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Harrell Flowers Reaves
Male 1819 - 1899

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  • Birth  06 Nov 1819  Jones Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Feb 1899  Coffee Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11971  Master File
    Last Modified  29 Feb 2012 
     
    Father  Stephen Reaves,   b. 08 Mar 1771, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1830, Talbot Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Flowers,   b. 21 Sep 1777, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1843, Horeb,Talbot Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1794  Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7094  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Martha Matilda Bush 
    Married  28 Jan 1841  Barbour Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  29 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7146  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • WILL
      Talbot County GA

      Will of Stephen Reaves:
      I Stephen Reaves being this day in my proper mind and judgement do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in which I constitute and appoint my wife, Sarah Reaves my Exectrix and Leonard P. Bridlow and John Pratt, Sen, my executors to this my last will and testament. I will that my estate both real and personal be disposed of in the following manner (namely)

      Item: First after paying my just debts, I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Reaves all my estate both real and personall during her widowhood or lifetime exclusive of the sum of twenty-five dollars (25) to be given to each of my children as they may arrive to the age of Twenty-one years or marriage except my son Henry Reaves, Ashur Reaves, and my daughter Nancy Huckuby, Lydia Mackinvale, and Sarah Moore to whom I have already given the sum of Twenty-five dollars each which estate both real and personall to be kept in the hands of my wife Sarah Reaves during her widow hood or lifetime for the support of herself and the maintaining my children Stephen Reaves, Samuel J. Reaves, Harrel F. Reaves, and Abner L. Reaves.

      Item: Second after the death or marriage of my wife Sarah Reaves, I give and bequeath unto my sons William Reaves, Stephen Reaves, and Samuel J. Reaves my lot of land known by (no 239). Two hundred and thirty-nine in the Fifteenth District of originally Muscogee now Talbot County to be
      divided in the following (manner) my sons: William Reaves to have seventy-five acres (75) of the west side of said lot the line to run north and south. My son Stephen Reaves to have (75) Seventy-five acres adjoining my son William. The line to run the same direction the balance which is
      fifty-two and a half acres being East side of said Lot I give to my son Samuel J. Reaves. Third: I will that my lot of Land known by (no 240) Two hundred and forty in the fifteenth district of original Muscogee now Talbot County be divided into two equal parts by a line running east and west and the West half of said lot I give and bequeath unto my son Harrel F. Reaves and the East half of said lot I give and bequeath to my son Abner L. Reaves.

      Fourth: I will that my negros be disposed of in the following manner to wit Toney, Esther, and her child to be equally divided among my children (viz) Henry, Nancy, Asher, Lydia, William, Betsey, Stephen, Sarah, Samuel J., Harrel F., and Abner L. Reaves.

      Fifth: After the death or marriage of my wife Sarah Reaves, I will that the balance of my estate be sold by the executors of this my last will and testament and be Equally divided among my Children. In witness whereof I have here unto set my (my is repeated) hand and seal this 26 day of October 1830.

      Stephen (his X mark) Reaves
      Witness: Hamilton P. S. Snead, Mary Walker, Samuel H. Davis
      This will was proven in open court on March 7, 1831 and ordered to be recorded.