Rives, Peter Gillum (c1830 - 1866)

Rives, Peter Gillum

Rives, Peter Gillum


Father: Peter Gillum Rives
Mother: Martha A. Davis

Birth: c1830
Birth Source: Census

Death: 11 Jul 1866
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Bettie S. Johnson, m. 24 Feb 1857, Henderson County, Kentucky


Children of Peter Gillum Rives and Bettie S. Johnson:
  1. Mary Hamilton Rives, b. 2 Dec 1857, m. Willard F. Redman
  2. Thomas Jefferson Rives, b. c1859
  3. Juliet Adam Rives, d. infancy
  4. Lucy Allison Rives, d. 26 Feb 1929

From Reliques of the Rives:
Peter Gillum Rives, Jr., is described as a man of very attractive personality, of exceedingly polished manners, and greatly beloved by his family and friends. He was throughout his life a devout Episcopalian. "My father, Peter G. Rives," his daughter Miss Lucy Allison Rives writes, "was greatly admired by my mother’s people and they, as well as my mother, often talked to me of him, describing him as a man of ability and of wonderfully courteous and beautiful manners. My mother also told me of his affection for his Virginia kin and how, as long as he lived, he went each year to visit
at the home of John Cabell [Cook] Rives. * * * My father died while still in his thirties leaving my mother with three small children to rear."

Research Notes

Headstone states he was born 19 Oct 1828, but the census implies a couple years later. Juliet, Lucy and the parents are buried in the Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson County, Kentucky.

Mary Hamilton Rives's births is listed in Kentucky Birth records for Henderson County (FamilySearch).


Marriage1:  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 (FamilySearch)
Death:        Headstone, Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky

1860 Census:  Henderson County, Kentucky

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p363