Rives, George W.

Born: 1814-XX-XX Franklin County, Virginia

Died: 1892-XX-XX Paris, Illinois

Flourished: 1839 to 1865 Paris, Illinois

George W. Rives, a farmer and politician, married Mary Mayo on June 12, 1839 in Edgar County, Illinois. At the time of his wife's death in 1876, the couple had at least ten children. Rives served as Edgar county clerk from November 1843 to January 1858. He was a Whig member of the 1847 Constitutional Convention and attended the 1858 Illinois Republican Convention. Rives entered the Illinois House of Representatives in 1849 and served for two years. Later, during Abraham Lincoln's administration, Lincoln appointed Rives internal revenue assessor for the Seventh District of Illinois.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Edgar County, 12 June 1839, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Edgar County, IL, 405; U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Paris, Edgar County, IL, 7; The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 254, 479, 597; The Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 23 June 1858, 1:1; Gravestone, Edgar Cemetery, Paris, IL.