Reeves, William (c1770 NC - bef 1850 KY)

William Reeves, Jr.

Reeves, William Jr.


Father: William Reeves
Mother: Anne

Birth: c 1770, Johnston County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Deed by Heirs of William Reeves & age from 1800 U.S. Federal Census of Hillsborough, Wake, North Carolina

Death: bef 1850, Madison County, Kentucky
Death Source: Not listed in 1850 U.S. Federal Census

Spouse1: Amey Tate, 13 Nov 1789, Wake County, North Carolina
Spouse2: Mary Jane "Polly" Todd Scudder, 12 May 1813, Madison County, Kentucky


Children of William Reeves, Jr. and Amey Tate:
  1. John Reeves
  2. Sarah Reeves "Sally"
  3. Elizabeth Reeves
  4. Ruth Reeves
  5. Jeremiah Reeves
One of the few references to William Reeves, Jr. in the records of Wake County is the deed from his father on 25 Oct 1798 recorded in Deed Book Q at page 129 conveying 130 acres on the south side of Elobey's Creek. There is a subsequent deed dated 16 Sep 1806 for this same parcel of land conveying it from William Reeves, Jr. to William Moore recorded in Wake County Deed Book 5 at page 156.

This 1806 date may mark the approximate time of the family's removal from North Carolina since both William Reeves, Sr. and William Reeves, Jr. are recorded in the 1810 census of Madison County, Kentucky.

It is unknown whether Amy Tate Reeves died prior to their departure from Wake County or after the family's arrival in Kentucky, but by the 1810 census she is no longer present in the household. In 1813, William Reeves, Jr. married a second time to Mary Jane "Polly" Todd, widow of William Scudder. His brother, George Reeves, was bondsman.

There is no record that any children were born to William and Polly Todd Scudder.

To date, no will has been located in Madison County for William Reeves, Jr. but his children have been deduced from the marriage records of that county recording his consent for their marriages.

It appears that William and Polly Reeves were living in the household of his son Jeremiah at the time of the 1840 census of Madison County as it includes a male 60-70 and a female 70-80 (in prior census, Polly appears to be about five years older than William). William Reeves, Jr. died sometime before 1850 for he is no longer listed in any census records after 1840.


North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004, online database at Ancestry.com
Deed by Heirs of William Reeves, Madison County KY Deed Book Q, p 7-9
Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, online at Family Search
1790 Census - Wake County, North Carolina
1800 Census - Hillsborough, Wake County, North Carolina
1810 Census - Madison County, Kentucky
1820 Census - Madison County, Kentucky
1830 Census - Eastern Division, Madison County, Kentucky
1840 Census - Eastern Division, Madison County, Kentucky, Male 60-60 listed in household of Jerry Rieves (sic Reeves)