There are many books which have been written about the Reeves family.
A. few of them, such as “Reliques of the Rives, Ryves” are extensive in scope, and
well documented. A few others are extensive in scope, but not well documented. Some
Reeves books are simply compilations of various family trees which have been submitted
to or found by the author, who has connected them into an overall work. Most Reeves
books are about people descending from a particular individual with the Reeves surname.
Practically al of these books are of potential value to someone doing Reeves research,
and can provide an excellent starting place for such research. However, it is my
opinion that all such books should be used ONLY as a starting place for one’s own
independent research, and that all findings from a book be viewed as unproven until
confirmed from valid source material such as censuses, vital records, deeds, wills,
IMPORTANT NOTE: Reprints of many genealogical works which are out of copyright are
being offered for sale by various firms at attractive prices. They can do this because
the firms may have obtained the content free from sites such as Google Books and
Archive.org. Check these sites out first before ordering books unless you prefer
a print copy.
Highlighted book titles in this section are links which I have found to have more
information on some of these books, and in a few cases, free viewing of the book
I show in parentheses where I saw the various book titles mentioned - ex: (Amazon.com,
archive.org, etc.). This does not mean it is currently available from that source,
however, nor is it necessarily the source with the best price when it is available.
A Google search by title will in many cases lead you to sellers of the book to compare
availability and best price .
PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW ABOUT ANY REEVES REFERENCE WORKS THAT I HAVE NOT LISTED BELOW,
INCLUDING THOSE WITH SPELLING DERIVATIONS SUCH AS REEVE, REAVES, RIVES, ETC.
REEVES REFERENCE BOOKS
- RELIQUES OF THE RIVES (RYVES): BEING HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL NOTES OF THE ANCIENT
FAMILY OF RYVES OF COUNTY DORSET AND OF THE RIVES OF VIRGINIA by James Rives Childs.
1929 (amazon.com)- Hardcover versions of this fine book can be quite expensive.
Paperback reprints can frequently be found at ebay.com and used book sites at much
REEVES REVIEW MEMORIAL VOLUME II - by Emma Barrett Reeves. This book is no longer
in print, but can sometimes be found on the used book market. It can also be read
online by clicking on the above title. A great many Reeves family lines in both the
U.K. And U.S.A. can be found in this book, but I recommend that any information found
be verified by the user, as I have found significant errors in my personal lineage.
- WILEY REEVES: HIS DESCENDANTS AND ANCESTORS from England to Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Jasper, Fayette and Spalding counties, Georgia ... connections
to Goodman and Rowland families by Arthur Ray Rowland - 1999(Amazon.com)
- GOOGLE BOOKS-GENEALOGY - This is a page from the Google Books search engine with
books listed that include information about people with the Reeves surname. The principal
subject of the books is usually not exclusively Reeves-related, but highlighted excerpts
are given which usually mention the name of the Reeves personage mentioned. At last
access of this site, about 1500 such books were listed
-ARCHIVE.ORG - Another free digitized archive that contains books by and about the
Reeves family. A fun place to visit to unearth old Reeves texts. A few of the books
listed below are available from this source.
- STUDY OF THE REEVE FAMILY OF SOUTHOLD , LONG ISLAND,NY: and Southold Descendants
of the Southampton, L.I. Reeves Family and Genealogy of Said Families - by Baker,
Welsey Logan - Douglaston, NY , 1970 (amazon.com) - A REEVES GENEALOGY. THE REVES
FAMILY THE DESCENDANTS OF WALTER REEVE OF BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Through
His Eldest Son, John - by Reves, Haviland F.- Detroit, MI , 1952 (ancestralbooks.com) -
ANCESTRY AND POSTERITY OF JOHNSON REEVES, born October 16, 1799, died July 19, 1860,
and a Memorial Sermon - by Jones, Samuel B.- Philadelphia, PA , 1900 (archive.org) -
THE REEVES FAMILY WALTER REEVES OF BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, and a Number of
His Descendants Through Ten Generations, 1650-1930 - by Reeves, Samuel V. & Clara
Swain Stevens - Merchantville, NJ , 1930 (google.com/books) -THOMAS REEVES AND HIS
DESCENDANTS - by Reeves, Emma M. - Salem, NJ , 1942 (archive.org)
- THE RIVER REEVESES AND THEN SOME: A compilation of the genealogy of Jesse Tinion
& Lucius Quintas Cincinnatus Reeves of Pike County, Alabama: an that.....and Moses
Reeves of Pike County. By William Flake Joiner. (amazon.com)
- FROM DORSET FARM TO OHIO FACTORY: A history of the family of Albert and Martha
Reeves by Jay M. Reeves (amazon.com)
- OUR REEVES, 1490-1985, AND RELATED FAMILIES: Ashcraft, Jones, Kennedy, Manning,
McGuire, Miller, Sanders, Turner, Yorkby Beulah McGuire Reeves (amazon.com)
- REEVES FAMILY GENEALOGY: AS DESCENDED FROM ALLEN REEVES OF FAYETTE COUNTY, GA through
his son Oliver Allen Reeves by Hilda Lott Reeves (amazon.com)
- M. REEVES AND HIS FAMILY: CONTAINING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH WRITTEN BY REV.
MALACHIAH REEVES, together with historical and genealogical addenda which .......
of this pioneer farmer-missionary-pr....... by Leila Ione Reeves Eads (amazon.com)
- THE REEVES NAME IN HISTORY - by ancestry.com(amazon.com)