Rives, Littleberry William (1828 VA - 1911 TN)


Rives, Littleberry William


Father: Green Rives
Mother: Susan Woodard

Birth: 14 Mar 1828, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: 1911, Confederate Soldiers Home, Nashville, Tennessee
Death Source:

Spouse1: Frances Sharp, m. 28 Nov 1852, Marshall County, Tennessee


Children of Littleberry William Rives and Frances Sharp:
  1. John Green Rives, b. 6 Mar 1856
  2. Joseph Anderson Rives, b. 18 Jul 1858
  3. Emma Sue Rives, b. 1860, d. 1876
  4. Margaret Rives, b. 1862, d. infant
  5. Mary Virginia Rives, b. 1864, d. infant
  6. Ada Bell Rives, b. 1869, d. infant
  7. Frank Marion Rives, b. 1874

From Reliques of the Rives:
Littlebury William Rives was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, March 14, 1828, and died at the Confederate Soldiers Home near Nashville, Tennessee, in 1911. He saw service in the Confederate Army as a private in Co. B, 8th Tenn. Cavalry. At the close of the war he moved to Lamar county, Texas, when there were few white people in that county, and where he lived the life of the sturdy pioneers who settled that state. Mr. Rives, who was a farmer and cattle raiser, married Frances Sharp.

His Civil War Service Record states he was wounded in battle at Murfreesboro 31 Dec 1862. He was at home for some months, then listed as deserted 15 Aug 1863. Although Reliques states he was in Company B, his service record states he was in Company C.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Tennessee Confederate Soldiers Home Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee (years only)
Marriage1:  Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950 (FamilySearch)
Death:        Headstone, Tennessee Confederate Soldiers Home Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

1860 Census:  Lincoln County, Tennessee
1870 Census:  Lamar County, Texas

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p281
Civil War Service Record, L. W. Rives, 8 Tenn Inf. Co C., Confederate (Fold3)