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Children of William J. and Mary (Lugg) Riggins
Posted by: Rick Thomas (ID *****9139) Date: July 19, 2009 at 17:31:56
In Reply to: Lugg-Riggins Connections, early 1800s by Rick Thomas of 5

The following is a summary of reported facts on the William Jasper and Mary (Lugg) Riggins family. If you have additional detail, please append to this message.


Grandparents: James T. and Cynthia (___) Riggins.

Parents: William Jasper Riggins (B 1817, D 1889 in Blackshear, GA; m. Mary Lugg, daughter of John Lugg

Known probable children:

1. Harriet Riggins, B circa 1836, D unknown (possibly as a child)

2. Mary Jane Riggins, B 9 Mar 1839, D 29 Jul 1923 Pierce Co., GA
Roland Sweat, B 1 Jul 1839 Ware Co., GA, D 8 May 1896 Pierce Co., GA
Roland was the son of John F.1 and Sarah (Newbern) Sweat
Married circa 1858-1859
Couple buried Sweat Cemetery, Pierce County, Georgia
Known children—Jefferson Jasper (B 1860, D 1927), John Franklin (B 1868), Mary
E. “Belle” (B 1869, D 1934), William S. (B 1873), Saranso/Loranso (B 1875), Sarah
Jane “Sallie” (B 1878, D 1960), Thomas Roland (B 1883, D 1958), Ruben (B 1885),
and Brad (B 1893)

3. Elizabeth Riggins, B circa 1840-1841, D unknown (possibly as a child)

4. Letitia Riggins, B circa 1842-1843, D unknown (possibly as a child)

5. William E. Riggins, B 2 Dec 1844 in SC, D 1925
#1-Jane James, B 1850, D 1882
Married circa 1871-1872 in Pierce County, Georgia
Known children—Ransom (B 1872), Walter (B 1874), A. (B 1878), and William
(B 1880)
#2-Mary Tuten 2, B 1861, D 1910 or after
Known children—Lula J. (B 1884), Jane (B 1886), Susan H. (B 1887), Bessie E.
(B 1889), Thurman (B 1892), Goodrich (B 1897), Rosella (B 1897), and Arthur
(B 1908)

6. James Riggins, B 5 Dec 1846 in SC, D probably 31 Aug 1884
Anna ?Hodges?, B circa 1852, D 1880 or after
Married circa 1866-1867
Known children—Charles “Charlie” (B circa 1868), Mary Jane (B late 1870), Elisa
Isabel (B circa 1873), Lela Alice (B circa 1875), Elias Jasper (B circa 1877), and
daughter (B 1880—not yet named in 1880 census at only 1 month old)

7. Ransom Riggins, B 11 Dec 1848 in GA, D 7 May 1912
Rachel Minchew, B 31 Oct 1851 in GA, D 6 Feb 1926
Rachel was the daughter of John Minchew
Known children—Lula, Drucilla (B 1871, D 1943), Elizabeth (B 1873, D 1972), Nora
E. (B 1875, D 1956), Alzada (B 1878), Cassie (B 1879), ZoieAnn Bell (B 1881, D
1971), Jennie (B 1882, D 1930), Pearl (B 1885), Benjamin J. (B 1888, D 1924), and
Lawton Nicholas (B 1891, D 1959)

8. Rebecca Riggins, B circa 1851, D 1886
James J. Lewis, B 28 Aug 1852, D 21 Jan 1922 Brantley Co., GA
James was a son of William Henry and Frances (Barber) Lewis
Married 1869
Known children—Anne, Tiny, John William (B 1874, D 1938), Amanda (B 1875),
Jesse (B 1879), Robert Jasper (B 1880), and Hannie (B 23 Dec 1882)
#2 for James—Mary Elizabeth Woods, B 26 Nov 1867, D 22 Jan 1928
Married circa 1887

9. Eliza Riggins, B circa 1855, D unknown

10. Vedora “Dora” Theodicia Riggins, B 1 May 1858 in GA, D 14 Mar 1910
Samuel Newton Highsmith, B 25 Dec 1853 Wayne Co., GA, D 5 Sep 1922 Brantley
Married on 21 Aug 1877 in Pierce County, Georgia
Known children—Mamie Elizabeth (B 3 Jun 1881) and Ida Mozelle (B 4 Jan 1885)


This is not my family, so I do not know any other details.


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