William Buchanan Rives1,2

M, #1091, b. 24 March 1795, d. 1845
FatherThomas Henry Rives3 b. c 1740, d. b Feb 1809
MotherMary Edwards4,5 b. c 1740, d. 1807

Family

Jane H. Cunningham b. 10 Mar 1795, d. 14 Jun 1883
Last Edited5 Jan 2021
     William Buchanan Rives was born on 24 March 1795, son of Thomas Henry Rives and Mary Edwards, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.1,2

     He is said to have married and to have moved to South Carolina.6

     William Buchanan Rives married Jane H. Cunningham.2

     On 24 November 1836, he is named in his father's will of this date.3

     He served as Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina until shortly before his death.2

     William Buchanan Rives died in 1845.2

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Jan 2021, memorial page for William Buchanan Rives (1795-1845) at memorial page... Maintained by Judy Annis; citing burial location unknown.
  3. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  4. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Thomas Henry Rives (1740-1809) at memorial page....
  6. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 160.

Sarah Rives1

F, #1092, b. 13 August 1799, d. 21 August 1893
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives2 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner3 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Howell Moss b. 1 Aug 1796, d. 18 Jan 1872
Children
Last Edited4 Jan 2021
     Sarah Rives was born on 13 August 1799, daughter of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, in Warren County, North Carolina.1,4 She was also known as Sally.2

     Sarah Rives and William Howell Moss obtained a marriage bond on 16 December 1816 in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     Sarah, 17, married William Howell Moss, 20 on 16 December 1816 at Warren County, North Carolina.5,6

     This union produced 15 children. Abraham Lincoln built a barn for William and Sally Rives Moss on their plantation, and it is related that Abe would frequently pass the midday hour of rest in reading a book from the Moss library.7

     Sarah Rives moved to Christian County, Kentucky, circa 1825 .8

     On 24 November 1836, she is named Sally Moss in her father's will.2

     Sarah Moss died on 21 August 1893 at age 94 in Mannington, Christian County, Kentucky,4 and was buried in Moss-King Cemetery, LaFayette, Christian County, Kentucky.4

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159, 185.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  3. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 11 Jul 2014, memorial page for Sarah Ann Rives Moss (1799-1893) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jarry G. Marable, maintained by Jerry G. Marable; citing Moss-King [Cemetery], LaFayette, Christian County, Kentucky.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00049.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Howell Moss (1796-1872) at memorial page....
  7. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 185.
  8. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 161.
  9. [S5550] Gammon, David, "Descendants of Jacob Davis", 18 Jul 2016 (<e-mail address>). Mr. Gammon is a well-respected genealogist with many books to his credit who sent this report to me via email dated 18 Jul 2016 entitled Re: North Carolina Families, page 1.
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Howell Moss (1796-1872) at memorial page....
  11. [S3839] Judd, Paula, "Judd McWhorter Family Tree", accessed 6 Jul 2014 (Ancestry.com). This connection came via an autosomal dna test at FTDNA.

Mary Rives1

F, #1093, b. 1 December 1801, d. before 24 November 1836
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives2 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner2 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Watkins b. c 1803, d. 1891
Child
Last Edited14 Jun 2019
     Mary Rives was born on 1 December 1801, daughter of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner.1 She was also known as Polly.

     Mary Rives and John Watkins obtained a marriage bond on 15 August 1823 at Warren County, North Carolina.3,4,5

     Mary, 21, married John Watkins on 15 August 1823 at Warren County, North Carolina.4

     This union also produced a daughter, Frances Ann Watkins.6,7

     Mary Rives died before 24 November 1836 when she was not named in her father's will of this date. I have had no luck finding a burial location for her as of 1 Jan 2017.7,8

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  2. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  3. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 160, states she married James Hart.
  4. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 Jul 2014, entry for John Watkins and Mary Reaves, 15 Aug 1823, Record #01 264, Bond #000163252,.
  5. [S5596] Gammon, David B., editor. Eastern North Carolina Families, I (Chapel Hill: The Chapel Hill Press, 1997), page 199, citing Bond No. 15.
  6. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 160.
  7. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Re: Stephen Turner", dated 28 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "TURNER of Virginia and Warren County". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  8. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 at the FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Dec 2016, memorial page for James R. Watkins (1829-1907) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lois Williams, maintained by Descendant; citing Warren Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina.

