Reeves, Arthur ( - 1786 NJ)


Reeves, Arthur


Father: Thomas Reeves
Mother: Sarah

Birth Source:

Death: c May 1786, probably Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death Source: Will & Probate

Spouse1: Mary Cox, m. 7 May 1758, Swedes' Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Children of Arthur Reeves:
  1. Arthur Reeves
  2. Mark Reeves
  3. Aaron Reeves
  4. William Reeves
  5. Bathsheba Reeves

Arthur made his will in April 1786 and it was proven the 2 May. It mentions his wife but doesn't name her. It also names his four sons.

An 1823 deed mentions land which Arthur had from his father's will and gave to his wife in his own will. His brothers Joseph and Thomas Reeves were the executors. Thomas had died by the time of the deed and Joseph was left the sole executor to sell the land as there were apparently no direct heirs.

Abstracts from the Samuel Mickle Diary contains the following entry:
5 Aug 1822 - Mary Reeves widow of Arthur was interred today in the 90th year of age, also her son Arthur deceased to day likewise Bathsheba Clayton wife of Edward Clayton also infant child of Joseph Saunders.
NOTE: This appears to be a error in the transcription or original note, as the wife of Edward Clayton was Beulah, Arthur's daughter.

Research Notes

Aaron and Mary Ann Reeves of Philadelphia and Mark and Ann Reeves of Gloucester County who sold land to Capt. John Miller of Greenwich, Cumberland County, in 1817. The deed states they received the land by deeds from John Adams in 1795 and William Mulford in 1806. These may be the sons of Arthur.


Marriage1:  Marriage Record of the Swedes' Church, 1750-1810, p493

1779 Will - Thomas Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Records 1364H
1786 Will - Arthur Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Records 1556H
1823 Deed - Joseph Reeves to Samuel Webb - Gloucester County, New Jersey, Deed Book LL, p417
Samuel Mickle Diary
1817 Deed - Aaron Reeve et al to Capt. John Miller - Cumberland County, New Jersey Deed Book 34, p91