Reeves, Thomas (1728 - 1814)

Reeves, Thomas

Reeves, Thomas


Father: Abraham Reeves
Mother: Damaris Sayre

Birth: 28 Feb 1728
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 25 May 1814
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Rachel


Children of Thomas Reeves and Rachel:
  1. Joshua Reeves
  2. Thomas Reeves
  3. Sarah Reeves, m. Mr. Parvis
  4. Martha Reeves

Thomas made his will on 9 Oct 1812 and it was proved 15 Jun 1814. In it he names:
  • son Joshua Reeves
  • land adjoining Abraham Reeves and John Reeves
  • his grandson Thomas son of deceased son Thomas
  • daughter-in-law Ruth Reeves (widow of Thomas)
  • daughter Sarah Parvis
  • daughter Martha Reeves and her son John Reeves
  • Abigail Miller
  • granddaughters Anne Reeves and Nancy Reeves

Research Notes

The DAR supporting docs for John Reeves under National Number 776785 contains a copy of Greenwich Presbyterian Church records from DAR records transcribed for Shepard. Page 15 contains the following:
Thomas Reves, b. Feb. 28, 1727/8
John, his son, b. March 23, 1755
Josiah, his son, b. Sept. 5, 1757
Thomas & Thankful Reeves were mar. June 12, 1758

Note that this matches the birth date of this Thomas. There's also some indication that Josiah may be the same as the son Joshua. This needs further research.


Birth:          Headstone - Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Death:        Headstone - Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cumberland County, New Jersey

1812 Will - Thomas Reeves - Cumberland County, New Jersey Will Records 1705F