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1860: Kentucky to North Carolina
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:32:07
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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Allen Co

[R05.2.5.1] W P Rigsby 28 KY [William Perry]
C W 26 KY [Charlotte Moore]
W P (m) 9 KY [William Porter]
L A (f) 7 KY [Lee Ann]
E C (m) 5 KY [Elijah C]
E J (f) 3 KY [Elizabeth J]
J W (m) 1 KY [John Wilson]

[R05.2.5] J W Rigsby 49 SC [John W]
Ann 48 KY
J S (m) 21 KY [John Samuel]
C B (m) 17 KY [Cuthbert B]
Jane 19 KY [my gg-grandmother]
James 15 KY
A E (f) 13 KY [Amanda E]

[Cuthbert dies in 1861]
[James moves to Warren Co KY]

[R05.2.2] H J Rigsby 47 SC [Henry J; should be 56]
Judah 51 VA [Judy Brooks]
M J (f) 20 TN
M T Burton (f) 5 KY

[where is W W 18? He moves to Warren Co KY by 1870.]
[moves to Warren Co KY]

[R05.2.5.2] Lee Rigsby 24 KY [Wilson Lee]
S A 23 KY [Sarah Ann Davis]
Laura 2 KY
Alonzo 8/12 KY

[I don't see him after this. I think he died.]

[R05.2.1.4] J T Rigsby 25 KY [James]
Saranah 26 KY [Savanah Marcum]
W C (m) 5 KY [William C]
Mary 1 KY
Martha 1 KY

[moves to Union Co KY]
[Where is James W 6? Did he die young?]

[R05.2.4.4] J B Rigsby 17 KY

[this must be Jefferson Vembrow]
[moves to Barren Co KY]

[R05.2.1.3] G W Rigsby 29 KY [Garland Wilson]
Elizabet 25 KY
S H (f) 8 KY
Dondson 4 KY
A M (f) 3 KY

Parkey W Rigsby 55 VA [Widow of R05.2.1 James]
E F (f) 18 TN [Emily?]
A S (f) 15 KY [Adeline?]

Richard Glass household
[R05.2.4.2] J T Rigsby (m) 21 KY [John Thomas]

[moves to Edmonson Co KY]

Noah Shields household
[R05.2.4.5] C T Rigsby (m) 18 KY [Charles Theophalus]

[R05.2.1.1] J T Rigsby 32 TN [John]
P D 31 TN [Phoebe D Tabor]
S A (f) 15 KY
F W (m) 13 KY [William]
P E (f) 10 KY
G C (m) 10 KY
M W (f) 5 KY [Martha W]

W A Long household
C S 22 KY [Caroline Rigsby]
E F Rigsby (f) 18 KY [Emily, Caroline's sister]

[where is J W s/o Henry?]

Barren Co

Parthenia Rigby 41 KY
Edward 15 KY
Francis O 4 KY

Fulton Co

[R05.1.5] Lawson Rigsby 29 TN
Martha Jane 26 TN
John A 12 TN
Daniel B 9 TN
Wright 7 TN
James T 4 TN

[This is the Harris Rigsby who was in White Co TN in 1850,
except that he was 30 then. Notice that next to him was
R05.1.4 John, who had a son H Lawson.]
[moves to Breckinridge Co KY]
[Daniel and John stay in Fulton Co KY]

Peter Davis household
[R46] L P Rigsby (m) 39 TN [Lot]
Nancy Rigsby 41 NC
Elizabeth Parish

[I don't see anybody in 1850 who could be him.]
[moves to New Madrid Co MO]

Garrard Co

Amos C Hicks household
A J Rigsby (m) 19 KY

[who is this?]

Lucy Rigsby 53 KY [widow of R13.2.2 John]
William 17 KY
Mary 15 KY
James 12 KY
William H Miller 24
E S Miller 18 [Elizabeth S Rigsby]
Lucy Miller 5/12

[R13.2] William Rigsby 80 VA
Lucy 82 VA
Susan 48 KY
Patsy Adams 60

[He dies before 1870]
[I think Patsy is Lucy's sister.]

