Rives, Thomas Wright (1815 VA - 1895)

Rives, Thomas Wright

Rives, Thomas Wright


Father: probably Thomas Eldridge Rives
Mother: Keziah Tucker

Birth: 13 Nov 1815
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 11 Jun 1895
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Martha L. Houston, m. 29 May 1843, Marshall County, Tennessee
Spouse2: Virginia A. Moore, m. 22 Jul 1856


Children of Thomas Wright Rives and Martha L. Houston:
  1. Ann W. Rives, b. c1845, m. Rev. John Schwar
  2. Mary L. Rives, b. c1847
  3. William B. Rives, b. c1849
  4. Thomas Houston Rives, b. 16 Nov 1852, d. 19 Jun 1854

Children of Thomas Wright Rives and Virginia A. Moore:
  1. Elizabeth Moore Rives, b. c1858
  2. Thomas Wesley Rives, b. 18 Jun 1861
  3. Harry Warren Rives, b. c1864

From Reliques of the Rives:
Thomas Wright Rives was born in Sussex county, Virginia, in 1815, and died June 11, 1895, in La Grange, Tennessee, in the vicinity of which he had removed with his family from Virginia some time previous to 1848. Mr. Thomas W. Rives married, 1st, Martha Houston, of Marshall county, Mississippi; and, 2nd, July 22, 1856, Virginia A. Moore, of Macon, Tennessee

Martha died 20 Mar 1855. She and her son Thomas Houston Rives are buried in the LaGrange Cemetery, Fayette County, Tennessee.

Research Notes

Reliques lists him as a son of Thomas Eldridge Rives and Kezziah Tucker. So far, no records have been found to establish this relationship.


Marriage1:  Mississippi, Compiled Marriages, 1826-1850 (Ancestry)

1850 Census:  Fayette County, Tennessee
1870 Census:  Fayette County, Tennessee
1880 Census:  Fayette County, Tennessee

Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p443