Rives, George (1769 VA - c1840)


Rives, George


Father: George Rives
Mother: Sarah Eldridge

Birth: 10 Jan 1769
Birth Source: Parish Register

Death: c1840
Death Source: Probate

Spouse1: Martha "Patsy" Goodwin, m. 25 Nov 1795, Sussex County, Virginia
Spouse2: Mrs. Sarah (Williamson) Collier, or Colyer


Children of George Rives and Martha Goodwin:
  1. Amy Goodwin, m. Mr. Browder
  2. Thomas Peterson Rives, b. 7 Aug 1797
  3. Sarah Martha Thweatt Rives, m. Eldridge Blunt, Jun 1820
  4. John Eldridge Rives, c1810

Children of George Rives and Mrs. Sarah (Williamson) Collier:
  1. George Rives, b. 28 Sep 1818
  2. Edwin Williamson Rives, b. 1819

From Reliques of the Rives:
Captain George Rives was born January 10, 1769, in Sussex county, Virginia, and executed his will in that county in 1840 where he made his home and where he was a prominent planter of ante-bellum days. In 1787 he qualified, as "George Rives, Jr.," as a Lieutenant of the Sussex militia, and was subsequently promoted to a captaincy, resigning the latter office in February, 1805. He also served for a time as sheriff of Sussex. Upon the death of his first wife, Patsy Goodwin, he married Mrs. Sarah (Williamson) Collier, or Colyer. of South Carolina.

Research Notes


Birth:          Boddie, John Bennett. Births, Deaths and Sponsors 1717-1778 from the Albermarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia, p121
Marriage1:  Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FamilySearch)

1810 Census:  Sussex County, Virginia
1820 Census:  Sussex County, Virginia
1830 Census:  Sussex County, Virginia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p445
1819 Will - George Rives - Sussex County, Virginia Will Book N, p249