Rives, John Green (c1797 SC - 1846 LA)

Rives, John Green

Rives, John Green


Father: William Rives
Mother: Rebecca Jackson

Birth: cFeb 1797, South Carolina
Birth Source: Memorial Stone

Death: 26 Jul 1846, probably Louisana
Death Source: Memorial stone

Spouse1: Elizabeth Perry Harrison, m. Fairfield District, South Carolina


Children of John Green Rives and Elizabeth Perry Harrison:
  1. Rebecca Ann Rives, b. 12 Dec 1826, m. William Daniel Browning
  2. James Jackson Rives, b. 22 Feb 1829
  3. William Green Rives, b. 2 July 1831
  4. Louise Caroline Rives, b. 20 July 1834, m. Matterson Grayham
  5. John Henry Rives, b. 19 Dec 1836
  6. Elizabeth Rives, m. Mr.. Frazier, m2. Mr. Meyers, m3. Mr Bradley
  7. Lucy Rives, m. B. B. Bonham
  8. Amelia Rives, b. 2 May 1845, d. 28 May 1850

John G. Rives received $208.42 from the estate of Reuben P. Harrison. Robert Rives received $208.75.

John had a number of land transactions in Fairfield County. His wife Elizabeth is mentioned in one Fairfield County deed.

In roll 10 of the Fall 1827 Term of the Court of Common Pleas of Kershaw County, John G. Reves and W. B. Harrison were called to answer to a plea of trespass involving the estate of Daniel Little.

Research Notes

According to Reliques, John died in 1845 in Texas. However, he appears to have ended up in Louisiana. There is a memorial stone placed by the DAR in 1964 in the Rives Cemetery in Caddo Parish, Louisiana with the following information. It's not clear whether the original stones still exist, but this information seems to be a summary from the original stones:
On this hallowed ground lie the bodies of:
John Green Rives
Died July 26, 1846
Age 49 Years, Six Months

Elizabeth P. Rives
Nee Harrison, His wife
Born January 8, 1808
Died June 24, 1870

Amelia Rives, Daughter
of the Above
Died May 28, 1850
Age Five Years, 26 Days

Martha Lewis, Nee Harrison
Wife of W. G. Lewis
Born January 11, 1815
Died September 15, 1870

And By Repute Nick Rives and Upstanding Steamboat Captain B. B. Bonham, Husband of Lucy Rives


Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p130
Fairfield County, South Carolina Will and Probate Book I, Vol 11, 1826-1837, p19
1837 Deed - Fairfield County, SC Deed Book MM p389
1820 Census - Fairfield County, South Carolina
1830 Census - Fairfield County, South Carolina
Kershaw County, South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, Pleadings and Judgments 1825-1828, p550
DAR Memorial Family Stone, Rives Family Cemetery, Vivian, Caddo Parish, Louisiana