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William Reaves
Male 1738 - 1793

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  • Birth  1738  Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1793  Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11973  Master File
    Last Modified  24 Jun 2014 
     
    Family  Elizabeth Carraway,   b. 1742, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Adam Reaves,   b. ca 1760, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1831, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Reaves,   b. 1762, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Reaves, Jr.,   b. 1764, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1826, Hancock Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jesse Reaves,   b. 1768, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lovett Reaves,   b. ca 1769, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1835, Montgomery Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. 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
     7. Elizabeth Reaves,   b. 1776, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Margaret (Peggy) Reaves,   b. 1778, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Richard Lee Reaves,   b. 1782, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7095  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
      Name: William Reeves
      State: NC
      County: Wayne County
      Township: Early Tax List
      Year: 1788
      Database: NC Early Census Index

      North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
      Name: William Reeves
      State: NC
      County: Wayne County
      Year: 1786
      Database: NC Early Census Index

      1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Rieves
      Home in 1790: Wayne, North Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
      Free White Persons - Females: 4
      Number of Slaves : 4
      Number of Household Members: 12

      LAND RECORDS

      Apr 1769-1771 Dobbs Co., NC deed from Wm. to Andrew Bass

      In 1769 William REAVES and an unknown Timothy REAVES paid the County Poll tax in Dobbs County North Carolina. They were also on the voters list in Dobbs County in 1779. His land records indicate holdings in Dobbs County, Greene County, and Wayne County.

      WILL

      In the name of God Amen

      I William Reaves Planter of the County of Wayne and State of North Carolina, Being in Health of Body, and of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same. But calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do Constitute, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the Following manner and form, Viz./ Principally and first of all I bequeath and recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that gave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named - and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased Got to bless me with in this life, I do give and dispose of the same in manner and form as Followeth . . .

      Imprimis /First my Will and disire is that all my Just debts and Funeral Charges be ______ed and paid . . . .

      Item) I lend to my Beloved Wife Elizabeth Reaves during her natural life the land and plantation whereon I now life and also for her to have the care of the land which I give to my two youngest sons Lovit, and Lee 'till they come of Age or Marry, also I lend unto my said wife Elizabeth all my stock of every kind household Goods & Plantation Tools, except their might be more than would be necessary for her support - and the raising my younger Children or than can be will taken care of [well taken care of?] on the plantation in which case my desire is that the said Surplus if any be made money of to be put to Interest ----------___ ___ __ disposed as shall be hereafter mentioned which I submit to the discretion of my Executors. . . .

      Item) I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Reaves one Hundred and Seventy Acres of land more or less Joining my Son William's land and lying between that and the ______ Branch being part of the same tract of William's land and held by patent granted to me in Governor Caswell's time. to him and his Heirs for ever.

      Item) I give and bequeath to my son Lovett Reaves one Hundred and fifty Acres of land more or less lying on Brook's Swamp Beginning at the mouth of Maple Branch and coming up the said Branch with my son John Reaves' line and lying between his line and first Branch above being part of it old patent land I bought of Andrew Bass and the rest containing about seventy-five Acres of New patent land joining it, to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever . . .

      Item) I give and bequeath to my son Lee Reaves one Hundred and fifty Acres of Land lying between Stephen and Lovett, being part of the plantation I live on and including the houses after his mothers decease and not for her to be interupted by any construction laid on any former Clause in this Will To him and his heirs forever.

      Item) I also lend to my wife Elizabeth Reaves my Three Negros Mingo, Mirth (?) and _____ daughter Hannah during her natural life and after her decease they and Their Increase and all the rest of my personal Estate by sold and Money rising from such sale with any that may be raised in in consquence(sic) of a former Clause be disposed as follows . . .

      And in order to set all my children as near on a footing as I can, I desire to state an account of what I have given to each one that has left me and for that to stand as part or all the portion as the case may be in the division . . .

      My son Adam Reaves I allow I have Given to the to the (sic) amount of Eighty pounds -- And my son John Reaves In the amount of Eighty five pounds -- And my son Jesse Reaves to the amount of Ninety Pounds