Rieves, John Simeon (c1797 GA - 1845 GA)

John Simeon Rieves

Rieves, John Simeon


Father: John Rieves
Mother: Abigail Williamson

Birth: c1801, Screven County, Georgia
Birth Source: 1840 census lists age as 30-39

Death: 1845, Screven County, Georgia
Death Source: Will Probated 3 Nov 1845

Spouse1: Jane Elizabeth Pearce, m. 1 Jan 1829, Screven County, Georgia


Children of John Simeon Rieves and Jane Elizabeth Pearce:
  1. Hannah A. Rieves, b. 1843
  2. Robert M. Rieves, b. 1845
Screven Co GA Ordinary Minutes Book C (1829-1850) p 2: 1829 Robert M. Williamson discharged as guardian for the orphans of John Rieves.

Screven County, Georgia, Petition 20683010
Filed 16 Jun 1830
To the Honorable William W. Holt, one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, holding jurisdiction in Equity in the County of Scriven
Abstract: As guardian for John S. Rieves, Robert M. Williamson Jr. administered Rieves's property, which included seven slaves, by hiring out said slaves; in addition, he purchased four other slaves "with the funds of your orator." Rieves came of age in 1828 "and immediately called on the said Robert for a settlement of his accounts & transactions." In settling, Williamson held back two slaves, Anthony and Gill, worth $1,000. Rieves protests, stating that he is entitled to Anthony and Gill and that he "was greatly wronged & defrauded and that the said Robert M. was greatly indebted to your orator." Williamson has refused to settle the matter, claiming that the settlement was fair. Rieves asks the court for an inventory of the estate and for an injunction to prevent Williamson from engaging in any additional transactions involving the disputed property.

In May of 1836, John S. Rieves received a land warrant for 500 acres in Screven County, Georgia.

John Simeon Rieves was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Screven County from 1833-1837 and again in 1845, dying in office.

1841-Sept. 6-Will of John S. Rieves. Wife Jane Elizabeth, Exr. Children, but not named. Wit.: Sarah M. Warren, John S. Warren, Daniel C. Howell. Probated 3 Nov 1845


Screven County Georgia Marriages From 1815-1850 at GA GenWeb Archives
1836 Land Warrant, Scanned copy at Family Search
Screven County Probate Records
1850 Census - Screven County, Georgia (Jane E. Rieves HOH #337)
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