Robert Rives1

M, #1094, b. 16 December 1803, d. 9 September 1885
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives2 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner3 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Rebecca Vaughan b. 1 Feb 1803, d. 9 Mar 1871
Child

Family 2

Mattie M. Rossiter b. c 1856
Last Edited2 Feb 2019
     Robert Rives was born on 16 December 1803, son of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, in North Carolina.4,5

     Robert Rives, 20, married Rebecca Vaughan, 21, on 1 February 1824.6

     Robert Rives moved to Christian County, Kentucky, circa 1825 .7

     On 24 November 1836, he is named in his father's will of this date.2

     Mr. Gammon believes him to be living in Montgomery County, Tennessee in 1839 and later moving to Christian County, Kentucky.8

     Robert Rives and Mattie M. Rossiter obtained a marriage bond on 11 November 1878 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.9

     Robert Rives, 74, married Mattie M. Rossiter on 13 November 1878 in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Robert Rives was in his seventies when he married Mattie, then described as being a young beauty in her 20s. He died eight years later.10,9

     Robert Rives died on 9 September 1885 at age 81.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 2 Feb 2019.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188076 years of age. Also living within his household was a boarder, Angela Edwards, 39Beat 4, Montgomery County, Tennessee11
Farmer11

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159, 187.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  3. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  4. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 159.
  5. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWM-LRH ), entry for Robert Rives, 1880, District 4, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 131, sheet 225D, household 301, NARA microfilm publication T9 (,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1272; FHL microfilm 1,255,272 which provides only the state of birth, accessed 2 Dec 2016.
  6. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 187.
  7. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 161.
  8. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Re: Stephen Turner", dated 28 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "TURNER of Virginia and Warren County". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  9. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHM-CPSG, entry for Robert Rives and Mattie M Rossiter, 13 Nov 1878; citing Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 321,022, accessed 2 Dec 2016).
  10. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 187; states marriage occurred in 1877 which the original document prove incorrect.
  11. [S5497] "U.S. 1880 Federal Census," Robert Rives, 1880, District 4, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 131, sheet 225D, household 301, NARA microfilm publication T9 (,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1272; FHL microfilm 1,255,272, accessed 2 Dec 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWM-LRH ).
  12. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS5F-8ZZ, entry for Robt. F. Rives, 26 Sep 1922; citing Casky, Christian, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,943,750, accessed 2 Dec 2016).

James L. Rives1,2

M, #1095, b. 13 September 1807, d. 8 July 1866
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives3 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner4 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Elizabeth Hood b. 17 Jul 1810, d. 9 Jun 1851
Children

Family 2

Julia Woodcock b. 22 Feb 1820, d. 24 Feb 1875
Children
Last Edited5 Dec 2016
     James L. Rives was born on 13 September 1807, son of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, in Warren County, North Carolina.5,2

     James L. Rives, 18, married Elizabeth Hood, 15 on 28 September 1825 in Granville County, North Carolina, with Stephen R. Turner as bondsman and A. Sneed as witness

     This union produced 13 children: John Hood Rives (1826-1904); William Charles Rives (1828-1850); Sarah Ann Rives Gary (1829-1901); Stephen Turner Rives (1831-1897); Andrew Jackson Rives (1832-1842); Mary Elizabeth Rives Temple (1835-1908); George Washington Rives (1837-1920); Lucy Rives Craw (1838-1900); Frances Jane Rives Woodcock (1841-1915); Margaret Susan Rives Robinson (1843-1919); James Rutledge Rives (1845-1916); Pamela Catherine Rives Bruce (1847-1922); and Infant Son Rives (1851-1851).6,7,8

     On 24 November 1836, he is named in his father's will of this date.3

     He moved toGreene County, Illinois.9

     James L. Rives, 44, married Julia Boyd, 32 on 6 June 1852 at Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. I cannot find documentation on this marriage in either Illinois or North Carolina. I can find her listed as his spouse on the marriage of their son, Elmer E. Rives but nowhere else in the United States.8

