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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Its Family Time~The Alfred L. Rivers Family

It's Family Time
Alfred L. Rivers was born about 1852 to John B. Rivers and Eliza Rivers. This is based on his age in the 1860 census; the 1900 Census claims he was born in Unk 1850 and his tombstone has the years 1846 engraved. He was a framer.

On 18 March 1877 he married Isabella Eddins, age 17, daughters of Rev. Andrew Jackson Eddins and Dorothy ‘Dollie’ Thurman.

Between 1877 and 1893, Alfred and Isabella would raise a family of six children; four sons and two daughters.

Alfred L. Rivers and Isabella Eddins had the following children:

i. Louis B. Rivers, born 25 Mar 1878, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Dessie O. Redfearn; died 27 Jan 1943, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
ii. Dora Belle Rivers, born 21 Aug 1881, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Gregory Hursey, 24 Nov 1903, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 28 May 1962, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.
iii. John B. Rivers was born on 25 Sep 1882 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died in Jun 1883 at the age of 0 and was buried in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Eliza Beulah Rivers, born 21 Feb 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married David Elijah Redfearn, 15 Jan 1908, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 7 Jan 1952, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Robert Edgar Rivers, born 5 Feb 1887, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Minnie Lee Sanders, 28 Sep 1910, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 19 Sep 1947, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Alfred Ray Rivers, born 9 Apr 1893, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lela Clarice Clark, 4 Oct 1919, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 27 May 1971, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
Isabella passed away on 3 December 1909 and Alfred died on 24 December 1911. As stated on their FindAGrave Memorial “They were members of Pine Grove Baptist Church where they gave liberally of their time and money and where they are both buried in the cemetery.
They were honest and upright citizens who were interested in the forward movements of their town and community.”


Alfred L  Rivers is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.




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1. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page 145B; Line 53, Dwelling 337, Family 337, Household of Alfred RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 August 2011); Memorial page for Alfred L. Rivers; (1846–24 December 1911); Find a Grave memorial # 18959681, Citing Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No Ed, Page: 116; Line 15, Dwelling 314, Family 313, Household of Eliza RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 327D; Line 45, Dwelling 309, Family 309, Household of Alfred RIVERS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 108A; Line 42, Dwelling 447, Family 455, Household of Alfred RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Isabelle Eddins Rivers (30 April 1859–3 December 1909), Memorial # 18959686.













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