Isaac Reeve was born about 1780 in North Carolina. He married Keren Happuck (Hesbus), who died 18 Dec 1852. Isaac Reeve was the first blacksmith in Morgan County, Illinois. It is said that he forged the nails for the coffin of Isaac Fort Roe, one of Morgan County's first settlers, who was also the first recorded death in Morgan County. Isaac Reeve died 11 Jan 1860 and is buried in Reeve Cemetery east of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Submitted by Kellie Reeve Robinson