Reeves, Samuel (c1775 VA - c1811 KY)

Samuel Reeves

Reeves, Samuel


Father: Benjamin Reeves
Mother: Sarah Wright Smith

Birth: c1775
Birth Source: 1794 Will of Benjamin Reeves, Age estimated from census of 1810

Death: before January 1812, Mason County, Kentucky
Death Source: Inventory of Estate submitted to Mason County Probate Court

Spouse1: Elizabeth Melton on 17 Apr 1800 in Mason County, Kentucky


On 9 Mar 1812, commissioners of the court set aside the metes and bounds of the dower allotment for Elizabeth Reeves, widow of Samuel Reeves. This would indicate that there were minor children from this marriage that would eventually inherit the balance or 2/3's of Samuel Reeves' estate, however, that was not the case. Apparently Samuel's siblings were heirs to his estate. In 1823 the heirs of his sister, Jane Rousseau, sold the tract of land they inherited from Samuel's estate to George W. Reeves.[Mason KY WB:Z p:230-232]

Austin Reeves was bondsman for the marriage of Elizabeth Reeves to Eli Truitt on 23 Feb 1812 in Mason County, Kentucky. It is likely that this was Samuel's widow Elizabeth.


1810 Census - Mason County, Kentucky
1823 Mason County KY Deed, DB Z p. 230-232