Biography of J. Dupha Reeves
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Reeves, J. Dupha, was born in the town of Arcadia, on the farm where his mother now resides, January 7, 1844. He was educated in the common schools and Eastman's Commercial College at Poughkeepsie. He is a farmer and merchant miller by occupation. In he spring of 1881 he was elected supervisor of the town, reelected in 1882, again in 1889, serving up to the present time. October 8, 1867, he married Alice 11. Welcher of his native town, and they have eleven children: R. Newell, Ida A., Glen B., Della M., Mary A., Martha A., J. Harve, Alice A., Paul D., Park M., and Ruth M. Glen B. married Florence Smith of this town. Mr. Reeves' father, James H., was born in Palmyra. He was educated in the schools of his day, was a miller and farmer. He married Cordelia A. Adams of the town of Williamson, and they had eight children: Simeon, Peter, Mary, Martha J., Dupha, Raymond J., Dupha, who died in infancy and George, who died in 1880. Mr. Reeves' grandfather, Paul Reeves, was born on Long Island in. 1780. He married Sarah Ware of Delaware county, and located in East Palmyra before 1800. At this time Garnargwa Creek, generally known as Mud, was a navigable stream. His grandfather received a grant from the Legislature to erect a dam on that stream, which was completed by him and Mr. Reeves' father in 1802. at the place known as Mud Mills in early times, but more recently Excelsior Mills. His grandfather sold out the mills at Mud Creek in 1814, went to Williamson and erected another mill. The ancestry of this family is English and Welch.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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