Rives, William Caldwell (1844 SC - 1911 FL)

Rives, William Caldwell

Rives, William Caldwell


Father: William Timothy Rives
Mother: Margaret Henrietta Sass

Birth: 13 Aug 1844, Charleston, South Carolina
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 12 Nov 1911, Alachua, Florida
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Catherine H. Bowman, m. 6 Dec 1866


Children of William Caldwell Rives and Catherine H. Bowman:
  1. William Rowe Rives, b. 20 Nov 1867
  2. Reddick Bowman Rives, b. 6 Sep 1869
  3. William Timothy Rives, b. 29 May 1872
  4. Margarette Sass Rives, b. 15 Oct 1874, m. Francis Bartow Atwater
  5. George Switzer Rives, b. 17 July 1876, d. 23 Oct 1897
  6. Elizabeth Bowman Rives, b. 2 Sep 1880, m. Samuel Josephus Ellis

From Reliques of the Rives:
William Caldwell Rives, who was born August 13, 1844, at Charleston, South Carolina, entered Kings Mountain College at Yorksville, S. C. in 1858 and was a student there until the outbreak of war in 1861 when he volunteered for service. During the campaign in Virginia of '61 he contracted pneumonia and was sent home to die but recovered and reenlisted in the 25th S. C. Infantry. He was subsequently taken prisoner at Fort Fisher and served six months in a Federal prison at Elmira, N. Y. In 1875 he removed to Florida where he took an active part in civic and state affairs, and was in 1889 elected to the Florida Legislature.


Birth:       Headstone, Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, Alachua County, Florida
Death:       Headstone, Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, Alachua County, Florida
Census:    1880 Census - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
                   1900 Census - Alachua County, Florida
History: Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p145