SummaryFather: Thomas Reeves, Sr.
Mother: Lydia Clarke
Birth: c1728, St. Mary's County, Maryland
Birth Source: Probate of Thomas Reeves and statement that he was 50years old on deed dated 5 Feb 1776 (CHLR X#3 66:538)
Death: after 1800, Charles County, Maryland
Spouse1: Sarah Askins (see research notes below)
NarrativeChild of Hezekiah Reeves and Sarah Askins:
- Thomas Courtney Reeves, b. 1753, Charles County, Maryland
Research NotesThe wife of Hezekiah Reeves is currently unknown. None of the many deeds executed by Hezekiah include a dower release so even her given name is unknown. Thomas Courtney Reeves is referred to in the will of Elizabeth Askin as her nephew and in his 1818 will he also makes a reference to his aunt Elizabeth Askin.
The Askin family was obviously connected in some way to Hezekiah's family, i.e. above deed from Courtney Askin, a legatee referred to as a nephew in the will of Elizabeth Askin's sister Rebecca Askin, the families lived in the same neighborhood and the name "Courtney" appears to be common to the Askin family although not used in other Reeves' families.
In volume II, Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from original Sources by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, page 31, "tract" 43 is: George Askin (the father), Hezekiah Rieves sic, Rebecca Asken & John Asken, Rebecca, 50, John, 40.
On the same page, "tract" 44 is: Elizabeth Askin, Hezekiah Rieves sic, Andra Audrey Askin.
The will of George Askin, father of Elizabeth and Rebecca mentioned above, makes no bequests to a married daughter named Reeves but neither did it name Vincent Askin who is confirmed as George's son.
Sources1790 Census - Charles County, Maryland
1800 Census - Charles County, Maryland
Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, Vol II by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh