Mother: Ms. Eaton
Birth Source: Census
Death: 1 Feb 1875, Martin County, North Carolina
Death Source: Obit
Spouse1: Clara Eliabeth Brown (Daniel)
- John Gaston Rives, b. 19 Jan 1818
- Benjamin Brown Rives, b. 16 June 1819
- Lucetta Rives, m. Rufus Hearne
- Richard Rives, b. c1823
- Robert Rives, d. young
- Clara Elizabeth Rives, b. c1832, m. Mr. Mizelle
- Thomas Dupree Rives, d. young
- William Rives, twin brother to Thomas Dupree Rives; d. young.
From Reliques of the Rives:
Richard Eaton Rives, born about 1789, resided in Pitt county, North Carolina, where he died soon after the War Between the States. Like his father and grandfather before him, he was evidently a man of wealth and influence in his community. By his marriage to Mrs. Clara Elizabeth (Brown) Daniel.
Although Reliqes states he was born about 1789, the census indicates the dates given above.
The Tarborough Southerner, 19 Feb 1875
Died, on Feb. 1st, at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mizette, in Martin County, RICHARD E. RIVES, of the advanced age of eighty-one years one month and eight days.
1820 Census: 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, p422