Rives, Landon Cabell (1825 VA - 1862 VA)

Rives, Landon Cabell

Rives, Landon Cabell


Father: Landon Cabell Rives
Mother: Anna Maria Towles

Birth: 30 Jun 1825, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: 18 Mar 1862, Richmond, Virginia
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Letitia Gamble Watts, m. 22 Jan 1850


From Reliques of the Rives:
Landon Cabell Rives, b. June 30, 1825, in Va.; M. D. in Virginia; surgeon, C. S. A., 1st Va. Cav.; and d. "from pneumonia contracted by exposure and overwork in the service, March 8, 1862," s. p. He m. Jan. 22, 1850, Letitia Gamble Watts, daughter of Gen. Edward Watts (by his wife, Elizabeth Breckenridge), attorney-at-law, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, of Roanoke co. Va.

Landon was a medical graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, 1836, with an essay on "Turpentine in Disease."

Research Notes


Birth:          U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 (Ancestry)
Death:        Headstone, Fair View Cemetery Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia

1850 Census:  Richmond (City), Virginia

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: February, 1836., U.S., College Student Lists, 1763-1924 (Ancestry)
Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p571