Mother: probably Elizabeth Elliott
Birth: circa 1820 probably Iredell County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of grandfather William Rives
Death: 1844, Iredell County, North Carolina
Death Source: Iredell County NC Estate File
Spouse1: Eliza Jane Cain, m. 3 Jan 1842 in Davie County, North Carolina
- Thomas Hansel Reeves
- Elizabeth Jane Reeves, m. Joseph H. Crouch
Ira Rives is named in the 1827 will of his grandfather William Rives of Iredell County who left him a large portion of his estate. A note in the estate file of William Reeves (1829) dated 17 February 1836 states "Return to Court of Lebitious Gaithe Gaurdian for Ira Reeves, son of Hansel Reeves, It being a Legacy Willed to him by his Grandfather William Reeves."
There are no listings in the census records of Iredell County for Ira Rives or Reeves; however, the children and their mother are listed in the 1850 household of John Rinehart who their widowed mother married in 1849.
Will of William Rives
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 online database at Ancestry.com
Goodspeed's Biographies of Washington TN (Thomas Hansel Reeves)
Thomas H. Reeves Family Bible online at Tennessee Virtual Archive
1850 Census - Iredell County, North Carolina (HOH John Rinehart)
Iredell County NC Estate File, William Reeves, 1829