Rives, Peter Richard (1813 - 1868)

Rives, Peter Richard

Rives, Peter Richard


Father: Peter Rives
Mother: Lucy Cobb?

Birth: c11 May 1813
Birth Source: Headstone

Death: 13 Jan 1868
Death Source: Headstone

Spouse1: Mary Ann Long


Children of Peter Richard Rives and Mary Ann Long:
  1. Mary L Rives, b. c1846
  2. Peter R Rives, b. c1847
  3. Susan V Rives, b. c1849
  4. James Redding Rives, b. 23 Dec 1850
  5. William H. Rives, b. 13 May 1853
  6. Della. A. Rives, b. 9 May 1854, m. Julian O. Outterbridge
  7. J. H. Reives, b. c1856

Headstone states he was the son of Peter & Lucy Rives.

From Reliques of the Rives:
Peter Richard Rives was educated at Louisburg, North Carolina, and became a successful planter in Pitt county, contributing generously to the cause of the Confederate States. He suffered, like so many others, severe losses as a result of the war, notably through the destruction of his cotton, and a steamboat, The Cotton Plant, in which he was interested and which plied the Tar river. He married Mary Long, of Edgecomb county, N. C.

Research Notes


Birth:          Headstone, Rives Landing, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina
Death:        Headstone, Rives Landing, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina

1840 Census:  Pitt County, North Carolina
1850 Census:  Pitt County, North Carolina
1860 Census:  Pitt County, North Carolina

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p420