Rives, Thomas (1786 SC - c1870 AL)

Rives, Thomas

Rives, Thomas


Father: Timothy Rives
Mother: Priscilla Turner

Birth: 20 May 1786, South Carolina
Birth Source:

Death: bef 1870, Dallas County, Alabama
Death Source: Last record was the 1860 Census of Dallas County, Alabama

Spouse1: Martha Linn Williams


Children of Thomas Rives and Martha Linn Williams:
  1. Martha Whitaker Rives, m. William Whitaker Boykin
  2. Whitmill Williams Rives, b. 1815
  3. Thomas Rives, b. 14 Jan 1831, d. 27 Nov 1884
  4. Charlotte Mary Rives, b. 27 Feb 1820, m. Henry Camp Bissell
  5. Hunter Boykin Rives
  6. Elizabeth "Eliza" Rives, m. Thomas Lang
The will of Thomas' father Timothy Rives mentions a suit and controvery between Timothy and the wife of his deceased son John Turner Rives filed in Washington County, Georgia. Harriett Rives, the widow of John Turner Rives was administratrix of his estate and her brother-in-law Thomas was acting as agent for his father.

Research Notes


Census:    1820 Census - Washington County, Georgia
                   1830 Census - Conecuh County, Alabama
                   1840 Census - Dallas County, Alabama
                   1850 Census - Portland, Dallas County, Alabama
                   1860 Census - Portland, Dallas County, Alabama
History:  Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p141
                   Will of Timothy Rives, Richland District SC WB G, p. 180-182