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1870: Alabama to Iowa
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:36:35
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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Butler Co

[R34.5] Philo Rigsby 29 AL [Philo D]
Fannie 30 AL [Frances Arant]
Eliza 4 AL
Elvin 3 AL
Barbary 1 AL
Beulah 8/12 AL

[Eliza is definitely shown as female. In 1880 she is shown
as son Elijah age 14.]

[R34] Noch? Rigsby 64 VA [Enoch; birthplace sb GA]
Fannie 54 VA [birthplace sb GA]
Martin 18 AL

[This might be Noah Rigby + Frances Grizzle.]
[apparently Enoch/Noah and Fannie die before 1880]

Cleburne Co

[R35.2.5] Sam Rigsby 38 GA
Nancy E 37 GA
Lewis 15 AL
Frances 14 AL
John 11 AL
Josh 10 AL
Mary 8 AL

[There should be two more sons: T T c1857 and William L
[Why was Lewis not with them in earlier censuses? or is he
William L?]
[moves to Randolph Co AL]

Conecuh Co

Mary Nixon household
Jenny Rigsby 26 AL

[Is this Nancy R35.2.11? She is the only one the right

Dallas Co

Tom Rigsby 46 SC B
Margaret 24 VA B

[This is the only time they appear.]

Henry Rigsby 60 GA B
Phillis 47 AL B
Josephine 24 AL B
Georgia 1 AL B

[I would bet Georgia is a daughter of Josephine]
[This is the only time they appear.]

Aaron Shearer household
Cato Rigsby (f) 2 AL M

Elmore Co

[R11.6] Allen Rigby 63 GA
Amelia 53 GA
Martha 24 AL
Elizabeth 19 AL
Allen 18 AL
James 15 AL
Mary Cole 36 GA [probably his daughter]
Martha Cole 8 AL

[Allen dies; Milleas moves to Clay Co AL]

[R11.6.1] Hillmon Rigby 37 GA
Elizabeth 31 NC [Elizabeth Crane]
Martha 13 AL

[moves to Coosa Co AL]

[R11.6.4] John Rigby 32 GA
Margaret 24 AL
Harriet 9 AL
William 4 AL
Josephine 2 AL

[John is Rigsby in 1880. Allen and Hillman are Rigsby in
1860. They are in Talladega Co AL.]

Greene Co

Isabella Calaway household
Mary Rigsby 27 MS

[Who is this? The only close match is Mary who married
Abel Cain in 1860.]

Marengo Co

Patsy Rigsby 35 AL B
Albert 14 AL B
William 17 AL B
Aaron 12 AL B

[Who is this? I don't see any of the children in 1860 or

Monroe Co

Della Rigsby 68 NC B
Alick 25 AL B
Wadde? (m) 21 AL B
Elmira 16 AL B
May 8 AL B

[widow of R93]
[They were slaves of Elijah Rigby in 1860.]
[Della dies before 1880]

Jesse Rigby 53 AL
Louisa 59 AL
Jesse 18 AL
James 3/12 AL

[He was Rigby in 1860 and 1850]
[He is Rigsby in 1880]

James Rigby 24 GA
Sarah 21 AL
Adalade 2 AL
Elizabeth 2/12 AL

[He is Rigsby in 1880]
[Is he the James Riggsby in Dade Co GA on the
1850 census? I don't see him in 1860.]

Logan Mutts? household
Frances Rigsbey 14 AL
George? W Rigsbey 11 AL
Mary D Rigsbey 6 AL

[I don't see them in 1860 or 1880.]

Francis Mutts? household
Elijah Rigsby 64 GA

[Who is this? He is not in any earlier census, unless he is
the one who is 62 in 1860.]

Pickens Co

E Wilkinson? household
K Rigsby (f) 28 SC

[who is this?]

Randolph Co

[R35.2] John Rigsby 70 GA
Mary M 67 SC
Nancy 23 AL
Marion? (m) 10 AL [must be Joshua]

[moves in with son Samuel]

Pickens Buller? household
Elizabeth Rigsby 12 AL

[who is this?]

[R35.2.4] Allen B Rigsby 40 AL [really Andrew]
Elizer 30 AL
John 15 AL
July Ann 8 AL
Thomas 6 AL

[moves to Etowah Co AL]
[I don't see John in 1880, but I think he is in Cleburn Co
AL in 1900.]

