Reeves, Henry (1749 - 1840)


Reeves, Henry


Father: Joseph Reeves
Mother: Jane

Birth: 27 Jun 1749
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 23 Nov 1840
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Hannah Furness, m. 8 or 23 Feb 1772


Children of Henry Reeves and Hannah Furness:
  1. William Reeves, b. 4 Mar 1773
  2. Joseph Reeves, b. 15 Aug 1775
  3. Mary Reeves, b. 2 Sep 1777
  4. Elizabeth Reeves, b. 21 Sep
  5. Henry Reeves, b. 26 Jan ?1782
  6. Jane Reeves, b. 21 Sept 17..
  7. Hannah Reeves, b. 21 Oct 178..
  8. Abraham Reeves, b. 27 Feb 17..
  9. Dorothy Reeves, b. 23 May 179...
  10. Benjamin Reeves, b. 7 Jul 1792
  11. John Reeves, b. 27 Feb 1794, d. 22 Oct 1805

The family Bible states they married on the 8th while church records state the 23rd.

In 1775, Henry sold some land he had inherited from his father Joseph Reeves. The deed references his father's will, dated 28 Aug 1767. Henry's wife Hannah signed the deed as well. Eleven days previous to this deed, Henry had bought five acres of land in Wellingborough in Burlington County from John & Jane Crosby.

Children of Henry and Hannah are listed in their family Bible. Most are also referred to in Henry's will. The Bible states Henry's parents were Joseph and Jane Reeves. According to The Reeves Family, Henry was a son of Joseph Reeve of Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

He appears to be living with his son Henry in 1830. This would make sense as he refers to the "farm on which I now reside (with my Grandson Henry Reeves)" in his will. This would be Henry son of his son Henry.

Henry Reeves sold land in 1837 to Abraham Reeves "Jr." It states he purchased the land of his brother Abraham Reeves in 1798. Abraham Jr. was currently living on the land. It also mentions that this land was devised to Abraham Jr. by said Henry in his 1834 will. This means that this individual referred to as "Jr." is his son Abraham.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Maurice River Friends Quaker Burial Ground, Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Marriage1:  Henry Reeves Family Bible
                    FamilySearch - St. Marys Church (Formerly St. Ann's Church), Burlington New Jersey Church Records
Death:        Headstone, Maurice River Friends Quaker Burial Ground, Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, New Jersey

1775 Deed - John & Jane Crosby to Henry Reeves - West Jersey Deed Book AK, p96
1775 Deed - Henry & Hannah Reeves to William Smith - West Jersey Deed Book AK, p98
1834 Will - Henry Reeves - Cumberland County, New Jersey Will Records 2528F
1839 Deed - Henry Reeves to Abraham Reeves Jr. - Cumberland County, New Jersey Deed Book 65, p62
Stevens & Birch. (1930). The Reeves Family - Walter Reeve of Burlington County, New Jersey (p. 41)