|Family Information for William Reaves|
of Wayne County, North Carolina
William Reaves, born circa 1737, is shown as the child of John Reeves, born circa 1745 who obviously could not be William's father. This lists John Reeves as marrying in North Carolina but there are countless records from Augusta and Rockingham Counties of Virginia for John Reeves and Margaret Duncanson. A descendant of this John Reeves has tested and been placed in DNA Group 9.
Recent DNA testing by descendants of William Reaves of Wayne County have placed this family in DNA Group 3 which connects them to William Reeves who died in Granville County in 1751. Also included among the proposed siblings in this listing are members of the family of Isaac Reeves of Wilkes County, North Carolina (DNA Group 6), William Rives of Prince George County, Virginia (DNA Group 8) and even one individual with the surname Rapp who was born in Germany.
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