Reaves, Samuel (c1750 - after 1830 NC)


Reaves, Samuel



Birth: 1741 to 1750
Birth Source: Age listed in 1830 census 80-89.

Death: after 1830, probably Montgomery County North Carolina
Death Source: Last recorded in 1830 census.

Spouse1: Unknown


Samuel Reaves along with Josias Reaves signed a petition dated 19 April 1777 to form Montgomery County from Anson County, to the Senate, etc., from the “inhabitants of the Upper End of the County of Anson” asking that the county be divided since the county has “grown populous”.

This is very likely the Samuel Reaves who received a North Carolina grant of 150 acres recorded as being in Rowan County on the line with Montgomery County on both sides of Beaver Dam Creek in May of 1789. In the 1790 census, he was recorded as residing in Montgomery County, rather than Rowan and in all subsequent census he is listed in Montgomery.

There is also a North Carolina grant number 578 issued 20 Dec 1791 for 150 acres in Montgomery County on the NE side of the Yadkin River to Samuel Reeves.

The Montgomery County census records show that Samuel Reaves did have several children but there are no records to identify them.
The 1790 census shows his household with 3 males under 16, 1 male over 16 and 4 females.
In 1800, his household contained 23 males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10 and 1 female 26-44.
The 1810 census lists 2 males 1-25, 1 male over 45, 2 females 16-25 and 1 female over 45.
There are no extant records for the 1820 census of Montgomery County. but in 1830
The 1830 Montgomery County NC census shows Samuel's household contained 1 male 80-89, 1 female 15-19 and 1 female 50-59.

From the 1830 census it appears that Samuel's first wife died sometime during the 2o year period 1810 to 1830.


Petition to form Montgomery County from Anson County
1791 NC Grant, Montgomery County, Book No. 79, p170
1790 Census - Montgomery County, North Carolina
1800 Census - Montgomery County, North Carolina
1810 Census - Montgomery County, North Carolina
1830 Census - Montgomery County, North Carolina