Mary Reeves

6 August 1823–1 March 1883 (Age 59)
Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Reeves was born on 6 August 1823, in Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, James Reeves, was 30 and her mother, Eunice Manning, was 27. She married George Coleman on 7 November 1840, in Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 March 1883, in Park Valley, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Park Valley Pioneer Cemetery, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Godfrey
Mary Reeves
Marriage: 7 March 1857
Mary Ellen Godfrey
Martha Ann Godfrey
Samuel Godfrey
David Reeves Godfrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 10
    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Information from Mary Reeves' Life Sketch

    Mary Reeves Married 3 times 1. George Coleman (1817-1846) 2. Judson Tolman (1826-1916) div. 3. Joseph Godfrey (1806-1880) Mary Reeves was born to James Reeves and Eunice Manning Reeves on 6 August 18 …

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Godfrey in household of Joseph Godfrey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Reeves Godfrey in entry for Martha Ann Godfrey Meacham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Godfrey in household of Joseph Godfrey, "United States Census, 1860"

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