Reeves, Samuel Morgan (1790 NJ - 1886 NJ)


Reeves, Samuel Morgan


Father: Joseph Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Morgan

Birth: 23 Oct 1790, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Birth Source: Quaker Records, Family Bible

Death: 26 Oct 1886, Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey
Death Source: Headstone, Family Bible

Spouse1: Hannah W. Hopkins, m. 30 Dec 1818, Gloucester County, New Jersey


Children of Samuel Morgan Reeves and Hannah W. Hopkins:
  1. Sarah H. Reeves, b. c1820
  2. William H. Reeves, b. c1822, d. c14 Aug 1824
  3. Elizabeth M. Reeves, b. 31 Jan 1826, m. Benjamin F. Carter
  4. Rebecca Reeves, b. c1829, m. Mr. Banister
  5. Hannah H. Reeves, b. c1835
  6. Ann H. Reeves, b. c1837
  7. Agnes M. Reeves, b. c1840, m. Mr. Appleton

The 1840 census indicates he had a son born 1830-1835.

The Samuel Mickle Diary mentions a son who died young:
14 Aug 1824 - Wm. H. Reeves son of Sam'l & Hannah Reeves of Redbank dec'd about 2 yrs of age.

In an 1848 deed, Samuel and his brother Isaac sold some land which had come to them from their father Joseph's will. Samuel's wife is named Hannah W. in the deed.

The daughter Hannah and Banister grandchildren were living with the in 1870 and 1880.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 6 Nov 1886
Death of an Ancient Jerseyman.
Samuefl Reeves, the oldest and wealthiest citizen of Haddonfield, and in fact the oldest in Camden County, died at his home in Haddonfield, N. J., a few days ago, very suddenly. He was 96 years of age, and up to the time of his death was always healthy and retained his more than ordinary business faculties. He was a very large real estate owner in New Jersey and was known all over the State. With his death, eight deaths of residents between the ages of 90 and 100 years have taken place in Haddonfield within tow years, including those of John Gill, Samuel Nicholson and Joseph Kay, all prominently known. Mr. Reeves is the last of the residents over 90 years of age.

Research Notes


Birth:          Union County, New Jersey, Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings, Records of Births and Burials, 1702-1887, p41
Marriage1:  FamilySearch - New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956
Death:        Headstone - Biddle Reeves Graveyard, Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey
                   St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 6 Nov 1886

1830 Census:  Newton, Gloucester County, New Jersey
1840 Census:  Newton, Gloucester County, New Jersey
1850 Census:  Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey
1860 Census:  Newton, Camden County, New Jersey
1870 Census:  Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey
1880 Census:  Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey

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
Samuel Mickle Diary
Samuel Morgan Reeves Family Bible