[R13.2.7] William Rigsby 37 KY
Margaret 33 KY [Margaret Kennedy]
Mary 12 KY
Eliza 11 KY
Molly 6 KY
John 5 KY
Harriett 4 KY
Lucy 2 KY
Margaret 8 KY [this should be Amelia Jane?]

Johnson Co

[R83] Travis Riggsby 54 NC
Ava 57 NC
Rebecca 22 KY
John 20 KY
Mary 17 KY
Thomas 16 KY
Latitha? (f) 15 KY

[Thomas and Rebecca move to Carter Co KY]
[Or does Thomas move to Garrard Co KY?]

Lawrence Co

[R17.1.1] Drury Rigsby 60 NC
Nancy 48 NC [Nancy J Rose]
Thomas 19 KY
Larkin 16 KY
John 12 KY
A J (m) 6 KY [Andrew]

[Thomas moves to Johnson Co KY]
[I don't see Larkin in 1870, but in 1880 he is in Boyd Co
[I don't see John in 1870, but in 1880 he is back in
Lawrence Co.]

Andrew Skaggs household
Thomas Rigsby 20 KY

[the Thomas who is with R17.1 in 1850]
[or the one from Franklin Co KY?]

[R17.1.3.1] Willis Riggsby 30 KY
Mary 28 KY [Mary Jane Skaggs]
Thomas 20 KY
Amanda J 5 KY
Jeremiah 2 KY

[Is Thomas also enumerated with Andrew Skaggs?]
[moves to Johnson Co KY]

[R17.1.3] Lewis Riggsby 57 NC
Elizabeth 58 NC
[R17.1] Thomas 81 NC
Willburn 18 KY
Thursday 18 KY [who is this?]
Martha 17 KY
Merideth 13 KY
Elizabeth 5 KY [who is this?]

[Lewis and Elizabeth should be 50]
[I don't see him in 1870, but in 1880 he is back.]
[Wilburn moves to Johnson Co KY]
[I don't see Merideth in 1870, but in 1880 he is in Johnson
Co KY.]

[R17.1.3.5] Miles Riggsby 23 KY
Martha 24 KY [Martha Sagraves]
Lucinda 9 KY
Julia A 3 KY

[I don't see him in 1870, but in 1880 he is back.]
[Surely Lucinda is not Miles' daughter.]

[R17.1.3.3] Henry Riggsby 26 KY
Nancy 26 KY [Nancy Scaggs/Skaggs]
Mary J 5 KY
John C B 3 KY
Sarah 2 KY

[moves to Johnson Co KY]

Joseph Deboard household
Diana Riggsby 48 NC
Sarah Riggsby 17 KY
Henry Riggsby 7 KY
Jacob Riggsby 4 KY
Clara Riggsby 2 KY

[Why isn't she with Thomas and Lewis above?]
[Jacob moves to Johnson Co KY by 1880]

mortality schedule
[R17.1.1.3] Wm Rigsby 21 KY died March

Livingston Co

John A Carter household
Elizabeth Rigsby 10 KY

[who is this?]

Magoffin Co

[R20.4.1] Henry Rigsby 28 NC
Sarah 22 KY [Sarah Cole]
Jane 4 KY
Katherine 2 KY

[Henry dies 1861. I don't see Sarah in 1870.]

