Reeve, John Calvin (1788 - c1825)


Reeve, John Calvin


Father: Elisha Reeve
Mother: Temperance

Birth: 1 Oct 1788
Birth Source: First Pres. Church, Goshen, Records

Death: c4 Jul 1825
Death Source: Estate Administration

Spouse1: Mary


Children of John Calvin Reeve and Mary:
  1. Martin Luther Reeve, b. c1817
  2. William Finn Reeve
  3. Sophronia Arnell Reeve
  4. Elisha Reeve
  5. John Calvin Reeve

An analysis of deed records reveals his wife's name was Mary. The fill name of all these children are given in the baptismal records of First Pres. Church in Middletown, New York. They were baptized 7 Dec 1825.

The estate packet of John C. Reeve shows that Elisha Reeve of Calhoun "is the Brother of John C Reeve who died at the Town of Wallkill in said County, leaving a widow & infant children, on or about the fourth day of July last." John died intestate.

Administration on John C. Reeve's estate was granted to Henry B. Wisner on 31 Aug 1826.

Guardianship of John C., Sophronia, Elisha, and Willian F. Reeve was granted to William W. Reeve. In the first letter, for John C. Reeve, "Martin L. Reeve a brother of John C. Reeve and infant son of John C. Reeve" was the petitioner for his brother.

The will of the widow Mary was probated in 1852. The heirs were ordered to appear as follows: The people of the State of New York, To Martin L. Reeve, who resides in Lambentsville, in the state of New Jersey, William F. Reeve who resides in the state of Massachusetts, Elisha Reeve who resides in the State of California and John C. Reeve who resides in the State of Pennsylvania and Sophronia A. Reeve who resides in the Town of Walkill, Orange County, the heirs at law next of kin of Mary Reeve, late of the town of Walkill, in the County of Orange, deceased. Luther Little handled her estate. There is a Temperance Little mentioned who might possibly be John's sister.

Son William appears as a clerk in the inn of Benjamin Thurston in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He doesn't appear to have ever married.

Research Notes


Birth:          New York, Church Records, 1660-1954 (FamilySearch)

1819 Deed - Elisha & Elizabeth Reeve & John C & Mary Reeve of Wallkill to John H Seybolt, Frederick A Seybolt and Ira Seybolt of Deepark - Orange County, New York Deed Book U, p156
1826 Administration - Henry B. Wisner on Estate of John C. Reeve - Orange County, New York Letters of Administration E, p400
Orange County, New York Letters of Guardianship C, pp. 492-497
Estate Packet of John C. Reeve, New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 (Ancestry)
1852 Will - Mary Reeve - Orange County, New York Will Book S, p137
First Pres. Church in Middletown, New York, Session and Register Book 1824-1866 (Ancestry)