The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies



Reeves Name
Ewing Name
Sturgeon Family
James Herrod Basham
John J. Basham
Isaac D. Boucher
Peter Boucher, Jr.
John Conn
John A. Conyers
Trammell Conn
J. Alexander Ewing
John Henry Ewing
Lacy Leroy Ewing
John Godley
John Scott Godley
Jesse S. Godley
George Hume
John Hume
William Hume
George W. Miller
Samuel Pharis, Jr.
John V. Price
Robert V. Price
Doile Dennis Reeves
Geo. Webster Reeves
Geo. William Reeves
James H. Reeves
Peter M. Reeves
William Reeves, Jr.
Benjamin Reeves
Adam Runner
John Moore Smith
C. Thompson Spears
Edw. Franklin Spears
Ephriam Spears
William Spears
Edward Walton, Jr.
Edward Walton, III
Thompson Walton
Henry Warder
Joseph Warder, Sr.


Ewing Family Name


Ewing is a Scottish name.  It refers to the Clan MacEwen.  ‘MacEwen’ means the son of Ewen.  The earliest known “Ewing ” was Ewen of Otter, who lived on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll in about 1200.


The Ewing name is Scottish and is a variation of the name MacEwen (which means ‘son of Ewen’).  The MacEwens are from western Scotland, on the River Forth, near Sterling Castle.  The castle, in turn is near Loch Lomond, just north of the industrial city of Glasgow.


There are numerous alternative spellings used by the clan, including the Gaelic, MacEoghainn.


In 1432 the Barony of Otter was granted to Sween MacEwen by James I, with the remainder to the heir of Duncan Campbell of Loch Aure.  Thereafter, clan Ewen was without chief and homeland appearing only as dependants of the Campbells or as broken (clanless) men.  In 1602, an Act of Parliament listed them alongside MacLachlans and McNeils, as vassals of the Earl of Argyll, who was answerable for their behavior.


During the mid-1600's, there was great religious persecution of the Protestants in Scotland.  According to tradition, the Ewing family of America trace it's origin to six brothers of a Highland clan, who, with their chieftain, engaged in insurrection in 1685.  They were defeated, their chieftain captured and executed and they were outlawed.


The outlawed brothers moved to Northern Ireland.  On July 12, 1690, they fought again, this time in the Battle of the Boyne in Eastern Ireland.  In this battle, King James II was opposed by William of Orange who was fighting for the Irish Protestants. The result of this battle was the complete overthrow of James, thus forcing his abdication of the throne and establishing the rule of William and Mary.


These brothers may have been named John Ewing of Carnshanagh; Robert Ewing, father of Alexander; Findley (Finley) Ewing, father of Thomas; James Ewing of Inch Island; William Ewing, father of Nathaniel; and possibly an Alexander Ewing.


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Copyright Brian Reeves, 2005 2007.