Loading...
 
Rives, Thomas (1782 VA - 1845 VA)

Rives, Thomas

Rives, Thomas


Summary

Father: Robert Rives
Mother: Martha Peterson (Hardaway)

Birth: 3 Nov 1782, Cedar Green, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives, Family Bible

Death: 28 May 1845, Cedar Green, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives, Family Bible

Spouse1: Ms. Rivers
Spouse2: Frances S. Thweatt, m. 14 Dec 1809

Narrative

Children of Thomas Rives and Frances S. Thweatt:
  1. Harriet Elizabeth Rives, b. 3 Feb 1811, d. Jan 1850, m. Richard Hardaway Rives
  2. Robert Charles Rives, b. 20 May 1814

From Reliques of the Rives:
Thomas Rives, who studied and practiced law, lived at "Cedar Green" in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, where he was born November 3, 1782, and where he died May 28, 1845. Mr. Rives' estate included 481 1/2 acres received from his father, 257 1/2 acres received from his brother, T. Hardaway Rives in 1816, 390 acres deeded him by Frances E. Manson in 1825, holdings which amounted to a total of 1,175 acres in 1830. He was also the owner of 12 slaves, according to the tax lists. Thomas Rives married, 1st, Miss Rivers (no issue); 2nd, December 14, 1809, Frances S., daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Thweatt.

Research Note

Note that although Reliques states Thomas received 257 1/2 acres from his brother, T. Hardaway Rives, in 1816, the 1816B tax list doesn't mention this. It does however mention land deeded from Benjamin Rives to Richard Rives. On the 1817 tax list, it's inscribed that Thomas had deeded some land to Richard Rives and that Thomas now owned some land from Richard as executor of his brother T. Hardaway Rives, "H. T. Rives" as the tax list states.

Sources

1810 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1820 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1830 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1840 Census:  Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p265
1810B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1811B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1813A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1814A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1815B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1816B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1817B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1818B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1819B Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1820A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1821A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1822A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
1823A Land Tax List - Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Thomas Rives Family Bible