Reeves, Joseph (1741 - 1824)


Reeves, Joseph


Father: Thomas Reeves
Mother: Sarah

Birth: 20 Apr 1741
Birth Source: Samuel Mickle Diary

Death: 19 Nov 1824
Death Source: Samuel Mickle Diary

Spouse1: Elizabeth Morgan, m. 13 Mar 1774, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Spouse2: Sarah Gill (widow of Job Whitall), m. 19 Mar 1802


Children of Joseph Reeves and Elizabeth Morgan:
  1. Hannah Reeves, b. 4 Apr 1775, m. Zaccheus Test
  2. Sarah Reeves, b. 25 Jul 1777, d. 8 Mar 1817
  3. Joseph Reeves, b. 9 Jan 1780, d. 30 Aug 1798
  4. Isaac Reeves, b. 22 Sep 1782
  5. John Reeves, b. 30 Mar 1785, d. Sep 1797
  6. Mary Reeves, b. 21 Oct 1788, m. Michael C. Fisher
  7. Samuel M. Reeves, b. 23 Oct 1790
  8. Benjamin Reeves, b. 6 Jul 1795, d. 21 Oct 1819

Rahway and Plaintiff Monthly Meetings contains the following record for this family:
The family of Joseph Reeves, late of Redbank, now of the Town of Woodbury, in the County of Gloucester, (11th Mo. 1819)
Joseph Reeves son of Thomas and Sarah was born 4th mo 20th 1741
Elizabeth Reeves wife of Joseph Reeves and daughter of Joseph & Sarah Morgan was born 3rd mo 17th 1752 Deceased 9th mo 1797
Sarah Reeves second wife of Joseph Reeves & daughter of John & Sarah Gill was born 5th mo 28th 1751
Their children
Hannah Reeves daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Reeves born 4th mo 4th 1775
Sarah Reeves daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Reeves born 7th mo 25th 1777 Deceased 3rd mo 8th 1817
Joseph Reeves son of Joseph & Elizabeth Reeves born 1st mo 9th 1780 Deceased 8th mo 30th 1798
Isaac Reeves son of Joseph & Elizabeth Reeves born 9th mo 22d 1782
John Reeves son of Joseph & Elizabeth Reeves born 3rd mo 30th 1785 Deceased 9th mo 1797
Mary Reeves daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Reeves born 10th mo 21st 1788
Samuel Reeves son of Joseph & Elizabeth Reeves born 10th mo 23rd 1790
Benjamin Reeves son of Joseph and Elizabeth Reeves, born 7th mo 6th 1795 Deceased 10th mo 21st 1819

An 1823 deed mentions land which Joseph's brother Arthur had from their father's will and gave to his wife in his own will. His brothers Joseph and Thomas Reeves were the executors. Thomas Reeves had died by the time of the deed and Joseph was left the sole executor to sell the land as there were apparently no direct heirs.

Joseph's will was written Jun 1824 and proved Jan 1825. He describes himself as of Deptford. His inventory describes him as late of Woodbury. Biddle Reeves and George Ward took the inventory.

In an 1848 deed, his sons Isaac and Samuel sold some land which had come to them from Joseph's will.

Relevant entries from the diary of Samuel Mickle:
21 Aug 1800 - Zaccheus Test and Hannah Reeves married to day.
19 Mar 1802 - Joseph Reeves and Sarah Whitall, widow, married.
8 Mar 1817 - Sarah Reeves, daughter of Joseph, deceased this morning in ye 40th year of her age.
19 Feb 1818 - Michael C. Fisher and Mary Reeves daughter of Joseph at Redbank married at our meeting to day, his second wife.
31 Dec 1820 - Called to see Joseph Reeves in his 80th year
20 Nov 1824 - Joseph Reeve dec'd last night aged 83-4 mo d buried from his son in laws Michael C. Fisher 21st.
29 Dec 1824 - Sarah Reeves widow of Joseph (& formerly widow of Job Whitall and daughter of Jno Gill Sr. of Haddonfield) dec'd this A. M. Aged 73-7 mo- 1 day buried Woodbury Friends ground.
14 Aug 1825 - At meeting, Hannah widow of Zaccheus Test, daughter of Joseph Reeves dec'd from ye State of Ohio last Autumn, on visit she says they removed from ye neighborhood about 20 years since and that her husband dec'd 2 mo ad 1819.

Research Notes


Birth:          Samuel Mickle Diary
Marriage1:  FamilySearch - New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956
Marriage2:  Samuel Mickle Diary
Death:        Samuel Mickle Diary

Union County, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings, Records of Births and Burials, 1702-1887, p41
1823 Deed - Joseph Reeves to Samuel Webb - Gloucester County, New Jersey, Deed Book LL, p417
1824 Will - Joseph Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Book B, p549
1848 Deed - Isaac & Sybil Reeves et al to Joseph C. Harris & Philip R. Howard - Gloucester County, New Jersey Deed Book K4, p1
Gloucester County, New Jersey Probate File 3652H