Rives, George Wyche (1827 SC - 1859 LA)

Rives, George Wyche

Rives, George Wyche


Father: Green Rives Jr
Mother: Jerusha May Paisley

Birth: 8 Jun 1827, Good Hope, Richland District, South Carolina
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives, Headstone

Death: 29 May 1859, De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives, Headstone

Spouse1: Mary Elizabeth Carter, m. 6 Nov 1851


Children of George Wyche Rives and Mary Elizabeth Carter:
  1. William Carter Rives, b. 10 Sep 1852, d. 3 Oct 1857
  2. Robert Paisley Rives, b. 14 July 1854, d. 13 July 1855
  3. Claudius Green Rives, b. 22 July 1856
  4. Mary Ann Fields Dedman Rives, b. 7 June 1858, d. 3 Mar 1880

From Reliques of the Rives:
George Wyche Rives was born at Good Hope, Richland District, S. C, June 8, 1827. He was graduated from the University of Alabama, with the degree of B. A. in 1846, and with the degree of M. A. in 1852. He volunteered for duty in the war with Mexico in 1847. The following year he settled in Shreveport, La., where he assumed charge of the Shreveport Gazette and edited that newspaper until 1851. At the same time he taught in a male and female academy until he returned in 1851 to Alabama, where he en gaged himself as a teacher in a female academy at Sandy Ridge. "He was a Christian gentleman," his brother, J. R. Rives, wrote of him, "one of the good of earth. He took the first honors in his class at college. We will meet him and all of our loved ones, that have crossed the river of death, ere long." Mr. George W. Rives married November 6, 1851, Mary Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Ephraim Carter (b. Jan. 14, 1795, at Sullivan, N. H.), and his wife, Mary Ann Fields Dedman, who lived near Lexington, Ky. He died May 29, 1859, m De Soto Parish, La.


Headstone, Mansfield Cemetery, De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p110