Reeve, Elijah (1722 NY - 1789 NY)

Reeve, Elijah

Reeve, Elijah


Father: Thomas Reeve
Mother: Mary Wells

Birth: 5 Oct 1722, New York
Birth Source: Southold Town Records

Death: 7 Nov 1789
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Sarah


Children of Elijah Reeve:
  1. Elijah Reeve Jr., b. 2 Sep 1751
  2. Elisha Reeve
  3. Tempora Reeve
  4. Mary Reeve, m. Mr. Tucker
  5. Keturah Reeve, m. Mr. Newkirk
  6. Rebekah Reeve, m. Mr. Moore
  7. Abigail Reeve, m. Mr. Seybolt
  8. Betsy Reeve, m. Mr. Bull

According to Findagrave, his headstone reads: "Beneath this stone lies deposited the remains of Elijah Reeve Snr thro various changes of life as a faithful friend, A profitable and worthy citizen resigned to the divine will departed this life Novr. 7 A.D.1789/Aged 67 Years"

Elijah's will names the above children and also a granddaughter named Sarah Coleman. It would appear Elijah had a daughter Mrs. Coleman who had died by 1789.

Elijah and Elijah Jr. are listed in the 2nd Regiment of the Ulster County Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Research Notes


Birth:          The New York genealogical and biographical record, vol. 39, p58
Death:        Headstone, Whitlock Farm Cemetery, Mount Hope, Orange County, New York

1789 Will - Elijah Reeve - Ulster County, New York, Will Book A, p11
New York in the Revolution as colony and state, Vol. 1, p261