Reeves, Benjamin (1758 VA - 1838 KY)

Benjamin Reeves

Reeves, Benjamin


Father: Reeves, Benjamin
Mother: Sarah Wright Smith

Birth: c1758, Virginia
Birth Source: 1794 Will of Benjamin Reeves and census

Death: circa Sept 1838, Mason or Fleming County, Kentucky
Death Source: Fleming County Will Book F,Pg 194

Spouse1: Hannah Jane MNU


Children of Benjamin Reeves and Jane MNU:
  1. George Reeves, b. 16 Mar 1796
  2. Benjamin Reeves, b. c1800
  3. Anna Reeves, b. c1804
  4. Austin Smith Reeves, b. 12 Dec 1804
  5. Ignatius Reeves, b. c1805
  6. James C. Reeves, b. c1815
  7. Elizabeth Reeves, b. c1818, m. William Emmons on 19 Jul 1838 in Fleming County, Kentucky
  8. William Reeves, b. c1820
  9. Selby Reeves, b. c1820
Benjamin Reeves' 1838 will mentions wife Jane, sons George, Benjamin, Austin, James, William, Ignatius, and daughters Elizabeth, Selby and Anna Ferguson.

Research Notes

In a Mason County deed from 1812, a Benjamin Reeves of Fleming County sold his portion of Samuel Reeves's estate land to Benjamin Reeves Jr. of Mason County, Kentucky. Benjamin of Fleming would appear to be this Benjamin, brother to Samuel.

There is a Benjamin Reeves who is listed in the 1820 and 1830 census records in Fleming County. That may be this Benjamin. However, Elijah Reeves who died in Fleming County had a son Benjamin who was still living in Fleming County as late as 1817 per a deed.


1810 Census:  Mason County, Kentucky

1812 Deed - Benjamin Reeves to Benjamin Reeves Jr. - Mason County, Kentucky Deed Book M, p292
1838 Will - Benjamin Reeves - Fleming County, Kentucky Will Book F, p194