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WILLIAM REAVES, ca. 1790 will, Wayne Co., NC

WILLIAM REAVES, ca. 1790 will, Wayne Co., NC

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 960556649000
Would like to contact anyone working on William Reaves, will, ca. 1790 in Wayne Co., NC. He was my gggg, via his son, Stephen Reaves, who went to GA and has will, 1840 in Talbot Co., GA.

Please contact via e-mail:

David in TX

Wayne County

Jack Reeves (View posts)
Posted: 964106631000
I'm living in wayne county at the moment. I'm familiar with alot of the Reeves/Reaves gravesites around this area. If there is anything I can do to help look up this person, I'll gladly lend a hand.


William Reaves

Dale Reaves Wilson (View posts)
Posted: 966700751000
William Reaves was the father of:
Adam, John, Jesse, William, Laddy, Stephen,
Elizabeth, Peggy, Lovett and Lee.

Lovett was the father of Lovett, Joseph,
Reuben, Matthew and Fannie Jane (Smith, who
was the grandmother of Bear Bryant)

Joseph was the father of Capt. Amaziah Briggs
Reaves (b.5/18/1830, d. 12/30/1905 in Warren,

Capt. Reaves was the father of Joe Reaves, Sr
who was the father of:
Joe Reaves, Jr.
Teddie May Reaves
Lovett McLeod Reaves
Ruth Reaves

All of the above are deceased. Lovett M.
Reaves was my father.

Did you get my previou email saying that I
have a copy of the William Reaves will, c.1790?

Jesse Reaves

Russ Reaves (View posts)
Posted: 966780504000
Hello, I noticed that you have the name of Jesse Reaves in your posting from Wayne County NC. My great-grandfather's name was Jesse Reaves. He had sons named Clyde Reaves(who operated a fertilizer company in Wayne County), Ray Johnson, John Robert Reaves, and a daughter named Dot Reaves Carter. John Robert Reaves was my grandfather (b.1/20/1920, d. 1998). Can you make a connection between this Jesse, my ggfather, and the Jesse you listed. I am assuming that because of the 1790 date on the will of William Reaves that his son Jesse would have been several generations before my ggfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Will of William Reaves

Jesse Reaves (View posts)
Posted: 967446073000
The will of William Reaves of Wayne County,
NC should be found on pages 698 and 699 in
the courthouse of Wayne County. I only have
the lineage that came down in my family thru
his son Lovett, which also happened to be my
own father's name. There should be a lot of
Reaves as William had 10 children...8 of whom
were males. They were Adam, John, Jesse,
William, Laddy, Stephen, Lovett and Lee.


Posted: 969555068000
Edited: 1002840690000

Drewry(Drew)REEVES/Hannah PULLEY

Posted: 972193590000
Edited: 993401793000
Saw in your email that you live in WayneCo,TN. Would appreciate any help concerning Drewry REEVES (REAVES)(b:Abt 1804) and wife, Hannah PULLEY REEVES (b:Abt1810). Is there a REEVES or PULLEY cemetary in that county? 1860 Census Records show them with the following children in their household: Cornelious, James C., Timothy. Best

Reaves of 1790 Wayne Co., NC

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 983890445000
Dear Dale,
I am sorry to be so long to reply. I have been through a series of career changes (retirement partially included), and e mail changes. I descend from Stephen Reaves, s/o
William and Elizabeth Carraway Reaves of late 1700s Wayne/NC. My e mail now is I would like to reestablish contact with you. I have done gene about 35 years, currently teach part-time U. S. history at 2 area community colleges.
David in ETEX.

"Jesse" Reaves

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 983890822000
Russ, Sorry to be so long to reply. I know there are still Reaveses in Wayne County. Seems originally in the Mount Olive area. My new email is Please contact an we'll discuss. My Jesses
and yours may not be so far apart.
David in ETEX.

Jesse Reaves

David Robertson (View posts)
Posted: 983891111000
Dear Jesse,
You certainly carry a historic family name.
I come from three Jesse Reaves from Wayne, to GA, to Texas. The last one was my grandmother, that they did in feminine form, Jessie Reaves. My e mail is I would enjoy hearing from you. Will share all I can find. I have done gene 35 years and am now semi-retired part-time U. S. history instructor at two ETEX community colleges.
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