Reeves, Ezekiel ( - c1842)

Ezekiel Reeves

Reeves, Ezekiel



Birth Source:

Death: by late 1842, Washington County, Alabama
Death Source: Will & Probate



This appears to be the Ezekiel Reeves who has a service record for the War of 1812 in Carson's Reg. in the Mississippi Militia as a private. He was in Capt. Charles H. Devereux's Co. of Volunteer Mounted Gunmen. One of the rolls from Nov 1814 is dated from Mobile.

Ezekiel is mentioned as a Justice of the Peace for Mobile County in 1823.

St. Stephens land office records show patents for Ezekiel Reeves, one dated 1 Sep 1831 (#2855)

In 1830, Ezekiel was listed on the census in Washington County. There were two men in the household, one age 20-30, the other 30-40. Perhaps a brother was living with him. In 1840, there were two men, one age 20-30, the other 50-60; and also one woman, age 20-30. Ezekiel made his will in 1836 in which he gave all his possessions to Anna B Rains. The relationship between the two is not specified and no relatives are mentioned in the will. He appointed "my worthy and trust friend Joseph Johnston and Daniel Rain" as executors of the will. Perhaps Daniel was Anna's husband or brother. He listed a number of land patents and tracts including one in Clarke County.

Research Notes


1830 Census:  Washington County, Alabama
1840 Census:  Washington County, Alabama

1836 Will - Ezekiel Reeves - Washington County, Alabama Will Book B, p73
Mobile County, Alabama Civil Register County Officials, Vol 1, p216 - Alabama, Civil Appointments, 1818-1939 (Ancestry)
Alabama, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 (Ancestry)
Mississippi, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812-1815 (Ancestry)