Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Courtney Reeves

Male 1753 - 1825  (72 years)


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  • Name Thomas Courtney Reeves 
    Born 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1825  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Peters Cemetery, Waldolf, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18436  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Hezekiah Reeves,   b. 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Edelen,   b. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1840, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1790  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Reeves,   b. 1 Jul 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F12366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • newman, p 138
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 4. Bill of sale. I, Thomas Reaves of CC, for 4135 lbs of crop tobacco & 3 £6 shillings and 1 penny, have sold to Henry Hamersley 1 Negro woman called Jenney & 2 boys, 1 called Joe & another called Gusty. Signed Dec 5, 1792 - Thomas (X his mark) Ree[ves]. Wit - B. Fendall*. Recorded Dec 20, 1792.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 223. Mrs. Jane Edelin - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Dec 9, 1793.
      Negroes: Sam (aged 70 years), Wat. (70), Charles (68), Nell (), Monnaca (50), Harry (55), Jo (30), Lucey (18), Mary (22), Sim (20), Tobey (14), Nell (7).
      Total amount: £591.2.2.
      Signed - William Barker, Jeremiah Dyer.
      Kin: Edward Simms, Thos. C. Reeves.
      Creditors: Wm Watts, Henderson Fergusson & Gibson,
      CC, Jun 10, 1794. Then came Richard Edelin and Charles Boarman, executors, and made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 111.
      Elizabeth Askin, Will, April 14, 1793; May 5, 1803
      I, Elizabeth Askin of CC, being of sound memory and judgment;
      To Reverend Ignatius Francis Neale, all that part of land contained within my garden and adjoining land surrounding my dwelling house that will make up five complete acres together with the buildings, privileges and appurtances.
      To nephew Thomas Courney Reeves, all the remaining part of my land, but if he should die without heir, then to Reverend Ignatius Francis Neale.
      To Reverend Ignatius Francis Neale, the following articles; 2 iron pots, 2 pewter dishes, 1 pewter dish of queens ware, 1 dozen large plates of queens ware, 6 small small plates of queens ware, 4 bowls, 4 glass tumblers, 6 tea cups, 6 saucers, 1 sugar pot, 1 tea pot, 6 silver tea spoons, 1 butter boat, 1 table cloth, 6 case knives, 6 forks, 2 brass candlesticks, 1 fire shovel and tongs, my largest table, the bedstead, bed and furniture which now stands in the large room upstairs and 6 black framed chairs. Also ½ the corn and ½ the provisions in my possession at my death.
      To nephew Thomas Courney Reeves, all my slaves, and the remaining part of my personal estate
      Executor: nephew Thomas Courney Reeves,
      Signed: April 14, 1793 Elizabeth Askin
      Wit: Joseph Mudd, Jeremiah Dyer, Lucy Ardre Dyer
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 142.
      Richard Edelen, Will & Codicil, December 16, 1801; November 29, 1803
      I, Richard Edelin of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory and disposing judgment;
      To three sons, Richard Edelen, Philip Edelen and Samuel Edelen the three tracts of land adjoining each other as follows: "Lanternam", containing 1111 Acres, Boarmans Manor, containing 29 acres being the seat of my water mill, and a parcel laying in Boarmans Reserve, being part of Boarmans Manor containing 60 acres. Son Richard shall have his part of Lanternim laid off where I now dwell, son Philip to have an equal part of Lanternim laid off where my mother lived and died, and my son Samuel to have his equal part of Lanternim laid off at the upper end of my plantation where Joshua Roby now lives. The other two tracts together with the mill to be equally divided between my three sons.
      To son Philip Edelen, 4 negroes; Bob, Sarah, Jesse and Lucy.
      To son Samuel Edelen, 4 negroes; Ben, Isaac, Monica and Nancy.
      To son Richard Edelen, 2 old negroes, Harry and Cate, to be kept and supported on this plantation whereon I now live.
      To son Philip Edelen, 1 feather bed and furniture.
      To son Samuel Edelen, 1 feather bed and furniture.
      To daughter Elizabeth Edelen, 6 negroes; David, Harry, Betty, Jane, Suckey and Jack. Also 1 feather bed and furniture, and the silver tea spoons and tongs.
      To sons Philip and Samuel Edelen, my silver table spoons equally divided.
      To daughter Aminta Edelin, the balance if any that should remain of the 300 pounds current money which I have promised to pay for her in the monestery.
      Item: the residue of my personal estate shall be equally divided between all my children; Richard Edelin, Philip Edelin, Samuel Edelin, Rachel Gardiner, Jane Mudd, Dorothy Gardiner, Elizabeth Edelin and Aminta Edelin.
      Item: Whereas my son Samuel Edelin doth give me great grief and fear that he may or will spend or waist what I have given him, I do hereby appoint and ordain my brother in law Thomas Courtney Reeves, trustee over and for the use of my said son.
      Executor: sons Richard Edelin and Philip Edelin
      Signed: December 16, 1801 Rich'd Edelen
      Wit: Ignatius Middleton, Jeremiah Dyer, Joshua Robey
      Codicil: Since the making of my will, I have considered the situation of my daughter Elizabeth Edelin who I find is not sufficiently provided for. Therefore I bequeath the use of one room in my dwelling house commonly called the girls room or Betsys Room to her during her single life and no longer, and my son Richard Edelin shall act a brotherly part by his sister as I have given him the other part of my house. In addition, I bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Edelin, 2 negroes, Matthew and Luke.
      Signed December 1, 1801 Rich'd Edelin
      Wit: Ignatius Middleton, Jeremiah Dyer, Joshua Robey
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 72. May 21, 1787 from John Barton Montgomery of CC, to Thomas Courtney Reeves of CC, for 120 £ all that part of a tract of land in CC called Pyes Hardship, containing about 96 acres. Signed - John Barton {T his mark) Montgomery. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Rich Barnes*. Catherine, the wife of the sd John Barton Montgomery, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded May 21, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 530. Deed of Gift. I, Thomas Reeves of CC, for the natural love I have for my son-in-law, Walter Goodrick of CC, and for 5 shillings, I have given him 1 Negro boy named Charles, aged about 18 years. Signed Dec 1, 1792 - Thomas (X his mark) Reeves. Wit - Henry Barnes*. Recorded Dec 1, 1792.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 137. Bill of sale. I, Thomas Reeves of CC, planter, have sold to Hezekiah Reeves of CC, planter, the following, Negroes, to wit, 1 boy Joseph, aged 9 years, and 1 girl Peg, aged 12 years, for 60 £. Signed Aug 21, 1793 - Thomas (+ his mark) Reeves. Wit - James Freeman*. Recorded Aug 23, 1793.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 319. Bill of sale. I, Joseph Oakley of CC, for 3655 lbs of tobacco, have sold to Raphael Boarman of CC, a Negro woman named Sary. Signed Oct 21, 1794 - Joseph Oakley. Wit - Thos (X his mark) Reeves. Recorded Oct 28, 1794.

