Reeves, James (c1750 MD - aft 1790 MD)

James Reeves

Reeves, James

Father: Thomas Reeves, Sr.
Mother: Lydia Clarke

Birth: before 1750, Charles County, Maryland
Birth Source: Probate of Thomas Reeves

Death: before 1803 before July 1791, Probably Prince William County, Virginia
Death Source: Inv. of estate of James Reeves filed 4 Jul 1791, Prince William County VA WB G, p.535

Spouse1: Mrs. Margaret Robey McCoy


Children of James Reeves and Margaret Robey:
  1. Hezekiah Hornitt Reeves
  2. Thomas Isaac Reeves
The records of the estate of Joseph Padgett name Hezekiah H. Reeves and Thomas I. Reeves as the only living children of James Reeves as of May 1813. From Charles County, Maryland Orphan's Court Proceedings 1812-1814, Page 264.

Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 600. Bill of Sale. I, Thomas Reeves of CC, for 21 £ have sold to James Reeves, 1 Negro girl named Nell. Signed Aug 9, 1769 - Thos Reeves. Wit - John Winter*.
The within mentioned Negro being mortgaged to me, I hereby release all my right to sd Negro to sd James Reeves. Signed Aug 9, 1769 - Hezekiah Reeves. Wit - John Winter*. Recorded Aug 9, 1769.

Benjamin McCoy 7,5 D CH £120.1.9 Dec 29 1774
Sureties: John Nally Roby, Peter H. Roby.
Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to child: Henry.
Administratrix: Margaret Reeves, wife of Mr. James Reeves.

Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 325. Doc 19, 1778 from James Reeves of CC, Gentleman, to Clement Butts of CC, planter, for 71 £ 1 shilling, lot #6 in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, lying on the west side of the main Road loading through the sd Town, the lot having been previously willed by Francis Goodrich to Richard Goodrich of CC. signed - James Reeves. Wit - Walter Hanson, W.H. Jenifer. Margaret, the wife of the sd James Reeves, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jan 2, 1779

This appears to be the James Reeves listed on the tax lists for both land and personal property in Prince William County, Virginia throughout the 1780s. The will of James' widow Margaret states "last will and testament of Margarett Reeves formerly of Prince William County Virginia and late of Charles County deceased". This is undoubtedly the same James Reeves' whose estate inventory dated July 4th, 1791 is recorded in Prince William County, Virginia Will Book G, pg 535.


Orphan's Court Proceedings 1812-1814, Page 264, Charles County, Maryland
Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 600
Prince William County VA WB G, p.535
Will of widow Margaret Roby Reeves, Charles County MD WB 12, pg. 191-193

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