Birth: c1815, Virginia
Birth Source: Census
Spouse1: Mary Ann Shelton, m. 12 July 1838, Fayette County, Tennessee
- Adelaide R. Rives, b. c1839
- David Nathaniel Rives, b. c1843
- Mary F. Rives, b. c1846
- William C. Rives, b. c1849
- Bettie Jim Rives, b. c1852
- Thos L. Rives. b. c1854
- Len D Rives, b. c1856
Christopher Rives, his daughter Adelaide, and son Nathaniel D. (listed as David N. on the census) are named in the will of his brother George Rives.
Christopher Rives (21 Apr 1814 - 10 Mar 1866) is listed on Findagrave in the Old Shiloh Methodist Cemetery, Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee. No photo is provided so verification is needed for these dates.
Census: 1850 Census - Fayette County, Tennessee
1860 Census - Fayette County, Tennessee