Reeve, Martha (1796 KY - 1879 IL)


Reeve, Martha


Father: Isaac Reeve, Jr.
Mother: Kerenhappuch MNU

Birth: 30 Oct 1796, North Carolina or possibly Kentucky
Birth Source: Census and Find A Grave

Death: 7 Oct 1879, Morgan County, Illinois
Death Source: Illinois, U.S., Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916 and Find A Grave

Spouse1: James B. Crain, m. 4 Jun 1818


Children of Martha Reeve and James B. Crain:
  1. Sarah Crain, b. 1828
  2. William Marion Crain, b. 1 Jan 1823
  3. John Crain, b. 1826
  4. Isaac Crain, b. 1831
  5. Huram Crain, b. 1833
  6. Keren Crain, b. 1834
Martha's place of birth is listed in some census as Kentucky and others as North Carolina. Her father Isaac Reeve, Jr. is recorded on the tax lists of Madison County, Kentucky along with his brothers Joshua and James in the years immediately preceding 1800, so it is possible that she may have been born in Kentucky.

Research Notes


Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online database at Ancestry.com
1850 Census - Morgan County, Illinois
1860 Census - Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois
1870 Census - Mauviasteere Precinct, Morgan County, Illinois
Illinois, U.S., Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916
U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, online database at Ancestry.com
Gravestone inscription, Find A Grave (photo included)