- Born: 12 May 1826, Matlock Derbyshire England
- Marriage: Annie Kirk in 1848 in England
- Died: Unknown
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Subject: [CAFRESNO] George REEVE in the History of Fresno, Tulare and Kern CA
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 17:38:49 -0700
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George REEVE was born at Matlock Derbyshire England May 12 1826, son of
Thomas and Martha (BUCKLEY) REEVE. His father was an ironworker and with
George STEPHENSON built the first locomotive in England. His material
grandfather, Thomas BUCKLEY, was an English excise officer. Of the five
children, only George and a sister survived.
In 1847 George left his native land and landed in New Orleans on Mar 17th.
Trained as a butcher, he went to Burlington, IA and engaged in pork-packing.
On March 8, 1849, he started on the overland journey to California with a
bull team. He arrived at Hangtown in July of that year. He turned his
attention to farming, first at Sulpher Spring Valley and afterward at Napa.
He was the pioneer fruit man in Napa. He sold that property and went to
Grangeville, Tulare County.
In 1848 he married Miss Annie KIRK, native of England and daughter of Edward
KIRK. Their son, James, died at 24 years of age. Annie is the wife of Edward
JEROME, Grangeville, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph TILTON, Grangeville and Mary
is the wife of William MUSHMIRE.
Elizabeth R. TILTON spouse J E died Kings county age 80 Jan 311929
Joseph E.TILTON age 75 died Kings County Jan 13 1910
>From obits: (there are some different dates and information here)
Mrs. Elizabeth Reeve TILTON was born in England Mar 2 1848, the daughter of
George REEVE, a California Pioneer. She came to CA in 1853, with her parents
who settled first in Napa county. She married Mr. TILTON in Solano County
June 6 1866.
Six children, five surviving as of 1929:
Mrs. M. D. ROBINSON
Mrs. George H. ROGERS
Frank E. TILTON
George L. TILTON
J. Wesley TILTON
Mrs. TILTON is further survived by ten grandchildren and six
Joseph Ellsworth TILTON was born in Noble County OH Dec 6 1834. At 24 he
began teaching as a calling and taught four terms in the vicinity of his
He came to CA in 1860 by the Panama route. By his marriage to Elizabeth
REEVE he became father to six children:
Addie T.(Mrs. M. D. ROBINSON), Josephine T. (Mrs. George H. ROGERS), Mary
Jane, Franklin E., George L. and John Wesley TILTON. The youngest daughter
died at the age of 18.
ROBINSON ADDIE 03/13/1867 REEVES TILTON F CALIFORNIA KINGS
01/24/1947 79 yrs
ROGERS JOSEPHINE TILTON 05/23/1868 REEVES TILTON F CALIFORNIA KINGS
09/27/1950 82 yrs
TILTON FRANKLIN E 04/07/1872 REEVE TILTON M CALIFORNIA KINGS
08/03/1942 70 yrs
TILTON MINA ESTHER 04/15/1879 GILLILAND COX F MISSOURI KINGS
10/12/1955 76 yrs
ROGERS GEORGE M 01/22/1912 M MASSACHUSETTS KINGS 11/01/1970
548-01-9235 58 yrs
JEROME ANNIE R 03/25/1874 F REST (OTHER) ORANGE 03/17/1945
possible child of Josephine and George:
GUILD ADA BIRDELLA 02/04/1903 TILTON ROGERS F CALIFORNIA SUTTER
05/14/1986 564-20-3106 83 yrs
MARTIN COLTEN MACKENLEY 02/09/1995 MALE TILTON KINGS
ROBINSON 12/18/1906 MALE TILTON KINGS
TILTON 12/27/1908 FEMALE COX KINGS
George married Annie Kirk in 1848 in England. (Annie Kirk was born about 1826 in Unknown and died on an unknown date.)