Reeves, Thomas (1646 MA - 1685 MA)

Reeves, Thomas

Reeves, Thomas


Father: Thomas Reeves
Mother: Hannah Rowe

Birth: c5 Jul 1646, Roxbury, Massachusetts
Birth Source: Roxbury Vital Records

Death: 28 Aug 1685, Southampton, L.I., New York
Death Source: Town Records, Southampton, L.I., Admin. of his estate granted Sep 1685

Spouse1: Rebecca


Children of Thomas and Rebecca Reeves:
  1. John Reeves, b. 15 Jul 1673, m. Rachel Foster
  2. Rebecca Reeves, b. 1 Mar 1676
  3. Thomas Reeves, b. 3 Oct 1679
  4. Hannah Reeves, b. 9 Feb 1681, m. 1704 Richard Wood
  5. Abigail Reeves, b. 22 Sep 1684
  6. Mary Reeves, b. 1685/6

According to records of the First Religious Society (Unitarian) contained in Roxbury Vital Record Transcripts, Thomas "Reives", son of Thomas, was baptized 5 Jul 1646.

Thomas was third blacksmith of Southampton, Long Island in the year 1672. Land records of Southampton also place him there as early as 1672 when he sold some property. That same year Jonas Stevens was apprenticed to Thomas "in the syence or trade of a smith" for a period of six years.

An Inventory of his Estate, including his dwelling and “Smith” Shop, appears in Suffolk County, N. Y. Court Sessions Records which also show that administration of his estate was granted to his widow Rebecca in September, 1685.

His wife Rebecca who survived him and married second Benjamin Davis who died in 1692. Rebecca Davis died in 1694 and her eldest son John was then appointed administrator of her deceased husband Benjamin Davis' estate. Daughters Hannah and Abigail were bound out to other Southampton residents which is recorded in the town records.

From the Southampton town records:
April ye 8th 1684. Rebeca Reeves the wife of Thomas Reeves gives in ye time of ye birth of her foure children which is as followeth.
Her son John was borne the 15 day of July 1673.
Her daughter Rebecca was borne ye 1st day of march 1676.
Her son Thomas was born ye 3d day of October 1679.
Her daughter Hannah was born ye 9th day of Feb 1681.
Thomas Reeves gives in the birth day of his daughter Abigail to be upon ye 22d day of September 1684.
Thomas Reeves ye smith deceased August ye 28 1685
Richard Wood was married to Hannah Reeves daughter of Thomas Reeves April 10 1704

Research Notes


Death:        Southampton Town Records Liber A2

Vital Records of Roxbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, vol. I, p291 (available on Ancestry in Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988)
Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, online database at Family Search
Court Sessions, Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Reeves and his descendants Author: Reeves, Emma M. Reeves
Southold, Long Island, N. Y., and Southold descendants of the Southampton, L.I. Reeves by Wesley L. Baker, pub 1970
The Second Book of Records of the Town of Southampton Long Island, N. Y., pp. 248, 282, 345