Reeves, William (1779 NC - 1857 NC)

William Reeves

Reeves, William


Father: Edward Reeves
Mother: Jane Melvin

Birth: 1779, Bladen County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Statement of 5 Aug 1840 RW Widow's Pension of Mary Cain

Death: 1857, Bladen County, North Carolina
Death Source: Find A Grave

Spouse1: Lois Bevan, c. 1780, d. after 1840
Spouse2: Elizabeth Jordan, b. 1819, m. 21 Oct 1844 in Cumberland County, NC


Child of William Reeves and Lois Bevan:
  1. William Reeves, Jr., b. c1800
  2. Wiley Reeves, b. 24 Aug 1814
  3. Nancy Reeves
  4. Polly Jane Reeves, b. c1808 m. Thomas Forte

Child of William Reeves and Elizabeth Jordan:
  1. David J. Reeves, b. 1846

In 1836, William Reeves executed a deed witnessed by Duncan Melvin and Ed Reeves giving all his land and goods to Willie Reeves, Nancy Reeves & Polly Jane Forte. His expectation was that they would maintain & support him and his wife Lois Reeves the remainder of their lives. States that Lois is the "mother of the afore mentioned Willie Reeves, Nancy Reeves & Polly Jane Forte."

Research Notes

In Bladen County on the 5th of August 1840, William Reeves, Esqr. gave a statement in support of the widow's pension of Mary Cain, widow of James Cain. In that affadavit he stated that he was 61 years old.

Three separate courthouse fires destroyed many court and land records for Bladen County, thus further complicating the research process.
Details of the courthouse fires are provided here: http://www.ncgenweb.us/bladen/recordsfamilies


Birth:          Statement of 5 Aug 1840 RW Widow's Pension of Mary Cain
Death:        Find a Grave
Burial:       Reeves family cemetery, Bladen County, NC
1810 Census:  Bladen County, North Carolina
1820 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
1830 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
1840 Census: Bladen County, North Carolina
1850 Slave Inhabitants: Bladen County, North Carolina
Estate File of William Reeves, Sr
Land Grants, Bladen County, North Carolina
1836 Deed - William Reeves to Willie Reeves, Nancy Reeves & Polly Jane Forte - Bladen County, North Carolina Deed Book 10, p330