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1870: Kentucky to New York
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:38:53
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1034

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Allen Co

p 173b
John Davis household
[R05.] Alonzo Rigsby 10 KY

[His mother was a Davis. John is probably his uncle.]
[moves to Warren Co KY]

p 208
[R05.2.5.3] John S Rigsby 32 KY [John Samuel]
Rachel F 24 KY [Rachel Finney]
Mary J 5 KY
John H 3 KY [John Herbert]
Annie L 1 KY
Henry Finney 76 KY [Rachel's father]
Sarah Finney 69 SC [Sarah Ritchey, Rachel's mother]

p 209
[R05.2.5] John W Rigsby 58 SC [my John W]
Ann 57 KY
Bell 9 KY [d/o Wilson Lee?]

p 210
Nancy Perry household
[R05.2.1.1] John T Rigsby 46 KY

[I don't see him after this]

p 212
A Wells household
[R05.] James H Rigsby 4 KY

[moves to Franklin Co IL]

p 215
[R05.] William Rigsby 23 KY
Melvina 18 KY [Melvina Bruff]

[moves to Franklin Co IL]

Emily Long 29 KY [Emily Rigsby d/o R05.2.1 James]
Louella Long 8 KY
Frances T Long 4 KY
Parkey Rigsby 66 VA [widow of R05.2.1 James]

p 217
[R05.2.1.3] Garlin W Rigsby 41 KY
Sarah F 37 KY
Amanda 12 KY
John W 6 KY
Nancy A 4 KY
Mary E 3 KY
Luther T 1/12 KY
Asberry D 14 KY

p 218
[R05.2.4.5] Charles T Rigsby 28 KY
Nancy C 21 KY
Emma F 4 KY
Riley N 3 KY
Sallie 4/12 KY

[I don't see them in 1880. In 1900 he is alone in Cooke Co

p 223
[R05.2.5.1] William P Rigsby 37 KY [William Perry]
Charity V 36 KY
William P 18 KY [William Porter]
Lee A 17 KY
Elizabeth J 14 KY
Elijah C 14 KY
John W 13 KY
Elbridge F 10 KY
Mary E 8 KY
Amanda H 6 KY
Daniel 5 KY
Sarah A 4 KY
Willis 5/12 KY

[I don't see him after this]

Barren Co

[R05.2.4.4] Jefferson B Rigsby 28 MO
Elzada M 25 TN [Elzada Whitlow]
William S 8 KY
Mary J 6 KY
Eugenia C 3 KY
Nancy E F 8/12 KY
Nancy Whitlow 69 VA [Elzada's mother]
Erminta Whitlow 28 TN [Elzada's sister]

[moves to Metcalfe Co KY]

Boyd Co

Melinda Newman household
[R26.7.5] George E Rigsby 17 VA [looks like Rigsley]

Elizabeth Tillson? household
[R26.7.1] Mat Rigsby 23 VA
Mary Rigsby 21 VA

[moves back to Smyth Co VA]

Breckinridge Co

Willis Hardin household
Nancy M 34 KY
Minnie E Rigsby 11 KY
John Rigsby 8 KY

[children are from James W Rigsby + Nancy M Ellis who were
in Overton Co TN in 1860]
[Could that be R05.1.4.1 James R who vanished? Note that
James' uncle is the following family.]

[R05.1.5] H L Rigsby 45 TN [Harris Lawson]
Martha J 40 TN
Wright 17 TN
James F 15 TN
Willis A 7 TN
Hattie 3 KY
Levi? H 3/12 KY

[moves to Jefferson Co KY]
[James moves to Jefferson Co KY]
[I don't see Wright in 1880, but in 1900 he is in Roane Co

[R05.1.4] John Rigsby 54 KY
Margaret 40? TN
Larson 22 TN
John 1 KY

[The older John dies before 1880]
[The younger John is son of Larson. Where is Larson's

Carter Co

[R83.6] Thomas Rigsby 25 KY
Elizabeth 23 KY [Elizabeth Fields]
[R83.3] Rebecca 33 KY

[Is that correct? Or is Thomas in Garrard Co KY?]

