Rives, William Mason (c1791 VA - 1848 MS)


Rives, William Mason


Father: Nathaniel Rives (Reives)
Mother: Elizabeth Rivers

Birth: circa 1791, Virginia
Birth Source: Estimate based upon siblings dates of birth

Death: 28 Dec 1848, Hinds County, Mississippi
Death Source: Hinds County, MS Probate Records and Reliques of the Rives (Ryves)

Spouse1: Sarah A Rives, m. 18 Sep 1838 in Fayette County, Tennessee


William M. Rives served as a private in Capt. James Dunnington's company of militia in 1813. He later studied law and was admitted to practice in Campbell County, Virginia in 1815. He subsequently represented Campbell County in the Virginia House of Delegates.

After 1832 he moved to Fayette County, Tennessee where in 1838 he married his cousin Sarah A. Rives. He later moved to Hinds County, Mississippi where he continued to practice law and eventually divorced from Sarah.

William appears to have died without issue. His Hinds County will makes bequests to various nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Research Notes


Reliques of the Rives (Ryves), p. 459
Hinds County, Mississippi Probate