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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Robert Leake Rivers

Male 1844 - 1864  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name Robert Leake Rivers 
    Born ca. 1844  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 8 Jul 1861  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Company I ("Stark Volunteers"), 13th Georgia Infantry. Attached to the Army of the Shenandoah. 
    Military 7 Jul 1864  Harper's Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    POW 
    Died 20 Sep 1864  Elmira, Chemung, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Buried Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Robert Leake Rivers
    Findagrave memorial for Robert Leake Rivers
    Maintained by: Georgia Girl
    Originally Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
    Record added: Nov 29, 2010
    Photographed [no dates]
    Find A Grave Memorial# 62302784
    Person ID I16339  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2016 

    Father James Hunt Rivers,   b. 13 Dec 1819, Jasper County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1882, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriet Caroline Leake,   b. Dec 1821, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 24 Jan 1843  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1844 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Company I ("Stark Volunteers"), 13th Georgia Infantry. Attached to the Army of the Shenandoah. - 8 Jul 1861 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - POW - 7 Jul 1864 - Harper's Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1864 - Elmira, Chemung, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: District 68, Pike, Georgia; Roll: M432_80; Page: 206A; Image: 424.
      Name: Robert S Revers
      Age: 6
      Birth Year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: District 68, Pike, Georgia, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 1168
      Neighbor: Garlington Leake

      James M Revers 29
      Harriett C Revers 21
      Robert S Revers 6
      John G Revers 1

    2. [S261] Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia (6 vol.), Georgia State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records, et al., (Hapeville, Ga.: Longina & Porter, 1959-1964), 2: 327.

    3. [S033987] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).
      Name: Robert L Rivers
      Service Info.: PVT CONFEDERATE STATES Army
      Death Date: 20 Sep 1864
      Interment Date: 20 Sep 1864
      Cemetery: Woodlawn National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY 14901
      Buried At: Section CSA Site 505

    4. [S260] U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960 [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012) (Reliability: 1).
      Name: R L Rivers
      Death Date: 20 Sep 1864
      Burial Place: New York
      Cemetery: Woodlawn National Cemetery