Rives, Thomas Francis (1839 - 1900 VA)

Rives, Thomas Francis

Rives, Thomas Francis


Father: Robert Charles Rives
Mother: Ann Eliza King

Birth: 18 Mar 1839, Virginia
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Death: 23 May 1900, Gunn's Hill, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
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Spouse1: Margaret Minerva White, m. 13 Feb 1868, Dinwiddie County, Virginia


Children of Thomas Francis Rives and Margaret Minerva White:
  1. Emily Eliza Rives, b. 17 Jan 1869; m. John Wm. Green Neblett
  2. William Cabell Rives, b. 13 Nov 1871
  3. John Duke Rives, b. 23 Jan 1874
  4. Fannie Alice Rives, b. 13 Feb 1877, m. Rev. Reuben Merideth
  5. Margaret Rebecca Rives, b. 2 Dec 1879, m. Bamer Butterworth
  6. Mary Elizabeth Rives, b. 30 June 1883, m. Ren Butterworth, Jr.
  7. Roberta Joy Rives, b. 23 May 1886, d. July 1888
  8. Ellen Rives, b. 13 Sep 1889
  9. Thomas Francis Rives, b. 23 June 1893, d. 1901

From Reliques of the Rives:
Thomas Francis Rives, born March 18, 1839, attended Emory and Henry College, 1856-57, and upon the outbreak of war enlisted as a private in Co. I, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. He was county surveyor of Dinwiddie from 1874 to 1900, residing at “Cedar Green” and later at “Gunn’s Hill” where he died May 23, 1900. Mr. Rives married February 15, 1868, Margaret Minerva White, daughter of Joseph Duke and Emily Margaret (Thompson) White, of Petersburg.

The Times (Richmond, VA), 24 May 1900
Thomas L. Rives
He is Extremely Ill at His Home in Dinwiddie,
PETERSBURG, VA., May 23. - Special. - Mr. Thomas L. Rives, one of the most prominent citizens of Dinwiddie county, is extremely ill at his home, at Gunn's Hill. He suffered an eruption of a blood vessel on the brain about eight weeks ago, and crebral complications have now arisen. Dr. R. D. Ilwaine, of Petersburg, has been with Mr. Rives all day. He is not expected to live through the night.

Research Notes

Reliques states they married the 15th, but the online index states 13th.


Marriage:   Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FamilySearch)

1880 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p267
The Times (Richmond, VA), 24 May 1900