     "Rev. James Rives was born September 13, 1807 in Warren County, North Carolina. He was the son of William McGuffy and Mary (Turner) Rives. He married Elizabeth Hood on September 28, 1825 in Granville County, North Carolina. He was over 6 foot tall. Shortly after the birth of their first child he and Elizabeth traveled from Warren County to Christian County, Kentucky in a one-horse cart. The baby, John Hood Rives, and Elizabeth rode in the cart and James walked along side with his musket constantly watching for danger. They traveled through sparsely settled country by way of the Cumberland Gap. In Christian County they settled near his older brothers, Stephen and Thomas and his sister, Sarah Rives Moss. James and Elizabeth purchased land cleared and cultivated it. In addition to this he labored on the plantations of Taylor brothers for seven years, which enabled him to acquire enough money to continue their westward migration. James traveled to Illinois in the early part of 1834. On May 6, 1834 he filed for his first 160 acres of land in Illinois. On May 10, 1834 he filed for another 160 acres located about 6 miles south east of the present town of Greenfield, Illinois. He paid a dollar twenty-five per acre. The nearest post office was in Carrollton, Illinois about 15 miles to the west. At that time Green County also included the present Jersey County.

     In the fall of 1834 James freed his slaves and left Christian County, Kentucky in a covered wagon drawn by oxen with his family, for the move to Greene County, Illinois. Over the next year he purchased another 360 acres of land. After getting his farming operations established he followed the popular movement in frontier areas and established Rivesville, on November 11, 1835. In 1836 he built a southern style home which became known as "the old house", it stood for nearly 100 years and housed 5 generations of Rives' before being razed. Rivesville prospered for a time but when the government decided to locate the community post office at Fayette 2 miles north, the town diminished. James had acted as postmaster.

     James embarked into merchandising as well as raising livestock, which proved to be very profitable. In the fall of 1847 he attended the Methodist Conference and obtained a license to preach. He held local meetings at his home and quarterly meetings at his store. Sunday was always a special day in the Rives family. James assisted in the development of this part of the state of Illinois and was always a friend to the new settler. He became known as " Uncle Jimmy Rives". He was in much demand to officiate at weddings. He officiated over 90 weddings from October 1847 to March 1866. After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth in 1851 he sold his land to his eldest son, and moved to Greenfield. He built a home in Greenfield in 1852 that soon became known as " Methodist Hotel". James was active in civic affairs and came to know President Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas who visited Green County occasionally. Although he was a native of the south and a former slave owner he never deterred from supporting the Republican Party and having a son serve in the union army.

     On June 6, 1852 he married Julia Woodcock Boyd. With his first wife Elizabeth he had 13 children and with Julia he had an additional 5. On Sunday July 8, 1866 while preparing for church he was stricken and succumbed to a heart attack. By the time of his death he had given each of his surviving children a farm or the equivalent in money. James has a living legacy in Illinois to this day.

     This information was obtained from Reliques of the Rives, Rives and Allied Families of Green Territory Illinois and family memories."8

     Rev. James L. Rives died on 8 July 1866 at age 58 in Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois,10,2 and was buried in Rives Cemetery, Rockbridge, Greene County, Illinois.8

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 12 Jul 2014, memorial page for Rev James L Rives (1807-1866) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Rives, maintained by Rives; citing Rives Cemetery, Rockbridge, Greene County, Illinois.
  3. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  4. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  5. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 159, 192.
  6. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives.
  7. [S304] Holcomb, Brent H.. Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), page 282.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Rev James L Rives (1807-1866), provides precise date of marriage at memorial page....
  9. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 192, 193.
  10. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 193, 194.

