Rives, James Monroe (1832 TN - 1876 TX)


Rives, James Monroe


Father: Green Rives
Mother: Susan Woodard

Birth: 16 Jul 1832, Petersburg, Tennessee
Birth Source:

Death: 4 Sep 1876, Paris, Texas
Death Source:

Spouse1: Martha Jane Cates (?Parker), m. 19 Sep 1865, Bedford County, Tennessee


Children of James Monroe Rives and Martha Jane Cates:
  1. Charles Rives, b. c1862
  2. Benjamin Joseph Rives, b. 9 Jul 1866
  3. John Robert Thomas Rives, b. 13 Jul 1875

According to Reliques: "He was a farmer and carpenter and, during the war, served in the Confederate Army as a private in Co. C, 8th Tenn. Inf. Following the war he became a member of the original Ku Klux Klan."

His Civil War service record state he deserted 28 Nov 1863.

Research Notes

The marriage record for James M. Rives states his wife's maiden name as Parker. She may have married twice. This needs verification.

There is a stone, but not original, for him in Shady Grove Cemetery, Pattonville, Lamar County, Texas.


Marriage1:  Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950 (FamilySearch)

1880 Census:  Bedford County, Tennessee (Martha J Reaves - HOH)

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p282
Civil War Service Record, James M. Rives, 8th Tennessee Infantry, Co. C.