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
- John "Jack" Reeves, b. 1819
- Julia Ann E. Reeves, b. 1821
- Thomas Edward Rives, b. 1822
- Nancy Reeves, b. 1829
- Martha E. Reeves, b. 1831
- Sarah Jane Reeves, b. 1834, m. Thomas J. Powell.
- Esther L. Reeves, b. 1838, GA, living 1860.
- 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.
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