SummaryFather: Richard Rieves, Sr.
Birth: c1770, Georgia
Birth Source: Estimate
Death: before 1809, Screven County, Georgia
Death Source: Screven County Court record of April 1809
Spouse1: Abigail Williamson
NarrativeChildren of John Rieves and Abigail Williamson:
- John Simeon Rieves
- Robert Williamson Rieves
24 Mar 1800 Samuel Palmer and his wife Blanchia, for $214, sell 575 acres in Screven Co GA, formerly Effingham Co GA, to Ebenezer Hardin. Adjoining: McQueen, Brunson, Hanglathers, Selia Blare, H. Joice, Bryan, Humphrey and Margaret Conyers. Witnesses: John Reeves, Richard Reeves.
When this deed was produced in court to be recorded circa April 1809, Thomas Reeves made the following statement regarding his brothers who had witnessed the deed:
"Thomas Reeves, planter of Screven Co GA, being duly sworn, maketh oath that he is well acquainted with the hand writing of his two deceased brothers John and Richard Reeves, whose names are subscribed as witnesses to the within deed...and does verily believe the subscription...is in the proper hand writing of those persons respectively."
The following appeared in the Augusta Herald:
Nine months after date, application will by made to the Honorable the Inferior Court of the county of Scriven for leave to sell one fourth part of 202 1/2 acres of LAND, lying and being in Morgan county, the Twentieth District, known by the number A. 101, the property of JOHN & RICHARD REEVES, Minors, sold for the benefit of said Minors.
James Scott, sen'r. Guardian
July 15, 1815.
Screven Co GA Ordinary Minutes Book A-2 p 63:
4 Mar 1816 James SCOTT produced his account current as administrator of the estate of Ebenezer HARDING, deceased, and John REEVES, deceased.
Screven Co GA Ordinary Minutes A-2 p 75?:
3 Feb 1817 James SCOTT Sr, as guardian of the heirs of John RIEVES, deceased, and Ebenezer HARDING, deceased, produced his account current for 1817.
Screven Co GA Ordinary Minutes Book C (1829-1850) p 2: 1829 Robert M. Williamson discharged as guardian for the orphans of John Rieves (John Simeon Rieves and Robert Williamson Rieves).