Reeves, Willliam (c1785 NC - 1818 SC)

Reeves, Willliam

Reeves, William


Father: Allen Reeves
Mother: Nancy Whiten Ragland

Birth: c1785, Granville NC or York SC
Birth Source: Probate Records of Allen Reeves, York County, South Carolina, Case Nbr. 62, File 2843

Death: before Feb 1818, York County, South Carolina or Jasper County, Georgia
Death Source: Probate of Estate of William Reeves, Case Nbr. 44, File #1860

Spouse1: Cynthia Baxter


Children of William Reeves and Cynthia Baxter:
  1. Robinson Reeves
  2. Mary "Polly" Reeves
William Reeves died when a young adult, possibly as a result of an accident that also took the life of his brother Dudley since their estates were both entered for administration on the same date and there are some documents that are included in both probate case files.

His sister Kissiah died before February of 1818 in Georgia as evidenced by legacies from her estate recorded in the settlement of William's estate and also in that of his brother Dudley.

Note: This individual is often confused with the son of William Reeves who died in York County in 1821; however, the legacies from Kissiah Reeves to her siblings, establish that this William Reeves is instead the son of Allen Reeves.


1810 Census - York County, South Carolina
Probate of Estate of William Reeves, York County SC Case Nbr. 44, File #1860
1838 Will of Cynthia Reeves, York County SC Will Book 2, Page 51, Case Nbr. 38, File #1602