Reeves, Susannah (1770 VA - ? KY)

Reeves, Susannah

Reeves, Susannah


Father: Asa Reeves
Mother: Sarah Unknown (surname is listed in various online sources as Lambert but there is no documentation)

Birth: 6 Nov 1770, Virginia
Birth Source: Legatee in will of Asa Reeves

Death: Unknown, Fleming County, Kentucky
Death Source: Susannah's father Asa's will was written in 1819 creates the impression that Susannah was still living, but Spencer Reeves remarried in 1811 and the widow listed in his estate records of 1823 is Polly Reeves.

Spouse1: Spencer Reeves, m. 6 Nov 1790, Mason County, Kentucky


Children of Susannah Reeves and Spencer Reeves:
  1. Noah Reeves
  2. Elijah Reeves, b. c21 Jan 1795
  3. John R. Reeves
  4. Paul Reeves, b. c1795
  5. Thomas D. Reeves, b. c1800
  6. George Reeves, b. c1804
  7. Nancy Reeves, b. c1804, m. Samuel Ishmael on 01 Apr 1823 in Fleming County, Kentucky
  8. Martha Jane Reeves, m. James McDaniel on 26 Dec 1825
Susannah Reeves was named as a legatee in the will of Asa Reeves written 1819 and probated in November of 1823.

Although there are no probate documents that provide definite documentation of Spencer and Susannah Reeves' children, George, Noah, Thomas, Elijah Reeves and Samuel Ishmael, believed to be a son-in-law of Spencer's, are listed in numerous documents pertaining to Spencer's estate. In the sale bill of "exempted property" dated 5 Jul 1824 that appears to include family members and heirs they are all listed. (Fleming County Will Records Vol C p. 164)

The primary estate sale for Spencer Reeves also includes these same individuals as buyers along with Paul Reeves. (Fleming County Will Records Vol C p. 100-102)

None of the daughters of Spencer and Susannah are confirmed. There are also four individuals listed in the sale bill of Exempted property who may be sons-in-laws but no documentation has currently been located to establish their identities. They are John Ulet, H. S. Powers, William Davis and John Tinsley.


Marriage1:  Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850 (Ancestry)

1819 Will - Asa Reeves - Fleming County, Kentucky Will Book C, p106
Fleming County Will Records Vol C p. 100-102