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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSEPH REEVES, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Penn., November 23, 1816, and is a son of John B. and Sarah (Luse) Reeves, natives of Pennsylvania.  His father was a farmer, and lived to be eighty-five years of age.  His family consisted of twelve children—six sons and six daughters.  Joseph was the sixth in the family, received his education in the common schools, and chose farming as his business, which he has followed all his life.  He started out in the world with nothing but a willing mind and strong muscle, first working by the day and month.  He has met with marked success, and is now the owner of 550 acres of well improved land where he resides.  In 1840 he married Miss Rebecca, daughter of Phineas and Hannah (Ross) Clawson, who were of English descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Reeves were the parents of six children, five living—Hannah J., wife of Wesley Evans; Sarah Ellen, wife of J. B. Sharp; Eliza M., wife of James Chafen; Phineas C. and John L.  Their mother was a faithful member of the Baptist Church.  Mr. Reeves’ first son, Phineas C., is a farmer and at present resides with his parents.  He was born in Greene Township, January 9, 1850, and received a common school education.  In 1875 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Davis.  They have five children—Charles R., Rosa Pearl, Ernest J., Joseph B. and F. A.  In politics their father is a Republican, and is a leading member in the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 28 July 2007

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