Biography of George H. Reeves
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Reeves, George H., was born August 29, 1826, at Sandhurst, Kent county, England, where he was also educated, receiving a good practical English education, and after his school days he learned the trade of general merchandise in his father's store, a grocery and drapery store, and continued in that vocation in England until 1848, when he came to America. He left England in the spring of that year, and after seeing America in its summer garb, decided to remain in this country. He accordingly settled at Saratoga Springs, which has since been his home, although he spent five years in New York city where he learned the painting trade. From 1848 to 1863 he continued in the active work of his trade, but mainly as a contractor, and a large percentage of the finest buildings in Saratoga Springs were painted under his contracts and supervision. In 1863 he established a paint store, which has been a very successful business since its inception, and which Mr. Reeves still continues. On December 5, 1851, Mr. Reeves married Matilda Hall. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who died August 4, 1863, in the eleventh year of her age. Mrs. Reeves died March 30, 1890. Mr. Reeves has an adopted daughter, Bertha Eugenia Reeves. Mr. Reeves has been a very successful business man, and his record is one of highest integrity. He is a member of the Second Presbyterian church and at the present time is a trustee of that church. He has also been a warm supporter of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Reeves's parents were George and Maria (Worsley) Reeves, both of Kent county, England.


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