Rives, Robert (1803 - 1885)

Rives, Robert

Rives, Robert


Father: William McGuffey Rives
Mother: Mary Catherine Turner

Birth: 16 Dec 1803, North Carolina
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives, Census

Death: 9 Sep 1885
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Rebecca Vaughan, m. 21 Feb 1824, Granville County, North Carolina
Spouse2: Mattie M Rossiter, m. 13 Nov 1878, Montgomery County, Tennessee


Children of Robert Rives and Rebecca Vaughan:
  1. William Vinson Rives, b. 12 May 1826
  2. Charles Jefferson Rives, b. 7 June 1829
  3. Susan M. Rives, b. 22 Feb 1831, m. Thomas L. Adams
  4. Robert Franklin Rives, b. 7 Dec 1837

From Reliques of the Rives:
Robert, like his brother, Thomas, was a man of unusual size; weighing, it is said, some 225 pounds. In stature he stood about six feet three. He married, 1st, February 2, 1824, Rebecca Vaughan (b. Feb. 1, 1803, d. Mch. 9, 1871, daughter of Susan Vincent Vaughan, of Franklin county, N. C, a reputed relative of Thomas Jefferson) and, with his wife, migrated to Montgomery county, Tenn., about 1829. It is to Robert Rives' interest in his family that the letter of his mother, Mary Turner, wife of William McGuffy Rives, concerning the family relationships, owes its existence. Robert Rives shared with his brothers a great love of hunting, and dispensed in his home that hospitality for which the people of the South were and are famous. Despite his age he saw service in the War Between the States in the Confederate Army. After the death of his first wife in 1871, he married, when about seventy-four years of age, Mattie Rossiter, a very beautiful young girl in her twenties but had no children by his second wife.

His first wife Becky was listed with him in 1870.


Marriage - Rebecca: North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)
Marriage - Mattie: Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Census:    1840 Census - Montgomery County, Tennessee
                   1850 Census - Montgomery County, Tennessee
                   1860 Census - Montgomery County, Tennessee
                   1870 Census - Montgomery County, Tennessee
                   1880 Census - Montgomery County, Tennessee
History:  Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p187