Rebecca Rives1

F, #1096, b. 27 January 1810, d. before 25 July 1870
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives2 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner3 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Holman Southall b. c 1805
Children
Last Edited16 Oct 2019
     Rebecca Rives was born on 27 January 1810, daughter of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, in North Carolina. The 1860 census says she was born c 1805.1,4

     Rebecca Rives and Holman Southall obtained a marriage bond on 4 December 1829 in Warren County, North Carolina.5,6

     Rebecca Rives, 19, married Holman Southall, son of Henry Southall and Mary Arrington, on 4 December 1829 in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     On 24 November 1836, she is named Rebecca Southall in her father's will of this date.2

     Although I found a Rebecca Southall, age 60, living in the household of Martha Hart, age 45 along with Mary Childres, age 45 and Sarah Childres, age 6, all were born in Virginia. I believe this Rebecca was married to T. J. Southall.7

     Rebecca Southall died before 25 July 1870 in Kentucky. When I found Holmon married to a Sarah (--?--) Southall, age 54 in the 1870 census.8

     I've had absolutely no luck finding Rebecca on Find A Grave as of 12 Feb 2019.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186055 years of ageHopkinsville PO, Christian County, Kentucky4

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  3. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  4. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Christian County, Kentucky, population schedule, dwelling 919, family 919, Holeman Southall household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms' List, page 00068.
  6. [S5596] Gammon, David B., editor. Eastern North Carolina Families, I (Chapel Hill: The Chapel Hill Press, 1997), page 3, citing bond 4.
  7. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFL5-JWG ), entry for Rebecca Southall in household of Martha Hart, 1870, Virginia, United States; citing p. 36, family 243, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,141, accessed 3 Dec 2016.
  8. [S5500] "1870 US Census," Halmon Southall, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 37, family 240, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,954, accessed 28 Jul 2018 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX7R-1KN ).
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 3 Dec 2016, memorial page for William Henry Southall, Sr (1830-1924) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Joe Craver - - KY Legionnaire, maintained by RobMinteer57; citing Powell Cemetery, LaFayette, Christian County, Kentucky.
  10. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N9TL-H4B, entry for W. H. Southall, 06 Feb 1924; citing Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, v 44 cn 42, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,775, accessed 3 Dec 2016).
  11. [S3458] "TN Deaths, 1914-1966," FamilySearch, James T. Southall, 12 Dec 1914; citing Mcgee Cemetery, Oakwood, Montgomery County, Tennessee, v 40 cn 499, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,627, accessed 3 Dec 2016.
  12. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N9PH-Z8P, entry for Lucy Jane Thacker, 1926; citing La Fayette Township, Christian, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,912,902, accessed 3 Dec 2016).
  13. [S3743] "Death Records, 1911-1955," FamilySearch, Mrs. Bettie Southall Brame, 1942; citing La Fayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,390, accessed 3 Dec 2016. Gives her name as Rebecca Ribes.

Susan T. Rives1

F, #1097, b. 8 August 1817, d. 8 March 1901
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam McGuffy Rives2 b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
MotherMary Turner3 b. 13 Mar 1771, d. 1847
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

George W. Cunningham b. 15 Jul 1807, d. Jun 1872
Children
Last Edited24 Oct 2020
     Susan T. Rives was born on 8 August 1817, daughter of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, in North Carolina.1,4

     On 24 November 1836, she is named Susan T. Rives in her father's will of this date.2

     Susan T. Rives and George W. Cunningham obtained a marriage bond on 27 February 1839 in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     Susan, 21, married George W. Cunningham, 31 on 27 February 1839 at Warren County, North Carolina.5

     This union produced 9 children.1

     Susan T. Cunningham died on 8 March 1901 at age 83.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 3 Feb 2019.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186043 years of ageEpping Forest District, Granville County, North Carolina4
187053 years of ageKittrells Township, Granville County, North Carolina6
188063 years of age and widowedKittrells Township, Granville County, North Carolina7
190083 years of age, widowed and having borne nine children of whom five are living. Also living in her household were Charlie W. Grissom, 22, grandson, Farm Laborer; Louis A., 19, grandson; Minnie B., 16, granddaughter; and, Stubie A, 13, grandsonKittrells Township, Granville County, North Carolina8

