Rives, Rebecca (1808 NC - c1870 KY)

Rives, Rebecca

Rives, Rebecca


Father: Hambleton Rives
Mother: Ann MNU

Birth:1808, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1860 Census

Death: after 1860, Butler County, Kentucky
Death Source:

Spouse1: Samuel Cherry, m. c1835 in Tennessee


Children of Rebecca Rives and Samuel Cherry:
  1. Cunilid A. Cherry, b. 1838
  2. Thomas A. Cherry, b. 1843

Research Notes

This family is very confusing since the parents of Thomas A, Cherry are documented as Samuel Cherry and Rebecca Rives, yet it appears he then married a Rachel Rebecca Rives.

Thomas A. Cherry was bound over to Dabney Phillips when five-and-a-half years of age and raised in the Phillips home as a "bound boy" until the age of 18.

On the May 1866 Muhlenburg County marriage certificate of Thomas A. Cherry and Rebecca Rives, Thomas's father's given name is listed as Samuel Cherry, deceased. Rebecca Rives' parents are listed as Rebecca (Taylor) and Richard Rives. Richard Rives signed the document to verify the information on the license.

Based upon the information in the marriage license, it appears that Thomas A. Cherry married his cousin, daughter of his uncle Richard Rives.


1860 Census - Butler County, Kentucky (HOH Ann Reeves)
Marriage Certificate of Thomas A. Cherry, Kentucky County Marriages online database at Family Search

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