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Reeves, Hezekiah (c1726 MD - c1800 MD)

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Reeves, Hezekiah


Summary

Father: 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
Death Source:

Spouse1: Unknown Askin? (see research notes below)

Narrative

Child of Hezekiah Reeves and unknown wife:
  1. Thomas Courtney Reeves, b. 1753, Charles County, Maryland
Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 639. Feb 15, 1790 from Courtney Askin of CC, to Hezekiah Reeves, planter in CC, for 150 £ 2 tracts of land, supposed to be parts of a tract of land commonly called Jordan (Jordon, Jordan), lying in CC, and where the sd Courtney Askin now or lately did reside, and which was devised to sd Courtney Askin by Rebecca Askin, and also for that part of a tract of land sold by John Askin to Hezekiah Reeves, containing in the 2 tracts of land, about 169 acres, and containing about 69 acres. The other tract of land begins at John Smiths lower corner true standing in the mouth of a small branch, containing about 100 acres. Signed Courtney Askin. Wit - Rich Barnes, Henry Barnes Recorded Feb 15, 1790.

Research Notes

The 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.

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.

Sources

1790 Census - Charles County, Maryland
1800 Census - Charles County, Maryland