Rives, Robert (1804 GA - 1875 GA)


Rives, Robert


Father: Joel Rives
Mother: Jemima Bonner

Birth: 29 Dec 1804, near Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 29 Aug 1875, Springvale, Randolph County, Georgia
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Sarah Cocke (Grimmett), m. 1847


Children of Robert Rives and Sarah Cocke:
  1. Martha Rives, b. 1849, never married
  2. Joel Robert Rives, b. 1852, d. 1854
  3. Andrew Pierce Rives, b. 5 Jul 1855
  4. George Rives, b. 13 Apr 1858, d. 24 Jan 1909
  5. James Rives, b. 22 May 1861, d. Sep 1884

From Reliques of the Rives:
Robert Rives was born near Sparta, Hancock county, Georgia, in 1804. In 1826 he removed to Stewart county where he was made sheriff of the county, 1836-40. In 1842 he removed to Lee, and in 1854 to Randolph county, and died at Springvale, Georgia, on August 29, 1875. Mr. Rives married in 1847, Mrs. Sarah (Cocke) Grimmett, b. Aug. 8, 1817, d. Nov. 1898, daughter of John Cocke (1783-1845, son of Zebulon Cocke, a Revolutionary soldier), and his wife, Lydia Davies (1795-1847), daughter of Benjamin W. and Elizabeth (Daniell) Davies, the last-named being a granddaughter of Sir William Daniell, last Royal Governor of the Carolinas.

Reliques may be incorrect about the date of removal to Stewart County. In 1835, Zachariah Conja sold to Robert Reeves of Hancock County, land in Stewart County (DB H, p447).

Robert Rives made a will in Randolph County 30 Jun 1875. In was proven 10 Nov 1875. It mentions his wife and children, but not by name (WB B, p31).

Research Notes


1830 Census:  Hancock County, Georgia
1840 Census:  Stewart County, Georgia
1850 Census:  Lee County, Georgia
1860 Census:  Randolph County, Georgia
1870 Census:  Randolph County, Georgia

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p563
1835 Deed - Zachariah Conja to Robert Reeves - Stewart County, Georgia Deed Book H, p447
Randolph County, Georgia Will Book B, p31