|Will of William Reaves of Wayne County NC|
also includes signature of William Reaves, Juner as witness
|Promissory Note by H. I. (Hezekiah) Reeves|
|Thomas Reeves' Signature as Witness|
|Signature by Edward Reavis on|
1752 Northampton County NC Will
|Signature of William Reeve, Soldier of the Revolution|
on his 1833 RW Pension Application
|Affidavit and Signature of James W. Reeve|
son of William Reeve above
In April of 1833 William Reeve gave a statement in support of his application for a Revolutionary War pension. Appearing in court in Abbeville, South Carolina he gave a declaration regarding his service. He stated that he had entered the service in the summer of 1776 in Prince William County, Virginia as a drafted militia man serving in troops commanded by Colonel Henry Lee. That initial tour was followed by several others under different commanders.
William Reeve was originally from Prince William County, Virginia where his father, grandfather and other extended family consistently used the Reeve surname variation. However, within a few generations most of his descendants began to use the more common Reeves surname.