Mother: Lucy Cobb?
Birth: c11 May 1813
Birth Source: Headstone
Death: 13 Jan 1868
Death Source: Headstone
Spouse1: Mary Ann Long
- Mary L Rives, b. c1846
- Peter R Rives, b. c1847
- Susan V Rives, b. c1849
- James Redding Rives, b. 23 Dec 1850
- William H. Rives, b. 13 May 1853
- Della. A. Rives, b. 9 May 1854, m. Julian O. Outterbridge
- 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.
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