Death: aft 1768
Spouse1: Amy, m. bef 23 Mar 1769
Burwell Rives lived early in life in Bristol Parish, removing thence to Pittsylvania co. Va., in or about 1769, and disappears thereafter from the records. In a deed executed on Apr. 26, 1757, and recorded in Brunswick county on June 28, 1757, he purchased, with Frederick Rives, from John Marshall of Brunswick co., 330 acres in that county on the southside of Briery Creek which had been granted originally to John Ezell on July 25, 1741, and which had been conveyed in turn to Richard Russell, William Lindsay, Henry Seward, and thence to John Marshall. As “Burrill Reeves” he is credited in Bristol Parish in 1765 with three tithables. The following year, on April 25, 1766, “the petition of Burwell Rieves against John Bates (jockey) for two pounds ten shillings said to be due by account" was dismissed by the Brunswick county court (O. B. 9, p. 172). Finally, on Mch. 23, 1769, with his wife Amy, and Frederick and Mary Magdalene Rives, all described as of Pittsylvania co. Va., he sold for £150 to George Stegall, of Brunswick county, the tract of land which he and Frederick Rives had purchased in 1757. This land, described as on Briery Creek, was in 1769 bounded by the land of David Merideth, John Threadgill, Bottom Stegall, and George Stegall, Jr.