Rives, John (1751 VA - 1799 NC)

Rives, John

Rives, John


Father: William Rives
Mother: Frances MNU

Birth: 24 Mar 1751, Surry County, Virginia
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives as taken from the Albemarle Parish Register

Death: Mar 1799, Northampton County, North Carolina
Death Source: Northampton County NC 1688 Estate File of John Rives

Spouse1: Sarah Barrett


The birth of John Rives is recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register of Sussex and Surry Counties in Virginia. John and Richard Rives were his godfathers and Elizabeth Rives, his godmother.

Children of John Rives and Sarah Barrett:
  1. Winney Rives
  2. Elizabeth Rives
  3. Robert Rives
  4. Mary Rives
  5. Thomas Rives
  6. Henry Rives
The above children are named as minors for whom guardians were appointed in the 1799 estate documents for John Rives' and that of Sarah Barrett Rives.

The 1797 Northampton County will of Thomas Barrett documents that Sarah Rives was his daughter and names her as a legatee. (Will Book Vol. 2 pg 197). Thomas Barrett's will also names his son James Barrett who was an administrator of John Rives estate along with his widow Sarah Rives.

Research Notes


Reliques of the Rives
Albemarle Parish Register
Northampton County, North Carolina Estate File of John Rives
1790 Census - Northampton County, North Carolina
1797 Will of Thomas Barrett, Northampton NC Will Book Vol 2 pg 197