Reeves, John (c1726 - 1800 NJ)

Reeves, John

Reeves, John


Father: Abraham Reeves
Mother: Damaris Sayre

Birth: c1726
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 1 May 1800
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Mabel Johnson


Children of John Reeves and Mabel Johnson:
  1. Mabel Reeves, m. Mr. Leeke
  2. Eunice Reeves, m Mr. Bishop
  3. Johnson Reeves
  4. Joseph Reeves
  5. Abraham Reeves
  6. Lemuel Reeves, b. c1755, d. 2 Nov 1777

From New Jersey Will Abstracts:
1792, July 25. Reeves, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, Mable, use and profits of land bought of Stephen Ayres joining to Thomas Waithmans and Elnathan Davis; also 1/2 of personal. Daughters, Mable Leeke and Eunice Bishop, the other 1/2 of personal. Son, Johnson, tract of land bought of Stephen Ayres, after his mother’s death. Son, Joseph, plantation whereon he now lives purchased of Israel Morris; also remaining part of swamp purchased of Samuel Harris and Nicholas Johnson; it runs to Isaac Brown’s line. Son, Abraham, home plantation purchased of Thomas Mulford; also remainder of marsh lands and cedar swamps. Executors—wife, Mable, and son, Abraham. Witnesses—Nathan Miller, Thomas Reeves, Abraham Miller. Proved July 22, 1800. Lib. 39, p. 119.
1800, May 19. Inventory, $1,016.81; made by Seeley Fithian and William Miller. File 1188F

The will of Mabel Reeves was made in 1811 and proved 1 Dec 1813. It names Mabel Leake, Eunice Bishop, Joseph Reeves, and Abraham Reeves as children. Abraham was executor.

Deacon John Reeves is buried in the Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Headstone reads: "In memory of John Reeves Deacon who departed this life May 1st 1800 Aged 73 years."

Mabel and Johnson sold some land in 1807 they had inherited from her father James Johnson. It states James Johnson per his will gave the land to "Mabel Reeve his daughter during her natural life & then to Lemuel and Johnson Reeves her sons the said Lemuel Reed has been deceased upward of twenty years." Lemuel is buried in the Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery where John and Mabel are.

Research Notes


Death:        Headstone, Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Cumberland County, New Jersey

New Jersey, U.S., Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Vol. XXXVIII, p294
1807 Deed - Mabel Reeves et al to John Harris - Salem County, New Jersey Deed Book L, p83
1792 Will - John Reeves - Cumberland County, New Jersey Will Records 1188F
1811 Will - Mabel Reeves - Cumberland County, New Jersey, Will Records 1645F