[where is everybody else?]
[Samuel is in Cleburn Co AL.]

Tuscaloosa Co

Mary Tunnell? household [probably Finnell]
[R35.10.7] Jesse Rigsbey 17 AL [Jesse Tyson]
Anna Rigsbey 13 AL

[Who is Anna? Is she his wife Nancy?]

Wilcox Co

[R95] Jo Rigby 50 NC B
Mariah 35 VA B
David 13 AL B
Sarah 8 AL B
Charity 4 AL B
Mariah? 9/12 AL B

[They are Rigsby in 1880. I don't see them in 1860.]


Hot Springs

[R14.10.7] Benjamin Rigsby 36 TN
Dorcas 36 TN
Lucinda 14 AR
Sarah 13 AR
James 11 AR
Wiley 9 AR
Permelia 3 AR
Isaac B 8/12 AR

[R14.10.9] James Rigsby 31 TN
Julia 39 TN
John 9 AR
William 7 AR
Robert 3 AR
Benjamin 2 AR

[moves to Saline Co AR]

Pulaski Co

V Ragsby (f) 56 TN B
Frederick 22 TN B
Turner 19 TN B
Martha C 17 TN B

[Are they really Rigsby?]

Saline Co

[R14.10.1] William Rigsby 47 TN
Jane 47 TN
Louisa 17 AR
Sarah C 26 TN
Susan K 15 AR [In 1860 she was Louisiana]
James R 12 AR
Cynthia A 7 AR
Benjamin H 2 AR

[moves to Garland Co AR]

[R14.10.1.5] John H Rigsby 19 AR
Melvina 20 AR
Martha G 10/12? AR

[she dies; he moves to Garland Co AR]


El Dorado Co

? Tracy household
[R05.2.4.6?] George E Rigsby 30 KY

[or R76?]

San Francisco Co

Mary Rigsbey 45 IRE
John 8 CA
Catharine 5 CA
Susan Shaw 46
Moses Shaw 46

[It looks like she is a widow.]
[I don't see them in 1880. Presumably she re-married and
changed Catherine's name.]

San Joaquin Co

James R Henry household
[R05.5.9.1] Mahala Rixby 19 IA

Yolo Co

Sarah Reynolds household
[R48.2] Anderson Rigsby 46 TN [sb 49]

[moves to Lassen Co CA]


Jefferson Co

John Higgins household
[R05.5.9] David Rigsby 33 MO

[moves to Clear Creek Co CO]

District of Columbia

Washington DC

James Acton? household
Mary 37
Edward Rigsby 14 DC
Mary Rigsby 12 DC

[Mary is widow of R57.1.4]

Francis Fugitt household
[R57.1.2] Malinda Rigsby 50 DC
[I don't see her after this]


Columbia Co

[R06.12.6] John Rigsbey 30 NC
Minnie 15 FL
Sarah 8/12 FL M
Dolly 8/12 FL M
Seth Jones 17 FL M

[I think this is R06.12.6. I can't find him in 1860.]
[moves to Suwannee Co FL]
[In 1880 his wife and children are born in GA. It looks
like that is wrong.]

Suwannee Co

[R06.1.10] Harry D Riggsby 40 NC [Hyder]
Mary E McLellan? 10 FL


Clay Co

James Rigsby 45 NC B
Penny 50 NC B
Louisa Brown 20 GA B

[I don't see him in 1880.]

Cobb Co

[R35.4] Allen J Rigsby 65 GA
Bethany 39 GA
Mary C 30 GA [sb 35]

Coweta Co

[R35.2.2] William L Rigsby 44 GA
Sarah 41 GA [Sarah Saxon/Saxton]
Nancy 21 GA
Benjamin 19 GA
Mary 12 GA
Andy 10 GA [Thomas Andrew]
John 7 GA
Robert 5 GA [James Robert]
Elizabeth 1 GA [Sarah Elizabeth]

[Benjamin moves to Carroll Co GA]

Samuel Dennis household
Sarah Rigsby 37 GA [widow of R35.2.9]
John Rigsby 9 GA

Crawford Co

D Strother household
[R79.2] J Rigsby 21 GA [James]
Phoeby Rigsby 28 GA [Phoebe Johnson]
Lizzie Rigsby 1 GA
Luda (f) Rigsby 6/12 GA

[James dies before 1880]

Decatur Co

[R35.7] Willey T Rigsby 52 GA [Wiley; sb 61]
Samuel D 27 GA
Josephine 21 GA [Josephine Draffin w/o Samuel]
William J 18 GA
John A 23 GA
Thomas W 25 GA

[moves to Thomas Co GA]
[Thomas moves to Webster Co GA]
[Why was William not with him in 1860?]
[I don't see William in 1880, but he is in Hamilton Co FL
in 1900.]

