Rives, Stephen Turner (1831 KY - 1897)

Rives, Stephen Turner

Rives, Stephen Turner


Father: James Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Hood

Birth: 21 Mar 1831, Christian Co., Kentucky
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 2 Oct 1897
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Gabrilla Kincaid, m. 22 Aug 1852, Macoupin County, Illinois


Children of Stephen Turner Rives and Gabrilla Kincaid:
  1. Elizabeth Rives, b. 1853, d. in childhood
  2. Virginia Rives, b. 15 Jun 1855, m. Dr. Charles Wright
  3. James William Rives, b. 11 Sep 1858

From Reliques of the Rives:
(Stephen and Gabrilla) began their married life on a farm near Frankfort, Mo., but returned after a few years to the vicinity of Greenfield. For several years previous to and during the war, Mr. Rives was a commission merchant at the old Union Stockyards in St. Louis, Mo.; but, after the discontinuance of those Yards and the opening of the National Stockyards in East St. Louis, he removed there, continuing his activities as a commission merchant. About 1886 he returned to Greenfield where he purchased 160 acres on the edge of town and where he passed the remainder of his years until his death on October 2, 1897.

Although Reliques states they were married in Bowling Green, Missouri, the record is acutally from Macoupin County, Illinois.


Marriage: Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935 (FamilySearch)
Census:    1860 Census - Greene County, Illinois
                   1880 Census - Greene County, Illinois
History:   Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p192