Rives, Robert Clay (1837 - 1914 TN)


Rives, Robert Clay


Father: Green Rives
Mother: Susan Woodard

Birth: 12 Mar 1837
Birth Source:

Death: 16 Jan 1914, Petersburg, Tennessee
Death Source: CW Widow's Pension

Spouse1: Rebecca Jane Gillum, m. 12 Mar 1862, Lincoln County, Tennessee


Children of Robert Clay Rives and Rebecca Jane Gillum:
  1. Henry T. Rives, b. 22 Dec 1862, d. 12 Aug 1864
  2. Dora D. Rives, b. 22 Dec 1862, d. 23 Jan 1863
  3. Susan E. Rives, b. 19 Apr 1866, d. 27 Feb 1882
  4. Lilla M. Rives, b. 13 Jun 1867, d. 13 Jul 1883
  5. Anna A. Rives, b. 12 Mar 1869, m. Thomas Ellis
  6. Mary C. Rives, b. 10 May 1870, m. Joseph Johnson
  7. Sallie W. Rives, b. 15 July 1873
  8. Ida B. Rives, b. 1 Jan 1875, d. 10 Feb 1876
  9. Luther Green Rives, b. 15 Apr 1876
  10. Mabel Bertie Rives, b. 25 Mar 1878, m. J. H. Smith
  11. Willie B. Rives, b. 26 Mar 1880, d. 13 Jul 1881

A number of the above children were buried in Cumberland Cemetery, Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Reliques states he was a resident of Petersberg, Tennessee his entire life. It also states "He was a saddler and harness maker, an elder in the
Presbyterian Church, and active in the temperance movement. During the war he served as a private in Co. C, 8th Tenn. Inf., C. S. A."

Research Notes


Marriage:   Civil War Widow's Pension Record, Rebecca Jane Rives, W8689 (Marriage Certificate)
                   Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Death:        Civil War Widow's Pension Record, Rebecca Jane Rives, W8689

1880 Census:  Lincoln County, Tennessee
1900 Census:  Lincoln County, Tennessee
1910 Census:  Lincoln County, Tennessee

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p286