Benjamin was born about JUN 1836 in Tennessee, the son of unknown parents.
He died about OCT 1913 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.
His wife was Harriet Ellen Flynt, who he married on 10 Nov 1857 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. They had no known children.
|Birth||ABT JUN 1836||
|Death||ABT OCT 1913||
|Census||18 NOV 1850||
|Census||27 JUN 1870||
|Census||17 JUN 1880||
|Census||1 JUN 1900||
|Census||22 APR 1910||
|Other Event||FROM 1861 TO OCT 1863||
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test this: Benjamin Watkins Leigh Rives -- careful -- some confirms, some questionable….
born 1835 Lincoln County Tenn
1850 census Marshall Tenn, age 14
1m H.E Flynt 10 Nov 1857
2 m Mrs C H Rives (Catherine H Storke) 19 Jan 1868 Lincoln County, Tenn
also found marriage Catharine Storke with Henry H Rives, 12 Dec 1848, Sumner County, Tenn.
HH Rives, Catharine and his first 3 children in Lincoln County, Tennessee 1850 census
1870 census Kankakee, Illinois
1880 census Kankakee, Illinois
1900 census Kankakee, Illinois--inmate at Illinois Hospital for insane, married
1910 census Lincoln Tenn
father Green Rives 1776-1859
mother Susan Elizabeth Woodward 1804-1846
all per: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1014977/person/-1030401782
Tennessee, Civil War Confederate Pension Applications Index
B. W. Rives
Unit Served: 1st Trans-Mississippi Infantry
State Served: TN
Application Type: Soldier
Application Numbers: S9365
Application Location: Lincoln, TN
Note: The name Rives, B. W. appears on a Tennesse Confederate Application
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: B.W. Rives
Regiment State/Origin: Arkansas
Regiment Name: 37 Arkansas Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 37th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: First Sergeant
Rank Out Expanded: First Sergeant
Alternate Name: B.W./Reeves
Film Number: M376 roll 20
This is the same unit as Richard M Flynt, brother of Hammet E Flynt
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10551531/person/-618196830/ -- careful -- some confirms, some questionable….
BENJAMIN WATKINS LEIGH RIVES, son of Green Rives, born in Petersburg, Tenn., June 7, 1835. Was educated in private schools and moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., where he married first Harriet E. Flint. Issue:
(1) Charles Rives, died in infancy. (2) Susan E., died in infancy.
He married second, Katherine Stark Rives, widow of his half brother, Henry Hardaway Rives, but had no issue by her. They adopted two children, Hugh Moore Rives and Anna Moore Rives. He served as a private in Company K 37th Ark. Infantry in the Confederate States of America, and after the war moved from Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Kankakee, Illinois, about 1870, where he was a member of the firm of Rives and Fonville, his partner being a brother of Virginia Fonville, second wife of Willis Green Rives. Later the firm of Rives and Fonville dissolved. (He was elected Tax Assessor of Kankakee County, Illinois as a Democrat, shortly after he moved to that County.)
He was Chief of Police of Kankakee, 1891-1892. He was a doorkeeper of the Illinois House of Representatives 1893. He was a member of Petersburg Lodge A.F. & A.M. 122 of Petersburg, Tennessee, and was Knighted in Ivanhoe Commandery No. 33, Knights Templar, of Kankakee, Illinois, January 8, 1871 and was dropped September 17, 1903.
In 1903 he moved from Kankakee to Birmingham, Alabama, where he made his home with his nephew, Jno. R. T. Rives, until about 1909, when he moved on a farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he died October 3, 1913.
father Green Rives 1776 - 1859 and mother Susan 1804-1849 buried Rives-Crunk Cemetery Talley, Marshall County, Tenn
1924 letter from JC Alexander to his cousin LC Flynt from Becky Merritt, Jan 4, 2015. Kathy James - " Yes, that came from me. It was actually in a bunch of records that were given to my dad (Bobby Flynt) after his mother, Susie Holt Flynt died. Susie was married to LC (Louis Clayton) Flynt. I only found out about these records last year or the year before. Had no idea my dad had them all these years."
I went to the TN State Archives and Library today and downloaded images from the civil war pension application of Benjamin W Rives. There were a lot of documents pertaining to this application. I ended out downloading 44 images. I will try to email it to you in a minute. It is 20.4 MB. It contained a statement signed by Mrs. E.V. Boyd dated 4th Oct 1909 that said:
State of Arkansas, County of Lonoke. “ Mrs. E.V. Boyd, states that she is acquainted with B.W Rives, and was acquainted with his wife Harriet Ellen Rives during her life and that said Harriet Ellen Rives died in the Town of Argenta, Pulaski County, Arkansas on the 23rd day of October 1864 of consumption of which she had been a sufferer for more than a year prior to her death, that she is a sister of said Harriet Ellen Rives and that said Harriet Ellen Rives died at her Father’s home”. Signed by Mrs. E.V Boyd on the 4th day of October 1909. Notary was J.C Boyd.