Reeves, George (1796 KY - 1878 IL)

Reeves, George

Reeves, George


Father: Benjamin Reeves
Mother: Hannah Jane MNU

Birth: 16 Mar 1796, Fleming County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Fleming County 1838 Will of Benjamin Reeves and Gravestone

Death: 22 Jan 1878, Washington County, Illinois
Death Source: Gravestone in Curlee Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois

Spouse1: Alcebeth Hargett, m. 20 Apr 1819 (date undocumented)


Children of George Reeves and Alcebeth Hargett:
  1. Samuel Reeves, b. 18 Apr 1820
  2. Sampson Reeves, b. 6 Apr 1822
  3. Matilda Ann Reeves, b. 5 Nov 1823
  4. Hannah Martha Reeves, b. 10 Jan 1826
  5. Mary Elnora Reeves, b. 10 Feb 1828
  6. Daniel Reeves, b. 31 Mar 1830
  7. Austin Reeves, b. 12 Apr 1832
  8. Benjamin Reeves, b. 17 Feb 1834
  9. George Washington Reeves, b. 10 Jul 1835
  10. Francis Marion Reeves, b. 8 Nov 1837
  11. William Henry Reeves, b. 25 Jun 1846
Note: Above children and dates of birth from undocumented online sources.

Various online sources and Ancestry trees list Benjamin Reeves and Mary Crook of Mason/Fleming Counties of Kentucky as the parents of George Reeves; however, the biography of Benjamin's son Benjamin F. Reeves who died in Rush County, Indiana does not name a child "George" as one of his siblings. The children of Benjamin Reeves and Mary Crook were listed as Elizabeth, Susan, Fanny, Thomas, Benjamin F., John and Reason Reeve.

George who married Alcebeth Hargett is far more likely the son of Benjamin Reeves who named a son George in his 1838 Fleming County will along with Austin who had married Alcebeth's sister Matilda Hargett. The 1830 census of Mason County, Kentucky names Daniel Hargett one household removed from Austin Reeves and George Reeves in the Western Division. This is also the only George Reeves in the Mason/Fleming area who is the right age (born before 1800) to be the George Washington Reeves later of Jefferson County, Illinois.

The last listing in census records of Mason County for George Reeves was the 1840 census and by 1850, he appeared in the census of Bracken County.

Although the transcription does not cite the reference, his will names at least the following: "Sampson Reeves and his wife Anna Reeves, M.A. Reeves, J. S. W. Hargett & Mary E. Hargett, his wife, Seth W. Derickson, Anna Martha Derickson, G. W. Reeves, Polly A. Reeves, his wife, William H. Reeves."


Fleming County Will Book F,Pg 194
1830 Census - Mason County, Kentucky
1840 Census - Mason County, Kentucky
1850 Census - Bracken County, Kentucky
1860 Census - Jefferson County, Illinois (HOH-Sampson Hargett)
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Illinois (HOH-John Hargett)
George Reeves Will