[R35.7.2] Lewis J Rigsby 37 GA
Behethlana? (f) 28 GA
Astlina? (f) 2 GA

[moves to Thomas Co GA]

Dougherty Co

[R35.1.2] Allen Rigsby 42 GA
Sarah 32 GA
Permelia 12 GA
Samuel 8 GA
John A 5 GA
George W 1 GA

[moves to Mitchell Co GA]

Elizabeth Sibley household
[R35.1.7] Lewis H Rigsby 30 GA
Georgia A Rigsby 17 GA

[Is Georgia the wife of Lewis? I don't know of a Georgia in
his branch.]
[I don't see them after this]

Heard Co

John Rigsby 28 AL
Elizabeth 22 AL
Jerry 17 AL

[Is John R35.10.1? Who are Elizabeth and Jerry?
Note that R35.10.1 had a brother Jesse 1853, but that
Jesse is in Tuscaloosa Co AL in 1870.]

Houston Co

Elizabeth Thompson household
Susana Rigsby 30 GA [widow of R89]
John C Rigsby 10 GA
Mollie Rigsby 1 GA

[I don't see Susana after this. Presumably she re-married.]

Irwin Rigby 51 GA
Epsie 56 GA
Arsy (m) 20 GA
Miles C (m) 18 GA

Randolph Co

[R35.1] Saml Rigsby 70 GA
Nancy Rigsby 40 GA [second wife]

Cultha Rigsby (f) 35 GA [Cynthia]
Alice Rigsby 7 GA
Willis Rigsby 2 GA

[who is this?]
[moves to Muscogee Co GA]

James Knight household
[R34.1.2] Martha Rigsby 24 GA domestic servant
Allice Rigsby 3 GA [daughter of Martha]
Mark Rolen (Rigsby) 1m GA [son of Martha]

Richmond Co

[R35.4.3] John W Rigsby 37 GA
Hattie 28 GA
Willie (m) 3 GA
William Keener 14 GA [Hattie's brother]

Harlan Rigby 61 unk
Margaret 38 SC

Jacob Rigsby 70 GA B
Violet 65 GA B

[I think he is actually Rigby. There is no Jacob Rigsby
listed earlier, except R61, who was in Chatham Co NC.]

Schley Co

[R11.5.3] John Rigsby 37 GA
Amanda 30 GA
James 16 GA
John William 11 GA
Missouri (f) 9 GA
Martha 4 GA
Sarah 17 GA

[moves back to Marion Co GA]

Troup Co

[R11.5] William Rigsby 69 GA

[Apparently he dies before 1880]


Champaign Co

Henry Harris household
[R74.5.2] William Rigsby 10 IL

[William moves to Knox Co IL]

Coles Co

p42 [Poor House]
R Rigsby (f) 22 IL

[who is this?]

[R57.3] William Rigsby 69 DC
Evann 43 OH
Henry 20 IL
Emeriel? (f) 15 IL
Janetta 12 IL
Fanny 10 IL
Leona 8 IL
Josephine 5 IL

[I think Henry is from Evann's first marriage.]

L W [Rigsby] 47 KY
Ellen 38 IN
Nancy 14 IN
Martha 12 IN
Charlotte 10 IN
Elizabeth 7 IN
Margaret 5 IL
Grant? (m) 3 IL

[They are listed immediately after William. The last name
is not specified, but appears to be dittoed from above.]
[who is this?]

Edwards Co

[R14.6.5] William Rigsby 43 NC
Martha 38 TN
Louisa L 15 IL
Selina E 13 IL
Lewis 6 IL
Thomas A 4 IL
Minty C 2 IL

[moves to Christian Co IL]

Greene Co

[R05.3.5] William Rigsby 50 TN [sb 56]
Ada 48 TN

[R05.3.5.5] Frank Rigsby 22 IL
Martha 21 IL
Isabel 1 IL

[I don't see him in 1880. In 1900 he is in IT.]

