Reeves, Josiah ( - 1808)


Reeves, Josiah


Father: Biddle Reeves
Mother: probably Elizabeth Albertson

Birth Source:

Death: Apr 1808
Death Source: Samuel Mickle Diary

Spouse1: Hester Andrews


Children of Josiah Reeves and Hester Andrews:
  1. Edward Reeves
  2. Biddle Reeves
  3. Marmaduke Reeves
  4. Samuel Reeves
  5. Elizabeth Reeves, m. Mark Winters

From the Diary of Samuel Mickle:
10 Apr 1808 - Jesse alias Josiah Reeves buried this P. M.

Gloucester Orphan Court Minutes provides the following:
Jun 1810 - Hester exec of Josiah Reeves decd, account passed

He names his wife Hester and two sons Biddle and Edward in his 1808 will. In an 1808 deed, the widow of Josiah, Hester, deeded land to her son Biddle. It mentions her son Edward as well. Two deeds from 1814 and 1828 reveal the names of the other children.

In an 1835 deed from their son Samuel Reeves to Josiah Andrews, it mentions land which Hester had from the estate of her father Tabitha Andrews.

Research Notes


Gloucester Orphan Court Minutes, D 1808-1817, p104
Samuel Mickle Diary
1808 Will - Josiah Reeve - Gloucester County, New Jersey Will Book A, p224
1808 Deed - Hester Reeves to Biddle Reeves - Gloucester County, New Jersey Deed Book U, p350
1814 Deed - Esther Reeves to Marmaduke Reeves, et al. - Gloucester County, New Jersey Deed Book U, p339
1828 Deed - Samuel & Rachel Reeves to Christian Husfelt - Gloucester County, New Jersey Deed Book WW, p372
1835 Deed - Samuel Reeves to Josiah R. Andrews - Gloucester County, New Jersey Deed Book M3, p309