Funny how much pleasure you can get from new discoveries. For me, I love shining a light on individuals and families from the past, my past. Yesterday I sat in the local LDS Family History Library where I viewed microfilmed deeds and probate records from Fleming County, Kentucky, ranging from 1814 to 1818 or so. What fun to find the names of my people in the index and see the old documents on microfilm! In some clerk’s 1817 handwriting, there was a deed listing “all the lawful heirs of Elijah Reeves, deceased” including Spencer Reeves, Elijah Reeves, Benjamin Reeves, William Roys (Rice) and Elizabeth his wife, Peggy Reeves, Rody Reeves, Thomas Reeves, Anthony Worley and Jenny his wife, all of Fleming County Kentucky except Thomas Reeves and Anthony Worley and his wife of Ohio. My Thomas Reeves and family were living in Scioto County, Ohio, at the time, just over the border from Fleming County, Kentucky. His sister Jane (Jenny) Reeves Worley and her family had also moved to Scioto County.
Another deed transferred the land, which was part of Mosby’s 30,000 acres (a new lead to follow!) conveyed to the said Elijah Reeves by Elijah Reeves, Senr and Peggy his wife by deed bearing the date 13 Jan 1812 (deed book E page 7) on Foxes Creek, 114 acres… another document to secure.
And finally, from the Fleming County Kentucky Wills Book A, 1798-1816 was an estate inventory for Elijah Reeves, dated 26 Feb 1813.
I will go back to the Family History Library before my microfilm rolls need to be returned to Salt Lake City, so that I can secure copies of these images for my files. My ever-growing files!!