Mother: Nuttey (Netty) White
Birth: 19 Oct 1781, South Carolina
Birth Source: Date Undocumented
Death: 12 May 1850, Alabama
Death Source: Gravestone in Bristow Cemetery, Etowah County, Alabama
Spouse1: Ruth (probably Mitchell) ∗
- Ezekiel Reeve, b. 1805
- Cynthia Reeve¹, b. 24 Nov 1806
- Wiley Reeve¹, b. 06 Jul 1808
- James Anderson Reeve, b. 22 Aug 1814, d. 25 Jan 1894
- Andrew Jackson Reeve, b. 01 Oct 1815
- Dicey Reeve, b. 11 Sep 1817, d. Sep 1868, m. John Yancey Flowers
- William G. Reeve, b. 14 Oct 1821, d. 11 Nov 1853
- Eliza Caroline Reeve, b. Feb 1824, d. Jul 1925
- Nettie Irene Reeve, b. 11 Jan 1829, d. 27 Jul 1905, m1 William Lawrence Jones, m2. John Franklin Edwards
- Senny Onsimus Reeve, b. 17 Apr 1830, d. 22 May 1906
- Noah Vann Reeve, b. 05 May 1832, d. 23 Aug 1864 - Civil War
The heirs of one John Mitchell who died in 1806, conveyed to Nimrod Mitchell (Jr.) in 1818, a tract on Turkey Creek- the signatories were Dicey Mitchell, (widow of John Mitchell) William Mitchell, James Mitchell, Lucy (Reeve) Mitchell, Henry Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell, Larkin Mitchell, James McGray, William Spruill, George Reeve, Richard Grubbs. Wit. Wm. Ware, Wm. Reeve. The details of this transaction could prove whether Ruth, wife of George Reeve, was in fact a member of this Mitchell family which is suggested by George Reeve having been listed among the heirs of John Mitchell.
In an 1828 General Sessions case from Greenville County, John Clark alleged that George Reeves and Noah Reeves of Abbeville district and Frances Davenport of Greenville district had threatened him and his wife. He stated that they came to his house and "the sd George Reevs did get an axe and threaten to strike him the deponant and broke down the door of the sd Clarks house and puled? the wife of the deponent about in a very rough manner." And that "Noah Reevs and Francis Devanport did aid and assist the sd George Reevs in a riotous manner contrary to the peace and dignity of the State."
DeKalb County GA Sales and Appraisements Book B (1852 1858), Page 294
Estate of George M. (sic W.) Reeves, decd in account with Ezekiel Reeves, Admr from first of Jul 1853 to first Jul 1854
Cash paid Ruth Reeves, legatee, James A. Reeves, legatee, S. W. Reeves, legatee, N. V. Reeves, legatee, E. Garrett, Gdn of F. M. and Nutty L. Reeves, Elizabeth Slaten, Stephen Nailor, E. Bowen, R. C. N. Reeves, N. R. Reeve, A. Johnson, W. G. Reeves. Sworn 7 3 1854 /s/Ezekiel Reeves, Admr
Note: Although George Washington Reeve died in Dekalb County, Alabama and some of his estate was probated there, the above document was in fact, probated in Georgia and is found in the book and page shown.
¹ These children of George Washington Reeve are documented in the estate files of Marshall County, AL that reference Mary Jane Reeves, Martha Ann Reeves, Francis Louisa Reeves (children of Wiley), Francis Mariah Reeves and Nutty Louisa Reeves (children of Cynthia) as his heirs.
Many of the above children and grandchildren were named in an heirs deed from 1852 in which they quit claim as heirs to George W. Reeve to the land so that the administrator William L. Reeve could sell it.
Several descendants of George Washington Reeve and his wife Ruth were given Mitchell as a middle name and numerous female children in their family were named "Dicey". That name is noteworthy since John Mitchell's wife is documented as having been named Dicey.
Descendants of this family should search the deed records of Abbeville SC for more records regarding the settling of the affairs of John Mitchell after his death.
1810 Census: Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina
1820 Census: Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina
1830 Census: Abbeville, South Carolina
1840 Census: DeKalb County, Georgia
1850 Census: DeKalb County, Alabama
DeKalb County GA Sales and Appraisements Book B (1852 1858), Page 294, scanned document online at Family Search
DeKalb County, Alabama Probate Records
Marriage of Nettie I. Reeve - Georgia, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850, Ancestry database
1852 Deed - George W. Reeve Heirs to William L. Jones - DeKalb County, Alabama Deed Book D, p232
Greenville County, South Carolina General Sessions Case #860, State Vs. Geo Reeves Noah Reeves & Frances Davenport