Rives, Joel R. (1834 TN - 1913 TX)


Rives, Joel R.


Father: George Washington Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Smith

Birth: 31 Mar 1834, Tennessee
Birth Source: Texas, Death Certificate

Death: 11 Jul 1913, Coleman, Texas
Death Source: Texas, Death Certificate

Spouse1: Martha Johnson, m. 30 Mar 1856, Benton County, Missouri


Children of Joel R. Rives and Martha Johnson:
  1. Nancy Caroline Rives, b. 15 Oct 1858
  2. Ada Viola Rives, b. 9 Aug 1861
  3. Washington J. Rives, b. 20 Feb 1863
  4. Mary Laura Rives, b. 5 Oct 1865
  5. Billington J. Rives, b. 10 May 1867
  6. Charles A. Rives, b 6 May 1869, m. May Edmonds
  7. O. Joel Rives, b. 4 Oct 1871, m. Tennie Edmonds
  8. V. A. Rives, b. 10 Jul 1874
  9. O. E. Rives, b. 23 May 1880

Ministers return of marriage record incorrectly lists groom's name as Joseph instead of Joel Rives. The record from the Civil War widow's pension records states that he was "passing as Joseph" indicating he was concealing his real name. The record also contains a list of the children and their births. This section also states they was married on the 27th of March, not 30th, but references the County clerk's records. This statement was given 26 March 1898.

Joel Rives was in Co. E of the 6th Regiment of the Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

Research Notes


Death:       Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online database at Ancestry.com
Marriage: Coleman County, Texas Civil War Widow's Pension Application, Martha Rives
Census:     1850 Census - Fristoe, Benton County, Missouri
                   1860 Census - Township 39 Range 22, Benton County, Missouri
                   1870 Census - Fristoe, Benton County, Missouri
                   1876 Missouri State Census - Benton County, Missouri, Township 39
                   1900 Census - Justice Precinct 2, Ellis County, Texas
History:    1880 Tax List - Ellis County, Texas, United States
                   Civil War Service Index - Union - Missouri (Fold3.com)