Rives, George (1795 VA - 1868 AL)

Rives, George

Rives, George, Dr.


Father: Nathaniel Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Rivers

Birth: 27 Dec 1795, Virginia
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 26 Aug 1868, Alabama
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Eliza Ann Glenn


Children of George Rives and Eliza Ann Glenn:
  1. Robert Glenn Rives, b. 26 Jan 1824, d. 8 Aug 1849
  2. Nathaniel Rives, b. 18 Jul 1825
  3. George Rives, b. 26 Aug 1827
  4. Ann Eliza Rives, b. c1831, m. Dr. Thomas Dixon Hall
  5. Martha Frances Rives, b. 31 Sep 1832, m. John M. Powell
  6. William Thomas Rives, b. 3 Oct 1834, d. 1 Sep 1883
  7. John Christopher Rives, b. 13 Dec 1836, d. 13 Jan 1903
  8. Franklin Lewis Rives, b. 16 Sep 1839, d. 20 Jan 1863
  9. Caroline Billups Rives, b. 22 Aug 1842, d. 27 Nov 1914

From Reliques of the Rives:
Dr. George Rives was born December 27, 1795, in Virginia, presumably in Greensville county; and, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in medicine, moved to Alabama in 1818. He spent his life in Autauga, now Elmore county, Alabama, with the exception of a brief period passed in Virginia soon after his marriage, and died in Elmore county, August 16, 1868. Dr. Rives "practiced medicine all his life without any compensation whatsoever and was one of the most generous and hospitable gentlemen ever in the State. He was always active in public affairs but was never an office seeker. He however served in the Secession Convention of the State. He was a very prominent member of and an active worker in the Protestant Methodist Church for many years."¹
Dr. Rives married May 1, 1823, Eliza Ann Glenn, born August 3, 1806, died July 29, 1892, daughter of Capt. Robert Glenn, who was probably a Virginian, but who was reared in Hancock county, Georgia, where he married Mary Lewis. He settled in what is now Elmore county, Alabama, in 1817, where he was a planter until his death in 1829.

The parents along with Robert Glenn, Dr. George, Martha, William Thomas, and Frank Lewis were buried in the Rives Cemetery, currently in Elmore County, Alabama.

George first bought lad in Augusta County from David Smith in 1832.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Rives Cemetery, Coosada, Elmore County, Alabama
Death:        Headstone, Rives Cemetery, Coosada, Elmore County, Alabama

1840 Census:  Autauga County, Alabama
1850 Census:  Autauga County, Alabama
1860 Census:  Autauga County, Alabama

1832 Deed - David Smith to George Rives - Autauga County, Alabama Deed Book C, p359
¹This and other quotations with reference to this family are taken from the Memorial Record of Alabama, ii, published in 1893