Rives, Charles Binns (1774 VA - c1816)

Rives, Charles Binns

Rives, Charles Binns


Father: Timothy Rives
Mother: Martha Binns

Birth: 14 Feb 1774, Albermarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia
Birth Source: Albermarle Parish Register

Death: bef 15 Aug 1816, Sussex County, Virginia
Death Source: Estate Inventory

Spouse1: Mrs. Nancy Colyer Goodwin
Spouse2:Mrs. Nancy Nicholson Roberts


Children of Charles Binns Rives and Mrs. Nancy Colyer Goodwin:
  1. Robert Binns Rives
  2. Nathaniel Eldridge Rives

From Reliques of the Rives:
Charles Binns Rives was born in Albemarle Parish, Sussex county, Virginia, February 14, 1774, and died in that county about 1816, in which year on August 15th Will Briggs presented an inventory of his estate which included 22 slaves, furniture belonging to nine bedrooms, and a sword cane. His landed interests
extended to Dinwiddie county where he had purchased land in 1814 from Winfield Yarborough. In 1820 Anthony Rives, his brother, was acting as guardian of Charles Binns Rives' two minor sons, Robert and Eldridge, at that time residents of Sussex county.
Mr. Charles B. Rives married, 1st, Mrs. Nancy Colyer Goodwin; and, 2nd, in Sussex county in 1815, Mrs. Nancy Roberts, daughter of John and Lucy (Edmunds) Nicholson, of Sussex county, and widow of Wilot Roberts. After Mr. Rives' death she married, 3rd, Robert Nicholson, of Southampton county, Virginia; 4th, John Browne, but does not appear to have had issue by any of her several husbands.

Research Notes

Although Reliques states Anthony Rives was residing in Sussex County in 1820, he appears on the census in Dinwiddie County. Charles B. and Anthony were both in Dinwiddie County in 1810.

Research is needed to confirm the identity of Charles's wives. In an 1818 Chancery Court case, "Ann Rives, widow and relict of Charles B Rives" and "Robert & Eldridge Rives children & heirs...of Charles B. Rives infants by their special guardian and next friend Allen Temple" sued for the administrator Briggs to divide some land that he had thus far failed to do.


1810 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p499
1816 Estate Inventory - Sussex County, Virginia Will Book I, p101
1816 Estate Account - Sussex County, Virginia Will Book I, p114
1818 Chancer Court Case - Ann Rives etc vs. Admr of Charles Rives - Prince George County, Virginia Chancer 1818-001 (Case #558)