John Edwards Rives
Mother: Elizabeth Warren
Birth: 18 Dec 1834
Birth Source: Bible Record
Death: 13 May 1862
Death Source: Bible Record
Spouse1: Mary Martha Chapman
- Gowan Rives, m. John Townsend
- Mary Rives, m. John Jay
- John Rives
- Thomas Rives
- Mattie Rives, m. Elbert Godfrey
Reliques states he "served in the Confederate Army as a private in Co. K, 43rd Georgia Infantry, under the command of his brother, and died near the close of the war. He married Martha Chapman, a sister of the wife of his brother Capt. John F. Rives."
The Family Bible lists the birth and death dates of the owners great grandparents Thomas Valentine Rives and Mary Martha Chapman. It also states Thomas was the son of Rev. Jackie Revies, born 1802 and Elizabeth Warren. They married in 1824 and Jackie was the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church 1st 49 years, est. 1833.
Dawson County, Georgia Wills and Bonds
Thomas V. Rives, decd, Admrs bond from 4 Aug 1862. Bond of John E. Rives, admr, Raymond Sanford, security, for $7000.00. John E. Rives apptd admr.
Death: Milford Bible Record, Bible Records of Cherokee County Georgia Vol 1, p33
Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, 235
Dawson County, Georgia Wills and Bonds 1857-1862, p47