA Deed Book M, p. 288

Spouse1: probably Sarah Duncan per 1799 Will of Edmund Duncan although unproven


Children of Jesse Reeves:
  1. Elizabeth Reaves, b. c1790, m. Isaac Duncan, 12 Jan 1810, Hancock County, Georgia
  2. Jesse Reaves, b. aft 1791 m1 Ann Boyd 24 Sep 1813, m2 Anna Davis 11 Dec 1821
  3. Drissella Reaves, m. James McDaniel on 4 Jan 1813
  4. Milly Reaves, m. John Kimmy on 11 Oct 1820
  5. Fanny Reaves, m. John C. Duncan on 1 Sep 1822
  6. Mary Reaves, m. William Duncan on 17 Nov 1822
  7. Lovett Reaves, b. c1800-1810, m. Mary O. Banyan on 19 Feb 1823
In 1794, Jesse Reaves received a North Carolina grant for 293 acres on Brooks Swamp in Wayne County.

Sarah Duncan Reaves was deceased when her father wrote his will in September of 1799. For reasons unstated, Edmund Duncan stipulated that the offspring of his deceased daughter Sarah were to receive no part of his estate.

Jesse Reaves appears to have remarried by the time the 1800 census was taken for that year he is recorded in Duplin County with a household that includes 1 male ‹10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 3 females ‹10 and 1 female 26-44.

In a deed dated 7 Nov 1803, Samuel Herring of Duplin County conveyed 39 acres on Brooks Swamp adjoining Stephen Reaves to Jesse Reaves, of Duplin County. Jesse Reaves, again described as of Duplin County, sold 500 acres on Brooks Swamp to Thomas Brown on the 20th of February, 1804 recorded in Wayne County Deed Book 7, pg 600. The land was also adjacent to a tract owned by his brother Stephen Reaves.

The Jesse Reaves named in the following Jones County, Georgia deed records is believed to be Jesse, son of William Reaves of Wayne County, NC.
H-395: 5 Oct. 1816, Jesse Reaves of Jones Co. GA to Isaac Duncan of same, $312.25, 104 acres, part of lot #163 in 6th Dist. of Baldwin now Jones Co. GA, corner of lots 162 and 163, corner lot 176, said lot granted Thomas Ussry 30 Sept. 1813; wit. Henry Hooten, Ichabod Cox JP. (FHL film 470,015)

L-431: (no heading) 7 Jan. 1820, Jesse Reaves to Isaac Duncan, no localities, $25, 25 acres of land only the pine timber suitable for sawing of lumber excepted all that the owner of the land does not want for the benefit of land, being part of lot 162 in 6th Dist. of Baldwin now Jones Co., on lines of lot 162 and 163 and 177, the said lot of land was granted to William Paul 22 Oct. 1814; wit. Issachar (Ipachar?) Bates, Jesse Cox JIC. (FHL film 470,016)

L-467: 7 April 1821, Jesse Reeves of Jones Co. GA to Isaac Duncan of same, $480, 101-1/4 acres, being part of lot 163 in 6th Dist. Baldwin now Jones, [granted] to Thomas Ussery(?) 13 Sept. 1813, being the part whereon Jesse Reeves now lives, also 101-1/4 acres, part of 162 in 6th Dist. Baldwin now Jones Co., granted William Paul 22 Oct. 1814, being the part adj. McKinzee, also 25 acres being part of lot 150 in 6th Dist. Baldwin now Jones granted Lewis M. Tear, being the part on the N.side of Crooked Creek, adj. corner lots 162 and 161 and 163, McKinzie's line, lot 164, said Reeves and Duncans corner to Barefield's corner; wit. William McKinzie, Jesse Cox JIC. (FHL film 470,016)

M-288: 10 Jan. 1823, Gesse Reaves (/s/ Jesse Reaves), James McDaniel, William Duncan, Lovet Reaves (/s/ Lovett Reaves), John Kinamy (/s/ John Kinemey), and John Charles Duncan (/s/ J.C. Duncan), heirs of Jesse Reaves decd, of Jones Co. GA, to Isaac Duncan of same, $86.50, lot 150 in 6th Dist. of Baldwin Co. when surveyed now Jones Co., containing 177-1/2 acres except 25 acres on N. side of Crooked Creek, adj. said creek; wit. Milley Kinemay, Davis Slocumb JP. (FHL film 470,017) (MAD: Kimmey written plainly in a deed ca 1840's)


1793 Will of William Reaves
Will of Edmund Duncan, Duplin County NC WB A:108-109
1800 Census - Duplin County, North Carolina
1820 Census - Capt Rosser's District, Jones County, Georgia
Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950, online at Family Search
Jones County, Georgia Deed Records