Reeves, Biddle ( - c1789 NJ)


Reeves, Biddle


Father: Thomas Reeves

Birth Source:

Death: c1789, probably Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death Source: Will & Probate

Spouse1: Elizabeth Albertson, m. 23 Sep 1756
Spouse2 Ann Clement, m. 12 Nov 1759


Children of Biddle Reeves and Elizabeth Albertson?:
  1. Josiah Reeves

Children of Biddle Reeves and Ann Clement:
  1. Clement Reeves
  2. Thomas Reeves
  3. Biddle Reeves, b. 4 Oct 1766
  4. Joseph Reeves
  5. Desire Reeves
  6. Sarah Reeves
  7. Elizabeth Reeves
  8. Mary Reeves, m. John Groft
  9. Ann Reeves, m. Mr. Moffit

Biddle's will names his wife Ann, and children Clement, Thomas, Josiah, Biddle, Joseph, Desire, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary Groft, and Ann Moffit.

Since Biddle was made guardian of his son Josiah in 1761, a couple years after his marriage to Ann, it appears likely Josiah was a son by the previous marriage. A note in Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Vol. 7 states that the marriage record of Biddle and Elizabeth was in the unindexed files of the Secretary of State of New Jersey at Trenton. Other online indexes state her married name as Alberson.

In a deed from 1781, his wife is called Nancy repeatedly, but signed her mark under the name Ann. It may be that her full name was Nancy Ann.

He is buried in the Biddle Reeves Graveyard, Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey, but there are no dates on his headstone.

Research Notes


Marriage1:  FamilySearch - New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985
Marriage2:  New Jersey Colonial Documents, Volume XXII, Marriage Records 1665-1800, p321

1761 Guardianship - Josiah Reeve son of Biddle Reeve - New Jersey Will Records 11, p127
1781 Deed - James & Mary Rambo et al to Thomas Clark - West Jersey Deed Book AO, p334
1788 Will - Biddle Reves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Records 1676H