Reeves, Spencer (c1765 ? - c1830 GA)

Reeves, Spencer

Reeves, Spencer


Father: Thomas Reeve
Mother: Sarah MNU Reeve

Birth: c1765
Birth Source: 1830 Census gives age as 60-69

Death: after 1830, Columbia County, Georgia
Death Source: No record after 1830 census

Spouse1: Unknown


Probable children of Spencer Reeves and unknown wife:
  1. Lavinia Viney Reeves, b. c1800, m1 Wilder Phillips, m2 James Anderson
  2. Charles Reeves, b. 1811
  3. Stephen Green Reeves, b. 1812
  4. Thomas Reeves, b. 1810-1820
  5. Randolph Reeve, b. 1820
Spencer Reeves is recorded as receiving land grants in Washington and Richmond Counties of Georgia in 1784-85. Spencer received a grant for 100 acres on Brier Creek in Richmond County in 1786. The grant refers to Spencer receiving the grant for doing his duty in the total expulsion of the British from the state. One of the grants was for 287 1/2 acres which he leased and then sold, possibly while living in Greene County. John Reeves, probably Spencer's brother, also received land grants in Washington County at that time and several later grants (circa 1800) in Columbia County. Thomas Reeve and Sarah Reeve received bounty land warrants in 1784 and 1787 respectively. Sarah's tract was adjacent to Spencer's.

In 1790, The Augusta Chronicle reported under presentments from the Richmond County Superior Court, Aug Term 1790: "We recommend that Spencer Reeves be exonerated from paying his poll-tax."

According to Georgia Revolutionary War soldiers' graves vol 2, Spencer served in the Georgia Troops under Colonel Benjamin Few.

The 1820 census of Columbia County, Georgia lists Spencer Reeves' household with 4 males ‹10, 1 male ›45, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25 and 1 female 26-44.

On 6 Jul 1822 a deed from Spencer Reeves to William Luckey, for $5, for 3 acres in Columbia County is described as the southwest corner of two tracts of land, the one granted Spencer Reeves on 15 March 1787 and "the other granted to Sarah his mother on the 14th day of October 1787." The land is described as lying on a small branch running between the lands of said Reeves and Luckey. (DB Y, p548)


1820 Census:  Columbia County, Georgia
1830 Census:  Columbia County, Georgia

1786 Land Warrant, scanned original online at Family Search
1785 Lease - Spencer Reeve to William Greaves - Greene County, Georgia Deed Book 1, p4
1785 Deed - Spencer Reeve to William Greaves - Greene County, Georgia Deed Book 1, p6
1822 Deed - Columbia County, Georgia Deed Book Y, 548
Georgia Revolutionary War soldiers' graves vol 2, p472
The Augusta Chronicle, 21 Aug 1790