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Alfred Landon RivesRoster ID 106
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1848|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Alfred Landon Rives, Class of 1848: Born-March 25, 1830 in Paris, France. Father- William Cabell Rives; Mother- Judith Page Walker. Pat. Grandfather- Robert Rives; Pat. Grandmother- [first name unknown] Cabell Mat. Grandfather- Francis Walker; Mat. Grandmother- Jane Byrd Nelson. Married- Sarah Catherine MacMurdo, daughter of James Brown MacMurdo of Richmond, Va. and Frances Maria Gertrude Moore (the daughter of Bishop Richard Channing Moore). Children- 3 daughters: 1- Amelie Rives Chanler-Troubetzkoy, who married John Armstrong Chanler but divorced him, then married Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy, an artist and Russian royalty. Amelie was a famous poet and novelist. 2- Gertrude Rives Potts, who married Col. Allen Potts 3- Sarah Landon Rives (never married). Entered VMI Aug. 31 1846 as 2nd Classman (Junior); Graduated July 4, 1848 standing 6 in class of 24 Also graduated from University of Va. and Ecole Polytechnigue in France. Career- Civil Engineer for various railroads all over the world before and after the Civil War Civil War Service- Col. of Engineers, C.S.A. Died- Feb. 27, 1903.|