Reeve, Ezra (c1734 - 1818)


Reeve, Ezra



Birth: 16 Jan 1734
Birth Source: Headstone, MA Marriages

Death: 28 Apr 1818, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Mary Landon, m. 18 Nov 1759, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts


Children of Ezra Reeve::
  1. Benjamin Reeve
  2. Mehetable Reeve
  3. Joseph Reeve
  4. Ezra Reeve, Jr., b. 11 Aug 1760
  5. Mary Reeve, b. c1761, d. 3 Nov 1819
  6. Peggy Reeve

According to Owego : some account of the early settlement of the village in Tioga County, N.Y., Rev. Ezra Reeve was a cousin of Judge Tapping Reeve, a chief justice of Connecticut. Ezra's will appoints executors who lived in Connecticut so it's reasonable to assume he descends from the Connecticut family.

Ezra's will was submitted for probate in May 1818. A number of records and trees seem to confuse Ezra and his son Ezra, but the headstone gives an age of 84 and the marriage record provides an exact birth date.

Hartford Courant, 25 Aug 1818
At Holland (Ms.) the Rev. Ezra Reeve, aged 84, a native of Southold, (L. I.) He was the first minister settled in Holland, where he labored for more than fifty-three years.

Weekly Messenger, 18 Nov 1819
In Holland, 3d inst. Miss Polly Reeve, daughter of Rev. Ezra Reeve, of that place, aged 58 years.

This was published eight years after his death, so Yale may not have been aware of his death.
Boston Traveler, 6 Oct 1826
Yale College. - .... Of the class of 1757 Daniel Humphreys, Rev. Abraham Beach, S. T. D., Rev. Ezra Reeve, and Rev. John Wright.


Birth:       Holland Cemetery, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Marriage: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910 (FamilySearch)
Death:       Holland Cemetery, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts
                   Obituary, Hartford Courant, 25 Aug 1818
Census:      1790 Census - Hampshire County, Massachusetts (Rev. Ezra Reeves)
                   1800 Census - Hampshire County, Massachusetts (Rev. Ezra Reeves)
History: 1817 Will - Ezra Reeve - Hampden County, Massachusetts Probate Files
                   Weekly Messenger, 18 Nov 1819
                   Boston Traveler, 6 Oct 1826