Reeve, Benjamin (1737 - 1801)


Reeve, Benjamin


Father: Joseph Reeve
Mother: Eleanor Bagnall

Birth: 2 Jul 1737
Birth Source: Quaker Records

Death: 25 May 1801
Death Source: Quaker Records

Spouse1: Ruth Brick, m. 28 Oct 1761


Children of Benjamin Reeve and Ruth Brick:
  1. Hannah Reeve, d. 16 Mar 1767

Drawing from a couple different sources, Benjamin's craftperson file states the following:
Son of Joseph and Ellinor (Bagnall) Reeve, and grandson of Mark Reeve who came with John Fenwick on the GRIFFIN in 1675. About 1751 Reeve was apprenticed to Thomas Stretch of Philadelphia, and later established on Front Street. About 1768 he settled on Greenwich, N. J. Died 1801.

The 1779 minutes of the Quaker meeting house at Cane Creek in Guilford (later Alamance) County, North Carolina record a religious visit by Benjamin Reeves of Salem, New Jersey and a George Dillison of Burlington, New Jersey. Benjamin Reeves visited the meeting house on the 26th of October in 1778.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes, 1799-1827, p59:

Benjamin Reeve a minister member of Greenwich Monthly Meeting deceased the 24th of the 5th mo 1801 in the 64th year of his age.

Ruth died 25 Feb 1767.

Research Notes


Birth:          Union County, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings, Births and Deaths, 1686-1798 (Ancestry)
Marriage1:  Union, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings Index to Marriages, p87 (Ancestry)
Death:        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes, 1799-1827, p59 (Ancestry)

U.S., Craftperson Files, 1600-1995, Benjamin Reeve (Ancestry)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Green Street Monthly Meeting Births and Burials, 1677-1806, p73 (Ancestry)
Cane Creek Meeting House 1779 Minutes, Alamance NC (Ancestry)