Rives, Thomas Rivers (c1793 VA - 1836 TX)


Rives, Thomas Rivers


Father: Nathaniel Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Rivers

Birth: c 1793, estimated based upon siblings birth
Birth Source: Virginia

Death: 1735, Goliad, Texas
Death Source: Records of the Texas State Historical Society regarding the Texas revolution and the Goliad Massacre



In his initial work published in 1929, Reliques of the Rives (Ryves), James Rives Childs stated on page 459 that Thomas Rivers Rives had fought for the Texans in their war for independence and was killed while fighting with Crockett at the Alamo. Never married. However, when Childs published his amendment in 1957, he noted that the previous information had been an error and that Thomas Rivers Rives was killed with Fannin at the Goliad Massacre on March 27, 1836. A search of the records of the Texas State Historical Society has yielded one individual by the name of Thomas Reeves who served under Capt. Isaac Ticknor at Goliad. He was killed on 27 Mar 1836 when the Texans who were defeated at the battle of the Presidio La Bahia at Goliad on 10 October 1835 were executed.

Research Notes


Reliques of the Rives (Ryves) by James Rives Childes, pub 1929, and amendment to Reliques, pub. 1957
Texas State Historical Association

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