Oldham Co

[R82] John Rigsby 66 ENG
John 22 KY
Josephine 16 KY
Sarah 13 KY
Elizabeth 11 KY
James 5 KY

[I don't see them after this]
[did son John go to Johnson Co KY? probably not]

Powell Co

John Sympkins household
[R91] Rufis Rigsby or Rigsly 27 NC

[moves to Fayette Co KY]

Rockcastle Co

[R13.2.1] Robert Rigsby 60 VA
Lydia 55 KY [Lydia Kirkendoll]
Mary 30 KY
Sarah 26 KY
Lydia 24 KY
Vira (f) 20 KY
Hiram 14 KY
George? Spoonamore 18

[I think Robert dies before 1870]

[R13.2.1.1] James Rigsby 35 KY
Sarah 35 KY [Sarah Starnes]
Mary A 12 KY
Elizabeth 10 KY
James F 8 KY
Sarah 4 KY
Lydia M 1 KY


Calhoun Co

James W Rigsby 36 NY
Martha 32 NY
Maggie 13 MI
Lucretia Bays 18 NY
Palevor? Rigsby (m) 19 NY

[There weren't any Rigsbys in MI in 1850. I don't see a
James born in NY.]
[I don't see him after this.]
[There's a good chance these are really Rigby.]

Kalamazoo Co

mortality schedule
Kitty Rigsby 6 VT died March


Attala Co

William S Bigby 37 SC
Percella C 34 SC
Benson W 14 GA
James L 8 MS
William A 2 MS

William M Bigby 50 SC
Malinda M 50 TN
Charles Weaver 10 MS

[I suspect they are not Rigsby.]

[R75] Geo Rigeley 44 NC
Mary 34 SC
John 18? AL
Wm 15 AL
Rebecca 13? Al
Elizabeth 9 AL
Sarah J 11 AL
Geo W 6 AL

[In the Race column for John is something that looks like

Lowndes Co

Mary Rigsby 52 SC [widow of Absolem]
Thomas 26 MS
Araminta 22 MS
Martha 18 MS
Mary 18 MS
William Cane 16 AL

[Thomas marries in October, but I don't see him after this]
[really Rigby, I think]

Scott Co

Russell Rigsby 60 NC
Mary 33 MS
Sidney 20 MS
Lidia 17 MS
Stephen 13 MS
Charles 5 MS
Maranda 2 MS
Joseph Andrew 11 MS
Margaret Andrew 8 MS
Henry Jones 30 VA
W W Lilly 25 NC
[and 16 slaves]

[really a Rigby]
[This confuses me. Joseph is with them in 1850, but his
last name is given as Rigsby. On this entry, his last name
is Andrew, as is Margaret's. Are they from an earlier
marriage of Mary? But if Mary was married to Russell
before 1850, why is Margaret not a Rigsby?]
[I think Russell dies before 1870]


Crawford Co

Elisha Rigs 28 TN
Melvina 24 TN
John H 10 TN
William L 8 TN
Doctor T 5 MS
Laura J 2 MS

[Is this really a Rigsby? If so, who? The only Elisha I
know of is R06.7.1 .]
[His children are Riggs in 1870.]

Dent Co

Thomas Rigsby 40 NC [looks like Righby]
Jane 25 TN
Caroline 10 MO
Jane 8 MO
Moses 6 MO
John 4 MO
Susan 2 MO

[This is the only time he appears.]
[maybe R53.1? maybe really Rigby?]

Maries Co

Mary Rigsby 60 NC [widow of R56 John]
Martha 10 MO
Mary 9 MO
James 8 MO
[grandchildren, from deceased son R56.5 Hillman]
[James moves to Crawford Co MO]

[R56.1] John Rigsby 40 NC
Louisa P 38 TN
Andrew 18 MO
Robert 13 MO
Narcissa 10 MO
Jenetta 8 MO
Mary 2 MO

[moves to Dallas Co TX]
[I don't see Robert after this.]

