Reeve, Micajah (c1720 NJ - 1777 NJ)

Micajah Reeve

Reeve, Micajah


Father: Walter Reeve, Jr.
Mother: Ann Bennett

Birth: c1725, Burlington, New Jersey
Birth Source:

Death: before Apr 1777, Burlington, New Jersey
Death Source: Will probated 29 Apr 1777

Spouse1: Hannah Lee, m. 2 Mar 1754


Children of Micajah Reeve and Hannah Lee:
  1. Nehemiah Reeve, born c1755
  2. Abraham Reeve, born c1756
  3. Ann Reeve, b. c1758
  4. Thomas Reeve, born Abt. 1760
  5. Caleb Reeve, born c1765
  6. Rebecca Reeve
  7. Vashti Reeve

In 1756, Micajah's brother Jonathan sold him land which had come to Jonathan from his father's Last Will and Testament which he had "being Eldest Brother & right heir at law to his brother...Caleb Reeve." Micaijah sold this land along with his portion directly inherited from his father's will to John Thomson in 1759.

In 1762, he was living in Northampton, Burlington County when he sold some land to John Forker.

Micajah names all the above children in his will which was written 18 Jan 1773 and proven 29 Apr 1777.

Research Notes

Son Abraham may be Abraham Reeve who married Lavina Hartman and his son Thomas may be the same as Thomas Reeve who is known to be the brother of the previously mentioned Abraham Reeve.


Marriage1:  New Jersey Colonial Documents, Volume XXII, Marriage Records 1665-1800, p320 (license)

1753 Will - Walter Reeve (Jr) - New Jersey Will Records 7, p458
1756 Deed - Jonathan Reeves Jr. to Micajah Reeve - West Jersey Deeds Book P, p220
1759 Deed - Micaijah Reeves to John Thomson - West Jersey Deeds Book P, p221
1762 Deed - Micajah Reeve to John Forker - Gloucester County, New Jersey Old Deed Book C, p 168
1773 Will - Micajah Reeve - New Jersey Will Records Vol. 18, p241

The Reeves Family-Walter Reeve of Burlington County, New Jersey, pub 1930, p27