Reeves, Samuel (1753 NC - 1839 TN)

Samuel Reeves

Reeves, Samuel


Father: Unknown Reeves

Birth: 1753, North Carolina
Birth Source: RW Pension Statement of 20 Sep 1819

Death: 12 Oct 1834, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Death Source: RW Widow's Pension of Susannah Brack Reeves

Spouse1: Susannah Brack, m. 20 Nov 1785, Wake County, North Carolina


In Samuel Reeves' Revolutionary War pension statement given in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1819, he states that he entered the service in 1775 from Surry County, North Carolina and Surry was formed from Rowan in 1771. The 1770 tax lists of Rowan County list James Reeves, son of William Reeves of Granville County, and his sons Jeremiah and William. Additionally there is a Benjamin Reeves who is likely the Benjamin of that family as named in the 1751 Granville County will of William Reeves.

The parents of Samuel Reeves are unknown. In the 1790 census of Granville County, he is living next door to Samuel Brack who is presumably his wife Susannah's father.

April 1803 in Iredell County, North Carolina, Samuel Reaves (sic) was executor of the will of his brother-in-law Benjamin Coates. Iredell County WB 1, pg 82.

Samuel Reavis is listed on the 1810 census in Iredell County.

The 1820 census of Lincoln County TN records Samuel Reeves' household with 1 Male 16-18, 2 Males 18-26, 1 Male over 45 years and 1 Female over 45 years.

Children of Samuel Reeves and Susannah Brack named in his RW pension file:
  1. William Reeves, b. c1786
  2. Malachi Reeves, b. c1796
Possible other children of Samuel Reeves and Susannah Brack who were living in Lincoln County, Tennessee at the same time in the same area:
  1. Isaac Reeves, b. c1788
  2. Samuel R. Reeves, b. c1794
  3. Allen Reeves, b. c1799
In Lincoln County, TN around 1815-1818 William, Malichi, and Isaac Reeves were living in the same district and on the same creek.

Research Notes

Samuel Reeves appears to have been recorded twice in the 1820 census. He is listed as Reavis in Iredell County where he was recorded in the 1810 census but also appears in Lincoln County, Tennessee that year.,


1790 Census - Granville County, North Carolina
1810 Census - Iredell County, North Carolina
1820 Census - Iredell County, North Carolina and Lincoln County, Tennessee
1830 Census - Lincoln County, Tennessee
Samuel Reeves RW Pension Statement (W56): http://southerncampaign.org/pen/w56.pdf