Reeves, Elizabeth (1745 VA - ? ?)

Elizabeth Reeves

Reeves, Elizabeth


Father: Henry Reeves
Mother: Jochebed MNU

Birth: abt 1740, Essex County, Virginia
Birth Source: 1745 Will of Henry Reeves

Death: Unknown
Death Source:

Spouse1: William Porter


The five children above are named in the 1745 will of Henry Reeves although Elizabeth not by name. Henry Reeves mentioned his fifth child that was yet unborn which was obviously Elizabeth.

Elizabeth and her brother John appear to have been the youngest of Henry Reeves children for both were under the guardianship of a Joseph Pollard until 1757. Probate documents recorded in Spotsylvania County Will Book 11, pgs. 25-27, refer to them as orphans of Henry Reeves and list Joseph Pollard's detailed expenses for each.

Henry Reeves' daughters Elizabeth and Mary are named as his daughters in a document dividing the slaves left to them by their deceased father Henry Reeves and recorded in Will Book 11, at pages 362 and 363 in Sep of 1760 and recorded in Aug of 1761. Mary Pamplin received one half the value of the slaves left by their father and William Porter received 1/2 left to his wife Elizabeth.

A 1771 Essex County deed wherein Thomas Hadden and Mary his wife, sold that tract of Land & Plantation which was allotted to Mary by a division with her sister Elizabeth and her husband William Porter. The deed states that this land was devised by the Last Will and Testament of Henry Reeves, the deceased father of Mary & Elizabeth, to his son Brewer who died in infancy and then descended to his brother John who also died in infancy. The term infancy is undoubtedly used to note that they did not live to maturity. Both were living when Henry Reeves' will was probated and for some years after the estates of both John and Elizabeth were supervised by a guardian.

Research Notes


1745 Will of Henry Reeves
Spotsylvania County VA Will Book 11, pgs 25-27
Essex County, VA Will Book 11, pgs 362-363
Essex County, VA Deed Book 30, page 503, 1771

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