It turrns out Jesse was the son; not the father! The parents were DANIEL REAVES/RIVES married to NANCY DODSON!
SO now I am trying to identify DANIEL REAVES/RIVES parents:
JOHN REAVES (RIVES)(WHO ARE HIS PARENTS?)
married 27 MAR 1781, LANCASTER CO., VA
NANCY DAVIS (WHO ARE HER PARENTS?)
This is my line:
5th. Richard ANDERSON/UNKNOWN, King & Queen Co., VA
5th. John REAVES/Nancy DAVIS, Lancaster > Richmond?Fauquier?
5th. Enoch DODSON(Abraham/Thomas/Charles)/ Elizabeth ?
5th. Lt. Robert C. WALTERS/ Seletha “Lethia” MAGBY/MCBEE (Lunenburg Co./Pittsylvania Co., VA)
5th. Josiah Samuel ATKINSON / Susannah WALL (Halifax>Pittsylvania Co., VA)
5th. Jesse MUSTAIN/ Jenny Unknown
5th. John BRIGHTWELL/ Unknown
5th. George Crymes POINDEXTER / Nancy HINTON
5th. Robert JENNINGS OR JOHN JENNINGS (Per family letters)
5th. Richard KIRBY/#1-Judith ECHOLS/#2-Sarah ANDERSON (Father: Richard Anderson/Mother: Echols/sister of Judith Echols Kirby)
4th. Daniel REAVES/RIVES/ Nancy DODSON
MARRIED 30 SEPT 1799, PITTSYLVANIA CO., VA
Halifax COunty, Virginia, Deed Book 51, page 212 - 14 Jan. 1846 - Jesse Rives and Betsy his wife of Pittsylvania Co., Rhoda Rives, Betsy Rives, John Chainey and Nancy his wife, Paramon A. Wilkins and Susan his wife, Letty Rives, Daniel Rives, and Geo. D. Rives and Mary Ann his wife of Halifax COunty, to Robert Moore...72-1/4 acres of land...
Daniel Reaves had bought land on Deep Bottom Creek in 1797 and sold it in 1799, with no wife shown on the deed and no dower release. In 1807 Daniel Rieves bought 72 acres on Deep Bottom Creek - Deed Book 21, page 501. 1830 Real Estate Tax Book shows Daniel Reaves with 72 acres on Deep Bottom Creek.
It appears that Susan Wilkins and her siblings were selling land which had belonged to their parents. Damiel Rives was bondsman for Susan's marriage to Perryman Wilkins in 1832, and for Nancy's marriage to John Chaney the same year.
(SOURCE: J. HUDSON)
4th. Perryman WILKINS, Sr./Jane
4th.. Meredith JENNINGS/ Tabitha MUSTAIN
4th.. Jason BRIGHTWELL / Jane POINDEXTER (Mecklenburg Co..VA > Pittsylvania Co., VA)
4th.. Robert Wister WALTERS/Elizabeth Bates ATKINSON/ADKINS,Pittsylvania Co., VA
4th. Unknown FITZGERALD
4th. Joseph -John KIRBY/ Orpha ANDERSON
3rd. Perriman A. WILKINS, Jr. /Susan REAVES/RIVES/RYVES of Halifax Co., VA
MARRIED 17 DEC 1832, HALIFAX CO., VA
3rd. William Henry HARDY/ Lela Elinor WALTERS (Pittsylvania Co., VA)
3rd. Byrd Thomas JENNINGS/ Martha Georgia BRIGHTWELL (Pittsylvania Co., VA)
3rd. Leonard FITZGERALD/Sarah KIRBY of Halifax Co., VA (PROVEN)
2nd William Thomas WILKINS/ 2nd wife-Clementine FITZGERALD, daughter of Leonard FITZGERALD(Pittsylvania Co., Danville, VA)
Note: 1st wife of Wm. Thomas WILKINS, was ALICE K. FITZGERALD, sister of CLEMENTINE FITZGERALD;
2nd. James Henry JENNINGS/Sarah Elizabeth HARDY (Pittsylvania Co., VA)
1st. Joseph Kirby WILKINS/Edna Alice JENNINGS (2ND marriage: Wilson Henry JARRETT/no children), Danville, VA
(NUMBERED BY ORDER OF GREAT-GRANDPARENTS)
Rev.Thomas H. CHRISTIE of Newport News, VA/Frances Elizabeth WILKINS of Danville, VA
MY PARENTS OF ARLINGTON, VA
THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!