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 97; citing Will Book 37, page 244; also a copy of the original will can be found in the file folder William Rives 1839 in FHL 1,602,863 #1.
  3. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  4. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6D-JFP ), entry for G W Cunningham, 1860, Epping Forest, Granville, North Carolina, United States, citing page 71, household 455, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803898, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms' List, page 00016.
  6. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW8M-V2G ), entry for Geo Cunningham, 1870, Kittrells, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 40, family 283, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,638, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  7. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC6T-1W2 ), entry for S T Cunningham, 1880, Kitrells, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 99, sheet 344C, family 435, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0964; FHL microfilm 1,254,964, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  8. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS13-L85 ): accessed 19 Apr 2017), Susan T Cunningham, 1900, Kittrell Township, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 87, sheet 6B, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,220.
  9. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KLWQ-FM3, entry for Wm A Cunningham and Mary E Powell, 16 Jan 1868; citing Franklin, North Carolina, United States; Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 2,404,027, accessed 3 Jul 2016).
  10. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPZB-WGH : accessed 3 Jul 2016), Roxann Turner, 09 Aug 1931; citing Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, p 488 cn 42, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,042.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Jul 2016, memorial page for Roxann J. "Roxie" Cunningham Turner (1847-1931) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Georgia, maintained by Georgia; citing Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina.
  12. [S2989] "NC Co. Marriages, 1762-1979," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8L2-SNH, Stephen Cunningham and Lucy Grissom, 21 Dec 1871; citing , Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. item 1, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 19,009, accessed 19 Apr 2017). No image available as of 17 Jul 2017.

George W. Cunningham1

M, #1098, b. 15 July 1807, d. June 1872
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Family

Susan T. Rives b. 8 Aug 1817, d. 8 Mar 1901
Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     George W. Cunningham was born on 15 July 1807 in Virginia.2,3

     George W. Cunningham and Susan T. Rives obtained a marriage bond on 27 February 1839 in Warren County, North Carolina.1

     George, 31, married Susan T. Rives, 21, daughter of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, on 27 February 1839 at Warren County, North Carolina.1

     George W. Cunningham died in June 1872 at age 64.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186053 years of age. Also living in his household was B. J. Paschall, age 26, TeacherEpping Forest District, Granville County, North Carolina2
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,050 and personal property worth $5002
187063 years of age. Living in his household were his son-in-law, Cicero Turner, and his wife; and, two Black farm workers William Eakon, age 16 and Britton Fuller, age 22Kittrells Township, Granville County, North Carolina4
Farmer with real estate valued $1,800 and personal property worth $3004

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms' List, page 00016.
  2. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6D-JFP ), entry for G W Cunningham, 1860, Epping Forest, Granville, North Carolina, United States, citing page 71, household 455, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803898, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  3. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 159.
  4. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW8M-V2G ), entry for Geo Cunningham, 1870, Kittrells, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 40, family 283, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,638, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  5. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KLWQ-FM3, entry for Wm A Cunningham and Mary E Powell, 16 Jan 1868; citing Franklin, North Carolina, United States; Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 2,404,027, accessed 3 Jul 2016).
  6. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPZB-WGH : accessed 3 Jul 2016), Roxann Turner, 09 Aug 1931; citing Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, p 488 cn 42, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,042.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Jul 2016, memorial page for Roxann J. "Roxie" Cunningham Turner (1847-1931) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Georgia, maintained by Georgia; citing Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina.
  8. [S2989] "NC Co. Marriages, 1762-1979," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8L2-SNH, Stephen Cunningham and Lucy Grissom, 21 Dec 1871; citing , Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. item 1, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 19,009, accessed 19 Apr 2017). No image available as of 17 Jul 2017.

