Here's my annotated version of the census listings that I
posted earlier. I've gone through and identified each
family as they move around. Since I knew approximately
where families should be, I was able to find several
entries that I had missed last time. If you didn't find
your ancestors in the earlier version, check this one.
As of this writing I have 74 different Rigsby lines in my
database. The head of each of these lines is given an
R-number [e.g.: R05]. Their children are numbered
sequentially [e.g.: R05.2], and subsequent generations
extend the pattern. Thus my gg-grandmother Jane Ellen
Rigsby, R05.2.5.4, was the fourth child of the fifth child
of the second child of R05.
Find your Rigsby ancestor on the 1900 census to get their
R-number. You can then search for that number on the
earlier censuses to get all their entries. Generations
further back can be found by successively removing the
end of the R-number. [E.g.: search for R18.104.22.168, then for
R14.11.1, then for R14.11, then for R14.]
I would like to claim this is perfect, but can't. In
several places I had to guess where someone came from, or
which John W Rigsby was which. No doubt I guessed wrong
occasionally. As I continue researching and turn up new
information, I'll post corrections. And of course I'd like
to hear from you if you can straighten out any mistakes.
All this information and more is also on my web site. The
heads of the 74 different lines are all on this page:
Or you can go to the R names index:
I'm slowly putting all the rest of my Rigsby information on
the site, so check back periodically.
If you don't find your Rigsby ancestor on the census, or
they are one of the few without an R-number, let me know
and I'll give you any other information I have.
I'd be happy to answer any questions, but please post them
as a new message to the board instead of responding to this
one. I'd like these census messages to stay together on the
listing to make it easier for future researchers to use.
Note: Most of the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire.
There are no Rigsbys on the parts that remained.
Note: My comments are in [square brackets]. I have used
s/o = son of
d/o = daughter of
sb = should be
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