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1860: Alabama to Iowa
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:27:35
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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Butler Co

[R34] N Rigsby (m) 53 GA [Enoch]
F Rigsby (f) 42 GA [Fannie]
F D Rigsby (m) 20 AL [Philo D]
B Rigsby (m) 17 AL
M Rigsby (m) 8 AL [Martin]

[This might be Noah Rigby + Frances Grizzle.]

Choctaw Co

[R35.2.1] Lawson Rigsby 34 GA
Elizabeth J 35 GA [Elizabeth Henderson]
Sarah J 9 GA
William G 8 GA
Phadora A 6 AL
Margaret J 4 AL
Henry H Vincent 19 AL

[came from Houston Co GA]
[I can't find any of them in 1870, but son William is back
in Choctaw Co in 1880]

Monroe Co

Elijah Rigby 62 GA
Jesse 68 NC
[and 16 slaves]

[Why does Elijah not show up before this? Or is he really
a Rigby? He is Rigsby and 64 in 1870, if it's the same
[apparently Jesse dies before 1870]

Randolph Co

[R35.2.5] Samuel Rigsby 27 GA
Nancy 27 GA
Frances 4 AL
T T (m) 3 AL
W L (m) 2 AL [William]
John 8/12 AL

[There should also be a son Lewis 5.]
[moves to Cleburne Co AL]

[R35.2.6] Allen Rigsby 25 AL
Louisa 22 GA
Susan 6/12 AL

[I don't see them after this.]

Wilson Pullia/Puller household
John Rigsby 18 GA

[Is this really R35.2.9, who is also counted with his

[R35.2.4] A B Rigsby (m) 28 GA [Andrew]
L E (f) 21 AL [Eliza]
Joseph 5 AL
John W 3 AL
William M 3/12 AL
Lucinda 60 GA

[from Anson Co NC]

[R35.2] John Rigsby 60 GA
Mary 59 SC
John 20 AL [sb GA]
Wiley 16 AL
Nancy W 14 AL

[Wiley vanishes after this, unless he is the William in
Pontotoc Co MS.]

[R35.2.2] W L (m) 33 GA [William]
Sarah 30 GA [Sarah Saxon/Saxton]
Nancy 12 AL
Benjamin 9 AL
Eliza 7 AL
William 5 AL
May 2 AL

[moves to Coweta Co GA]

Mary A Rigsby 37 NC [widow of R35.10; sb 34]
John T 20 AL
Wiley T 16 AL
James T 14 AL
Jesse T 7 AL
Marshall O 5 AL

[Jesse moves to Tuscaloosa Co AL]
[I think John moves to Heard Co GA]
[Wiley, James, and Marshall vanish]

Talladega Co

[R11.6.1] H Rigsby 28 GA [Hillman s/o Allen]
E (f) 21 SC [Elizabeth Crane]
M C (f) 4 AL [Martha]

[moves to Elmore Co AL]

[R11.6] Allen Rigsby 52 GA
Milly 48 GA
Mary 22 GA
John 21 GA
Martha 19 AL
Jane 14 AL
Elizabeth 12 AL
Allen 9 AL
James 7 AL

[moves to Elmore Co AL]


Dallas Co

[R14.10.8] George W Rigsby 23 TN
Elizabeth 19 TN

[George dies in 1863]

Hot Springs

[R14.10.7] Benjamin 25 TN
Dorcas 24 TN
James M 1 AR
Mary L 4 AR

[Warfords next door]
[where is Sarah 3?]

[R14.10.9] James Rigsby 22 TN
Julia 26 TN

[R14.10.1] William H. Rigsby 37 TN
Jane 36 TN
Elizabeth 18 TN
Sarah Ann 15 TN
Lucinda 12 TN
John 10 AR
Louisa 8 AR
Louisana 6 AR [In 1870 she is Susan]
James 3 AR
Robert 3/12 AR

[moves to Saline Co AR]

St Francis Co

Prudence Clack household
William R Rigsby 25 MS [looks like Rugsby]

[really Rigby]
[I don't see him after this.]


Fresno Co

Reuben Reynolds household
John Rigsby 30 TX

[Who is this? There weren't any Rigsbys in TX before 1850.
He doesn't appear after this.]

Yolo Co

[R48.2] Andrew Riggsby 31 TN [sb 39]
W Rellmbuy?


Litchfield Co

Charles Moore household
Bushrod? Rigsby 30 CT

Reuben Pinney household
George Rigsby 30 CT
Mrs Rigsby 20 OH
Minnie Rigsby 2 CT

[These families appear only in 1860. I suspect they are
really Rigby.]

District of Columbia

Washington DC

Mary Kigsby 25 MD
Edward 4 DC
Mary 2 DC

[It clearly says Kigsby, but they are clearly the Rigsbys
in DC on the 1870 census. She must be widow of R57.1.4

Francis J Fugitt household
[R57.1.2] Melinda Rigsby 38 DC


Suwannee Co

Brantley J Hackney household
[R06.1.10] Hida Rigsby (m) 28 NC [Hyder]


Clay Co

Benjamine McCarty household
Hampten Rigsby 18 AL
John Rigsby 20 AL

[Is this R35.10.2 and R35.10.1? There is only one John 10
AL in 1850, but in 1860 there is this John 20 AL and one
in Randolph Co AL. The other one looks more like R35.10.1]

Cobb Co

[R35.4] A J Rigsbee 55 GA [Allen]
Mary 59 NC
Bethany 32 GA
M C (f) 25 GA [Mary C]

Crawford Co

[R79] Augustus Rigsby 35 GA
Mary A 27 GA [Mary Ann Hearn]
Nancy A 13 GA
James 11 GA
Mary F 6 GA
Elijah J 4 GA
Telitha 2 GA
David 1 GA

[Augustus dies in 1862. Where is Mary in 1870?]
[David moves to Schley Co GA by 1880]

Decatur Co

[R35.7] Wiley Rigsby 50
Jane 45
James 24
Andrew 22
Samuel 16
Thomas 14
John 12
Jefferson 10

[James dies in 1861, Andrew in 1862]

H Hopson household
wife Mary 50
[R35] Allen Rigsby 90

[apparently Allen dies before 1870]

Sarah Kelley household
[R35.7.2] Louis Rigsby 25

Houston Co

[R89] William J Rigsbey 18 GA
Susana 22 GA

[s/o the Irwin Rigby from 1870]
[Irwin is not here]

Marion Co

[R11.5.3] John W Rigbey 32 GA
Lyan M 21 GA
Frances J 9 GA
James M 6 GA
Elisabeth M 1 GA

[I'm fairly sure this is R11.5.3, but it doesn't match very
[moves to Schley Co GA]
[He might be John W Rigby from Coffee Co GA.]

Randolph Co

[R35.1] Samuel Rigsby 62 GA
Rebecca 58 GA
Louis W 23 GA
Sarah A 12 GA
Mary Ann Lee 23 GA
John 21 AL
Richard 8 AL
Thomas S 11 GA
Charles Hochstatter 29 GER

[Is this right? The children don't match at all.]
[Louis/Lewis moves to Dougherty Co GA]

[R35.1.2] Jeff Rigsby 33 GA
Sarah 29 GA
Josephine 3 GA

[moves to Dougherty Co GA]

Jasper Sword household
Matilda Rigsby 5 GA

[who is this?]

Benjamin Williams household
Nancy 35
[R34.1.2] Martha Rigsby 15
[R34.1.3] Meriam Rigsby 13
[R34.1.4] Catherine Rigsby 11 [Nancy Catherine]

[birth places given only for head-of-household]
[wife Nancy is widow of R34.1 Enoch]

Richmond Co

[R35.4.3] J W Riggsbey 27 GA [John]

[This might be R11.5.3]

Elizabeth Cook household
Harland Rigsbey 50 CT

[In 1870 he is Rigby. The Rigsbys weren't in CT.]

Terrell Co

Elijah Rigsby 24 GA
Lurana 17 GA [Lurana J Pool]

[Who is this? This is the only time they appear.]
[They were married 1860-01-05. She remarries 1864-01-21.]

Troup Co

[R11.5] William Rigsby 59 GA
Mary 30 GA
William Patterson 15 GA


Champaign Co

[R74.5] Charles Rigsby 24 VA
Athalia 23 OH
William 9/12 IL

[Charles dies before 1862. Athalia marries Henry Harris.]

Coles Co

[R57.3] William S Rigby 60 DC
Evan 31 OH [Evann Sweeney]
Ann 13 IL
Henry 11 IL
(no name) 7 IL
Jenette? 5 IL
Frances 1/12 IL

[Were Ann and Henry from Evann's first marriage?]

Cook Co

Henry Carman household
L D Rigsbee (m) 30 MA
Annie Rigsbee 18 NY

[I'm not sure about this couple. The Rigsbys were never in
MA that I know of.]
[There was a Sarah Rigsby who married in Cook Co 1859-10-01
William Kellogg.]

Edgar Co

Hiram Cox household
Angeline Rigsbey 19 IN [widow of Henry]
Mary J Rigsbey 2 IL

[Which Henry? All the Henrys from 1850 are accounted for.]

