Rives, Benjamin (c1756 - )

Rives, Benjamin

Rives, Benjamin


Father: Benjamin Rives
Mother: Sarah (Gooodwin?)

Birth: c1756
Birth Source:

Death Source:

Spouse1: Ms. Haley
Spouse2: Bethea Rosser, m. May 1791


Children of Benjamin Rives and Ms. Haley:
  1. Dolly Haley Rives, b. c1780-1781
  2. John Goodwin Rives, b. c1785

From Reliques of the Rives:
Benjamin Rives was born about 1756 and resided in that part of Greensville county, Virginia, which had formed part of Brunswick county previous to 1781. He must have inherited a not inconsiderable estate from his father, in addition to that from his uncle, Harmon Rives, but there is no record of any land transfers by him in Brunswick or Greensville counties, nor is there a record of his will or of the administration of his estate. His first wife was a daughter of James Haley, whose will dated March 26, 1793, was proved in Greensville county in September, 1795, in which a specific bequest was made to "my grand-daughter Dolly Haley Rives." According to a marriage bond recorded in Brunswick county, Virginia, Benjamin Rives married, second, in May, 1791, Mrs. Bethea Rosser.

Concerning Dolly:
In chancery proceedings recorded in Greensville co. Va., she gave her age as over 14 years at the time of the probate of the will of her grandfather,
James Haley, and chose her father, Benjamin Rives, as her guardian. She m. Isham Lundy, according to a M. B. recorded in Greensville co., Jan. 29, 1796, "Benjamin Rives, father, consents and is security." She was Isham Lundy's second wife, his first wife having been Polly Tyus.

Research Notes


Marriage1:  Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850 (Ancestry)

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p341