Reeves, Austin Smith (1757 VA - c1840 KY)

Reeves, Austin Smith

Reeves, Austin Smith


Father: Benjamin Reeves
Mother: Sarah Wright Smith

Birth: 12 Nov 1757, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: c1840, Mason County, Kentucky
Death Source: Distribution of Slaves recorded 15 Mar 1842, Mason County KY, Will Book M, Pg 356

Spouse1: Abigail Mason, m. c1782


Children of Austin Smith Reeves and Abigail Mason:
  1. Benjamin Reeves, b. 23 Jun 1783
  2. Austin Smith Reeves, b. c1786, m. Lisey Dill 7 May 1806 in Mason County, Kentucky
  3. Sarah Reeves, unmarried in 1842
  4. John Reeves, b. c1790, m. Nancy
  5. Sibella "Sibble/Sibby" Reeves, b. c1794, m. Elias Truitt on 8 Mar 1814
  6. George Reeves, b. c1792, d. Ohio, m. Elizabeth Brown
  7. Mary Reeves, m. Miller
The above children are documented in the Distribution of Slaves for the Estate of Austin Smith Reeves in Mason County WB M, page 356. (See attached scanned document.)

∗Research by Dan Knight:
Northumberland Co., VA, Deeds, Wills, Etc., 1743-1749, published page 105:

27 July 1747. I Benjamin Reeve of Dittingin Parish, Prince William County, am firmly bound unto William Nelms, joyner, of St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, for 106 pds...whereas the afsd Benjamin Reeve & Sarah his wife by deed of feoffment...conveyed to sd William Nelms 26 acres of land…which fell heir to Sarah w/o sd Benja Reeve daughter to Samuel Smith decd... Wit: Leroy Oldham, John Blundall. Proved by Leroy Oldham, Abraham Haynie, & John Blundall, 10 August 1747. Original Pp. 104-105.

Original page 143: In obedience to an order dated 8 August 1748 we Wm Kenner William Nelms Junr Jno Corbell & Ellis Gill did meet at the house of Leroy Oldham & did divide the estate of Samuel Smith decd & that of Judith Smith ded. Paid to William Barratt gdn to Smith Barratt orphan of Goerge Barratt decd one Negro boy Isaack…Paid Benjamin Reeves one slave Pleasant & money…Paid Leory Oldham to slaves...Moll & Doll... Paid Leroy Oldham gdn Ruth Smith orphan to Samuel Smith two Negroes Peter & Ben... Returned 12 September 1748...

The St. Stephen's parish births show:
Sarah Smith, daughter of Samuel, born 5 December 1725

After further research of the Samuel Smith family by TRP's Anne McDonald, the parents of Samuel Smith were found to be Samuel Smith and Alice Austin which may account for the use of the name "Austin Smith Reeves" in this and many subsequent generations of this family.

This page has the following file(s) attached:-


Death:       Mason County, Kentucky WB M, pg 356, Estate of Austin S. Reeves

1795 Census of Kentucky - Mason County, Kentucky
1800 Second Census of Kentucky
1810 Census:  Mason County, Kentucky
1820 Census:  Mason County, Kentucky
1830 Census:  Mason County, Kentucky
1840 Census:  Mason County, Kentucky

Mason County, Kentucky Will of Benjamin Reeves
Northumberland Co., VA, Deeds, Wills, Etc., 1743-1749, published page 105: