Birth: about 1750, probably Halifax County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Estimation based upon 1790 census
Death: after 1790
Death Source: Recorded in 1790 census of Cumberland County NC
He appears to be a member of the Bladen or Cumberland county Reeves' family due to his connection to them in deeds as evidenced by a 1787 deed from Zachariah Reeves to Darling Reeves. He was also recorded in the 1790 census of Cumberland County.
The 1790 census of Cumberland County records Darling Reeves' household as containing 1 male over 16 years of age, 2 males under 16 and 2 females. On that 1790 census, Nathaniel and John D. Reeves are listed immediately preceding Darling. Other Reeves recorded in Cumberland County in 1790 were Jesse and George Reeves.
Darling Reeves either died after 1790 or migrated away from North Carolina.
Zachariah Reeves and John D. Reeves who served in the Revolution both stated in their pension applications that they were born in Halifax County NC. Later both are found in Cumberland County along with Darling who may have come from Halifax County as well.
1787 Deed from Zachariah Reeves, Cumberland NC DB 8 p374, scanned online originals at Family Search
1790 Census - Cumberland County, North Carolina