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Started by Rebecca Sue Reeves Reed Nov 4, 2009.
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.
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.
Welcome Donna! Maybe you & Greg are related. It's possible since you both have AL. "roots". Good Luck!
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.
Hi I've just started researching my fathers family. They are Reaves and come from Bessemer, AL.
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.
Welcome to the group! Can you tell us your early Reeves first names?
Pam Drake in IN.
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.
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