Reeve, Sarah MNU
Birth: about 1740
Birth Source: Estimate based upon age of son Spencer
Death: possibly c1805, Columbia County, Georgia
Spouse1: Thomas Reeve
NarrativeChild of Sarah and Thomas Reeve:
land warrant dated 7 May 1787 granting 200 acres to Sarah Reeve in her own right. The land granted Sarah was stipulated as adjoining that of her son Spencer Reeve.
A Columbia County, Georgia deed dated 31 Dec 1795 and recorded 16 Nov 1797 from Sarah Reeves to John Polk/Paulk deed conveyed 150 acres of the 200 acres granted to her on 14 Oct 1788 in Richmond County. The deed states that the land was then bound on the east side by the branch called "Reeves Branch." Witnesses were Nathaniel Folsom and Nathan Harris, JP. Sarah signed Sarah (X) Reeves. Columbia Co., GA, DB D, p. 230.
Sarah may have been deceased by 1805 when the Columbia County, Georgia Tax Digest shows Spencer Reeves in William Wilkins' District. He paid tax on 150 acres adjoining Paulk & Wattson on Brier Creek in Columbia County. This entry did not indicate to whom the land was granted. Note that Spencer Reeves was granted only 100 acres; so if he paid tax on 150 acres "granted Reeves" and conveyed land that had been granted to Sarah Reeves it would seem that he had somehow acquired the 50 remaining acres granted to his mother Sarah at some point prior to the 1805 Columbia County tax digest.
In 1827 he paid tax on 150 acres joining Luckey and Whitaker on Brier Creek in Columbia County "granted Reeves" and 250 acres, LD 9, LL 23, Hall County, granted "S. Reeves."
On 6 July 1822, Spencer Reeves sold to William Luckey, for $5, 3 acres in Columbia County described as the southwest corner of two tracts of land, the one granted Spencer Reeves on 15 March 1787 and "the other granted to Sarah his mother on the 14th day of October 1787." The land is described as lying on a small branch running between the lands of said Reeves and Luckey. Columbia Co., GA, Deed Book Y p.548.
SourcesGeorgia Headrights and Bounty Land Records, 1783 to 1909 at Family Search
Columbia County, Georgia, Deed Book D p. 230
Columbia County, Georgia, Deed Book Y p. 548