Reeves, Elizabeth (c1745 NC - c1781 ?)

Reeves, Elizabeth

Reeves, Elizabeth


Father: James Reeves
Mother: Millicent MNU

Birth: c1745, Granville County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of James Reeves

Death: after 1781
Death Source:

Spouse1: John Holmes?


Research Notes

There is very little information regarding Elizabeth Reeves. She is named as Holmes in her father's 1781 will but whether her husband was the John Holmes who migrated to Wilkes County, Georgia is uncertain. It is apparent that John Holmes was closely connected to this Reeves' family since many of the Wilkes County records for John Holmes name Jeremiah and Malachi Reeves. Note that they were witnesses to his will below.

Elizabeth Reeves must have died young very young but was living in 1781 when her father's will was written. All records for Capt. John Holmes of Wilkes County GA state that he married Chloe Bentley, daughter of William Bentley II, circa 1769 in Georgia. It is Chloe who is named as John Holmes' wife in his 1803 will from the Early Records of Georgia (Will Book GG) and probated in July 1807:

Page 61--HOLMES, JOHN. To wife Cloe whole estate for life. To dau. Apsilla Milner, beds, cows, etc. To dau. Penelope Milner horse, bed, etc. which she has already received. To dau. Mary Parks, ditto, already received. Land to be divided among his four sons, Josiah, John, and James, called oldest. To Moses a slave Isaac also. To dau. Elizabeth and son Moses a horse each at majority. Wife Chloe, Geo. Willis, Sr., Jere. Bentley and my three oldest sons, Josiah, John and James, Excrs. Signed Sept. 4, 1802. Probated Mar. 8, 1803. Jeremiah Reeves, Malachi Reeves, Test. (Full transcription of this will at http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/probate/wills/holmes-john.shtml)


1781 Will of James Reeves, Guilford County, North Carolina

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