Biography of Jonas L. Reeve
Madison County, NY Biographies





Reeve, Jonas L., was born in the town of Nelson, August 14, 1828, a son of James and Malinda (Lovejoy) Reeve, who had three children: Remsey, Jonas L., and Silas A., all born in the town of Nelson. Mr. Reeve's early life was spent on the farm with his father. He was educated in the Temple school, and also attended at Morrisville. When twenty one years of age he married Maranda, daughter of Abner Lovejoy and Marauda (Reeve) Lovejoy; they have one child, Minnie, who was educated at Erieville, and De Ruyter. Mr. Reeve is a farmer and builder, James was a son of Silas and Phoebe, who came from Long Island. Silas's father was one of three brothers who came from England and during the Revolutionary war were residents of Long Island. Silas's children were Keturah, born November 25, 1792, died May 29, 1830; Huldah, born August 26, 1795, died September 15, 1796; James born September 14, 1797, died January 4, 1856; Harriet, born November 1, 1799, died September 12, 1879; Herman, born January 8, 1802, died June 1, 1848; Maria, born June 25, 1804, died September 11. 1855; Maranda, born April 12, 1806, died November 21. 1830; Mary, born June 12, 1808, died June 1, 1838; and Sally. born May 1, 1813, died November 16, 1877. Silas by trade was a wheelwright and cabinet maker, which trade he taught his sons. He was also interested in farming. He was one of the early settlers of the town of Nelson. He was also prominent in church circles, and was a deacon in the Baptist church in this place a good many years, until his death, which occurred September 28, 1851.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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