Birth: c1667, probably Virginia
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives
Death: c1720, Surry County, Virginia
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives
From Reliques of the Rives:
John Rives was born, it is conjectured, about 1667, and died about 1720 in Surry county, Virginia, where his widow, Grace Rives, was the administratrix of his estate. Surry county was the home of his father, William Rives, as well as that of his brothers, Robert and Timothy Rives; but all that the records disclose of John Rives is contained in the return of the inventory and appraisement of his personal estate recorded in Surry in 1720, as follows:
Wee the Subscribers being appointed by ye Worshipfull Court of Surry County to Appraise the Estate of Jn° Reives Dec'd : in Submission to ye said Order have made an Appraisemt and true Inventory as followeth:
The within mentioned Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Jno Reives deced : thus presented by Grace Reives, Administratrix of the Goods & Chattles of the said Deced : were ordered to be recorded and are recorded by Jno Allen CI: Cur.
John and Grace Rives were very evidently the parents of Richard Rives, Sen., of Surry county, according to the approximate date of birth of the last-named whose approximate age is determinable from that of his children and grandchildren. It must be remembered that of the children of William Rives, the emigrant, George Rives, the eldest son, had settled in Prince George county, while the younger sons, Robert, John, and Timothy Rives all remained in Surry county. Robert Rives apparently left no male issue, while the sons of Timothy Rives are deducible from the will left by Timothy's eldest son, George Rives, which mentions his brothers.