Josiah Reeves

17 November 1835–28 August 1914 (Age 78)
Fauls, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Reeves was born on 17 November 1835, in Fauls, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Reeves, was 34 and his mother, Frances M. Long, was 32. He married Sarah Stapley on 21 August 1859, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1843 and lived in Virgin, Kane, Utah, United States in 1860 and Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 28 August 1914, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Reeves
Sarah Stapley
Marriage: 21 August 1859
Sarah Jane Reeves
Mary Francis Reeves
Josiah Franklin Reeves
William Charles Reeves
Elizabeth Ann Reeves
John Robert Reeves
Phebe Ann Reeves
Samuel Henry Reeves
Annette Rebecca Reeves
James Angus Reeves
Amanda Ellen Reeves
Hannah Augusta Reeves

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1859Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 19
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight


    FRANCES LONG REEVES By her grandson Lewis Albert Willis My grandmother, Frances Long, was born 5 September 1803, in Faulsgreen, Shropshire, England. She was the daughter of Able Long and Elizab …

    Sources (23)

    • Joshua Reeves, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Josiah Reeves in entry for Amanda Ellen Reeves Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Josiah Rivers in household of William W Willis, "United States Census, 1850"

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