Reeve, Joseph (1725 - c1763)


Reeve, Joseph


Father: Joseph Reeve
Mother: Ellen Bagnall

Birth: 5 Jul 1725
Birth Source: Quaker Records

Death: 1760-1763
Death Source: Will

Spouse1: Millicent Wade, m. 1750


Children of Joseph Reeve and Millicent Wade:
  1. Samuel Reeve, b. 22 Jun 1751
  2. Martha Reeve, b. 29 Nov 1754
  3. Joseph Reeve, b. 26 Sep 1756

List of children and births are in Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings, Union, New Jersey.

Information from the will included in New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817:
1760, Dec. 31. Reeve, Joseph, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, Milysent, the profit of my plantation, till son, Samuel, is 21; then he to have 1/3 thereof. Son Samuel, the said plantation where I live, lying between Mark Reeve and John Reeve. Son, Joseph, my other lands, when 21. Daughter, Martha, 100, when 18. Executors - my wife and Mark Reeve. Witnesses - Samuel Ayers, Hannah Reeve, John Barracliff. Proved June 7, 1763.
Lib. 11, p454.

Note: The Abstract of Wills incorrectly dates this will 31 Dec 1760. The recorded will is actually dated "thirty first Day of the Twelfth Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty three". It was proved 7 Jun 1763. This may involve a garbled use of old style dates, but it's unclear how to reconcile these.

Research Notes


Birth:          Union County, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings, Births and Deaths, 1686-1798 (Ancestry)
Marriage1:  U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 (Ancestry)
Death:        New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Volume XXXIII, Abstracts of Wills, 1761-1770, p347 (Ancestry)

Union, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings Births and Deaths, 1686-1798 (Ancestry)
1763 Will - Joseph Reeve - New Jersey Will Records, Vol. 11, p454