Joseph Reeves

about 1764–5 August 1856 (Age 92)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Reeves was born about 1764, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Silas Reeves, was 41 and his mother, Alice Wilkins, was 41. He married Lydia Manning about 1780, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Seneca Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Liberty Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 5 August 1856, in Noble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Reeves
Lydia Manning
Marriage: about 1780
Sarah Jane Reeves
Elizabeth Reeves
Phebe Reeves
Mary Reeves
William Reeve
Lydia Reeves
Joshua Reeves
Lucinda Reeves

Spouse and Children


    Lydia Manning


about 1780
New Jersey, United States


    Sarah Jane Reeves


    Elizabeth Reeves



    William Reeve


    Mary Reeves


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 24

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from Reeve . 2. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Reeves in household of William Jaunnenor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Bienes in household of Nathan Winnet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Reeves, "United States Census, 1840"

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