Reeves, William Nebraska (1854 NE - 1902 NE)

William Nebraska Reeves

Reeves, William Nebraska


Father: Jesse C. Reeves
Mother: Elizabeth Barlow

Birth: 2 Oct 1854, Douglas County, Nebraska
Birth Source: Gravestone inscription from photo at Find A Grave

Death: 6 Oct 1902, Elkhorn, Douglas County, Nebraska,
Death Source: Gravestone inscription from photo at Find A Grave

Spouse1: Elizabeth Sumner, m. 7 Jan 1877


Children of William Nebraska Reeves and Elizabeth Sumner:
  1. Olive May Reeves, b. 14 Dec 1878
  2. Walter Reeves, b. Aug 1879, d. 2 Oct 1880
  3. Clara Belle Reeves, b. 8 Mar 1881
  4. Jessie Frances Reeves, b. 1 Aug 1884, m. Barton L. Clements
  5. Leo Sumner Reeves, b. 14 Oct 1886
  6. Mabel Bertha Reeves, b. 5 Aug 1891
  7. Henry Devine Reeves, b. 18 Oct 1893

Published in Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska:
WILLIAM NEBRASKA REEVES, farmer and stock raiser, Chicago Precinct, Millard P. O. Was born in Omaha, October 2, 1854, and was the first settler's child born there. His present industry he has actively followed since arriving at manhood. In 1876 he married Miss Elizabeth Sumner, a native of Iowa. They have two daughters, Olive May and Clara Belle. Mr. Reeves' father, Jesse Reeves, now deceased, was born in North Carolina, 1832, and reared in Illinois. In 1854, he came to Nebraska and settled in this county, where he remained till his death, which occurred October, 1870. He is buried in the Britton Cemetery here. In 1852, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Barlow, who was born in Ohio, 1837, and reared in Iowa. She has a family of two sons and two daughters, William N., Jesse A., Sophrono, now Mrs. Robert Martin, of Kearney; and Ida May, now Mrs. Robert Livingston, of Tekamah.¹

Research Notes


¹Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online database at Ancestry.com
1860 Census - Douglas, Nebraska Territory
1870 Census - Douglas County, Nebraska
1880 Census - Chicago, Douglas County, Nebraska
1900 Census - Liberty, Valley, Nebraska
Find A Grave, gravestone photo at Brittin Cemetery, Elkhorn, Douglas County, Nebraska

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