John Gaston Rives, Jr. Family Papers

1818-1957, 2008
Manuscript Collection #1124
Rives family
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 3 items
Preferred Citation
John Gaston Rives, Jr. Family Papers (#1124), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

The first Ryves, or Rives, can be traced back to Robert Ryves in 1465 in France. Robert Ryves moved to England in 1587, where the next few generations stayed until William Rives moved to Virginia in 1650. William Rives' great grandson William Rives settled in North Carolina sometime in the mid-1700s, where the family has remained since. The portrait in the collection is of John Gaston Rives, Jr., who was born on June 24, 1854 in Edgecomb County, NC. He married Martha Amanda Tyson on March 21, 1883. John Gaston Rives, Jr., died on February 21, 1922.


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains Rives family records. In three pages removed from the Rives Family Bible, there are records of births, deaths, and marriages dating between 1818 and 1957. The collection contains the genealogy of the Rives family traced from their origins in France in 1465 from Robert Ryves. Finally, there is a photograph of John Gaston Rives, Jr. who lived between 1854 and 1922.

Administrative information
Custodial History

February 20, 2008, 3 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Papers (1818-1957, 2008), including pages removed from the Rives family Bible, Pitt County, North Carolina, recording births, deaths, marriages, and a photographic print of John Gaston Rives, Jr., 1854-1922, taken ca. 1910; also "Descendants of Robert Ryves" by Linda Bridgers Boyette, 2008, tracing the genealogy of the Rives family from its origin in France, 1465-2008. Holograph, Photographic print & Typescript. Donor: Charles M. Boyette and Linda B. Boyette

Source of acquisition

Gift of Charles M. Boyette

Gift of Linda B. Boyette

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, February 20, 2008

Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Rives family
Rives, John Gaston, 1854-1922
Pitt County (N.C.)--Genealogy