Rives, Robert (1801 SC - 1877 AL)

Rives, Robert

Rives, Robert


Father: Green Rives
Mother: Mary Ridley Jones

Birth: 28 Aug 1801, South Carolina
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 30 Sep 1877, near Benton, Alabama
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Amelia Harrison


Children of Robert Rives and Amelia Harrison:
  1. Green Rives, b. 20 May 1824
  2. Francis Rives, b. 1 Feb 1826
  3. Samuel Rives, b. 1828, d. 1848
  4. Mary Ann Rives, b. 4 Mar 1830, m. Stephen H. Kirk
  5. Elizabeth Harrison Rives, b. 5 Mar 1832
  6. Richard Harrison Rives, b. 19 Mar 1834, d. 19 Jan 1854
  7. Martha Robert Rives, b. 1836, d. 23 Aug 1838
  8. Amelia Rives, b. 13 Jun 1838, m. George McCord
  9. Lucy Jerusha Rives, b. 1840, m. Joseph A. May
  10. Robert Calhoun Rives, b. 9 Nov 1842
  11. Jacquelin Jemima Rives, b. 1844, m. James F. Bryant

From Reliques of the Rives:
was born August 28, 1801, in South Carolina, and "died suddenly at his home near Benton, Lowndes co. Ala., Sunday night, Sept. 30, in the 76th year of his age. He came to this county (Lowndes) about forty years ago. He was not a member of the church, but had great reverence for it and an unwavering faith in the Gospel as understood by Baptists. A few weeks before his death he told me he would not live long, and was trying to be prepared for the summons. 'Be ye also ready' was constantly in his mind. A good citizen, friendly neighbor, honest man, kind husband and father has passed away. I thought him a converted man but he did not see fit to make a public profession." (From Obituary) Mr. Robert Rives was a charter member of the Benton (Ala.) Lodge of Masons and was a man of considerable wealth at his death. For the furtherance of his children's education Mr. Rives caused to be built a schoolhouse on his plantation, hired a teacher, and invited his neighbors to send their children to this private school which he maintained at his own expense. He married May 29, 1823, in Fairfield District, S. C, Amelia (b. Dec. 21, 1804, d. Mch. 13, 1883), daughter of William and Ann (Perry) Harrison.

Robert Rives received $208.75 from the estate of Reuben P. Harrison. John G Rives received $208.42.


1830 Census:  Richland County, South Carolina
1840 Census:  Lowndes County, Alabama

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p125
Fairfield County, South Carolina Will and Probate Book I, Vol 11, 1826-1837, p19
1874 Will - Robert Rives - Lowndes County, Alabama Will Book C, p151