Birth: c1719, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1751 Will of William Reeves
Death: after 1788
- William Reeves
William Reves (sic Reeves) witnessed a deed from Peter Bruce to Isaac Reeves, both of Edgecombe County, for 100 acres on Marsh Swamp on August 14, 1740.
There is no documentary evidence of Isaac Reeves' age but he was undoubtedly an adult when Peter Bruce deeded 100 acres to him in 1740 indicating that he was around 21 years of age.
Isaac Reaves was recorded in the records of Edgecombe County as an adjoining landowner to Richard Oliver, for land near Marsh Swamp in 1753 and again referenced in a plat for Richard Oliver for land in Edgecombe County near Marsh Swamp, joining Wm Rose on April 5, 1754.
During the 1760's Isaac Reeves was recorded in Halifax County. He was referenced in a deeds from Alexander McCulloch to Charles Blanton for land near Marsh Swamp on May 17, 1762 and another deed from Charles Blanton to Joseph Eelbank for land near Marsh Swamp on March 9, 1767.
It is probable that the following citations, recorded in Caswell County, may pertain to Isaac Reeves of the Granville County Reeves' family:
- From the Colonial Records of N.C., Vol. IX, 1771-1775, pg. 89, Isaac Reeves signs petition to divide Orange County to a certain line in Granville County and a certain line in Guilford County.
- Isaac Reeves listed on the 1777 Tax Lists of Caswell County, formed from Orange County.
- Deed to Isaac Reeves of Caswell County from Peter Bankston of Anson County, 150 acres on north side of N. Hico, January 1, 1779.
- Debts of estate of Thomas Wisdom paid to Isaac Reaves and others, Caswell County, April 1788.
Finally, there is a deed dated 3 Oct 1781 recorded in Caswell County, Deed Book A, at Page 31, in which Isaac Reeve (also spelled Rives and Reeves) of Randolph County, NC, conveyed to Martha Wisdom of Caswell County, for 1000 lbs 150 Acres on N. Hico adj Bankston, Joseph Boren, to line of old Mr. Graves now possessed by James Bain, and Motherland. Wit: Thomas Douglass, Benj. Debow, Jennet Douglass. This appears to be the same 150 acres Isaac Reeves purchased from Peter Bankston on 1 Jan 1779: Peter Bankston of Anson County, North Carolina, sold to Isaac Reeves, 150 acres on the North side of North Hico which Peter Bankston purchased from his father, Lawrence Bankston (DeedBook A, p. 195).
Isaac Reeves' move to Randolph County NC circa 1780 may indicate that a William Reeves (Rieves) listed as a taxpayer in Randolph County was the son of Isaac. Isaac left Caswell County around 1780 which is documented in deed records and may have been prompted by the presence of a son in that area..
1751 Will of William Reeves
Deed, Caswell NC DB A p31, online scanned originals at Family Search
1779 Taxpayers of Randolph County NC, online Ancestry database