Reeves, Adonijah ( - 1798)


Reeves, Adonijah



Birth Source:

Death: 8 Feb 1798
Death Source: Family Bible

Spouse1: Moly Jollifer, m. 1 Apr 1777
Spouse2: Mary Bellengy, m. 21 Feb 1781
Spouse3: Drusila Hand, m. 18 Nov 1790


Children of Adonijah Reeves and Mary Bellengy:
  1. Aaron Reeves, b. 25 Oct 1781
  2. James Reeves, b. 13 Jun 1787

Children of Adonijah Reeves and Drusila Hand:
  1. Jere Reeves, b. 1 Jul 1791, d. 1 Oct 1791
  2. Polly Reeves, b. 3 Nov 1793
  3. Ruth Reeves, b. 5 Oct 1797

From New Jersey Will Abstracts:
1798, Feb. 7. Reeves, Adonijah, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, Drusilla, use of real and personal for 10 years for bringing up children; then her thirds. Residue of real and personal to be divided among children (unnamed), when of age. Deed to be obtained from Thomas and Constantine Carll, minors, for 2 acres sold by them to testator; they to sign deed when of age.
Executors - wife, Drusilla, and friend, Lemuel Swain. Witness - William Buck, Ichabud Congdon, John Yates and Thomas Curtis. Proved Feb. 14, 1798. Lib. 37, p.430.
1798, Feb. 14. Inventory, 99.7.1 1/2; made by Daniel Crowell and Aaron Bennet. File 708E.

Research Notes


Marriage2:  New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802 (Ancestry)

Adonijah Reeves Family Bible
New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, XXXVIII, 1796-1800, p294