Person:Brewer Reeves (1)

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Brewer Reeves
d.abt. 29 November 1799 Christian County, Kentucky
  1. Brewer Reeves1745 - abt 1799
  2. Thomas Reevesbef 1749 -
  3. William Reevesest 1760-1770 - 1807
  4. Lydia Reeves
  5. Mary Reeves
  6. John Reeves, Jr.aft 1771 -
  7. Sarah Reevesbef 1773 -
  • HBrewer Reeves1745 - abt 1799
  • WMartha Davis1754 - 1839
m. 21 April 1782
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Name Brewer Reeves
Gender Male
Birth? 14 September 1745 Spotsylvania or Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 21 April 1782 Rockingham County, Virginiato Martha Davis
Death? abt. 29 November 1799 Christian County, Kentucky

Brewer Reeves was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:


  • Page 22 - Brewer Reeves, 324 acres, Long Meadows. Adjoining Valentine Sever (Sevier), Holsinger. April 11, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 100].
  • Page 13 - Brewer Reeves, 256 acres, Long Meadows, Adjoining Boston Marches (Sebastian Martz) Lookey, March 28, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
  • Page 13 - Brewer Reeves, 145 acres, Long Meadows. Adjoining Lore, Cox, Sever, Rief, Holdinger. March 27, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
  • Page 13 - Brewer Reeves, 114 acres, Long Meadows. Adjoining Lookey, Woodly, Linkhorns survey, John Kring. March 27, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (unless listed otherwise)


  • Page 268.--17th October, 1769. Volintine Sevear to Thomas Reeves £160. Two tracts containing 679--A, containing 375 acres; B, containing 304 acres on northwest side of Long Meadow. Teste: Thomas Moore, Jacob Woodley, Brewer Reeves.
  • Page 12 - Thomas Reeves, 300 acres, Long Meadows. Adjoining Brewer Reeves, Michael Holsinger. April 11, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 100].
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1780 (A). - Valentine Sevier vs. Thomas Reeves.--Chancery. John Sevier was son to Valentine. Thomas was brother to Brewer Reeves. Jonathan Douglas was 57 years old on 3d October, 1772.
  • Marriage Record - Rockingham County - Brewer Reeves md. Martha Smith, April 21, 1782. [Source: "A History of Rockingham County, Virginia", by John Walter Wayland, pg. 445].
  • Vol. 2 - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY RECORDS. 1783--September 22d, John Maxfield's estate committed to Brewer Reeves. Daniel McKenley notifies the Court that he is going to Georgia. Certificate granted of true Wiggish principles. John Huston acted Commissioner of provision law in 1781, and Henry Ewins in 1781.
  • Vol. 2 - CIRCUIT COURT CAUSES ENDED. Aaron Hughes, of Botetourt, vs. Brewer Reeves, of Rockingham--O. S. 15; N. S. 5--Deed, 8th September, 1783. Aaron Hughes to Brewer Reeves, recorded in Rockingham 24th November, 1783. Ditto to ditto, 23d March, 1782; recorded in Rockingham. Aaron Hughes' answer sworn to in Shenandoah County 12th July, 1792; speaks of "before he left Virginia."
  • Page 71 - Philmon Roack (O'Roak), 290 acres, between Smiths Creek and Long Meadows. Adjoining Beaver, Brewer Reeves, John Harrison, Circles. April 13, 1787. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 122].
  • Page 86 - Alexander McFarland, 39 acres, between Long Meadows and Smiths Creek, on both sides of a Great Road (Irish Path). Adjoining Thomas Lokey, Reeves, Gores. May 29, 1789. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 127].
  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS. SEPTEMBER, 1790 (H to Z). - Brewer Reeves, of Rockingham, vs. Anthony Mustoe--Injunction. 17th February, 1791. Signatures of Brewer Reeves, Benjamin Harrison, James Divier, Benjamin Smith, William Smith, Ezekiel Harrison, 1788.
  • Page 93 - Samuel Brown, 17 acres, between Smiths Creek and Long Meadows. Adjoining Jacob Woodley, Goar, Bruer Reeves, February 16, 1791. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 129].
  • Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1794 (K to Z) - Brewer Reeves vs. Peter Grim and Jacob Hawler--£1,000 Pennsylvania currency, £800 Virginia currency. Bond, Ezekiel Harrison and Brewer Reeves, of Rockingham, to Archibald Hopkins, 28th June, 1781. Capias Rockingham, 24th June, 1793.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1795 (K to Z). - Brewer Reeves, assignee John Reeves, vs. assignee of Mathias Lair.
  • Vol. 2 - Looker vs. Dunkinson--O. S. 376; N. S. 137--Bill, 6th January, 1823, by Sarah Loker, widow, of Rockingham. Her father, John Reeves, of Rockingham, died, testate; will dated 5th May, 1799, and died in same year, leaving representatives, widow, Margaret, who died intestate and unmarried, 1814, and children, viz: Oratrix, William, John, Mary Reeves; Lydia, wife of Elijah Moore, of whom William died, 1807, leaving nine children, viz: Reuben, Phoebe, Lydia, John, Thos., who were all in being at the date of the will, and four others, viz: Cressy, who died infant, Polly, Brewer, William, born after death of testator. John, other son of testator, died, intestate, unmarried, and without issue, about 1819. Mary Reeves married Charles Moore and had one child, Edith. Mary died 1810; Edith died 1816. Lidia Moore had at testator's death children still alive. Thomas Dunkanson qualified administrator for testator and moved to Kentucky. Ro. Dunkeson deposes, nephew of said John Reeves, Jr., and son of Thos. Dunkinson. His father settled in Christian County, and sent deponent to Hopkins County to school to said John Reeves. About Christmas time John married Miss Sally Taylor, daughter of Isaac Taylor of Hopkins County; then John moved to Illinois, where Jno. died, leaving one child, Isaac. Will of John Reeves, of Rockingham. William Reeves's five children, viz: Reuben, Phoebe, Lydia, John, Thos. and William's wife. Eve. Wife, Margaret. Four children, Sarah Lokey, John and Mary Reeves and Lydia Moore. Executor, Thos. Dunkanson. Son-in-law, Elijah Moore. Dated 5th May, 1799. Recorded in Rockingham, July, 1799. Deed, dated 30th March, 1815, by executor of John Reeves to John Homan, Jr., of Rockingham, 390 acres, directed by Reeves's will to be sold. Recorded in Rockingham, 30th March, 1815. Deed, 26th May, 1824, by Daniel Matthews of Rockingham to Henry Shaver of Botetourt, 50 acres in Rockingham, on a hill known as Round Hill, between Linville's and Smith Creek, part of tract purchased by Daniel from his father, Solomon, which was first granted to Jacob Lincoln by patent (?). Recorded in Rockingham, 6th September, 1824.