Reeves, Jane (c1800 NC - c1843 GA)

Jane Reeves

Reeves, Jane


Father: Jesse Reeves
Mother: Obedience Elizabeth "Biddy" Terrell

Birth: Before 1800, Grayson County, Virginia
Birth Source: Will of Jesse Reves, DOB estimated from census records.

Death: after 1843, probably Cherokee County, Georgia
Death Source: Husband widowed in 1850 census

Spouse1: Robert Baker


Children of Jane Reeves and Robert Baker:
  1. Obedience "Biddy" Baker, b. 10 Mar 1821, c. 15 Sep 1885, m. Robert Franklin Davis
  2. Andrew Baker, b. c1825
  3. Mary Baker, b. 1829, m. Matthew M. Gibbs
  4. Elizabeth Baker, b. c1830–
  5. Charity Baker, b. 1 Nov 1830, d. 13 Jun 1923, m. John Andrew Lummus
  6. William Baker, b. 1832
  7. Jane Baker, b. before 1834
  8. Nancy Baker, b. before 1839
  9. Sophrona Baker, b. 1841, m. David Miller
  10. Jesse R Baker, b. 1843, d. 10 Jul 1862
A petition was filed in Ashe County NC in 1839 requesting that the lands of Jane Reeves Baker be sold. The terms of Jesse Reeves' will dictated that the 300 acres should be the property of Jane's children at her death; however Robert and Jane Baker wanted to sell the land in order to move to another state where they might be able to prosper. The petition states that they were "helpless" and had a large family to support. They wanted to move to another state with more fertile soil in order to provide a better life for the children. In the Spring Term of 1840, the Ashe County Court agreed to the sale and decreed such.

It is likely that Jane Reeves and Robert Baker moved to Indiana for a short time before migrating to Georgia because their daughter Nancy, born in 1839, is recorded in the 1850 census as having been born there. The older children all born in North Carolina and the two youngest, Sophrona and Jesse were born in Georgia.

By the time the 1840 census was taken, the family was recorded in Cherokee County, Georgia. Robert Baker and their youngest children were also listed in the 1850 census in Cherokee County but Jane had apparently died for she was not present.

Research Notes


1833 Will of Jesse Reves, Ashe County NC WB A, p. 3-4
Jesse Reves Ashe County NC Estate File
1820 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1830 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1840 Census - Cherokee County, Georgia
1850 Census - Cherokee County, Georgia
Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, online database at Ancestry.com
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