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Reeves, Charles (1779 NS - 1856 NS)

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Reeves, Charles


Summary

Father: Reeves, William
Mother: mnu, Ann

Birth: 1779 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Birth Source: Baptismal Record

Death: 11 April 1856 Waverley, Halifax co., Nova Scotia
Death Source: Newspaper announcement

Spouse1: Wisdom, Lucy

Narrative

Charles was baptized to parents William & Ann Reeves in 1779, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (1)
He married his wife, Lucy Wisdom in 1800, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (2) He died at age 76 in Waverley, Nova Scotia. (6)

Charles and his wife, Lucy had at least nine children (3) and probably more. Their known children are as follows:
  1. William Henry Reeves (1802)
  2. John Wisdom Reeves (1804-1865)
  3. Elizabeth Reeves (1804-1899)
  4. Lucy Reeves (1808)
  5. Charles Edward Reeves (1812-1830)
  6. Mary Reeves (1813-1834)
  7. Edward S. Reeves (1816-1883)
  8. Sarah Ann Reeves (1826)
  9. Harriet Reeves (1827-1868)

Charles worked as a manufacturer (3) and farmer (5). He is one of the earlier settlers of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and had land in the Porto Bello area, around Lake Charles. (3), (5) Unconfirmed sources suggest he also operated a sawmill in that area in 1815.


Research Notes


Sources

(1) St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax co., Nova Scotia; Baptisms: 1753-1790; on microfilm 11,552 at: Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), Halifax NS

(2) Marriage bond, 1800, Halifax county; registration year 1800, page 1564; online at Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics at https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1800-1564&Event=marriage&ID=192690

(3) 1827 Census of Nova Scotia

(4) Death announcement of son, Charles Edward; Acadian Recorder, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 9 January 1830 Vol. 18 No. 2, page 3

(5) Death announcement of daughter, Mary Reeves; Acadian Recorder, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 13 December 1834 Vol. 22 No. 50, page 3

(5) 1838 Census of Nova Scotia

(6) Novascotian, Halifax, NS, 28 April 1856, Volume 16, no. 17(?), page 6
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