Reeves, George Jr.
SummaryFather: George Reeves, Sr.
Mother: probably Tabitha Geer
Birth: c1779, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: 23 Sep 1825, Orange County, North Carolina
Death Source: Gravestone, Reeves Family Cemetery; death reported in the Raleigh Register on 18 Oct 1825
Spouse1: Sarah Stuart, m. August 1812 in Chatham County, NC
NarrativeChildren of George Reeves, Jr. and Sarah MNU:
- Spencer Stuart Reeves
- Harriet A. Reeves, b. c1819, d. 1847
George Reeves, Jr., occupation "Hatter", of Orange County acquired 250 acres on Terrell's Creek from Anderson Strowd in April, 1810 and was given 180 acres by his father, George Reeves, Sr. in the same area in May, 1810. His father gave him an additional 100 acres in 1818. (See O. C. DB 13:326 and 363, and DB 18:399 - the 280 acres from his father was an original grant to John Buckner).
In 1822 George Reeves, Jr. was executor for the estate of his father (Will of George Reeves, O. C. WB D-605, 1821; DB 19:357, 21:187). George Reeves, Jr. apparently died in 1825 based upon the inscription on his tombstone. In 1838 the land of George Reeves, Jr., dec'd - 530 acres, the same total amount as above - was divided between "Spencer S. Reeves and Harriet Reeves his only heirs-at-law." (DB 28:208) There is also mention of the "widow dower line" in this division.
The 1820 census lists the household of George Reeves, Jr. as follows: 1 Male under 10; 1 Male 16-25; 1 Male 26-44; 1 Female under 10; 1 Female 26-44.
Research NotesThere were at least two other children born out-of-wedlock that were fathered by George Reeves, Jr.
From Orange County Births Out of Wedlock at Family Search
Morris, Nancy – Nancy Morris was pregnant when she identified George Reeves at the father on 9 Feb 1805. See images 1043, 1045 & 1076.
King, Biddy – Biddy King’s child was already born when she identified George Reeves as the father on 14 Sep 1807. See image 1155.
SourcesOrange County Births Out of Wedlock at Family Search
Chatham County NCGenWeb Archives, The Raleigh Minerva, pub. 7 Aug 1812
Orange County Will Book D p. 605
Orange County Deed Book 13 p. 326
IBID DB 13 p. 363
IBID DB 18 p. 399
IBID DB 28 p. 208
The Raleigh Register, pub. 18 Oct 1825