Reeves, Betsy (c1750 ? - 1837 NC)

Betsy Reeves

Reeves, Elizabeth "Betty"


Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1750
Birth Source: Estimate of age based upon marriage in 1776

Death: 26 May 1837, Wake County, North Carolina
Death Source: RW Pension Statement

Spouse1: Frederick Reeves (Rives)


Hartwell Reeves stated in 1843 documents which he submitted in an effort to draw Frederick Reeves' RW pension after the death of his mother, Betsy, that he had 3 siblings who were all deceased by that time. There is an extremely degraded scrap of paper from the Revolutionary Pension file of Frederick Reeves that has the names of the four children written on them. The names of Henry Reeves and Hartwell Reeves near the center of the paper are discernable as are their dates of birth, but the names of both daughters are much more faint; however the older daughter's name appears to be Lydia and her date of birth 17 Jul 1778.

Children of Frederick and Betsy Reeves:
  1. Lydia Reeves, 17 Jul 1778
  2. Henry Reeves, 9 Nov 1779
  3. Hartwell Reeves, 1 Mar 1783
  4. Syntha or Cynthia Reeves
In pension statements given by Hartwell Reeves after his mother's death, he stated that all of his siblings were deceased at that time. Henry Reeves apparently died before Frederick Reeves made his will in 1791 since there is no mention of him.

A transcription of the statement for Betty Reeves' Revolutionary War widow's pension based upon Frederick Reeves' service (#W18801) is available at - http://southerncampaign.org/pen/w18801.pdf

Research Notes


1791 Will of Frederick Reeves, probated Johnston County WB 1 p50
1800 Census - Wake County, North Carolina
RW Pension of Frederick Reeves

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