Thomas Reeve and his brother James arrived here and settled on Long Island, New York (location 1 on the adjacent map) in 1636 after sailing from Barbados to the Chowan area of North Carolina in search of spirits of resin.The map and above text both first appeared in May 2017 as part of post entitled "Early Reeves' Families in Colonial America" researched and written by Beverly for the blog Reeves, Reaves, and More Rives she co-authors and is included here with her permission.
The 1658 deposition of a Thomas Osman for a court case in Southold Town, Long Island chronicled this interesting tale. The original copy of that deposition is now missing but is detailed in Study of the 1658 and 1686 Depositions of Thomas Osman which is the lengthy collection of data regarding Thomas and James Reeve of Long Island and the search for the missing deposition.
The entire story of that adventure can be read in the post A Tale of Adventuring in Chowan Country by Beverley at the Reeves, Reaves, and More Rives blog.
Descendants of the Reeve family of Long Island NY that have participated in DNA testing are members of DNA Group 5 and document that Thomas and James Reeve were related and probably brothers which was previously questioned.
Person Pages have been created within TRP for the following descendants of Thomas. Please see footnote [F1] below.
- Reeve, Thomas : Reeve, Thomas (1611 UK - c1665 NY)
[F1] Family pages within TRP often may not document all of the known descendants of an individual.
For example, Person Pages are not generally created for those who died in childhood.
Please review the individual person pages to see if further offspring are listed there.
If complete branches of this tree are missing, you should first contribute person pages for the missing individuals and then via your Mentor Team talk page ask for this page to be updated.