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Philip Parker Rivers


1837 Birth, SC


1850 Federal Census,
Chesterfield Co., SC

Frederick Rivers 51
Sarah A. Rivers 41
Sarah Rivers 2
William J. Rivers 19
Isaac Rivers 16
Philip Rivers 14
John Rivers 12
Eliza Rivers 10
Malachi Rivers 8
Jacob Rivers 7
Lewis Rivers 5
Frances E. Rivers 4
Lauretta Rivers 1

Bef. 1857 Marriage, SC
Mary Ann Jane Massey

1865 Military, CSA
Pvt 26th SC Volunteers Co B

Abt 1875, Marriage
Hulda Massey


1850 Federal Census
Chesterfield Co., SC

Frederick Rivers 51
Sarah A Rivers 41
William J. Rivers 19
Isaac Rivers 16
Philip Rivers 14
John Rivers 1
Eliza Rivers 10
Malachi Rivers 8
Jacob Rivers 7
Lewis Rivers 5
Frances E. Rivers 4
Sarah Rivers 2
Lauretta Rivers 1


1880 Federal Census,
Mount Croghan,
Chesterfield Co., SC

Philip Rivers 45
Huldey Rivers 26
Jessey Rivers 4
Annie Rivers 2
Lizzie Tucker 18
Henry Sweat 13


1900 Federal Census,
Mount Croghan,
Chesterfield Co., SC

Philip Rivers 64
Huldie Rivers 49


1910 Federal Census,
Mount Croghan,
Chesterfield Co., SC

Phillip Rivers 76
Huldah Rivers 68


1920 Federal Census,
Mount Croghan, Chesterfield Co., SC

Philip P. Ravey 82
Huldey Ravey 70

1923 Death, Chesterfield Co., SC
Burial Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery

Philip Parker Rivers

Last updated 9 Feb 2011

Philip Parker Rivers, son of Frederick C. Rivers and Sarah Ann Hurst, was born 7 Oct 1837 in Chesterfield Co., SC.

Philip married first wife Mary Ann Jane Massey before 1857 in SC. They had two children: William Isaac James Rivers, born in 1857, and Lewis Charlie Rivers, born in 1860.

Philip and his brothers joined the Confederacy during the Civil War. Philip was a Private in the 26th SC Volunteers Co B. He was captured by Union forces and sent to a Union prison camp for 2 months in Virginia. According to Rivers family history transcribed by descendant Joan Rivers Connally, he initially refused to swear an oath of allegiance United States. He was eventually released after he gave in and had to walk all the way back to South Carolina.

Philip's first wife Mary Ann Jane Massey died in about 1875. He married her younger sister, Hulda Massey. According to historian Edgar Rivers, the Massey girls were beautiful and believed to be one-half or one-quarter Native American. Their father William Massey is believed to have fought in the War of 1812.

Philip and Hulda (Huldy) had two children: Jesse Clifton Rivers, born in 1876 and Annie J. Rivers, born in 1878. Philip and Hulda remained in the Chesterfield, SC for the rest of their lives. Philip died 22 Apr 1923. Hulda died 18 Jan 1926. Philip and second wive Hudah Massey are buried in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield Co., SC. His first wife Mary Ann Jane Massey is buried in the Massey Cemetery near Ruby, SC.

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Descendants of Philip Parker Rivers

Children of PHILIP PARKER RIVERS and MARY ANN JANE MASSEY are:

  1. WILLIAM ISAAC JAMES RIVERS, b. 1857, SC; d. 1909, Collin Co., TX; m. (1) Mary J. Chipman; (2) Eliza Delaney McDonough.
  2. LEWIS CHARLIE RIVERS, b. 12 Feb 1860, SC; d. 30 Oct 1927; m. Mary Emily Sellers.

Children of PHILIP PARKER RIVERS and HULDAH MASSEY are:

  1. JESSE CLIFTON RIVERS, b. 1876, SC; d. 29 Jul 1932, SC.
  2. ANNIE J. RIVERS, b. 12 Feb 1860, SC; d. unknown; m. Joseph W. Gulledge.