Biography of Stephen Reeves
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Reeves, Stephen, born in East Palmyra August 21, 1825, is the oldest of twelve children of Howell and Phoebe J. (Howell) Reeves, he a native of East Palmyra, born in June, 1797, and she a native of New Jersey, born July 19, 1803. The grandfather of subject was Elias Reeves, a native of South Hampton, born in 1762. He came to Palmyra in 1792, where he died. He and another young man named Foster were sent to represent a colony from Long Island. His wife was Eunice (Howell) Reeves. Howell Reeves was educated in the common schools. He came to Marion in 1837, and settled on a farm now owned by subjects where he died October 7, 1865. and his wife September 13, 1876. Our subject was reared on a farm, educated in Marion Academy, has always followed farming and owns eighty acres of land. He enlisted in 1862 in Company B, 9th N. Y. Artillery, and served three years. He was at Cold Harbor, Winchester, Cedar Creek, and Monocacy. He has been assessor twenty five years. He married September 18, 1868, Dolly Williams, widow of Alvan Andrew, who was killed at the battle of Winchester. She was a daughter of Albert and Eliza Williams, who came to Ontario in 1836 and then to Marion previous to the war, where Mr. Williams died January 6, 1884, and his wife April 28, 1891. Mr. Reeves and wife have had two Sons: Albert H., a clerk in Rochester, and George S., at home. Mr. Reeves had three brothers in the late war.

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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