Rives, Horace Plummer (1845 TN - 1929 KY)

Rives, Horace Plummer

Rives, Horace Plummer


Father: Henry Archer Rives
Mother: Eleanor Tillottson

Birth: 20 Jan 1845, Montgomery Co., Tennessee
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives, Death Certificate

Death: 12 July 1929, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Mary Ellen Pendleton, m. 1 Nov 1867, Christian County, Kentucky
Spouse2: Nannie Agee Garrott, m. Nov 1876


Children of Horace Plummer Rives and Ellen Pendleton:
  1. Willie May Rives, m. Elliot Beard

Children of Horace Plummer Rives and Nannice Agee Garrott:
  1. Eleanor Rives, b. Aug 1878, d. 1879
  2. Harry Archer Rives, b. 11 Dec 1880
  3. Margaret Tillottson Rives, b. 15 Feb 1882, m. Bennett Hornsby Armstrong
  4. Robert Rives, b. 1884, d. Mar 1886
  5. Howard Pendleton Rives, b. 6 May 1888

Marriage bond for Horace and Mary Ellen from Christian County, Kentucky was dated 7 October. The above date from Reliques is presumably the actual marriage date.

Reliques notes that he made his home for many years in Christian county, Kentucky, where he had large farming interests and where he served as county surveyor. Mr. Rives now resides with his daughter Mrs. Elliott Beard in Shelbyville, Ky.

The Courier-Journal, 13 Jun 1929
Horace P. Rives, 84, Dies In Shelbyville
Special to the Courier-Journal
Shelbyville, Ky. July 12 - Horace Plummer Rives, 84 years old, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning after a short illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Beard, Magnolia avenue. He was a native of Montgomery County, Tennessee, removing later to Christian County, Kentucky where he served as County Surveyor and civil engineer, and removing here ten years ago.
He is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. B. H. Armstrong, St. Augustine, Fla., and one son, Harry Rives, Pembroke, and a sister Mrs. Robert Garrett, Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Beard at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by the Rev. Dr. C. W. Elsey, pastor of the Shelbyville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.


Birth:       Kentucky Death Certificate, Horace Plummer Rives, 1929
Marriage1: Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 (FamilySearch)
Death:      Kentucky Death Certificate, Horace Plummer Rives, 1929
                   The Courier-Journal, 13 Jun 1929
History:   Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p163