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Joel Thomas Rivers


Father Mother
Rev. Joel Rivers Rhoda Harwell

Census

1830 Monroe Co., AL

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Joel T. Rivers,
1 male under 5 (?),
1 male 20-30 (?),
1 male 30-40 (?),
1 male 50-60 (Joel),
2 free Colored males under 10 (George and ?),
3 free Colored females under 10 (Simelone, Nancy, and Rhoda),
1 free Colored female 24-36 (Edy)

1840 Monroe Co., AL

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Joel T. Rivers,
1 male under 5 (James),
1 male 10-15 (George),
1 male 20-30 (?),
1 male 60-70 (Joel),
1 female under 5 (?),
1 female 5-10 (Mary),
2 females 10-15 (Nancy and Rhoda),
1 female 15-20 (Simelone),
1 free Colored female 36-55 (Edy)
Joel had his family by second wife Edy declared as Cherokee Indian.
Joel Thomas Rivers arrival in Clarke Co., Alabama is documented by Rev T. H. Ball in his book A Glance into The Great South-East or, Clarke County, Alabama, And Its Surroundings, From 1540 to 1877.

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Rivers

Richard Rivers and Joel Rivers (Joel Thomas Rivers) were brothers from Tennessee (? Could also have been from North Carolina). Both lived to be very aged men.

The latter (Joel) died at Grove Hill when the yellow fever prevailed in 1853. He had a son, Hinchey Rivers, and a daughter who became Mrs. C. E. Woodard. (Martha Vincent Rivers)

Hinchey Rivers lived near Choctaw Corner. His sons were Joel, Hinchey, and Euphrates; his daughters were Mary Ellen and Martha Adaline. (This last is incorrect -- from the Rivers Family Bible: Hinchey's sons were Joel Mason Miller, Euphrates, Hinchey Petway Jr., Edgar Monroe - died shortly after birth, and River Nile - died at age 8. Hinchey's daughters were Mary Ellen, Martha Rebecca, and Rhoda Adaline Jr.)


Reference:
1830, 1840, 1850 Census of Monroe County, Alabama
- Better copy of above 1850 census page from the National Archives
Family Record for Joel Rivers, prepared by W. E. Kirkpatrick, 1990
Laura Adele Rivers family chart
T. H. Ball; A Glance into The Great South-East or, Clarke County, Alabama, And Its Surroundings, From 1540 to 1877;
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