Reeves, Elizabeth "Betsy" nee Wilkerson (c 1782 VA - c 1836 KY)

Elizabeth Reeves

Reeves, Elizabeth “Betsy” (nee Wilkerson)


Father: Wyatt Wilkerson
Mother: Mary Britt

Birth: c 1782, Granville County, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1821 Will of Wyatt Wilkerson, Warren County, KY

Death: c 1836, Warren County, Kentucky
Death Source: 1836 Warren County KY Chancery Court documents by Heirs of George Reeves - no mention of widow, Elizabeth

Spouse1: George Reeves, m. 5 Jan 1802, Madison County, Kentucky


Children of George Reeves and Betsy Wilkerson:
  1. Walter Alvis Reeves
  2. Susan Reeves married John Heard
  3. Curtis F. Reeves
  4. Jesse Britt Reeves
  5. Peter M. Reeves
  6. Mary M. “Polly” Reeves married Dudley Turner
  7. William Harrison Reeves
  8. Nancy Reeves married 1st John May, 2nd James Alverson
  9. Sidney Preston Reeves
  10. George H. Reeves
Elizabeth “Betsy” Wilkerson Reeves was the daughter of Wyatt Wilkerson of Prince George County, Virginia and Mary Britt of Goochland County, Virginia.

Wyatt and Mary were married in Goochland County, but left there before 1779, relocating to Granville County, North Carolina along with Mary's sister Hannah Britt and her husband William Longmire where they remained for approximately twenty years.

Sometime before 1800, the Wyatt Wilkerson family moved westward to Kentucky where Wyatt's name is listed among the settlers who at one time lived within Fort Boonesborough.

In Madison County, Kentucky on the 5th of Jan. 1802, Betsy Wilkerson married George Reeves.

A 1786 Granville County, NC deed to Elizabeth Wilkerson's father, Wyatt, for land on the north side of the Neuse River at the mouth of Knap of Reeds Creek suggests that George Reeves may have known Betsy and the Wilkerson family before moving to Kentucky. This tract of land on Knap of Reeds Creek would be in close proximity to William Reeves' land on the south side of the Neuse being almost directly across the river.