Reeves, Clement (1773 - 1819)


Reeves, Clement


Father: Biddle Reeves
Mother: Ann Clement

Birth: 19 Mar 1773
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 5 Jul 1819
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Sarah Wood


Children of Clement Reeves and Sarah Wood:
  1. Louisa M. Reeves
  2. Susan Reeves
  3. Israel Reeves
  4. Mary Reeves
  5. Joseph Reeves
  6. Ann Reeves
  7. Sarah B. Reeves, b. 18 Aug 1815

At a monthly meeting of Women's Friends held at Woodbury on 9 Jul 1811, it was reported that Clement Reeves requested a certificate of recommendation for himself and his family to the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. It states they had six minor children: Lousia, Susan, Israel, Mary, Joseph, and Ann. This is recorded under the Wilmington Monthly Meeting, Women's Minutes.

Clement was living in Philadelphia in 1819 when he wrote his will but it was probated the same year in Gloucester County.

Clement's family were Quakers. The monthly meeting records for Philadelphia show that Clement Reeves, his wife Sarah and minor children Louisa M., Susan, Israel, Mary, Joseph, Ann and Sarah B. Reeves were received from Woodbury, New Jersey on 27 Jun 1816. The Philadelphia Meeting list of members show that Sarah and the rest of the family removed to Haddonfield 25 Oct 1821. This is presumably Haddonfield in Salem County, New Jersey.

Clement and his widow Sarah are buried in the Biddle Reeves Cemetery. She was born 20 Jan 1776 and died 24 Apr 1824.

There is a record in the Orphans Court minutes in which James W. Reeves and Ann Reeves minor children of Clement Reeves of 14 years and upwards request that Charles Whitall be their guardian. This is a bit odd as James is not mentioned in Clement's will.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone - Biddle Reeves Graveyard, Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death:        Headstone - Biddle Reeves Graveyard, Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey

Wilmington Monthly Meeting Records (New Castle, Delaware), Women's Minutes 1785-1841, p214 (Ancestry)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records, Minutes 1807-1818, p403 (Ancestry)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records, List of Members, 1814-1829 (Ancestry)
1819 Will - Clement Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Book B, p249
1824 Will - Sarah Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Book B, p493
Gloucester County, New Jersey Orphans Court Minutes F, p29