Reaves, Stephen (1772 NC - 1830 GA)


Reaves, Stephen


Father: William Reaves
Mother: Elizabeth Carraway

Birth: 8 Mar 1772, Wayne County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Charles Bentley Bible

Death: 22 Nov 1830, Talbot County, Georgia
Death Source: Talbot County Probate Records

Spouse1: Sarah Flowers


Children of Stephen Reaves and Sarah Flowers:
  1. Henry Reaves, b. c1794
  2. Asher Reaves, b. c1798
  3. Nancy Reaves, b. 27 Jun 1796
  4. Lydia Reaves, b. c1803
  5. William Reaves, b. 18 Apr 1805
  6. Elizabeth "Betsy" Reaves, b. 15 Oct 1810
  7. Stephen Reaves
  8. Samuel J. Reaves
  9. Sarah Reaves, b. c1811
  10. Harrel F. Reaves, b. 6 Nov 1819
  11. Abner L. Reaves

The 1830 will of Stephen Reaves is recorded in Talbot County, Georgia and names all of the above children.

In 1843, Stephen's widow Sarah "Sarey" Reaves gave "a negro boy by the name of Briton...I got from the estate of my father after the decease of my husband Stephen Reaves" to "my son Abner L. Reeves."

Research Notes

There was a John Reeves present in Talbot County who had rights to his estate as well, but is not named in Stephen's will.


Birth:          Charles Bentley Bible

1800 Census:  Wayne County, North Carolina
1830 Census:  Talbot County, Georgia

1830 Will - Stephen Reaves - Talbot County, Georgia Will Book A, p35
1843 Deed - Sarah Reaves to Abner L. Reeves - Talbot County, Georgia Deed Book H, p36