Pike Co

William Smitherson household
[R81.4] William Rigsby 32 IL

Schuyler Co

[R58] John E Rigsby 59 NC
Martha 60 VA
Eliza 21 IL
Lamech T (m) 19 IL


Delaware Co

p590 [county poor asylum]
Sarah Rigsby 24 IN [Sarah Jones, widow of Henry]
Margaret 2 IN

[Which Henry? All the Henrys from 1850 are accounted for.]
[Either her age is wrong, or she isn't Henry's widow.]

Jefferson Co

[R57.2] James Rigsby 76 MD
Cynthia 68 KY
Thomas 31 IN
Martha 25 IN
Kate 10 IN

[James dies before 1880]

Madison Co

Samuel Simmons household
[R49.5] N? S Rigsby (m) 26 IN
Rachel Rigsby 21 OH
Augustus Rigsby 2 IN

[This has to be Leonard.]
[moves to Marion Co IN]
[Is Samuel the father of Rachel?]

P W Blake household
Phillmore Rigsby 20 IN

[The only Rigsby under age 1 from IN in 1850 is Susannah.
The only 9 or 10 year olds from IN in 1860 are Doctor 10
and William 9.]

[R49.2] John F Rigsby 35 NC
Hanna 34 WV [sb IN]
John A 14 IN
Jane 9 IN
Nathaniel 7 IN
Franklin 4 IN
William 1/12 IN

[probably s/o William from 1860]
[or R33.3?]
[I don't see them in 1860.]

Rush Co

[R16.4.1] Martin Riggsbee 51 NC
Lucinda 45 NC
Alveron 19 IN
Florella 17 IN
J L (m) 13 IN [John Lee]
Adrian 10 IN

Lydia 71 NC [widow of R16.4]
Zimri 34 IN

[two families in one household]

[R16.4.4] Madison Rigsby 45 NC
Mary 37 IN
Marshall 14 IN
Flora 10 IN

Shelby Co

[R16.5.3] A J Rigbsee 42 IN [Andrew J]
Desdemona 42 IN [Desdemona Stone]
Charlie 12 IN
Chauncy 10 IN

[I don't see Chauncy after this]

[R16.5.1] John Rigsbee 45 NC
Rachel 67 IN [Rachel Worth]

[I don't see him after this]

Union Co

[R24.9?] John Rigsby 41 OH
Hannah 38 OH
Mary 12 IN
John Jr 10 IN
Ida 7 IN

[This pretty much has to be R24.9, but it doesn't much look
like him.]
[As far as I know, the Rigsbys were not in OH before 1870.]
[There is no John in IN in 1860, and no Mary 2.]

[R24.8] Edmund Rigsbey 46 SC
Ruth E 42 OH

[Edmund dies before 1880; Ruth moves in with her father]

[R24.6] Read? Rigsbey 47 SC [Revel]
Sarah 45 IN
William 19 IN

[William is s/o Revel's brother John. He moves back with
them before 1880.]

[R24.4] George Rigsby 50 NC
Hester 47 IN [Esther Kingery]
Lydia B 21 IN
George M 19 IN [George Monroe]
Lucy B 13 IN
Albert L 9 IN
Ida R (f) 7 IN
William 5 IN

[George M moves to Randolph Co IN]
[William moves to Wayne Co IN]


Des Moines Co

Michael Riley household
[R57.3.3] Archibald Rigsby 24 IL

Van Buren Co

p407 (faded)
[R90.1] Benjamin Rixby 34 MO
Louisa 24 IA
Edwin D 2 IA
B F (m) 1 IA
H E Hardy? domestic servant

[I don't see him in 1880, but he is on the 1885 IA
state census]

[R90.2] Henry Rixby 33 MO
Lucy 27 IA
Martha 6 IA
Dora 1 IA

Charles Hall household
Catherine Rixby 58 KY [widow of R90 Isaac]
Isaac Rixby 26 IA
Olive Rixby 18 VA [Olive Robinson, Isaac's wife]
E J Rixby (f) 32 IA [Eliza]
Dela Rixby (f) 1 IA [Dollie, d/o Isaac + Olive]
Naum Bartholomews [he marries Eliza in September]

[I don't know who Charles is or why they are living with

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