Rives, Robert (1795 NC - 1860 AL)


Rives, James Robert (Reeves)


Father: Thomas Rives
Mother: Susanna Thweatt

Birth: 1795, Chatham County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census

Death: 29 Jun 1860, Randolph County, Alabama
Death Source: US Census Mortality Schedule

Spouse1: Sarah Johnson, m. 6 Apr 1819 in Jackson County, Georgia


Children of Sarah Johnson and Robert Rives:
  1. John "Jack" Reeves, b. 1819
  2. Julia Ann E. Reeves, b. 1821
  3. Thomas Edward Rives, b. 1822
  4. Nancy Reeves, b. 1829
  5. Martha E. Reeves, b. 1831
  6. Sarah Jane Reeves, b. 1834, m. Thomas J. Powell.
  7. Esther L. Reeves, b. 1838, GA, living 1860.
  8. William Josiah Reeves, b. 1841, GA, living 1860.

From Reliques of the Rives:
James Robert Rives was born in 1794 in Virginia, evidently in Mecklenburg county, "and moved through the Carolinas into Georgia." According to the records of the Bureau of Pensions, he served as a private from February 14 to April 3, 1815, in Capt. E. Moore's Company of Georgia Militia, War of 1812, and from October 5, 1837, to May 11, 1838, in Capt. H. Lyon's Company in the Seminole (Indian) War, having been allowed bounty land for the services rendered. He married some time during the War of 1812, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson (1796-1881). His last years were spent in Talladega county, Alabama, where he died June 29, 1859.

The 1860 Randolph Co., AL, Census, Lineville, HH 1092, showed this family. Sarah Rives was 63, GA, a housewife. Her family included two children, Esther L., 21, GA, and Wililam J., 18, GA. Robert Rives, 65, Miller, NC, was shown, although his name appeared last. In HH 1092 was married daughter Sarah J. Powell, her husband Thomas, and three young Powell children (George W., James M., and Millard F.). Son Thomas E. Rives (shown as Reeves) was living in nearby Wesobulga District, HH 1247.

This family's name was definitely RIVES; however, beginning with this generation the name variation REEVES begins to be used.


Marriage: Georgia Marriages to 1850, online database Ancestry.com
Death:       US Federal Census Mortality Schedule
Census:     1830 Census - Hall County, Georgia
                   1840 Census - Lumpkin County, Georgia
                   1850 Census - Talledega County, Alabama
                   1860 Census - Randolph County, Alabama