Reeves, William (c1800 NC - c1850 MO)


Reeves, William


Father: Samuel Reeves
Mother: Mary (Margaret?) Watson

Birth: c1800, Rowan County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Deed Records of Rowan County, North Carolina

Death: before 1850, probably Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Death Source: Rachael is a widow with 3 children in 1850 census of Cape Girardeau

Spouse1: Rachael Johnson, m. 26 Jul 1825 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri


Children of William Reeves and Rachael Johnson listed in the 1850 census of Cape Girardeau:
  1. Sarah E. Reeves, b. 1832
  2. John Reeves, b. 1834
  3. Mary C. Reeves, b. 1837, m. Francis M. Baker on 6 Jan 1867
Another probable child of William & Rachel Reeves is:
  1. Martha Ann Reeves, b. 1829, m. Henry Bolinger on 7 Dec 1848 in Cape Girardeau
Sometime after 1820, the children of Samuel Reeves who had migrated along with his brother William from Charles County, Maryland to Rowan County, North Carolina around 1795 and died there in 1801, disappeared from the records of Rowan County. During the years before 1820, there were numerous deeds executed among the heirs of Samuel Reeves selling property inherited from his estate, but after 1820 they no longer appear in either the deed records or census.

The 1830 census of St. Francois County, Missouri which is just southeast of the city of St. Louis list a Bennet A. Reaves along with a William Reaves living there. By 1840, they are both listed in the census of Cape Girardeau County with is only a short distance from St. Francois County.

According to the 1830 and 1840 census, William and Rachael Reeves had at least 6 children - 3 boys and 3 girls.


Deed Records of Rowan County, North Carolina
Missouri Marriage Records
1830 Census - St. Francois County, Missouri
1840 Census - Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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