The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
George William Reeves
 His exact date of birth is difficult to determine. Estimates have ranged from 1775 to 1780.
Though he is shown in census records over a period of time, back then ages were shown in
ranges. For instance, the 1810 United States Census for Madison County, Kentucky shows him
as being “between 27 and 45” years old. That would mean he was born between 1765 and 1787.
By calculating various records, the 1780 date appears the most likely.
 Mary E. Ahern. Gendex posting. This posting shows his county of birth and his middle name.
However, LDS IGI record number 1985244 says that he was born
about 1775 in
 William Reeves, the patriarch of this Reeves family when they came to Kentucky, was born in
 Born about 1770 in Granville, North Carolina. He apparently was somewhat less prosperous than
his younger brother George, since, according to the 1810 United States Census for Madison
County, Kentucky, he owned one slave compared to the two George owned.
 Jeremiah was born in about 1782 in Granville, Colony of North Carolina. He married Deborah
Lanham in Madison
Madison County, Kentucky when George and the rest of the family moved further west.
Jeremiah’s son was born there in 1817, after George and others in their family had moved to
shown by the United States Census, he was a
resident of Rockcastle County,
Benjamin F. Reeves. Monograph
 Mary E. Ahern. Gendex posting.
 1810 United States Census for Madison County, Kentucky, pages 218 and 219. George was
shown as being between 27 and 45 years old. His wife was shown as being between 17 and 26.
They had 3 "Free White Males Under 10" and one "Free White Female Under 10" living with
them. The household also included a "Free White Female Over 46" and two slaves.
Susan Reeves was born
Reeves was born January 24 1808 and Jesse Britt Reeves was born about 1809. All were born in
Madison County, Kentucky.
Peter M. Reeves was born on
 Perrin, W.H., Kentucky: A History of the State, F.A. Battery Publishing Company in 1885, on
page 202, in a biography of Walter A. Reeves.
 Perrin, supra.
 In the War of 1812 more than half of all Americans killed in action were Kentuckians.
William Harrison Reeves was born on
 He served in the War of 1812 until late 1813 or early 1814, his son William Henry Harrison was
born in Madison
year; his son Sidney Preston
Reeves was born in Warren
1810 and 1820 United States Censuses for Warren County, Kentucky.
Crowe-Carraco, “History of Warren
 1820 United States Census for Warren County, Kentucky, page 1.
Sidney Preston Reeves had been born on
married Perlina Ann Hall and moved further westward to Ballard
of their lives.
 There was one male and one female slave between 14 and 25 years old, another male slave and
three female slaves under age 14.
County, Kentucky Order Book F, 1824 - 1832, page 10.
 It was common in those years for men to hold sole title to real estate, even if married.
 Warren County Deed Book 12, page 175. A portion of the deed follows: "This indenture made this
23rd day of August, 1824, between Mary Higginson, William Williams and Hull Higginson,
executors of George Higginson, dec'd of the one part and George Reves of the other part.
Witnesseth: that whereas the said George Higginson by his last will and testament proven &
recorded in the Office of the County Court of Henderson directed his executors to sell a certain
tract of land lying in Warren County which he recovered from the heirs of Spencer Morgan by a
the Circuit Court of Warren County . . . ."
Warren County Deed Book 12, page 334,
Spencer Morgan as part of a military warrant No. 2845." The property was patented to Spencer
Morgan as part of his military warrant.
 Warren County Deed Book 12, page 336, dated October 20, 1826. The property was the same
tract as in the prior two deeds and the sale price once again was $430. ". . . it being the same
tract of land for which a patent ifsued
(sic) to Spencer Morgan by a decree of the Circuit
“Reves.” It was not uncommon at the time for recording clerks to use their imagination in spelling
names of people, especially those who could not read and write.
 Warren County Clerk's office, Will Book D, page 3.
Warren County Clerk’s office, Will Book D, page 141, on
 Warren County, Kentucky Order Book F, 1824 - 1832, page 110.
 One wonders why, of the several slaves George William Reeves mentioned in his will, all were to
be kept by the family except one, Lusty. Were there economic reasons why, or, perhaps, did his
unfortunate name indicate the reason why he was the only one to go?
1830 United States
Census for Warren
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