Birth: about 1809 at Downton, Wiltshire
Birth Source: 1851 & 1861 Census Returns - see below
Spouse1: Eliza SHELLEY
Samuel and his wife Eliza have been identified on the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 & 1881 census returns. They have eleven known children including
- Elizabeth Reeves born about 1836
Samuel and Eliza Shelley were married on 26 December 1829 at Downton. IGI Extracted Record
It is probable that Samuel died in 2q1890; FreeBMD has a strong match in terms of a Samuel Reeves, aged 83 who's death was registered in the Alderbury Registration District which includes Redlynch.
On the 1841 census Samuel lives five households away from John Reeves and his family. Their relationship is unknown at this time.
1851 Census entry for Samuel, Eliza & family. See HO107, Piece 1846, Folio 217 reverse, Page 17.
1861 Census - see RG9, Piece 1314, Folio 4 reverse, Page 2
1871 Census - see RG10, Piece 1949, Folio 5 face, Page 1
1881 Census - see RG11, Piece 2067, Folio 4 face, Page 1