I am looking for a William Reeve, born in 1816 in England. Family history says that he was in the English Army and was branded for being AWOL. To avoid persecution from the Army he took his mother's maiden name (Reeve) and sailed to the United States. He was married once in England but came to the states alone - we don't know if his wife died or they div. His given family name was Hamm. Ultimately, he remarried a Susan Whitehead and settled in St. Louis Mo.