[R56.1.1] James Rigsby 20 TN
Elizabeth 20 MO
Sarah 1 MO
Mary 3/12 MO

[He dies before 1870]

[R56.6] James H Rigsby 24 TN [sb 30]
Elizabeth 20 MO [Elizabeth Capehart?]
John 8 MO
Mary 7 MO
James 5 MO
Sarah 3 MO
Judith 1 MO

[I don't see them after this]

Monroe Co

p27? [hard to read]
[R05.2.6] Hartwell Rigsby 42 KY
Mary 43 KY
John 16 MO
Partha? 11 MO
Cresenby (f) 9 MO
William 5 MO
Serena 4 MO
Celia? 4 MO
Henry 1 MO

[R05.2.9] Jesse Rigsby 35 KY
Sarah A 29 KY [Sarah Ann Hendron]
Andrew 10 MO
Nancy 8 MO
John 2 MO

[He was William in 1850]
[moves to Lewis Co MO as William]

New Madrid Co

[R05.3.3] Wright Rigsby 50 SC
Alitha? 40 TN

Pulaski Co

[R56.7] Kelly Rigsby 25 TN
Frances 19 MO [Frances Capehart]
Mary 5 MO
Ida 1 MO
Jacob 19 MO

[Who is Jacob? He doesn't appear after this.]
[Kelly moves to Comanche Co TX]

St Louis Co

[R05.3.5] William Rigsby 46 TN
Rebecca 44 NC [Rebecca Vann]
John 21 TN
Mary J 16 TN
Frank 12 IL

[Where are Nathan and James?]
[I think he moves to Greene Co IL.]
[John moves to Sabine Par LA]
[Frank moves to Greene Co IL]

Texas Co

Timothy Haney household
Susan Haney 47 NC
William T Rigsby 11 TN
James Rigsby 9 MO

[from Crawford Co MO?]
[could Timothy's wife be a Rigsby widow?]
[no William Rigsby age 1 TN in 1850, no William age 21 or
James age 19 in 1870]
[no Rigsby in Texas Co in 1870]
[the only Susan Rigsby of about the right age in 1850 is in
Hickman Co TN, and has a son William 5]

New York

New York City

[R92] James Rigsby 39 ENG [should be 49]
Ellen 37 IRE [Ellen McGoldrick]
Robert 7 NJ
Mary 6 NJ
James 5 MA
George 4 NY
Jane 2 NY

North Carolina

Ashe Co

[R84.2] William Rigsby 19 NC
Rebecca 18 NC

[I don't see him after this.]

[R84] Henry Rigsby 47 NC
Ann 48 ENG
Cynthia 16 NC
Jane 12 NC
Martha 9 NC
Ellen 2 NC

[Jane was Sarah in 1850.]
[moves to Jefferson Co TN]

Betsy Rigsby 82 NC
Sophia 70 NC
Cynthia 49 NC

Bertie Co

[R15.x] William Rigsby 41 NC
Elizabeth 36 NC
James 15 NC
Virginia 11 NC
William Thomas 9 NC
Joseph 3 NC
Aaron Cobb [Rigsby] 5 NC
[next door is a Cobb family]

[I don't see any of them after this except Joseph.]

Noah King household [her father?]
Mary Rigsby 40 NC

Chatham Co

[no birth places listed; presumably because all NC]

[R06.12] I E Riggsby 58 [Isaiah]
Mariah 56
Eliza 28
Millie 23

[R06.12.3] Luther Riggsbee 23
Mary J 26
William B 9
Sidney 5
Nancy A 1

[Luther dies before 1870. His wife marries William

[R06.9.1] Zimri Riggsbee 50 [sb 48]
Sally 55 [sb 50]
Biddy (f) 20
Nancy 19
Josephine 18
Mary 16 NC
slave (m) 70

[R51.1] Michum Riggsbee 59
Mary 44 NC
Alexander 16
Peart? 8

Eliza? Riggsbee 46 [widow of R51.5]
Reval (m) 17
Rebecca 17?
Forrest 13
Martha 11
Wesley 7
[next door is Oldham family]

[Forrest dies 1870]

W J Williams household
Malinda Riggsbee 32 [widow? of R06.6.3]
Mary Riggsbee 6
James Riggsbee 3

[R06.1.5] Joseph J Riggsbee 42? [very hard to read]
Martha 41
Albert G 18
J J (m) 14 [Jordan]
Alfonzo 12
Pheby 10
Lucy 8
William H 8
Atlas 4
Martha 3
infant (m) 2/12?
infant (m) 2/12?
[R06.15.1] Hawk? 25 [Hawkins; sb 30]

