Reeves, Aaron (1781 - 1854 NJ)


Reeves, Aaron


Father: Adonijah Reeves
Mother: Mary Bellengy

Birth: 25 Oct 1781, Cape May County, New Jersey
Birth Source: Family Bible

Death: 13 Sep 1854, Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, New Jersey
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Abigail


Children of Aaron Reeves and Abigail:
  1. Samuel S. Reeves, b. c1812

In an 1832 deed, Aaron sold the homeplace of Adonijah Reeves in Cape May County. At the time, Aaron was living in Egg Harbor in Gloucester County. He is listed on the 1830 census in Galloway, which is right next door to Egg Harbor.

Aaron is buried in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Egg Harbor was formerly part of Gloucester County. The headstone incorrectly states his date of birth as 10 Oct 1781.

The Atlantic County death records stated he died 13 September 1851, married, age 73 yrs. Place of death was Egg Harbor. Place of birth, Cape May. Parents: Adonyah and Mary Reeves and cause of death, Consumption.

Research Notes

This may be the Aaron Reeves who married Abigail Delaney on 8 Apr 1809 in Cumberland County, New Jersey.


Birth:          Adonijah Reeves Family Bible
Death:        FamilySearch - New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988 (badly transcribed, see original: 1848-67 Atlantic County Deaths, Vol. A, p. 185)

1830 Census:  Galloway, Gloucester County, New Jersey
1840 Census:  Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, New Jersey
1850 Census:  Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, New Jersey

1832 Deed - Aaron Reeves to Ambrose Walker - Cape May County, New Jersey Deed Book P, p97