Pierre Ernest Rivet1

#1638, b. 8 Jul 1835, d. 31 Oct 1903
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherLouis Rivet1 b. 5 Sep 1789, d. 6 Feb 1848
MotherMarie Henriette LeBlanc1 b. about 1802
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Pierre Ernest Rivet and Marie Melinda Ross

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthPierre Ernest Rivet was born on 8 Jul 1835 at Iberville Parish, LA.1
BaptismHe was baptized on 12 Feb 1836 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA. Sponsors were Narcisse Hebert and Eugenie Langlois.1
Census1850, household memberArniece Revett (given age 16) was enumerated on 30 Aug 1850 as a household member living with Martain Stewart (given age 59, born Pa.), Madam Revett (given age 48) (his mother), and siblings on the 1850 Census at Iberville Parish, LA. The official date for this census was 01 June 1850.2
MarriageErnest Rivet married Malinda Ross, daughter of John Ross and Mary Ann Holmes, on 5 Sep 1859 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. Frances C. Follet. Witnesses were Homer Marionneaux, L. A. Rivet, V. Rivet, A. Capdeville, P. Rivet, and Elina Bret.1
Census1860, household memberErnest Rivet (given age 23) was enumerated in the household of Harriet Rivet (given age 60) on the 1860 Census at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA. His given occupation was a carpenter..3
MilitaryErnest Rivet enlisted on 14 Oct 1862 at Port Hudson, LA, as a Private in the Confederacy, Company I of the 30th Louisiana Regiment, during the Civil War. He was admitted to the Port Hudson infirmary 19 Feb 1863 with "ophthalmia" (apparently an eye inflammation), and the next day was sent to the hospital at Jackson, Louisiana. After his release from the hospital, he returned to duty. He was later captured and was sent to the prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Ernest was discharged 20 June 1865.4,5,6
Census1870On the 1870 census, Ernest Rivet (given age 35) was the head of a household, living in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA, with his wife, Melinda Rivet (given age 27). Also living in this household was Joseph O. Rivet (given age 6), Albert Rivet (given age 2) and Rogien Rivet (given age 3/12). Ernest's occupation was keeping a grocery store. He is shown with real estate valued at $500 and personal property at $525..7
Census1880Ernest Rivet (given age 45) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA, with his wife Malinda Rivet (given age 35), son(s) E. Joseph Rivet (given age 18), Albert Rivet (given age 12), Roger Rivet (given age 10), Junior Rivet (given age 8), Walter Rivet (given age 2) and Rodolph Rivet (given age 4/12), daughter(s) Alice Rivet (given age 6). The occupation given for Ernest and his son Joseph was Carpenter.8
Census1900Ernest Rivet (given age 65) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Iberville Parish, LA. With him was his wife Melinda, son(s) Rodolph and Willis, daughter(s) Agnes . Ernest was a Carpenter. They stated for the census that they were married 40 years. Melinda was the mother of 9 children, 8 living.9
DeathPierre Ernest Rivet died at age 68 on 31 Oct 1903 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.4
BurialHe was buried at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.4

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S228] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S231] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S151] Louisiana Secretary of State. Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications.
  5. [S287] Ancestry.com. Louisiana Confederate Soldiers. Online database.
  6. [S1341] Lawrence L Hewlitt and Arthur W. Bergeron Jr.. Post Hospital Ledger, Port Hudson, Louisiana, 1862-1863. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1981.
  7. [S238] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S247] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793