Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey

Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 1846, was married January 28, 1837, to John S. Brown; Isaac Oliver died in childhood; Sarah Ann, born May 24, 1821, was married April 7, 1841, to Orin Pierson, and died December 22, 1844; and Thomas Allen was the other member of the family. Thomas Allen Reeve was born in Millburn township, Essex county, September 1, 1810, and was married February 1, 1832. to Mrs. Maria Parker Ball. His death occurred August 14, 1875, and his wife passed away on the 9th of February, 1895. Their family numbered the following named: Edward; Mary, wife of Samuel A. Gardner; George, who owns the ancestral home of the family; and Sarah, wife of K. Mor, a resident of South Orange. The members of the Reeve family have long been prominent in the social and business circles of Essex county, and two of the number rendered their country distinguished service in the war of the Revolution, Isaac serving as captain in the war for independence, while John also joined the American army and sustained a wound while fighting for his country, being at the time engaged in the battle near Elizabeth, only a short distance from the Reeve homestead, which place was afterward called Vox Hall, the headquarters of the militia post, while the country immediately surrounding it is yet called Vox Hall. Another member of the family who attained distinction is Vatt Reeve, the musician and composer, many of whose hymns are still sung. The heirlooms which have come down to the present generation are many. Onr subject now has in his possession many Indian relics and relics of the Revolution, which were obtained near Vox Hall Post and the old farm, together with the will of his great-grandfather, which bears date September 20, 1822, and was recorded in Essex county. A native of Millburn...show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803523
  • 9781236803528