Notable People of Mauricetown

 
Henry Reeves  

Henry Reeves

Henry Reeves was born in Buckshutem on April17, 1912 at the home of his parents, Lewis Reeves and Elizabeth Pettit Reeves. He lived his entire life in that home working with his father on the family farm and produce stand. The farm and roadside stand are still maintained by another family member. Henry enjoyed hunting and trapping in his spare time. He was always very interested in the history of the area and was a member of the Mauricetown Historical Society, providing local history for it from time to time. He was a devoted son and gave special care to his parents until their death. He was a man with the gift of an appreciation for people of all ages and personalities and enjoyed talking with the many acquaintances he made over the years at the produce stand. Henry died on October 4, 2005, after 93 years in the home he loved.

     
Carolyn P. Bacon   THE BACON FAMILY

Carolyn P. Bacon

Co-author with her sister Ida, of the book Recollections Pertaining to a Seafaring Life; being the memories of Captain Alonzo T. Bacon.

     
THE COMPTON FAMILY  

THE COMPTON FAMILY
Compton Family daughters;

Emma, 1840-1910 (left) (m.)married Edward Compton, Mary, 1838-1880 (center) (m.) Daniel C. Sharp Anna Ceda, 1847- 1929 (right) (m.) Reuben H. Leaning

   

Edward Livingston Compton and
Emma Augusta Compton

Edward and Emma Compton were married in 1860, at the beginning of the War Between the States. In the mid-to-late 19th century, shipbuilding, fishing, oystering, and intra-coastal freighting brought fortune to the sea captains living along the waterfront of the Maurice River.

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