Rives, William McGuffey (1767 VA - c1837 NC)


Rives, William McGuffey


Father: Thomas Henry Rives
Mother: Eleanor Neal

Birth: 24 Dec 1767, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Birth Source: Letter of 3 Oct 1839 by Mary C. Turner Rives to son Robert Rives with all family birthdates

Death: bef May 1837, Warren County, North Carolina
Death Source: Warren County Probate Records

Spouse1: Mary Catherine Turner, 5 Jan 1788, Warren County, North Carolina


Children of William McGuffey Rives and Mary Catherine Turner:
  1. Stephen Turner Rives, b 10 Nov 1788, d 1839, Montgomery Co., TN
  2. Thomas Rives, b 4 Nov 1790, d 1870, Montgomery Co., TN
  3. Anne (Nancy) Rives, b 14 Oct 1792, m. James Mabry
  4. William Rives, b 4 Mar 1795, d bef Jan 1849, Mecklenburg Co., NC
  5. Sarah Ann "Sally" Rives, b 13 Aug 1799, d 21 Aug 1893, m. William Moss, Christian Co., KY
  6. Mary "Polly" Rives, b 1 Dec 1801, d bef Nov 1836, m1. Watkins, m2 James Hart
  7. Robert Rives, b 16 Dec 1803, d 9 Sep 1885, Christian Co., KY
  8. James Rives, b 13 Sep 1807, Warren CO NC, d 9 July 1866 Green Co., IL
  9. Rebecca Rives, b 17 Jan 1810, d 1870, m. Holman Southall
  10. Susan T. Rives, b 7 Aug 1817, m. Cunningham
At the age of nineteen, William McGuffey Reeves received the bequest made him by his maternal grandfather, David Neal, for in 1786 there was recorded in Mecklenburg an account of the "division of the estate of William Reaves," viz.:

In the hands of Thomas Rives belonging to William and Joanna Rives. Subscribers, John Kendrick and Parmenas Williams have divided the said estate and have given to William Rives Phillis and Murriah, and to Joanna, Tiller and her child Milley, Doll and her two children Adam and George and are of the opinion that the difference between the legacies is £80 for which we have paid to William Rives account the cash in hand received for the hire of the said negroes and the balance of the money together with the bonds we have equally divided between the two parties.


Reliques of the Rives (Ryves), Pg 157
1839 Letter written by Mary Turner Rives to her son Robert Rives
US Census 1790 thru 1830 of Warren County, North Carolina (usually listed as "Reeves" or "Reaves")

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