Rives, Edmond (1776 NC - 1850 AL)


Rives, Edmond


Father:William Rives
Mother: probably Anna MNU

Birth: 1776 Bute County, North Carolina
Birth Source: 1827 Will of William Rives

Death: 1850, Lowndes County, Alabama
Death Source:

Spouse1: Green Dukes Nancy Ransom


Children of Edmond Rives:
  1. William Emory Reaves, b. 1798
  2. Ransom Columbus Reaves, b. 1800 NC, d. 5 Sep 1861 MS
  3. Nancy Reaves, b. c1805
  4. Nathan Reaves, b. 1808, d. 1891
  5. Susan Jane Reaves, b. 1811, m. James Farrar
  6. Richmond Reaves, b. 1814
  7. Emery G. Reaves, b. 1817
Although countless online sources show Green Dukes as the spouse of Edmond, his marriage bond shows that Green Dukes was the bondsman, not the bride. Family researchers give marriage to Nancy Ransom on 24 Feb 1798 in Warren County, North Carolina.

Edmond and his brother Nathan are both listed on the Georgia Tax Digest of Greene County, 1804-1806.

Edmond won the Georgia Land Lottery in 1805 for land in Wilkinson County. That grant was dated 12 Jun 1806.

Emond sold his land in Greene County in 1807.

Patrick Reeves/Rives book references a pay stub indicating that William b 1748 (Edmond's father) served in the revolutionary war. He also found a deed including the names of Edmond (as a witness) and William his father on the same deed in Bute/Franklin NC.


1827 Will of William Rives
North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 online database at Ancestry.com
Graham, Paul K. 1805 Georgia Land Lottery Fortune Drawers and Grantees, p213 (Grant Book Wilkinson Dist. 4, p207)
1807 Deed - Edmond Reaves to Burnel Russel - Greene County, Georgia Deed Book 5, p404

1830 Census:  Campbell County, Georgia
1840 Census:  Calhoun County, Alabama
1850 Census:  Subdivision 29, Benton, Alabama (HOH - E. G. Reaves)