Charles Reeves

Male1779–11 April 1856

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Reeves was born in 1779, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Dr William Henry Reeves, was 47 and his mother, Ann, was 38. He married Lucy Wisdom on 28 June 1800, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. In 1838, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as farmer in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died on 11 April 1856, in Waverley, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Charles Reeves
Lucy Wisdom
Marriage: 28 June 1800
William Henry Reeves
Sarah Ann Reeves
Mary Reeves
about 1813–1834
John Wisdom Reeves
Elizabeth Reeves
James Reeves
Martha Reeves
Lucy Reeves
Charles Edward Reeves
Edward Scott Reeves
Joseph E Reeves
Harriet Ann Reeves

Sources (20)

  • 1838 Nova Scotia Census, C. Reeves family
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Reeves - Published information: birth-name: Charles Reeves
  • Death announcement of Charles Reeves, 1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1800Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1820 · Cape Breton Island

    Age 41

    In 1820, Cape Breton Island rejoined Nova Scotia. It is located on the Northeastern part of Nova Scotia. Until then it had been owned by the French until 1763. Than was in British control and a separate colony in 1784.


    Age 44

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List

    1848 · Self-Governing

    Age 69

    In 1848, Nova Scotia became the first self-governing colony in the British Empire.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .

    English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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