Mother: Ann Barnes
Birth: before 31 December 1815 at Dibden, Hampshire
Birth Source: baptised at All Saints, Dibden on 31 December 1815 and census returns
Death Source: Death Registration, FreeBMD
Spouse1: Harriet Whitcher SPARKS
He was baptised at the Parish Church of All Saints Dibden Hampshire on 31 December 1815
Israel married Harriet Whitcher SPARKS during the first quarter of 1841 in the New Forest Registration District, their marriage is recorded in the March 1841 registers, and their first son Alexander was baptised on 1 April 1841.
The known children of James and Harriet are
- Alexander Reeves, baptised 1 April 1841
- Charlotte Reeves
- Sarah Reeves
- William Reeves
- Elizabeth Harriet Reeves
- Fanny Reeves
Israel has not yet been found on the 1841 census, although his wife Harriette (sic) and 2 month old son Alexander have been found. (HO107, Piece 0399, Book 18, Folio 3r, Page 5). Where was he?
Israel and Harriet have been identified on the 1851 census return. Israel appears as a widower on the 1861 census with his two youngest children.
On the 1871 census he is lodging with Gains & Margaret PECKHAM (no family link currently known).
By the 1881 census, he is residing in the New Forest Union Workhouse at Eling.
His age is consistent across the 1851 to 1881 census returns.
Israel's death is recorded in the New Forest Registration District in the fourth quarter of 1888, when his age is given as 72
Baptism: HGS Baptism Index 1813-1841
Marriage1: FreeBMD index - 1841 March quarter, New Forest Registration District
Death: FreeBMD index - 1888 December quarter, New Forest Registration District
1851 Census: HO107, Piece 1668, Folio 309 face, Page 8
1861 Census: RG9, Piece 0672, Folio 28 face, Page 17
1871 Census: RG10, Piece 1186, Folio 30 face, Page 25
1881 Census: RG11, Piece 1204, Folio 119 face, Page 37