Rives, John James (c1829 VA - 1881 VA)

Rives, John James

Rives, John James


Father: John Goodwin Rives
Mother: Mary Buford

Birth: 1829, Virginia
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Death: 1881, City Point, Virginia
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Spouse1: Carrie Brackett
Spouse2: Jane Sophia Archer


Children of John James Rives and Jane Sophia Archer:
  1. Cadmus Archer Rives, b. c1859
  2. Mary Buford, b. 26 Jan 1860, d. 5 Dec 1905
  3. John James Rives, b. 10 Oct 1861
  4. William Archer Rives, b. 27 Oct 1864
  5. Jane Sophia Gilliam Rives, b. c1868
  6. Robert Bathurst Rives, b. 28 Feb 1872

From Reliques of the Rives:
Dr. John James Rives was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, attended Emory and Henry College from Brunswick county during the session, 1848-49, and afterwards was graduated from the University of Virginia in medicine, taking later a post-graduate course in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. During the war he served in the Confederate Army with Co. A, 5th Battn. Va. Inf., and with Co. H, 53rd Va. Inf. After the war he practiced medicine until his death in 1881 at City Point, Virginia. Dr. Rives married, first, Carrie Brackett, of Richmond, Virginia, but had no issue by her. He married, 2nd, Jane Sophia Archer, daughter of Cadmus and Jane Sophia (Gilliam) Archer, of Chester field county, Virginia, and had issue (see above)

Research Notes

Some of the above children are listed in Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917 at FamilySearch.


1850 Census:  
1860 Census:  Brunswick County, Virginia
1870 Census:  
1880 Census:  Brunswick County, Virginia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p342