Lige Lourece Margaret Cheves

1775–about 1855 (Age 80)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Lige Lourece Margaret

When Lige Lourece Margaret Cheves was born in 1775, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Gideon Elijah Chavis, was 17 and her mother, Nancy Williams, was 15. She married John Anderson Reid about 1791, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States in 1830 and Saint Tammany, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States in 1850. She died about 1855, in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Loranger, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Reid
Lige Lourece Margaret Cheves
Marriage: about 1791
Smithie Thigpen Pierce
Margaret Elizabeth Reid
Margaret Reid
Ann M Reid Bennett
Joseph Reid
John Byrd Reid
Elijah Ward Reid
Darrell Reid

Spouse and Children

about 1791
South Carolina, United States



    Margaret Elizabeth Reid


    Margaret Reid


    Ann M Reid Bennett


    Joseph Reid


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 1

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 25

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: perhaps a variant of Shives or Chevis .2 Hispanic (Mexico): variant of Chavez .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Cheves, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Margaret Reed in household of John Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lige Lourece Cheves, "Find A Grave Index"

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