Reeves, Mark (c1800s ENG - 1887 PA)


Reeves, Mark



Birth: c1797-1807, Manbury, England
Birth Source: Philadelphia Death Certificate

Death: 28 Sep 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death Source: Philadelphia Death Certificate

Spouse1: Unknown, d. by 1833
Spouse2: Susanna Godwin, m. 21 Jan 1833, Cheltenham, St Mary, Gloucestershire
Spouse3: Letitia


Children of Mark Reeves and Susan Godwin:
  1. Nathaniel Godwin Reeves, b. c5 Jun 1835
  2. Christiana Reeves, b. c1837
  3. Mark Reeves, b. c1842
  4. Mary Reeves, b. c1844

The ages given on the census, death record, etc. are variable. The death record states he was born in Manbury, England. This does not appear to be an actual place and may refer to Banbury in Oxfordshire or Henbury in Gloucestershire.

Son Nathaniel Godwin Reeves's death certificate states he was born 5 Jun 1837. Census implies 1835. The certificate states that parents were Mark Reeves and Susan Godwin and that both were born in England.

There is a marraige record for Mark Reeves and Susanna Godwin from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Mark is listed as a widower and Susanna as a spinster.

Philadelphia passenger lists show Mark and Susanna Rieves arrived from England in the ship Mandarin 22 Feb 1833. Mark was age 28 yrs 11 mo, and was a carpenter.

Susan died 18 Jan 1864 in Philadelphia was buried in the Asbury M. E. Cemetery (PA Death Certificate).

The Times (Philadelphia), 2 Oct 1887
REEVES - On the 28th, Mark Reeves, aged 86, Funeral, Saturday at 2, from 1612 Wellington.

Mark was buried in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Research Notes


Marriage2:  Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938 (Ancestry)
Death:        Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (FamilySearch)

1840 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1850 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1860 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1870 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1880 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906 (FamilySearch)