Reeve, Ebenezer (1751 NY - 1825)


Reeve, Ebenezer


Father: James Reeves
Mother: Mary Hudson

Birth: 23 Aug 1751, Southold, Long Island
Birth Source: Biography

Death: 26 Jul 1825
Death Source:

Spouse1: Bethia Hudson, 18 Jan 1776, Aquebogue, Suffolk, New York


Children of Ebenezer Reeve and Bethia Hudson:
Jeremiah Reeve, b. Apr 1779

The Study of the Reeve family of Southold, Long Island, N.Y. mentions the marriage of Ebenezer and Bethia(h) Hudson, citing Mattituck Church records. The book claims he is the son of James Reeve and Mary Hudson based on James's will.

Biographical notes on Ebenezer and his son Jeremiah written by his granddaughter are including in the History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties:

Jeremiah Reeve, Sr., was born at Norwich, Connecticut, in April, 1779. His father, Ebenezer Reeve, was born at Southold, Long Island, August 23, 1751, and his wife, Bethia Hudson, at the same place, about five years after. They were married at Southold, Long Island, in the year 1776, and moved to Morris, New Jersey. This place was occupied at about this time by British troops, and the inhabitants were considerably annoyed by them. For this reason my grandfather thought best to sell the farm which his father had helped him purchase, and remove to Norwich, Connecticut. He after this served as a soldier in the war which had then commenced. My grandmother was removed by death, at their home in Norwich, on January 19, 1786, at the age of twenty-nine, leaving three small children, my father, the eldest, being not quite seven years of age.

There is a headstone in the Old Norwick Town Cemetery for Bethia Reeve, wife of Ebenezer, d. 19 Jan 1786, age 28. There is another for Abigail, consort of Ebenezer, d. 21 Feb 1799, age 52.

There is a plaque for him in the New Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio which reads: "In Memory of Ebenezer Reeve, A native of Long Island A soldier in the Revolution and the first the emigrated with his family from Connecticut to this place in 1802. To the end of life he set an example of industry and economy. Served his generation by the will of God and fell asleep July 26th A.D. 1825 in the 74th year of his age."

Research Notes


Marriage1:   - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F63C-L2X

1790 Census:  New London County, Connecticut
1800 Census:  Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
1810 Census:  
1820 Census:  Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio

History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Vol. 2, p298
Connecticut Headstone Inscriptions, Vol. 39, p596 (Connecticut, U.S., Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934)
Baker, Wesley Logan. Study of the Reeve family of Southold, Long Island, N.Y. : and Southold descendants of the Southampton, L.I. Reeves family and genealogy of said families up to 1800, 1970, p. 73