Rives, Nathan Granville (1834 TN - 1903 TN)

Rives, Nathan Granville

Rives, Nathan Granville


Father: Albert Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Wiles

Birth: 11 Oct 1834, Tennessee
Birth Source: Death Certificate

Death: 25 Oct 1903, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Elizabeth Jennings, m. 27 Mar 1856


Children of Nathan Granville Rives and Elizabeth:
  1. Charles Winston Rives, b. 3 Jan 1857
  2. George William Rives, b. 8 Dec 1859, d. 14 Mar 1860
  3. Orville Shelton Rives, b. 25 Dec 1860, d. 23 Jun 1862
  4. Maria Fair Rives, b. 21 Apr 1866, m. Oscar Forrest Nelson
  5. Frank Rives, b. c29 Jun 1868 (c1870)
  6. Nora Lee Rives, b. 19 Nov 1871, m. Edgar Louis Castleman
  7. Jesse Warren Rives, b. 29 Sep 1875
  8. Murray Elizabeth Rives, b. c1885, m. Lawrence Baker Donnell

From Reliques of the Rives:
Nathan Granville Rives was born in Davidson county, Tennessee, in 1834, and became a successful building con tractor in Nashville. In May, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Tennessee Cavalry under General Joe Wheeler throughout the four years of war. In 1889 Mr. Rives was elected to the Nashville City Council and served two terms. He died in Nashville on October 25, 1903. Mr. Rives, who was a devout member of the Central Baptist Church of his city, married March 27, 1856, Elizabeth Jennings (b. Feb. 24, 1841; d. Feb 28, 1924), daughter of William Jennings (1810-1850), and his wife, Mrs. Maria Fair (Starkey) Donelson.

The Tennessean, 27 Oct 1903
Funeral of Mr. Rives.
The funeral of Nathan G. Rives, the well-known contractor, who died Sunday at his home in South Nashville, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Central Baptist Church. Mr. Rives was 69 years old. He was a Confederate veteran, and made a fine record as a gallant soldier. After the close of the war he returned to Nashville, and followed his trade, being a carpenter and builder, and soon established an excellent business. Mr. Rives was elected a member of the City Council in 1889, and served two years. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church, and his life was an exemplary one. Mr. Rives was married in 1856 to Miss Elizabeth Jennings and is survived by his wife and the following children: G. W. Rives, Mrs. O. F. Nelson, Frank Rives, Mrs. Nora L. Castleman, Jessie W. Rives and Murray Rives.

Research Notes


Birth:          Nashville City Death Certificate, Nathan Granville Rives, 1903
Death:        Nashville City Death Certificate, Nathan Granville Rives, 1903
                   The Tennessean, 27 Oct 1903

1860 Census:  Davidson County, Tennessee
1870 Census:  Davidson County, Tennessee
1880 Census:  Davidson County, Tennessee
1900 Census:  Davidson County, Tennessee

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p675