Reeves, Thomas (1679 NY - 1738 NY)


Reeves, Thomas


Father: Thomas Reeves
Mother: Rebecca

Birth: 3 Oct 1679, Southampton, L.I., New York
Birth Source: Southampton Town Records

Death: 9 Nov 1738, Southampton, L.I., New York
Death Source: The Salmon Records

Spouse1: Bethiah Horton, m. 19 Jun 1707
Spouse2: Mary Wells, m. 20 Jul 1719


Children of Thomas Reeves and Bethiah Horton:
  1. Abner Reeves, b. 22 Apr 1708
  2. Bathia Reeves, b. 1 Sep 1711, d. 19 Oct 1716
Children of Thomas Reeves and Mary Wells:
  1. Elijah Reeves, b. 5 Oct 1722
  2. Bethiah Reeves, b. 21 Feb 1724/5, d. 1 Mar 1739
  3. Keturah Reeve, b. 22 Aug 1727
  4. Nathaniel Reeves, b. 8 Aug 1732
  5. James Reeves, b. 19 Aug 1736, probably James Reeves
  6. Thomas Reeves, b. 20 Apr 1739 (posthumous)

The marriages and children's births are listed in Southold town records in Libers D & E and included in the The New York genealogical and biographical record, vols. 38 & 39.

The death of Thomas Reeves' first wife Bethiah is recorded in the Salmon Records on 3 May 1716 after which in 1719 he remarried to Mary Wells.

Thomas Reeves is recorded in the records of the hamlet of Cutchogue in Suffolk County, New York. The 1940 History of Cutchogue by Wayland Jefferson on page 38 refers to "Thomas Reeves the blacksmith, successor to Thomas Tunsten." Southold Town Records, Liber D, show Thomas Reeves "smith" was appointed constable in 1718.

The will of Thomas Reeves was written 11 Feb 1735/6 and proved in Suffolk County on 5 Jun 1739 and recorded in New York in Liber 13, pg. 259. It only mentions his wife Mary and son Abner.

Thomas and a number of family members are buried in the Old Burying Ground of First Presbyterian Church Southold, Suffolk County, New York.

Research Notes


Birth:          The Second Book of Records of the Town of Southampton Long Island, N. Y., pp. 249
Marriage1:  The New York genealogical and biographical record, vol. 38, p250
Marriage2:  The New York genealogical and biographical record, vol. 39, p58
Death:        Headstone, Old Burying Ground of First Presbyterian Church, Southold, Suffolk County, New York

1736 Will - Thomas Reeves - New York Will Old Liber 13, p259
Southold, Long Island, N. Y., and Southold descendants of the Southampton, L.I. Reeves by Wesley L. Baker, pub 1970, p. 63
IBID p. 59-60
The Salmon Records: marriage and death records of Southold, New York and index 1696-1815, 1860, pub 1918