[move to Orange Co NC]
[I don't see Albert after this]

[R06.15] Elyza Riggsbee 54
Larkin 29
Jones 19
Mary Brewer 18
B W Ray 25

[move to Orange Co NC]

Jesse Dollar househould
[R51.6?] Lucien Riggsbee 28

[R06.1.4] A Riggsbee 43 [Asa]
Elyzabeth 42
Margaret 18
Mary 16
Thomas 13
Elyzabeth A 9
George W 7
Faddis? T (m) 4 [Thaddeus]
[and 5 slaves]

[I don't see Thomas after this]

[R06.1.4.1] J M Riggsbee 21 [John Marshall]
Elyzabeth 18
John W 6/12

[The slave index lists a J C Riggsbee with 4 slaves.
I think J C must be this J M.]

[R51.3] George O Riggsbee 48
Milly 26
Carolina 17
Horace 14
Josiah S 11
George W 6
[and 5 slaves]

[R51] Isaiah Riggsbee 85
Maranda S 50 [dau Sarah Maranda]

[apparently Isaiah dies before 1870]

[R06.6] Mark Riggsbee 68
Rebecca 60
Nancy 26
Elbert 24
Mandy A 22
Haseltine 20

[Markham dies before 1870]

[R06.6.2] Alvis Riggsbee 33
Esperan 29 [Esprannan Clementine Dodd]
Luvenia 9
Stanley 6
Leonidas 4
Allis 1
Washington Caudle 20
J W Riggsbee 23

[who is J W?]
[Alvis dies before 1870. Esprannan marries Alvis' cousin
R06.13.4 Carney.]

[R06.1.9] Andrew Riggsbee 28
Martha 28 [Martha Jane Durham]
Duncan 3/12
[and 3 slaves]

[R06.1.6] Atlas Riggsbee 39
Sarah 37 [Sarah Bennett]
Standley 17
Julia 15
Lugenia 14
Edward 13
Mary 11
William 11
Jane 8
Sarah 5
Pheeby 2
[and 5 slaves]

[Stanley moves to Wake Co NC]

[R06.13] Hezekiah Riggsbee 60 [Ezekiel]
Penelope 49 [Penina]
Mahala 42
Haywood 20

mortality schedule
Nancy Riggsbee 82 died April
[wife of R51 Isaiah]

Granville Co

Jeff Rigsby 35 NC
Eliza 30 NC [Louisa Copley?]
William 8 NC
George 6 NC
Jane 4 NC
Mildred 1 NC

[moves back to Orange Co]

Guilford Co

Temperance Hathcock household
Alfred Rigesbuy 22 NC

[who is this?]

Madison Co

[R71] Thomas Rigbey? 45 TN
Peggy 45 NC
Tilda (f) 20 NC
Barnard 18 NC
William 16 NC
Emeline 14 NC
Jimmy 12 NC
Sallie 10 NC
Samul? 8 NC
Nancy 6 NC
Margaret 4 NC
Lena 2 NC

[There is a blotch in the middle of Thomas' last name]
[I think many of these ages are wrong.]
[Barnard was not with him in 1850. Could Emeline be his
wife, or is she Caroline from 1850?]
[I don't see William in 1870, but in 1880 he is back.]

Orange Co

[R62] Woodson Riggsby 57 NC
Nancy 57 NC
Mary W 23 NC
Nancy H 19 NC [this should be Hawkins]
Nathaniel 17 NC

[I don't see Nathaniel after this]

[R64] William Riggsby 35
Susan 27 NC [sb 33 at least]
John 9
Washington 7
Nancy J 5
Betsey A 3
James 2

[Apparently he dies. They move to Wake Co NC.]

