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Buckingham County, Virginia, records, 1815-1846, of the Rives family consisting of a deed, dated 12 June 1815, for 209 3/4 acres in Buckingham County from Peter Francisco (1760-1831) and his wife Catherine Francisco (d. 1821) of Buckingham County to Henry Rives (1768-1824) of Cumberland County, Virginia; a deed, recorded 1 February 1846, for 354 3/4 acres in Buckingham County from Robert Rives (1820-1863) and his wife Elizabeth Travis Perdue Rives (1824-1861) of Missouri and Benjamin Allen Rives (1822-1862) of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to John S. Coleman of Buckingham County; and a plat, dated 21 December 1842, of 328 acres containing the estate of Henry Rives in Buckingham and Cumberland Counties
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Henry Rives was born 12 May 1768 in Sussex County, Virginia. He settled at Ca Ira in Cumberland County, Virginia, and became a merchant. He married Anne Anderson Allen (1786-1865) 20 December 1810. They had 7 children. Robert Rives (4 April 1820-1863) was the 5th child and 2nd son of Henry and Anne Rives. Robert Rives married Elizabeth Travis Perdue (1824-1861) 21 June 1843 and they had 6 children. Rives moved to Missouri shortly after his marriage and settled in Ray County. When the Civil War began, he enlisted and became a captain in Company F, 3rd Missouri, the regiment commanded by his brother. Rives was wounded at the battle of Lexington, Missouri, 18-20 September 1861. After recovering from his wounds, Rives was returning to his regiment when killed by bushwackers. Benjamin Allen Rives (29 May 1822-9 March 1862) was the 6th child and 3rd son of Henry and Anne Rives. He attended school in Albemarle County, Virginia, and graduated with an M.D. from the University of the City of New York. He became a doctor and practiced in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He married Eliza Caroline Townes (1824-1903) 10 December 1846 and they had 6 children. In 1850, Rives moved his family to Ray County, Missouri. He practiced medicine, became a planter, and became involved in banking. When the Civil War began, he commanded the 3rd Missouri. He later became colonel of the 1st Cavalry, 4th Division in Missouri. After distinguishing himself in several battles in Missouri, Rives was mortally wounded at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern. He died in a Union hospital. Rives was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general about the time of his death.
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Buckingham County records
Items located in Oversize Box 4
Items located in Oversize Box 4
  • The Library of Virginia
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Spencer, W. A.
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Photostats (negative).
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