Reeve, Walter Jr. (c1684 NJ - 1754 NJ)

Walter Reeve, Jr.

Reeve, Walter Jr.


Father: Walter Reeve
Mother: Ann Howell

Birth: c1684, Burlington, New Jersey
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 21 Mar 1754, Burlington, New Jersey
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Ann Bennett


Children of Walter Reeve Jr. and Ann Bennett:
  1. Walter Reeve, b. cMar 1718
  2. Samuel Reeve, b. 18 Nov 1719
  3. John Reeve, b. 22 Aug 1721, d. young
  4. Barzillai Reeve, b. 16 Feb 1722/23
  5. Micajah Reeve, b. c1725, d. 1777
  6. Nehemiah Reeve, b. 24 Nov 1725
  7. Ruth Reeve, b. 8 May 1727, m. unknown Small
  8. Elizabeth Reeve, , b. c1728 , d. 21 Apr 1760
  9. Jonathan Reeve, b. c1731, d. c1763
  10. Rebecca Reeve, b. c1737
  11. Ann Reeve
  12. Sarah Reeve, b. 4 Mar 1737

Walter sold some land in two deeds, one to Henry Paxson and the other to Thomas Atkinson Jr., on the same day, 14 Sep 1748. It states that he got this land from William Stevenson in 1713 and John Maumont or Baumont in 1742.

Walter Reeve, Jr. married Ann, daughter of Alexander and Sarah Bennett. His will dated May 8, 1753 and proved May 23, 1754 names sons Samuel, Micajah, Jonathan and Barzillai; daughters Ruth, Rebecca, Ann and Sarah, and “my son Walter’s three sons.” He devised all his “goods and living creaters now on the place to Samuel and Elizabeth, ” etc., but does not say whether Elizabeth is a daughter or not. His wife, Ann, died Dec. 11, 1744. Both he and his wife along with several children are buried in St. Andrews Episcopal Church Yard at Mt. Holly. There was an Elizabeth Reeve buried 21 Apr 1760 in the same cemetery, probably the daughter Elizabeth mentioned in the will. Samuel Reeve was made administrator of her estate in 1760.

Walter's headstone read: "Here lieth the Body of Walter Reeve who departed this Life 21 of March 1754 Aged 69 years." Ann's headstone reads: "Here lieth the Body of Ann Wife of Walter Reeve, who departed this Life Dec 11 1744 Aged 49 Years." In the same cemetery is their son Walter: "Here lieth the Body of Walter Reeve, Jun who departed this Life the 20 of August 1716 Aged 27 Years 5 Month." The headstone of the apparent daughter Elizabeth reads "In Memory of ElizaBeth Reeve who departed this Life April 21st 1760 Aged 32 Years."

Research Notes


Burial:       St. Andrews Graveyard Cemetery Transcription, Burlington County Library

1698 Will - Walter Reeve (Sr) - New Jersey Will Records, Vol. 1, p541
1732 Will - Anne Reeves - New Jersey Will Records, Vol. 3, p356
1748 Deed - Walter Reeve to Thomas Atkinson Jr. - West Jersey Deeds Book N, p479
1748 Deed - Walter Reeve to Henry Paxson - West Jersey Deeds Book N, p482
1753 Will - Walter Reeve - New Jersey Will Records 7, p458
1760 Admin - Elizabeth Reeve Estate - Burlington County, New Jersey Will Records 6797C
The Reeves Family-Walter Reeve of Burlington County, New Jersey, pub 1930, p21