Rives, Thomas Wesley (1861 TN - 1904)

Rives Thomas Wesley

Rives, Thomas Wesley


Father: Thomas Wright Rives
Mother: Virginia A. Moore

Birth: 1861, Tennessee
Birth Source: Census

Death: 31 May 1904
Death Source:

Spouse1: Margaret Elizabeth Mason, m. 20 Dec 1881, Fayette, Tennessee


Children of Thomas Wesley Rives and Margaret Elizabeth Mason:
  1. Virginius Mason Rives, b. 9 Nov 1882
  2. Harry William Rives, b. 26 Mar 1885
  3. Daniel Minge Rives, b. 23 Aug 1887
  4. Elizabeth Moore Rives, b. 9 Feb 1889, m. Arthur Pickard
  5. Thomas Wright Rives, b. 28 Jan 1891
  6. Virginia Susan Rives, b. 15 Dec 1892
  7. John Armistead Rives, b. 1 Jul 1895
  8. Margaret Evelyn Rives, b. 30 Apr 1897
  9. Frank Edward Rives, b. 24 Oct 1899
  10. Alice Louise Rives, b, 19 Oct 1901

From Reliques of the Rives:
Thomas Wesley Rives was born in 1861 and died May 31, 1904. He married Margaret Elizabeth Mason, daughter of Major and Mrs. Armistead Thompson Mason, of Benton county, Mississippi, but originally from near Petersburg, Virginia. Mrs. Margaret (Mason) Rives, who has kindly furnished this record of her father-in-law's family, and who resides at 1831 Oliver Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, writes that her children have "the Rives' characteristic— a high sense of honor."

Research Notes


Marriage1:  Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002 (FamilySearch)

1900 Census:  Fayette County, Tennessee
1910 Census:  Fayette County, Tennessee (Margaret E. Rives)

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p444