Mary Rives

b. circa 1767, d. circa 1858
  • Mary Rives was born circa 1767 in Bedford County, Virginia.
  • She married Reed Dupree, son of Lewis Dupree and Amey Willingham, circa 1788.
  • Circa March 1817, Hannah Williamson prepared a will, summarized as follows: Deed of Gift from Hannah Rives, of the District and State aforesaid, for and in consideration of natural affection.....
    do give and grant unto my beloved Children and grand Children here after named the following negro slaves, viz.
    to Simon Rives...slaves, Abbey Charly, Bella Tenda Indah, Kizzy and Abram. .etc. to my son Thomas Rives.... slaves, vie. Dafu, Patience, Coope,
    David, Isaac and Sally...etc. To my grand Children Timothy Dupree Jesse Dupree Lewis Dupree and Mary Ann Dupree ....slaves, vie. Cynthia, Bob, Hannah, and Peter, Jenny the woman and her three children Chloe, Liza and Dolly the last (Dated 12 Oct. 1816) four are now in my possession and I
    intend they shall remain so during my natural life (if they live)...and at my decease ... to be divided...etc...and Cynthia, Bob, Hannah and Peter together with their increase to be placed, under the direction of Major Francis Boykin for the only use and
    behoof of the said before mentioned Grand Children and to be equally divided among them at the time their father's Estate is divided--- Also, I give to Nathaniel W. Stewart and his Wife, Mary Stewart during their natural lives three negro, Slaves Tabb, Cherry and
    Child....and at their decease to be equally divided between Timothy Dupree Jesse Dupree, Lewis Dupree, and Mary Ann Dupree or those of them living. Also I give to Doctor John Mathis and his Wife Priscilla a negro girl named Winney and Stephen her child...etc.
    Witness: Priscilla Williamson, Leah Whitstone, Hannah Rives (LS), Sterling C. Williamson Senior. Prov. 20 March 1817 by Leah Whitstone, now Kennerly; Priscilla Williamson and Sterling C. Williamson.
  • Mary Rives died circa 1858 in Washington County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 23 Dec 2012

Family: Reed Dupree b. circa 1763, d. circa 1805