Rives, William Henry (1811 VA - 1891 MO)

Rives, William Henry

Rives, William Henry


Father: Henry Rives
Mother: Anne Anderson Allen

Birth: 21 Pct 1811, Buckingham, Virginia
Birth Source: Obituary

Death: 9 Feb 1891, near Richmond, Ray County, Virginia
Death Source: Obituary



William was living with his mother Ann in Ray County, Missouri in 1850.

In 1860, he was in Fishing River Township in Ray County with his mother and several other relatives.

In 1880, he was living with the family of his sister Henrietta Watkins.

Richmond Conservator, 12 Feb 1891
At the residence of his nephew Robert M Watkins, two and a half miles southeast of Richmond, on Monday, Feb 9th, 1891, at 3 o'clock, p. m., William H. Rives in his 80th year.
The deceased was born in Buckingham, Va, on the 21st day of Oct. 1811, and moved to Ray county, Mo., in the year 1842. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church for 49 years and was the last survivor of the first Presbyterian congregation in Richmond. He was the oldest brother of Mrs. Chas A. Watkins and Mrs. James R. Allen, who preceded him in death several years, and a brother of the late Col. Ben Rives, who was killed in the Confederate army during the late war. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. Doctor McNair of the Presbyterian church and at 2 o'clock the remains were laid away in the family burying ground where they will await the summons of the Master at the last day. We extend our sympathy to the relatives of the deceased.

Research Notes


Birth:          Obituary, Richmond Conservator, 12 Feb 1891
Death:        Obituary, Richmond Conservator, 12 Feb 1891
Burial:       Findagrave - Watkins Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri

1850 Census:  Ray County, Missouri (Ann Reives HOH)
1860 Census:  Fishing River Township, Ray County, Missouri (A. A. Reeves HOH)
1880 Census:  Richmond, Ray, Missouri