Reeve, Voltare Tracy (1807 NY - 1893 IL)


Reeve, Voltare Tracy


Father: Gabriel Reeve
Mother: Hannah

Birth: 22 Feb 1807, New York
Birth Source: Family Bible

Death: c13 Apr 1893, Princeton, Illinois
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Sarah L.


Children of Tracy Reeve and Sarah L.:
  1. William L. Reeve, b. c1857
  2. Austin B. Reeve, b. c1859

In 1850, there is a widow, Hannah, born c1784 in the household with him. This is his mother, the widow of Gabriel Reeve. In a deed from 1835 recorded in Scioto County, Ohio, Hannah Reeve of the County of Putnam in Illinois sold some land to James Powers. Bureau County was founded from Putnam.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 14 Apr 1894
Tracy Reeve.
Special Dispatch to the Globe-Democrat.
PRINCETON, ILL. April 13. - Tracy Reeve, one of the early settlers of Bureau County, died at his home in this city at 3 o'clock this afternoon, aged 87 years. He was President of the Citizens' National Bank of Princeton from its organization. He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter.

The Nebraska State Journal, 4 Jan 1895
May Years a Resident.
Princeton, Ill. Jan 3. - Mrs. Sarah Bryant Reeve, wife of the late millionaire, Tracy Reeve, and niece of William Cullen Bryant, died at her home in this city early this morning at the advanced age of seventy-two years. The funeral will be held on Sunday, the interment being at La Moille. Mrs. Reeve was a resident of this county since 1834, having come here from Cummington, Mass., a few months after her marriage.

Research Notes

There appear to be two couples the same age living in his household in 1840. Perhaps a siblings family.


Birth:          Elijah Reeve Family Bible
Death:        St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 14 Apr 1894

1840 Census:  Bureau, Illinois
1850 Census:  Bureau, Illinois
1860 Census:  Bureau, Illinois

1835 Deed - Hannah Reeve to James Powers - Scioto County, Ohio Deed Book I, p84
The Nebraska State Journal, 4 Jan 1895