Rives, Hambleton (1768 NC - 1850 TN)


Rives (Reeves), Hambleton


Father: William Rives
Mother: Eleanor or Elender MNU

Birth: c1768, Bute County, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1784 Will of William Rives, Bute County, NC

Death: before 1850, Dekalb County, Tennessee
Death Source: Census

Spouse1: Ann MNU, bef 1800, Franklin County, North Carolina


Children of Hambleton and Ann Rives:
  1. Freeman Rives, b. 1807 North Carolina, d. c1870 Butler County, Kentucky
  2. Rebecca Rives, b. 1808 North Carolina, d. after 1860 Butler County, Kentucky
  3. Richard Rives, b. 1811 North Carolina, d. 1885 Butler County, Kentucky
  4. Hamilton Rives, b. 1825 Tennessee, d. after 1880 Muhlenberg, Kentucky
Hambleton Reeves is listed in the Franklin County, North Carolina census of 1800 but by the 1820 census he was living in White County, Tennessee where he remained until 1840 when he is listed in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

There is a record in White County, Tennessee Book A, page 119, Surveys 27 April 1824 to 28 March 1828 stating that the land was surveyed for Hamilton (sic Hambleton) Reeves (From: Records of Early Settlers From State and County Archives concerning White County).

In DeKalb County, Tennessee Deed Book B, Page 331, on 4 May 1843 Hambleton Reeves deeded to Thomas Leek 150 acres on the Caney Fork. (From: Land Deed Genealogy of DeKalb County, Tennessee, 1838 - 1869).

Hambleton Rives is not listed in the 1850 census but his widowed wife, Ann is listed in the household of their son Hambleton in Dekalb County. By 1860, Ann was living in Butler County, Kentucky in a household with Rebecca Cherry who appears her daughter. In that same neighborhood, only one or two residences apart are Freeman Reeves and Richard Reeves with their families.


1820 Census - White County, Tennessee
1830 Census - White County, Tennessee
1840 Census - DeKalb County, Tennessee