Sophia Meeks Cannon1

F, #1099, b. circa 1790
FatherSamuel James Cannon
MotherMary Duncan Porteus
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Family

Stephen Turner Rives b. 10 Nov 1788, d. 1840
Children
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     Sophia Meeks Cannon was born circa 1790, daughter of Samuel James Cannon and Mary Duncan Porteus, in Virginia.2

     Sophia Meeks Cannon and Stephen Turner Rives obtained a marriage bond on 18 December 1815 in Warren County, North Carolina.3

     Sophia married Stephen Turner Rives, 27, son of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, on 18 December 1815 at Warren County, North Carolina.4

     In 1830, she was presumably the free white female between 30 and 40 years of age enumerated within her husband's household.5

     Sophia Meeks Rives was buried at Tillottson Plantation, about fifteen miles from Clarksville, in Montgomery County, Tennessee.6,7

     Sophia Meeks Cannon was reburied in 1941 in Rogers Cemetery. I have been unable to find the exact location of this cemetery or any source to verify this reburial. I do know that all the burials at Tillottson Plantation were moved when Fort Campbell was established, but cannot find a full listing. Stephen and Sophie's names are not among the Rives names on a list on the Fort Campbell website.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185060 years of age and head of household. Also living within her household were James Rives, age 25, Harriet Rives, age 20, and Samuel Rives, age 2 (could this be the wife and child of James)Montgomery County, Tennessee2
with no occupation but real estate valued at $4,0002

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 160.
  2. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDT-YW9 ), entry for Sophia Rives, 1850, county, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States; citing family 336, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,847, accessed 2 Dec 2016.
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms - page 00061.
  4. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, page 00061.
  5. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Montgomery County, Tennessee, Roll 179, page 47, line 12, Stephen Rives household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 161.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 11 Jul 2014, memorial page for Sophia Meeks Cannon Rives (1800-? At memorial page... Maintained by Rives; citing Tillottson Plantation, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.
  8. [S6419] "Pegram Family Album", contributed by Duffy, N., Solomon, Winona and Pegram cousins, online at https://www.patch.net/military/rives-mil.html , uploaded 4 Jan 2021.

Mary B. Collins1

F, #1100, b. 6 January 1796, d. 16 September 1886
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Thomas C. Rives b. 4 Nov 1790, d. 27 Feb 1870
Children
Last Edited16 Oct 2019
     Mary B. Collins was born on 6 January 1796.2
     Mary B. also is reported to have been born circa 1798 in North Carolina.3 She was also known as Polly.4

     Mary B. Collins, 17, married Thomas C. Rives, 22, son of William McGuffy Rives and Mary Turner, on 19 October 1813 in Granville County, North Carolina, with John Turner as bondsman.1

     Mary B. Collins also were reported married on 19 October 1810. This union produced five children.4

     Lucy Brown Collins was the sister of Polly, the wife of Thomas C. Rives.5

     Mary B. Rives died on 16 September 1886 at age 902 and was buried in Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Herndon, Christian County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Mary B. and 52 years of ageChristian County, Kentucky3
1860as Mary C. and 64 years of ageChristian County, Kentucky6
1870I was only able to find a Mary Reaves, age 72, born in North Carolina c1798, but the location bothers meIndian Spring Township, Wayne County, North Carolina7
188083 years of age, widowed and living in her son's householdGarretsburg, Christian County, Kentucky8

Citations

  1. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS8-531, entry for Thos Rives and Mary B Collins, 19 Oct 1813; citing Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,758,776, accessed 2 Dec 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 11 Jul 2014, memorial page for Mary B. Rives (1796-1886) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jennifer, maintained by Carl Lansden; citing Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Herndon, Christian County, Kentucky.
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 16 Oct 2019, entry for Thomas Reeves, 1850, Christian, Kentucky; citing page 375B, family 258, image 21 of 137; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), pages 160, 161.
  5. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 164.
  6. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 16 Aug 2019), Thomas Rieves, 1860, Christian, Kentucky, citing page 749, family 674; FHL Microfilm 803,362.
  7. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Oct 2019, entry for Mary Reaves, 1870, Indian Springs, Wayne, North Carolina; citing page144A (I read it as 7), family 49; FHL Microfilm 552,664, image 7 of 32; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCCZ-413 ), entry for Mary B Rives in household of James Rives, 1880, Garretsburg, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 16, sheet 311B, family 239, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0409; FHL microfilm 1,254,409, accessed 15 Apr 2017.
  9. [S5497] "U.S. 1880 Federal Census," James Rives, 1880, Garretsburg, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 16, sheet 311B, family 239, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0409; FHL microfilm 1,254,409, accessed 15 Apr 2017 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCCZ-413 ).