Reeve, Nancy (c1790 SC - 1824 SC)

Reeve, Nancy

Reeve, Nancy


Father: William Reeve
Mother: Netty (Nutty) White

Birth: c1790, Abbeville, South Carolina
Birth Source: Will of William Reeve and age estimated from date of marriage.

Death: Nov 1824, Abbeville, South Carolina
Death Source: Pension records of Thomas T. Newsum's War of 1812 service

Spouse1: George Mitchell, m. c1812
Spouse2: Thomas T. Newsum, m. 1818


Children of Nancy Reeve and George Mitchell:
  1. Larkin W. Mitchell, b. 1814
  2. Ellendor H. Mitchell
When Thomas T. Newsum's widow, his second wife, applied for a widow's pension on his War of 1812 service, she stated that Thomas T. Newsum had been previously married to a woman named Nancy Mitchell. The pension papers state that Nancy Mitchell married Thomas T. Newsum in 1818 and that she died in November 1824 in Abbeville SC.

The estate records of George Mitchell, who died in Abbeville SC about 1817, were administered by Nancy Mitchell and George W. Reeve. Also bonded on the administrator's bond were William Reeve and Lankford Hughes who was married to Netty Reeve. The estate papers do not specify Nancy Mitchell's relationship to George Mitchell; however, the papers make reference to a payment made by George W. Reeve, administrator, to Thomas T. Nusum in 1835 for the care of two minor children, Larkin W. Mitchell and Ellendor H. Mitchell, for six years. As the Newsum pension papers indicate, Nancy Mitchell was married to Thomas T. Newsum for six years, from 1818 until her death in 1824. It appears that Larkin W. Mitchell and Ellendor Mitchell were Nancy and George Mitchell's children, who were cared for by their mother and stepfather Thomas T. Newsum during their six years of marriage.

The 1838 will of William Reeve refers to the children of his deceased daughter Nancy Nusum and appears to confirm that this Nancy Nusum was Thomas T. Newsum's wife Nancy who died in 1824.


History:   Newsom Family Page, Written by: Ann Holladay