Rives, Dr. Henry Hardaway (1817 VA - 1866 TN)


Rives, Henry Hardaway


Father: Green Rives
Mother: Mary Hardaway

Birth: 13 Aug 1817, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 2 Dec 1866, Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Martha Dandridge Stone, m. 6 Jun 1837, Marshall County, Tennessee
Spouse2: Nancy Buchanan
Spouse3: Katherine Stark, m. 12 Dec 1848, Sumner County, Tennessee


Children of Dr. Henry Hardaway and Martha Dandridge Stone:
  1. Thomas Jefferson Rives, b. 15 Jun 1838
  2. Sarah Rives, m. Charles Metcalf
  3. James Dandridge Rives, b. 1841

Children of Dr. Henry Hardaway and Nancy Buchanan:
  1. Martha Stone Rives, b. 28 Jul 1846, m. William Buchanan

From Reliques of the Rives:
Dr. Henry Hardaway Rives made his home at Petersburg, Tennessee, where he died December 2, 1866, and where the inscription on his tomb recites his birth in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, August 13, 1817, his death by cholera, and the tribute to him of “Generous to a fault.” It is not known where he obtained his medical education which he practiced in his community and which he placed at the service of his country in the War for Southern
Independence, C. S. A. “Dr. Henry H. Rives was a man of more than ordinary ability. He was a physician of high standing, and a firm Democrat in politics. He was a forcible public speaker, and sometimes he was active in making speeches in behalf of his party and the cause of temperance.“ He was married three times; 1st, to Martha Dandridge Stone, 3. daughter of Micajah Stone, of Oak Hill, Tenn.2; 2nd, to Nancy Buchanan; and, 3rd, to Katherine Stark, of Miss., but had no children by his third wife.

Research Notes


Birth:          Cumberland Cemetery, Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Marriage1:  Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950 (FamilySearch)
Marriage3:  Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950 (FamilySearch)
Death:        Cumberland Cemetery, Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee

1850 Census:  Lincoln County, Tennessee

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p276