      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      Charles County Maryland Land Records: Liber IB#3 Folio 316;
      At the request of Thomas C Reeves the following Deed of Gift was recorded this 24th day of November Anno Domini 1800 - State of Maryland Charles County Set. Know all men by these presents that I Hezekiah Reeves of the state and county aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of twelve shillings sterling and also for the love and affection I bear my Son Thomas Courtney Reeves of the same state & county above mentioned have given granted transferred and made over by these presents Do give grant transfer and make over unto the said Thomas Courtney Reeves his heirs and assigns forever a tract or parcel of land part of Zachariah Manor called Nare's Folly lying and being in Charles County beginning at a bounded maple (Omitted land dimensions) to the first beginning containing and laid out for three hundred and fifteen acres one rod and thirty eight perches more or less according to the certificate of survey thereof taken and returned into the land office bearing date in the year seventeen hundred and eighty nine and these remaining together with all the rights profits benefits and privileges thereunto belonging to Have and to Hold the same unto him the said Thomas Courtney Reeves his heirs and assigns forever In testimony whereof I here unto set my hand and affix my seal this second day of September in the year of our lord eighteen hundred.
      Signed Hezekiah Reeves
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of William H McPherson, Joseph Green
      On the back of the aforegoing Deed was thus written to wit,
      Charles County Set. Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of September 1800 came Hezekiah Reeves before us the subscriber two of the Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid and acknowledged the within Instrument of writing to be his act and deed and the land and premises therein mentioned to be the right title and estate of Thomas Courtney Reeves his heirs and assigns forever according to the purport true intent and meaning of the same and according to an Act of Assembly in such case made and provided William H McPherson, Joseph Green

      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      LAWS OF MARYLAND.
      CHAP. XCI.
      Preamble.
      An Act to confirm a certain Road therein mentioned. Lib. TH. No.1, fol. 404.
      Passed Jan. 20, 1808
      WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition
      of sundry inhabitants of Charles county, that it will greatly
      promote the convenience of the inhabitants thereof by laying out,
      opening and making public, a road therein mentioned, and praying
      that commissioners may be appointed to lay out and open the
      same; and the prayer thereof appearing reasonable, therefore,

      BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
      Philip J. Ford, Walter Dyson, John Haw, William Wood and
      William Dent, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners,
      and they, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised and empowered to review, lay out and open, a road, beginning on the public road leading from Bryan-town to Piscataway, at the mouth of a
      lane running betwixt Benjamin Watson's land, (now occupied by
      Joshua Montgomery,) and James Middleton's land to Ignatius
      Middleton's mill, as it did run until lately shut up by the said Ignatius
      Middleton, thence across the said Middleton's land to Jeremiah Dyer's land, thence through the said Dyer's land, as the road now
      runneth, and up the lane betwixt Matthew Moore's and Thomas
      Courtney Reeves's land, to the upper Zachia Church; Provided,
      that if the said commissioners shall deem it more convenient and
      advantageous to locate the said road otherwise than is herein designated, they shall have full power and authority to vary the
      courses of the same at their discretion; and also to lay out and open
      a road, beginning on the public road leading from Bean-town to
      Nottingham, at the mouth of a lane near Thomas C. Reeves's, and
      thence running, as the road now runs, through the said Reeves's
      land the upper Zachia church, where it intersects the road above
      described, and thence on through Elizabeth Smith's land to Zachia
      Swamp, thence across the said swamp through Ignatius Gardiner's,
      John Gardiner's and Alloisia Gardiner's lands, as the road now
      runneth, till it intersects the road at Caleb Thomas's gate, leading
      from Bryan-town to Magruder's warehouse and ferry; and to survey,
      mark and bound the said roads, not exceeding twenty feet in
      width, and to make a plot of said roads when so laid out, surveyed,
      marked and bounded, and return the same, under their hands and
      seals, to the clerk of Charles county, to be by him recorded among
      the land records of the county; and the levy court of said county,
      at any meeting after the said plot shall have been recorded, are hereby authorised and empowered to appoint an overseer or overseers to keep said roads in repair, as other public roads are kept in repair in said county; and the said levy court are hereby further authorised and empowered to levy and assess upon the assessable property of said county, at the time of laying the next county levy, a
      sum of money in their opinion sufficient to pay the expense of opening the said roads.
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      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      Charles County Maryland Land Records:
      Liber IB#3 Folio 360-363
      26 Jan 1801
      Deed of Gift from Thomas C Reeves to his aunt Mary Padgett and her Husband Joseph Padgett
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      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      Charles County Maryland Land Records:
      Liber IB#3 Folio 360-363
      26 Jan 1801
      Deed of Gift from Thomas C Reeves to his cousin Jane Barker

      === Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Hezekiah Reeves to his son
      recorded 26 Jan 1801
      CCLR IB3:358 Deed of Gift to son Thomas C Reeves

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 333-222: PYES HARDSHIFT: 323 acres; Possession of - 323 Acres - Tuckings, Thomas: Surveyed 15 May 1703 for Charles Pye beginning at a bound White Oak on the East side of a branch called Jordan.:
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      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      Charles, MD 1800 Federal Census (INDEX)
      95 29 Reeves Hezekiah Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
      91 6 Reeves John C. Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
      83 3 Reeves Lydia Trinity Parish pg0077.txt
      95 33 Reeves Susanna Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
      92 10 Reeves Thomas C. Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
      95 30 Reeves Thomas J. Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
      91 7 Reeves Vogate {Ubgate} Port Tobacco Parrish pg0091.txt
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      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      1790 Census for Charles County
      A Head of Family
      B Free white males of 16 yrs & upward, including heads of families
      C Free white males under 16 yrs
      D Free white females including heads of families
      E All other free persons
      F Slaves

      A B C D F F
      Reeves, Bennett 1 2 1 0 2
      Reeves, William 1 0 1 0 5
      Reeves, Upgate 2 0 2 0 1
      Reeves, Hezekiah 1 0 1 0 26
      Reeves, Courtney 1 0 2 0 31
      Reeves, Leonard 1 3 6 0 3
      Reeves, Samuel 1 4 6 0 3
      Reeves, James 1 3 2 0 0
      Reeves, Thomas 1 1 4 0 9

      === Contributed by Mike Koval
      Maryland State Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Charles County
      MSA S 1437
      Thomas Courtney Reeves. 389 acres. CH 4th District, General Page 10. MSA S 1161-4-12 1/4/5/47
      Thomas C. Reeves. Mistake, pt, 282 acres. CH 4th District, Land Page 7. MSA S 1161-4-13 1/4/5/47
      Thomas C. Reeves. Mistake, pt, 45 acres. CH 4th District, Land Page 7. MSA S 1161-4-13 1/4/5/47
      Thomas Courtney Reeves. Bettys Delight, pt, 62 acres. CH 4th District, Land Page 2. MSA S 1161-4-13 1/4/5/47
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      The church of St. Ignatius, attended by the Jesuits, stood at Waldorf. The oldest tombstone in the cemetery of St. Peter's is that of Thomas C. Reeves, died 1825, aged 70.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 115. At the request of Reverend Francis Ignatius Neale the following Deed was recorded July 12, 1815
      Indenture made June 12, 1815; Thomas Courtney Reeves of CC in consideration of 10 pounds current money of Maryland paid by Rev. Francis Ignatius Neale of George Town in the territory of Columbia has sold a parcel of land that my grandfather Thomas Reeves and father Hezekiah Reeves both deceased sold and conveyed to Richard Molyneux now deceased as by their joint deed bearing date January 14, 1748/9 and enrolled into the records of Charles County on March 6, 1748. It being for part of a tract of land on the east side of Port Tobacco Creek adjoining to St. Thomas Manor called Causins Manor and binding on land mentioned in a deed from William Causin to Ubgate Reeves and containing 80 acres signed Thomas C. Reeves in the presence of and acknowledged before Horatio Moore, Theodore Mudd

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