Rives, Edward (1833 OH - 1883 OH)

Rives, Edward

Rives, Edward


Father: Landon Cabell Rives
Mother: Anna Maria Towles

Birth: 27 Aug 1833, Cincinnati, Ohio
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 26 Sep 1883, Hillsboro, Ohio
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Marie D. Thompson, m. 4 Oct 1870, Highland County, Ohio


Nelson County, Virginia records reveal that his father Landon "of Cincinati Ohio" was appointed guardian of his son Edward in 1848.

From Reliques of the Rives:
Edward Rives, b. Aug. 27, 1833, in Cincinnati, Ohio; "graduated from the University of Virginia, 1840-1850; afterwards studied physic and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City ; then served a year at Bellevue and two years at Randall's Island Children's Hospital; was in partnership with his elder brother in regular practice when the war began ; entered the C. S. A.; brigade surgeon of Pickett's Division, etc.; after the war, began the practice of medicine and surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was soon appointed professor of physiology in the Medical College of Ohio. 'His office on East Third Street, near Broadway, was a curiosity shop for the vivisectionist. . . Here assisted by the brilliant young Landon Longworth, his nephew and pupil, and by Henri Richman, Dr. Rives prepared the first pathological microscopic slides for the magic lantern with which he afterwards demonstrated his lectures at the Medical College of Ohio.' He was pathologist to the Cincinnati Hospital from October 4, 1872, to 1874, when, on account of failing health, he removed to Hillsboro, Ohio, where he died September 26, 1883, s. p. 'He had long been a communicant of the Episcopal Church, and was a true Christian gentleman.' He married, October 4, 1870, Marie T. Thompson, of Hillsboro, Ohio, daughter of Judge James Henry Thompson, born near Harrodsburg, Ky., September 27, 1812; attorney at law ; married, September 21, 1837, Eliza J. Trimble, daughter of ex-Gov. Allen Trimble (by his second wife, Rachel Woodrow), of Hillsboro, Ohio; at which time he removed to that place from Kentucky, and continued the practice of his profession there. Both were of Virginia ancestry, Judge Thompson, being a son of John B. Thompson (by his wife, Nancy P. Robards, daughter of George Robards), son of Col. John Thompson. Col. John Thompson and George Robards were both Revolutionary officers who removed from Virginia to Kentucky about 1787. Mrs. Eliza J. Trimble Thompson was the leader of the temperance movement known in history as The Woman's Crusade,' which was inaugurated in Hillsboro, Ohio, December 24, 1873, of which 'The Woman's Christian Temperance Union' is the crystallized outcome."

The Highland Weekly News, 3 Oct 1883
Death of Dr. Edward Rives
Dr. Edward Rives, son-in-law of Judge Thompson, died on Thursday last at his residence on East Main street, of brain disease, after a lingering illness. His funeral services were held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon and were conducted by the rector, Rev. A. B. Hunter. The remains were taken to Cincinnati on Monday morning for interment in Spring Grove Cemetery. Dr. Rives was a native of Cincinnati, about 41 years of age, and stood high in his profession, though he had practiced but little during his residence here.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Marriage1:  Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 (Ancestry)
Death:        Headstone, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

1870 Census:  Cincinnati Ward 3, Hamilton County, Ohio
1880 Census:  Highland County, Ohio

1848 Guardian Bond - Landon C. Rives for Edward Rives - Nelson County, Virginia Will Book H, p110
The Highland Weekly News, 3 Oct 1883
Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p571