Rieves, Peter Franklin (1812 - 1876)

Rieves, Peter Franklin

Rieves, Peter Franklin


Father: Peter Rives
Mother: Sarah Grammar

Birth: 10 Mar 1812
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 16 Jul 1876
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Emily Anne Owen, m. 30 Sep 1833, Davidson County, Tennessee
Spouse2:Celetee Louise Cook, m. 16 Dec 1847, Davidson County, Tennessee


Children of Peter Franklin Rieves and Emily Anne Owen:
  1. George Washington Rieves, b. 20 May 1834
  2. Ira Owen Rieves, b. 9 Sep 1836
  3. James Peter Rieves, b. 5 Mar 1839, d. 23 Apr 1906
  4. Mary Catherine Rieves, b. 1 July 1841
  5. Sarah Ann Rieves, b. 3 Jun 1844, m. Mr. Dillard

Children of Peter Franklin Rieves and Celetee Louise Cook:
  1. Emily Anne Rieves, b. 26 Oct 1848
  2. Elizabeth Jane Rieves, b. 20 Nov 1849; m. Dr. George Charlton
  3. William Cook Rieves, b. 28 Feb 1851
  4. Edwin Hammond Rieves, b. 20 Oct 1852
  5. John Grammar Rieves, b. 26 Aug 1854
  6. Charles E. Rieves, b. 12 Jan 1856; d. 29 Dec 1864
  7. Harriet Olivia Rieves, b. 23 Sept 1857
  8. Susan Blackman Rieves, b. 27 Apr 1859
  9. Fanny Long Rieves, b. 16 Mar 1861
  10. Margaret R. Rieves, b. 11 May 1863; d. Oct 1864
  11. Robert Lee Rieves, b. 2 Apr 1865
  12. Walter Franklin Rieves, b. 26 July 1867; d. 1868

From Reliques of the Rives:
Peter Franklin Rives was born March 10, 1812, seven months after the death of his father. The greater part of his life was spent on his farm near Antioch, Tennessee, a home known far and wide for its hospitality and which is now occupied by his youngest son. His friends were numbered amongst the most substantial and cultured of the neighborhood by whom his judgment was greatly respected. He had a very high sense of honor and in all his business dealings he was scrupulously concerned that justice should be done. He was a staunch sympathizer with the South in the War Between the States, being compelled to take the oath of allegiance in 1865 at the point of a bayonet. It was no small regret to Mr. Rives that the loss of his father precluded his obtainment of a liberal education. It was in appreciation of his lost advantages that he maintained in his home a tutor for his children. The substantial and commodious brick home of eighteen-inch walls and hand-carved woodwork which he caused to be built for his family remains as a testimony to him. In the environs are the old brick slave quarters and the old brick smokehouse. He died July 16, 1876, and is buried in a private cemetery adjoining the garden of his home.
Peter Franklin Rives married, 1st, his cousin, Emily Anne Owen, who died in 1844. He married, 2nd, December 16, 1847, Celetee Louise Cook, daughter of Charles and Rachel (Hammond) Cook. His children spell the name, Rieves, a spelling which Mr. Rives is believed to have adopted himself, brought up as he was with little knowledge of his father's family.

The Will of Peter Rives only mentions his wife "Celetee L. Rieves."


Birth:       Hays-Rieves Cemetery, Antioch, Davidson County, Tennessee
Marriage1: Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 (FamilySearch)
Marriage2: Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 (FamilySearch)
Death:       Hays-Rieves Cemetery, Antioch, Davidson County, Tennessee
Census:     1840 Census - Davidson County, Tennessee
                   1850 Census - Davidson County, Tennessee
                   1860 Census - Davidson County, Tennessee
History: Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p665
                   Davidson County, Tennessee Will Book #24, p258