Hamilton Co

Thomas Digsby 31 ENG
Mary E 40 KY
Elizabeth C 15 IL
Henderson 12 IL
Nancy E 8 IL
Lorenzo 5 IL
Obias? (m) 4 IL
Lucinda 1 IL

John Digsby 47 or 42 ENG
Mary 37 ENG
Elizabeth J 12 IL
Henry J 10 IL
John 7 IL
Jemima? 5 IL
Hannah M 1 IL

[there may have actually been a Digsby family]

Jackson Co

p321 very faded
[R14.6.5] William Rigsby 33 NC
Martha 26? TN
Mary 10? TN
Louisa 5 IL
Newton 4 IL
Permilia 2 IL
Selina (f) 8/12 IL

[moves to Edwards Co IL]

Morgan Co

Mclain? Wood household
William Rigsby 17 IL

[There is no William from IL in 1850 who is close. I don't
see him after this.]

Pike Co

Julia Rigsby 53 GA [Inda, widow of R81]
William 23 IL
Wiley 21 IL

[It sure looks like Julia, but must be Inda.]
[Wiley vanishes after this census.]

Schuyler Co

[R58] John E Rigsby 50 NC [John E]
Martha 50 VA [Martha Teaney]
Cornelia 21 IL
Marion C 19 IL [Marion Calvin]
George W 17 IL
Ann 15 IL
Eliza 11 IL
Theodore 9 IL [Lemach Theodore]

[I don't see Marion and George after this]

1860 census Wabash Co IL

mortality schedule
Marshall Riggsbee 8/12 died July


Daviess Co

Fillmore Rigsby 56 NY
Persia? 52 NY
Oscar 29 NY
Mary 15 NY

[This is the only time they appear. They are probably

Decatur Co

[R16.3] William Riggsby 69 NC
Mary 66 NC
John Wilson 45 KY
Permelia Wilson 40 KY
Jacob Risk 29 IN
Anna M Risk 21 IN

[apparently William dies before 1870]

Jefferson Co

[R57.2] James L Rigsbee 66 MD
Cyntha 59 KY
Thomas 21 IN
Cineska? 19 IN
Martha J 15 IN

Madison Co

[R49] William Rigsley or Rigsby 52 NC
Elizabeth 52 NC
Henry 27 NC
Mary 19 TN
William 17 TN
Leonard 15 IN
Calvin 13 IN
Linda 12 IN
Doctor 10 IN

[I don't see them in 1870, except Leonard]
[He could be s/o R28.]

Ruben Ryxby 29 OH
Elizabeth 24 IN
Francina 2 IN
Andrew 16 IN

[I think he is not a Rigsby.]

Joseph Rigsby 27 NC
Margaret 26 IA
Cynthia 2/12 IA

[There is no Joseph 17 NC in 1850. I don't see them after

Rush Co

[R16.4.4] Madison Rigsby 36 NC
Mary 27 IN [Mary Barnard]
Louiza 7 IN
Marshall B 4 IN
Emma 3 IN
Flora 1 IN

[Where are Lydia and Zimri? Where are Martin and Lucinda?]

Shelby Co

[R16.5.3] Andrew Rigsby 32 IN
Desdemonia 32 IN [Desdemona Stone]
Mary J 6 IN
Charlie 2 IN

[R16.5] Jehu Rigsby 62 NC
Rachael 55 NC [Rachel Worth]
Lydia 14 IN
Mary 11 IN

[I don't see Jehu in 1870, but he is supposed to have died
in 1871. Rachel is with their son John.]

Union Co

[R24.8] Edmund Rigsby 36 NC
Ruth 33 OH

[R24.9] John Rigsby 34 NC
Mary 24 IN

[His son William 9 is with his brother Revel.]

[R24.6] Ruel Riggsby 37 NC [Revel]
Sarah Riggsby 35 IN
John Prichard 19 IN
William Rigsby 9 IN [s/o John]

[R24.4] George Rigsby 42 NC
Esther 39 IN [Esther Kingery]
Martin 17 IN
Mary J 15 IN
Lydia B 10 IN
George M 8 IN
Alice C 4 IN
Lilla B 3 IN
Andrew E 1 IN
Martin Kingery 85 PA [Esther's father]

[I don't see Martin after this]


Davis Co

mortality schedule
Delila Rigsby 3 IA died May

[presumably related to R05.5 James II, though his family
is in Taylor Co IA]

Des Moines Co

H C Hawkins household
[R57.3.4] Kate Riggsby 10 IL (adopted)

Carlton Hughes household
[R57.3.3] Archibald Rigsby 16 IL

Taylor Co

John Garman household
[R05.5.10] T S Rigsby (m) 24 MO [Tolbert]

[I don't see him after this.]

[R05.5] James Rigsby 67 NC
Sarah 63 KY
Thomas 25 MO

[James dies in 1867]
[Thomas moves to Jefferson Co CO]

Van Buren Co

B Riggsbee 25 MO [Benjamin]
Henry 23 MO
Eliza J 19 IA
Lorinda A 18 IA
Isaac 15 IA
Nazarene (f) 13 IA
Austin Wedge 23 OH
Catharine Riggsbee 46 KY [widow of R90 Isaac]

[Austin marries Laurinda in 1861]

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