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Launton Reeves

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Reeves Family

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Comment by Beverly Watson on April 11, 2021 at 6:16pm

My mother's maiden name was Reeves and I began searching for more information on the family over 40 years ago with her and her sisters.  My Reeves are first identified in Johnston and Orange counties of North Carolina when my ancestor William Reves (signtures of earliest family members use that surname variation) in 1746 is recorded with a 400 acre McCulloh grant on the Neuse River.

I'm an admin at The Reeves Project and although I research my other family lines, Reeves seems to be my favorite.  Maybe it's because it has the most mysteries.

I noticed someone else in this forum still spells their name Reves which I find quite interesting.

Comment by Melissa Olin on February 15, 2013 at 5:21pm
Reaves from Arkansas? My maiden name is Gates. According to information handed down to me, my grandfather was Donald Reaves, born to Dawson McClean Reaves and Mary C Kranzt. He later changed his name to James C. Gates? I have birth records from bibles frrom 1848-1900 for Reaves (14 entries) and from 1924 to 1949 for Gates (15 entries). I couldn't help notice that Donna has "Gates" in her name as well.
Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on February 15, 2013 at 2:27am

As Brittney has found out you have to check all spellings. Back in the day some census takers didn't know how to spell. For that matter some of the people didn't know how to spell either!

Pam in IN.

Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on February 15, 2013 at 2:22am

Welcome Donna! Maybe you & Greg are related. It's possible since you both have AL. "roots". Good Luck!

Comment by Donna Gates-Smeall on February 14, 2013 at 9:14pm

Reaves from Bessemer, AL?  That is news to me.  I have GATES from that area of AL as well as Birmingham, AL.

The Reaves I have in my family tree are REEVES, not REAVES.  I guess I should add that spelling to my REEVES listings.  

Comment by Greg R on September 9, 2012 at 2:43pm

Hi I've just started researching my fathers family.  They are Reaves and come from Bessemer, AL. 

Comment by Brittney Layne Reeves on June 12, 2012 at 2:36pm

The earliest Reeves I have is a George Reaves (1748-1829). The Reaves and Reeves are mixed so much throughout the tree because of Census variations.

Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on June 12, 2012 at 2:29pm

Hi Brittney!

Welcome to the group! Can you tell us your early Reeves first names?


Pam Drake in IN.


Comment by Brittney Layne Reeves on June 12, 2012 at 2:06pm

Hi all! I married into the Reeves family. Most of the Reeves I have traced so far have been from Halifax, VA area since the mid 1700's. I have seen the last name as Reeves and Reaves.

Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on July 22, 2010 at 12:27am
Welcome Donna & all new members! Please tell us about your Reeves line. Thanks!

Pam Drake in IN.

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