Rives, Robert (1798 VA - 1866 VA)


Rives, Robert


Father: Robert Rives
Mother: Margaret Cabell

Birth: 17 May 1798, Warminster, Nelson County, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: 28 Dec 1866, Albemarle County, Virginia
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Elizabeth Pannill, m. 7 Jun 1841, Campbell County, Virginia


Children of Robert Rives and Elizabeth Pannill:
  1. Cornelia Rives, m. Charles C. Harrison

From Reliques of the Rives:
Robert Rives was born at Warminster May 17, 1798; attended William and Mary College in 1816; and represented Nelson county in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1823-26 and 1827-29. He married in 1841, Elizabeth Pannill, daughter of Samuel Pannill, Esq., of Campbell county, Virginia (who filled during his life many important public offices: was a member of the Virginia Legislature from Campbell county; member of the Board of Public Works; President of the Roanoke Navigation Company; died in his 94th year). Mrs. Robert Rives died in 1895, in her 85th year. Before the war Mr. Robert Rives was one of the wealthiest men in Virginia; but few men lost more by the war than he did. He died in 1869, leaving an only child.

This is probably the Robert Rives of Albermarle County who received a full pardon from the US Government after the Civil War.

Note that the Pannill Family Bible states they married 8th Jun, not 7th.

Memphis Daily Avalanche, 22 Jan 1867
Robert Rives, Esq., brother of Hon. William C. Rives, died at his residence in Albemarle county, Virginia, on the 28th of December last.

Richmond Examiner, 3 Jan 1866
HARRISON-RIVES-On the 25th December, at Oakland, Albemarle county, Va., the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. S. P. Ridout, Charles C. Harrison, Esq., of Albemarle, Va., to Miss CORNELIA E. C. RIVES, daughter of Robert Rives, Esq.

Research Notes

Reliques is incorrect about the year of his death.


Marriage1:  Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 (Ancestry)
Death:        Memphis Daily Avalanche, 22 Jan 1867

1830 Census:  Nelson County, Virginia
1840 Census:  Nelson County, Virginia
1850 Census:  Albemarle County, Virginia
1860 Census:  St Annes Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia

U.S., Pardons Under Amnesty Proclamations, 1865-1869 (Ancestry). Vol 1, p349
Marriage Announcement, Richmond Examiner, 3 Jan 1866
FamilySearch - Pannill Family Bible - Virginia Historical Society Papers, Bible Records, Mss6:4 P1948:1