Facts and Events
John Reeves was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). - Heath vs. Blagg.--Henry Heath vs. Capt. John Blagg.-- 1762, August 5, to your order to John Reeves (twice); to your order to John Caine. August 7, to your order to Samuel Shaw and Reeves. (Note: listed among many others).
- Page 440.--16th September, 1779. John Harrison's estate sold at vendue To John Reeves, Thomas Alderson. Account of debts paid 1777. Sworn to 18th May, 1784, by Col. Reuben Harrison.
- Page 20 - Joseph Lair, 66 acres, Millers Round Hill. Adjoining John Reeves, Thomas Briant. January 3, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
- Page 75 - Nathaniel Sheperd, 308 acres, between Smiths Creek and Long Meadows. Adjoining Conrod Smith, John Reeves, Woodley, Knox, Harrison. May 17, 1787. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 123].
- 1792 Tithables of the East District in Rockingham County, Virginia, John Reeves is listed as follows: "John Reeves one tythe above 21 years & John Reeves, Jun. Dt. & William Reeves above 16 years & eleven horse beasts."
- 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.