[R53] Thomas Riggsby 55
Milly 55
Rachael 27
Linda 25
Caroline 20 [who is this?]
Elizabeth 22 [who is this?]
James Hall 20 [marries Elizabeth]
Wesley Riggsby 16

W Sparrow household
[R06.13.4?] Carney Rigsby 26 NC

[moves to Chatham Co NC]

[R20.6] Mark Riggsbee 48 NC
Frances 38 NC
Leroy 13 NC
Jasper 11 NC
Narcissa 5 NC
slave (m) 33

[I don't see Jasper after this.]

[R20.5] Ruffin Riggsbee 50 NC
Jane Hedgefeth? 5
[and 3 slaves]

[R06.15.2] Francis Riggsbee 24 NC
Mary 18 NC
Emma 2 NC

[R20.4] Jesse Riggsbee 52 NC
Mary 50 NC
Jane 20 NC
Atlas 19 NC
Ann 16 NC
Thomas 15 NC
John 12 NC
Louisa 9 NC
Emma 6 NC
[and 4 slaves]

Surry Co

[R26.6] Archibald Riggsbey 42 NC
N A (f) 44 NC [Nancy]
P B (m) 10 NC [Pleasant]
M R (f) 8 NC [Martha]
N J (f) 6 NC [Jane]
M E (f) 4 NC        [Mary]

[I don't see Pleasant after this.]

Wake Co

[R70] William Rigsbee 41 NC
Mealrony? 41 NC [Mastlana]
Sarah 15 NC
Newton 14 NC
Ruth 12 NC
Sidney (m) 6 NC
William 4 NC
Elizabeth 3 NC

[I don't see Newton after this.]

[R20.1] Archibald Rigsbee 57 NC
Susan 57 NC
Goin 31 NC
Sirena 27 NC
Mark 23 NC
Susanna 20 NC
William 16 NC
Leroy 13 NC

[Mark dies in the Civil War.]
[I don't see William and Leroy after this.]

[R20.1.1] Carney Rigsbee 32 NC
Sarah 28 NC
Hilliard 6 NC
Atlas 5 NC
James 2 NC
Elizabeth 5/12 NC

[R67] Joseph Rigsbee 41 NC
Sarah 34 NC [Sarah Spikes]
William 12 NC
Andrew 11 NC
Julia 9 NC
Cornelia 8 NC
Mary 6 NC
Arminta 1 NC

[moves to Person Co NC]
[Arminta moves to Halifax Co VA]

Buckner Nipper household
Cyntha Rigsbee 69 NC [widow of R01 Frederick]

[R33] Warren Rigsbee 55 NC [should be 70]
Rutha 46 NC [second wife?]
Elizabeth 31 NC
James 26 NC
Young 23 NC
Jailey 21 NC
Green 24 NC
Sarah 1 NC

[Whose child is Sarah?]
[Warren dies before 1870]
[I don't see Green after this.]

Willis Glenn household
[?R54.x] John Rigsbee 27 NC

[s/o John Rigsbee + Elizabeth Glenn]

Benjamin Rogers household
Reddin Rigsbee 18 NC

[Who is this?]

[R33.1] Thomas Rigsbee 44 NC [He is really 47.]
Matilda 45 NC [She is really 39.]
Gaston 21 NC
Wright 17 NC
Ann 19 NC [Martha Ann]
Warren 15? NC
Thomas 13 NC [This sb Wesley 11]
Alvis 12 NC
Young 9 NC
Peleg 4 NC

[Wright moves to DeSoto Co MS]
[I don't see Warren or Thomas after this.]

[R68] Walter Rigsbee 40 NC
Mary Ann 40 NC
James 20 NC
Rachell Tilla? 25

[They disappear after this.]

Yadkin Co

[R26.3.1] C C Rigsby 25 NC [Christopher Columbus]
Mary 18 NC
Nancy M 7/12 NC

[Christopher dies before 1870]

[R26.3] Henry H Rigsby 49 NC
Nancy 45 NC [Nancy Southard]
Morning A 24 NC
Job 21 NC
Frances 19 NC
William A 16 NC
Levi W 9 NC [Lewis]
Elizabeth 5 NC

[moves to Lee Co VA]

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