Joseph Reeves

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Reeves was born on 20 June 1743, in Woodbury, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Reeves, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Biddle, was 41. He married Elizabeth Morgan on 13 March 1774, in Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 November 1824, in Red Bank, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Deptford Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States.

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Joseph Reeves
Elizabeth Morgan
Marriage: 13 March 1774
Hannah Reeves
Sarah Reeves
Joseph Reeves
Isaac Reeves
John Reeves
Samuel M Reeves
Mary Reeves
Benjamin Reeves

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  • Joseph Reeves, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Joseph Reeves, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Reeves in entry for Samuel Morgan Reeves, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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"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."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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