Reeves, John (c1784 NC - c1865 SC)

Reeves, John

Reeves, John


Father: Allen Reeves
Mother: Nancy Whiten Ragland

Birth: 1784, York County, South Carolilna
Birth Source: Probate of the Estate of Allen Reeves, Case Nbr. 62, File 2843 and census for age

Death: c1865, York County, South Carolina
Death Source: York County SC Probate Index

Spouse1: Mary Brown, d/o John Brown, m. before Aug 1812
Spouse2: Elizabeth Baxter


Children of John Reeves and Mary Brown:
  1. Henry Reeves, b. c1826
  2. Sarah Reeves, b. c1831
  3. Nancy Reeves, b. 19 Jul 1833
At some time after his marriage to Mary Brown, John Reeves and his family moved to Georgia as the youngest children named above were all listed as having been born in Georgia. Undoubtedly there were other children born to John and Mary during the years 1810 to 1830, but their identities are currently unknown as is the county of John's residence in Georgia although it was probably Jasper. There are court records in Jasper County regarding several other descendants of Allen Reeves as well as John himself [Jasper GA LA A:137].

In a York County deed dated August 4, 1812, John Reeves and his wife Mary, formerly Mary Brown, along with her siblings conveyed land inherited from her brother Alexander Brown to William Gillam.

The probate records of Elizabeth Reeves name the above listed step children as legatees. Case Nbr. 38, File 1628 of York County Probate Records.


York County SC Probate - Estate of Allen Reeves, ((18080315_Case_62_File_2843|Case Nbr. 62, File 2843)
Jasper County GA Admin & Letters Book A, p. 137
1850 Census - York County, South Carolina
1860 Census - York, York County, South Carolina (HOH John Turney)