I am uncertain whether Joseph Wheatley b 1769 married Sally Rives(Reeves). Sally was the daughter of Wm Reeves and Hannah Smith. In her father's will May 1816-Nov/1816 she is listed as Sally Reeves. Sally's marriage to Joseph took place in Wilkes Co, Ga. Joseph did not arrive there until 1796. Joseph already had several children by that time. I think there might have been a Joseph jr who married Sally. There is an account of Joseph sr married to Cynthia Rives, daughter of Jeremiah Rives but I have been unable to confirm that. William Reeves and Malachi Rives are closely related both originally being Ryves.