Reeves, Samuel (c1770 NJ - 1850 IN)


Reeves, Samuel


Father: John Reeves
Mother: Mrs. Rebecca Gaskill Huber

Birth: c1771, probably New Jersey
Birth Source:

Death: before Aug 1850, Putnam County, Indiana
Death Source: Will probated 2 Aug 1850

Spouse1: Mary MNU
Spouse2: Anne D. MNU, m. before 1808


Known child of Samuel Reeves and Mary:
  1. Stacy R. Reeves, b. 23 Jan 1794, m. Sarah Dicks on 22 Oct 1816 in Mason County, Kentucky
Children of Samuel Reeves and Anne D.:
  1. Beulah "Betsy" Reeves, b. 11 Sep 1808, d. 4 Jun 1868 (dates undocumented), m. John Browning
  2. Caleb Reeves, b. 1813, m. Barsheba Gorham
  3. Rebecca Reeves, m. John Flinn 1818 in Mason County KY
  4. John Charles Wesley Reeves, b. 1819
  5. Samuel Reeves, Jr.
  6. Mahala Reeves
Although the only children named in the will of Samuel Reeves were Mahala, Stacy and Samuel, Jr., Beulah Reeves parentage is documented in her marriage records. When Beulah married John Browning on 11 Feb 1828 in Mason County, Kentucky, consent was recorded by Samuel Reeves, father of the bride, and lists her mother as Ann Reeves.

Samuel Reeves' second wife Anne was born 1786 in Virginia and died after 1860 in Putnam County, Indiana.

Samuel Reeves was a witness on 1 Feb 1802 to the consent signed by James and Mary Fegans for their daughter Elizabeth to marry John Dicks in Mason County, Kentucky.

Weik's history of Putnam County, Indiana lists Samuel Reeves among the newcomers for the years 1829 and 1830.

Abstract of the will of Samuel Reeves, Sr.:
2 June 1845 - 2 Aug. 1850, Will of Samuel REEVES, Sr., Putnam Co., IN.
Wife, Anne D. REEVES to have benefit and income from property during her
lifetime and at death of said wife, property to be sold and proceeds divided
among the children and grandchildren.
Dau.: Mahala REEVES (only child mentioned).
Exec., Sons, Stacy REEVES and Samuel REEVES, Jr.
Wit.: John COWGILL, John W. McNARY, Standfield P. JAMES.
(Putnam Co. Will Book 1, p. 60, "Putnam County, Indiana Will Records,
1823-1902," Slevin, Ruth M., p. 241)

His estate was probated 12 Feb. 1851. Putnam Co. Probate Record, Bk. E,
Feb. 1851 - July 1853.

In both the 1850 and 1860 census of Putnam County, Indiana, widowed Anne D. Reeves was living in the home of her son John C. W. Reeves.


Kentucky, Marriages, 1785-1979 at Family Search, parents Samuel and Ann Reeves
Weik's history of Putnam County, Indiana, p. 170, pub. Indianapolis, Indiana 1910
Putnam County, Indiana Will Records, 1823-1902, Slevin, Ruth M., p. 241
1810 Census - Mason County, Kentucky