Reeves, Abraham (1699 NY - 1761 NJ)

Reeves, Abraham

Reeves, Abraham


Father: John Reeves
Mother: Rachel Foster

Birth: 1699, Southampton, New York
Birth Source: Gravestone Photo at Find A Grave

Death: 21 May 1761, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Death Source: Tombstone Inscriptions, Presbyterian Church, Cumberland County, New Jersey

Spouse1: Damaris Sayre, m. c1722


Children of Abraham Reeves and Damaris Sayre:
  1. Hannah Reeves, m. John McGalliard
  2. John Reeves, b. 30 Jan 1726
  3. Thomas Reeves, b. 28 Feb 1728
  4. Abraham Reeves
  5. Stephen Reeves
  6. Lydia Reeves, m. unknown Garrison
  7. Sarah Reeves, b. 1730, d. 3 Jul 1775, m. Alexander Moore
  8. Abigail Reeves, m. unknown Miller

About 1722, Abraham Reeves married Damaris Sayre, daughter of John Sayre and Sarah Wheeler of Southampton, Long Island. Abraham bought his first land in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey in 1723.

Abraham had an earmark registered in Southampton Town records in 1736. It refers to him as "Abraham Reeves, son of John."

From New Jersey Will Abstracts:
1761, May 18. Reeves, Abraham, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co., yeoman; will of. My wife, Damaris, to have 1/2 my moveable estate, and 1/3 my homestead, same to return to my son Thomas after her decease. Son, John, 1/2 my marsh, below Thomas Brown's; also 50 acres of upland, for which he has a deed. To son, Thomas, 2/3 my homestead, and the rest after my wife’s death; also the other 1/2 of said marsh. Son, Abraham, £20. To my daughter, Lydia Garrison, 20 shillings. Daughter, Sarah Moore, £3. Daughter, Abigail Miller, £3, Daughter, Hannah McGallird, £10. Son, Stephen, £10. Children are Abraham, Sarah, Abigail, Hannah and Stephen. Executors —wife, and my son, Thomas. Witnesses—Nicholas Johnson, Noah Miller, Abijah Holmes. Proved June 9, 1761.
1761, June 4. Inventory, £395.17.1, made by Samuel Fithian and John Miller.
1762, June 24. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 150.

The will of Damaris names "four sons, Abraham, John, Thomas & Stephen Reeves...my Daughter Sarah Moore...my Daughter Abigail Miller..my Daughters Lydia & Abigail."

Research Notes


Death:         Tombstone Inscriptions, Presbyterian Church, Cumberland County, New Jersey

Southampton Town Records Liber A2
1761 Will - Abraham Reeves - New Jersey Will Records 11, p150
1771 Will - Damaris Reeves - New Jersey Will Records 15, p217
New Jersey, U.S., Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Volume XXXIII, p348
Thomas Reeves and his descendants Author: Reeves, Emma M. Reeves