Mother: Obedience Tucker "Beedy"
Birth: c 1798, Halifax County, Virginia
Birth Source: Charles Reeves Will
Death: 1868, Stokes County, North Carolina
Death Source: Estate Records, Stokes County NC
Spouse1: Jane H. Tilley, 30 Jun 1835, Stokes County, North Carolina
- Pocahontas Reeves, 1836-1918
William apparently made the trip to Kentucky along with his uncle Peter to settle the estate of his grandfather.
The 1831 will of Charles Reeves gives no explanation but explicitly displays the animosity William's father Charles felt for the Tilley family into which William married. In both the will and a codicil written later he directs that William not receive a full legacy “if my son William Reaves has gone contrary to my wish in visiting at the house of Henry Tilleys & hath not taken my advice to break off from the family”.
1831 Will of Charles Reeves, Stokes County NC Will Book 3, p. 261
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, online database at Ancestry.com
1840 Census -Stokes County, North Carolina
1850 Census -Stokes County, North Carolina