Mother: Mary Purrier
Birth Source: A history of Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y.
Death: 14 Mar 1732, Southold, Long Island, New York
Death Source: A history of Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y.
Spouse1: Deborah Satterly
According to A history of Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y. by Charles E. Craven published in 1906, “James Reeve was born in 1672 and had established his own household before 1698, the year in which his father died...James Reeve, like his father, was a man prominent in the town, frequently serving the town in official position, and for years being one of the Town Justices. He died in 1732, and in the ground which he consecrated to the use of the parish his grave is marked with a stone on which is this inscription : "Here lyes buried ye Body of ye Hono'ble James Reeve Esqr who Departed this life March 14th Anno Domi 1732 in ye 60th Year of His Age." Beside him Hes his wife, Deborah, who survived him twenty years, living with her son, 3d James, in the old homestead. In all the life of the parish their descendants have held prominent part up to this day.”
James Reeve's 1731 will only mentioned his wife Deborah, his sons James and Daniel and “kinswoman” Deborah (undoubtedly his sister) wife of David Howell, Jr. He named none of his daughters but thankfully when his wife Deborah wrote her will in 1736 (probated in 1750), she included all of their children.
The Salmon records record the death on 5 Feb 1754 of widow Deborah Reeve, Relect to Cap. James Reeve at age 78.
A history of Mattituck, Long Island, N.Y. by Charles E. Craven, pub. 1906
1731 Will of James Reeve
1736 Will of Deborah Reeve
The Salmon Records, Register of Marriages & Deaths in the Town of Southhold, pub 1918