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Ken Reeves - My Genealogy Home Page

Updated October 7, 2010


A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Proverbs 22:1

In my research, I have found Reeves historians accept the consensus that most of the American family descends from Robert and Joan Ryves of Dorsetshire, England. Robert being the earliest record that can be found, who was born about 1490 and died February 11, 1551. He was buried in the old church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Blandford. As one family historian writes: Many Genealogists find difficulty in locating family records -- not so with the Reeves'. Records are abundant because this family was prominent both politically and religiously.

It is the family's religious aspect, or it's faith and fear in God that I am most proud of. Generation after generation, I see the acknowledgement of God, handed down until eventually coming to me personally. Solomon tell us in Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it."
Thank God for those before me, in whom these words rang true, for I'm sure that I follow Jesus today because of the faithful ancestors I was privileged to follow.

I believe that we can trace our family line back to Robert and Joan of early England, but for this site, I will only deal with Buncombe and Madison County, North Carolina and the earliest Reeves in the area's history, James Reeves.

Robert Ryves b. Abt. 1490 Blandforum, Dorset, England
John Ryves b. Abt. 1514 Blandforum, Dorset, England
Richard Ryves b. Abt. 1547 Dorset, England
Timothy Rives b. Abt. 1588 Dorset, England
William Rives b. Abt. 1636 Woodstock, England
William Rives b. Abt. 1680 Surry, Virginia
Isaac Samuel Reeves b. Abt 1722 Granville County, North Carolina
James Reeves b. Abt 1750 Rowan County, North Carolina
Wells Reeves b. Abt. 1800 North Carolina
Malley W. Reeves b. 1835 North Carolina
Amos Stackhouse Reeves b. 1883 Walnut, North Carolina
Amos Kenneth Reeves b. 1925 Walnut, North Carolina
Kenneth James Reeves b. 1955 Port Huron, Michigan


Also on this page is information concerning my mother's side of the family, the Miller's. John Miller moved the the US from Germany about 1848. He first settled in Brooklyn, New York and there he met his bride, Theresia Sofia Engel, another German immigrant. After they married, they moved along with her family to Wales Township, Michigan, first showing up on the 1870 census.

John Miller b. 1823 Germany
Ferdinand J. Miller b. 1867 Memphis, Michigan
Eileen Marguerite Miller b. 1919 Port Huron, Michigan
Kenneth James Reeves b. 1955 Port Huron, Michigan

Below is Outline Descendant Trees and a more in depth Genealogy Report on both the Reeves and Miller families. Also below is a selection of photos from both families as well. I would love to hear from any distant or near kinfolk, so please feel free to write me. I hope that you enjoy viewing this page as much as I have putting it together.

Ken Reeves

And the sons become the fathers,
And their daughters will be wives
As the torch is passed from hand to hand
And we struggle through our lives
Though the generations wander, the lineage survives
And all of us,
From dust to dust,
We all become forefathers
By and by

Dan Fogelberg
Kenneth Reeves

1519 Minnesota Ave.

Marysville, MI 48040

United States

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