Reves, James


Reves, James



Birth Source:

Death Source:

Spouse1: Deliverance Abrahams, m. 20 Nov 1703, Plymouth, Massachusetts


Possible Children of James Reves and Deliverance Abrahams:
  1. Thankful Revis
  2. James Reves
  3. Sarah Revis
  4. Ann Revis

The above possible children are listed primarily based on proximity and the consistent use of the single-vowel version of the surname. James Reves who died by late 1787 in Maine was known to have been a son of a James Reves. And court records indicate he had previously been of Boston. This would appear to be the primary candidate for his father.

James Revis is listed as a private on the 1699 roll of the South Company (militia) of Plymouth. (Davis, p76)

Plymouth Court Records include the following:
Presentments of James Revis (Plymouth), made by the grandjury at December term 1723 and March term 1723/24: absence from worship. Deft. pleaded and alleged "that he is a poor infirm Man and lives Eight Miles from Meeting and that he has been at Meeting when there was one at Monument Ponds," and "Samuel Cornish his Neighbour Confirming the Same," was dismissed on payment of fees, taxed at 12s. "not paid."

Although it's conceivable that James in the above record is his apparent son James Reves, it's more likely to refer to this individual given the age.

There is a William Revis mentioned a number of times in Barnstable, Massachusetts records who is surely closely related.

Research Notes


Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 (FamilySearch)
Plymouth County, MA: Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859, v2, p39 (American Ancestors)
Barnstable, MA: Town Records, 1640-1793, v2, pp. 281, 321 (mentions William Revis) (American Ancestors)
Davis, William T. History of the Town of Plymouth, p76