Rives, Benjamin Franklin (1817 VA - 1870)


Rives, Benjamin Franklin


Father: Joseph Rives
Mother: Mary Frances Prunty

Birth: 1 Mar 1817, Virginia
Birth Source: Headstone, Census

Death: 26 Mar 1870
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Gillie Keen, m. 9 Apr 1846, Franklin County, Virginia


Children of Benjamin Franklin Rives and Gillie Keen:
  1. Ann Rives, b. c1849
  2. Nancy Ella Rives, b. c1851
  3. Louisa J. Rives, b. c1854

"D. B" Rives and Gillie is buried in the Avilla Cemetery in Jasper County, Missouri. His wife remarried to John Gibson in 1872.

From Reliques of the Rives:
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rives was educated in medicine which he practiced for a time in Franklin county, Virginia, where he was born, and later in Sedalia, Missouri, to which he removed about 1847. Due to unsettled conditions in Missouri, he removed his family at the outbreak of war to Paris, Illinois, where he remained for about a year, later returning to Sedalia. Dr. Rives married Gillie Keen and died soon after the close of the war, leaving three daughters.

Research Notes


Marriage1:  FamilySearch - Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940

1850 Census:  Lafayette County, Missouri
1860 Census:  Dade County, Missouri

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p400