Reeves, Wiley (1769 NC - c 1850 GA)


Reeves, Wiley


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Lawson (Maiden name undocumented.)

Birth: 27 Apr 1769, Granville County, North Carolina
Birth Source: York County Probate Records of William Reeves, Case Nbr. 45, File 1904

Death: before 1850, Fayette County, Georgia
Death Source:

Spouse1: Rebecca Thompson, m. 24 Nov 1788 in Granville County, North Carolina


Children of Wiley Reeves and Rebecca Thompson:
  1. Wyatt S. Reeves, b. 31 Oct 1789 in Granville County, NC, d. 25 May 1826 in Fayette County, GA
  2. Edmy Reeves, b. 28 Nov 1791
  3. William Reeves, b. 7 Jul 1794 in York County, SC, d. 4 Dec 1850 in Fayette County, GA
  4. John T. Reeves, b. 8 Dec 1796, d. 1876 in Carroll County, GA
  5. Ethalinda Reeves, b. 11 Jul 1799
  6. Allen Reeves, b. 22 Jun 1801 in York County, SC, d. 1862 in Fayette County, GA
  7. Alfred M. Reeves, b. 19 Dec 1803 in York, SC, d. Oct 1878 in Spalding County, GA, m. Sarah Williams on 26 Aug 1825 in Jasper County, Georgia
  8. Elizabeth T. Reeves, b. 10 Feb 1805, m. John M. Falkner on 4 Nov 1824 in Jasper County, Georgia
  9. Polly A. Reeves, b. 13 Nov 1805
  10. Permelia T. Reeves, b. 29 Jun 1810 in SC, d. 19 Jun 1878 in Fayette County, Georgia, m. Thomas Jones on 5 Jun 1827
  11. Wiley Dabney Reeves, b. 13 Jun 1814 in York County, SC, d. 1874 in Vaughn, Spalding County, GA
Source of children's names and dates of birth from transcription of bible in Georgia Department of Archives and History. (From the research of the late Paul Reeves.)

Some family trees list a Mariah Reeves, born 1805 who married Francis Patterson, Jr.. and a Tabitha Reeves, born 1808 who married Howell T. Billingsley, as daughters of Wiley and Rebecca Reeves but neither are listed in the family bible.

In a deed registered in Jasper County, Georgia, Wiley Reeves of Jasper County transferred some goods to John Bates Jr. of York County, South Carolina as security for the administration of the estate of William Reeves Sr. of York County, South Carolina.

From the minutes of Salem Baptist Church, 1827-1854:
April the 5th 1828 - The church sat in conferrence and opened a door "for the reception of members and James E. Blann, William Osbern, William Reeves, Mille Reeves, Mary Patterson, Ethi Linda Reeves and a coulerd woman by the name of Rachel (servant of Ch. Malone) came by experience and was received.

April the 6?th 1828 - Sat in conferrence and opened a door for the reception of members and Drury Harrington, Lucy a woman of couler (servant of W. Heflin), Allen Reeves, Lucreacy Reeves, Dorcas a woman of couler ( servant of J. Pearce) and Lucy, a woman of couler (servant of E. Reeves wid) came by experience and was received. Then Wiley Reeves came to the church and stated that he had formerly been a member of the Baptist Church and had been expeled for drunkness (in one of the Carolina states) and gave the church satisfactory acknowledgments and being vouched for by ordinary [?] members that were knowing to all the facts he was restored. R. M. Stell, c.

Saturday June the 5th? 1829 - 3rd Appointed breth Biffel, Robinson, Weems and A. Chambers to labor with the dissenting breth; to wit, Wiley Reeves, William Reeves, William Osbern and Luke Gibson and report their progress to the next conferrence. Wm. Reeves c. clk.


1800 Census - York County, South Carolina
1810 Census - York County, South Carolina
1820 Census - York County, South Carolina
1830 Census - Fayette County, Georgia
1840 Census - Fayette County, Georgia

York County Probate Records of William Reeves
Minutes of Salem Baptist Church, 1827-1854
Wiley Reeves Family Bible, transcribed by Paul Reeves
1825 Deed - Wiley Reeves to John Bates Jr. - Jasper County, Georgia Deed Book A, p380