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Reeves, Sylvester A.


Summary

Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: 1829
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 23 Feb 1904
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Margarette A. Menger

Narrative


Sylvester was born near Yatesville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1829. He served in the US Civil War as a private in Company A of the 152nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, 3rd Heavy Artillery from 29 Mar 1864 until 9 Nov 1865. He was also temporarily attached for a time to the 188th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry.

In 1875, Sylvester was charged with assault and battery and found not guilty on grounds of insanity. By order of the court, he was sent to the State Hospital for the Insane in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania where he was diagnosed with "melancholia". He remained an inmate there until his death in 1904.

Children of Sylvester A. Reeves and Margarette A. Menger:
  1. George A. Reeves, b. Jan 1854
  2. David A. Reeves, b. 14 Nov 1856
  3. Sophia Reeves, b. 1859
  4. John Reeves, b. 1862
  5. Emma Reeves, b. 1865
  6. Ernest S. Reeves, b. 15 Nov 1866
  7. Adam Frederick William Reeves, b. Jun 1868

Research Notes


Possibly had a brother named Ezra Reeves.

Sources

Birth:          Headstone, German Hill Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, Find a Grave Memorial 21906215
Death:        Obituary of Sylvester A. Reeves published in Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania), 26 Feb 1904, page 3, clipping

1860 US Census:  Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, FamilySearch link
1870 US Census:  Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, FamilySearch link
1880 US Census:  Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, FamilySearch link
1900 US Census:  Mahoning Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania, FamilySearch link

US Civil War Soldiers Index, FamilySearch link

Notice of court proceedings published in Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), 27 Jan 1875, page 3, clipping

Ezra Reeves formerly of German Hill visits Adam Menger's family, published in Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), 4 Aug 1893, page 3, clipping