Rivers McNeill1,2,3

ID# 16897, (1858 - 1918)
FatherThomas Henry McNeill4,5 (1 Aug 1821 - 29 Nov 1866)
MotherRebecca Ann Tuck6,4,5 (3 Oct 1824 - 22 Nov 1859)

Key Events:

Birth: 12 Nov 1858, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky7,8,9,10,11
Marriage: 1885, Estella C. Corby ( - 1895)12,13
Marriage: 1898, Ella R. De Hart (Apr 1860 -14,15,16 )
Death: 12 Oct 1918, Evansville, Cook Co., Illinois17,18
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family
The Tuck Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Rivers McNeill was born on 12 Nov 1858 in Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.7,8,9,10,11 Rivers appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of John P. Caruthers and Flora E. Rivers McNeill, his sister and her husband.19 He also appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of Malcom McNeill and Catherine Boddie, his grandfather and his fifth wifeer.20
     Rivers graduated from Emory and Henry College, Virginia, in 1879, with a B. A. degree.4 He then moved to Chicago and remained in that area the rest of his life.4
     He joined with a number of her siblings, their spouses, and the children of her deceased sister, in filing a contest to the will of Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, his mother's sister, on 20 Oct 1883.21
     Rivers married first Estella C. Corby, daughter of Ralph Corby and Emily [surname unknown], in 1885.12,13
     His wife died in 1895.4
     Rivers married second Ella R. De Hart in 1898.14,15,16
     He and Ella R. De Hart appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Evansville, Cook Co., Illinois, at 1312 Maple Ave., enumerated 21 Jun 1900, reporting that the family rented its home. His children Malcom R., Cherrill and Dorothy M. were listed as living with them, as were two female servants, Julia Christenson, age 25, and Nettie Hurd, age 20.22
     Rivers and Ella appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Evansville, Cook Co., Illinois, at 1312 Maple Ave., enumerated 22 Apr 1910. His children Malcom R., Cherrill and Dorothy M. were listed as living with them, as was a 26-year old housekeeper, Auguste Busse.23
     He was a real estate agent and later became a dealer in real estate.24,25
     Rivers served as a delegate to the Deomocratic Convention at Baltimore, which nominated Woodrow Wilson as President. Wilson later appointed him Collector of Customs for the Chicago District in 1912 in Baltimore.4
     Rivers died on 12 Oct 1918 in Evansville, Cook Co., Illinois, at age 59.17,18

Children:
     Children with Estella C. Corby:

  • Emily R. McNeill4 (8 May 1886 - 1 Aug 1887)
  • Malcom R. McNeill4,22,23 (2 Jun 1886 - )
  • Cherrill McNeill4,22,23 (21 Dec 1890 - )
  • Dorothy M. McNeill4,22,23 (4 Dec 1894 - )

Children:
     There were no children with Ella R. De Hart

Citations

  1. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, both show name as Rivers McNeill.
  2. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows name as Rivers McNeill.
  3. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as Rivers McNeill.
  4. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138.
  5. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  6. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows her as his mother.
  7. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138, shows date, town, county, and state.
  8. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  9. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 11 and state, as Tennessee.
  10. [S3398] Malcom McNeal household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 12 and state, as Mississippi.
  11. [S1387] Rivers McNeill household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 41, and state, as Kentucky.
  12. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138, shows date.
  13. [S1389] Anderson, "Re: Rivers McNeill," e-mail to author, 3 Apr 2008, show Stella as his first wife, and the mother of his children.
  14. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138, shows as his second marriage, and year.
  15. [S1387] Rivers McNeill household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows married 4 years.
  16. [S1390] Rivers McNeill household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows married 13 years.
  17. [S718] Illinois State Archives, Database of Death Certificates, online, record for Rivers Mc Neill, citing cert. no. 11272, shows date, city, and county.
  18. [S1391] Frederick J. Kihm household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows his wife as widowed.
  19. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  20. [S3398] Malcom McNeal household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250, lists all the petitioners; bond same date for $500, lists petitioners but omits name of Rivers McNeill, apparently in error; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, list petitioners and give relationship to Sarah, as well as stating cause of action; response of executors 6 Nov 1883 and 24 Jan 1884 claims no evidence was provided in support and does not provide sufficient grounds; and order of Probate Court 9 Feb 1884 transferring case to Circuit Court to try the validity of the will.
  22. [S1387] Rivers McNeill household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  23. [S1390] Rivers McNeill household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  24. [S1387] Rivers McNeill household, 1900 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as real estate agent.
  25. [S1390] Rivers McNeill household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as real estate dealer.