Edmonson Co

[R05.2.4.2] J T Rigsby 30 KY [John Thomas]
Casander 25 KY [Cassandra Whitlow]
Avada F (f) 7 KY [Arminta]
Benjamin 5 KY
Nancy C 4 KY
Thomas V 1 KY

[moves to Metcalfe Co KY]

Fayette Co

p248 [asylum]
[R91] Rufus Rigsby 36 NC [insane]

George Morgan household [apparently a boarding house]
Emma Rigsby 17 KY

[who is this?]

Fulton Co

[R05.1.5.2] Daniel B Rigsby 20 TN

[moves to Breckinridge Co KY]

[R05.1.5.1] John Rigsby 23 KY

[moves to Jefferson Co KY]

Garrard Co

Francis Shaw household
[R13.2.7.4] Amelia J Rigsby 17 KY

Lydia Rigsby 75 KY [widow of R13.2.1 Robert]
Sallie A 35 KY
Lydia A 26 KY
Elvira 25 KY
Andy 3 KY
John 2 KY
William 2 KY
Owen 8/12 KY

[Whose children? Sally and Lydia did not marry, but had
children in 1880.]

[R13.2.7] William Rigsby 45 KY
Margaret 43 KY
John W 15 KY
Harriet E 14 KY
Lucy F 12 KY
David 9 KY
James 7 KY
Robert 4 KY
Andy S 2 KY

[David moves to Macoupin Co IL]

[R13.2.2.2] William B Rigsby 27 KY
Eliza J 20 KY [Eliza Carlisle]
Burilla? (f) 1 KY

[I don't see him after this]

Lucy Rigsby 64 VA [widow of R13.2.2 John]
James H 22 KY
Mary J 24 KY
Susan Adams 75 VA
Joseph W Berry 12 KY
George Hagary? 21 KY

Thomas Rigsby 25 KY
Emily 18 KY [Emma McKay]
Della 1 KY
William Woods 8 KY

[Does he move to Mercer Co KY?]

Jackson Co

William Crank household
[R73.5] Thomas Rigsbee 25 TN
Martha Rigsbee 20 KY [Martha Jane York]

[they move to Washington Co AR]

mortality schedule
[R73.5.1] Mary E Rigsbee 1 KY died October

Johnson Co

[R17.1.3.1] Willis Rigsby 40 KY
Polly 39 KY
Amanda J 15 KY
Jeremiah 12 KY
Lewis 9 KY
Catharine 7 KY
Elizabeth 4 KY

[R17.1.3.3] Henry Rigsbey 36 KY
Nancy 36 KY
Mary J 15 KY
John C B 13 KY
Sarah A 11 KY
Martha M 9 KY
Lewis 7 KY
Clarinda 3 KY
Elizabeth 1/12 KY

[moves to Magoffin Co KY]
[John moves to Lawrence Co KY]

[R17.1.3.7] Joseph W Rigsby 28 KY
Thersa 28 KY
Cynthia A 8 KY
Lydia M 3 KY
Roseanna? 2 KY
Squire V 3/12 KY

Jesse Hay household
[R17.1.1.4] Thomas Rigsby 29 KY
Elizabeth Rigsby 25 KY [Elizabeth Hay]

[moves back to Lawrence Co KY]

[R83] (no name) Rigsby 65 NC [Travis]
Ary 67 NC
[R83.2] Susannah Prince 34 KY
Sally Prince 11 KY
Salina Prince 10 KY
Elias Prince 8 KY

[Travis and Ary die before 1880]

[R83.4] John Rigsby 28 KY
Nancy J 23 KY [Nancy Johnson]
William T 5 KY
Nancy A 2/12 KY

[I don't see them in 1880, but in 1900 they are in Johnson

Nicholas Prince household
Charity Rigsby 8 KY

[who is this?]

mortality schedule
[R83.6] Mary Rigsby 24 KY died January
[R83.6.1] May E Rigsby 1 KY died March

Lawrence Co

[R17.1.1] Dure Riggsby 63 KY [Drury]
Nancy 48 KY
Andrew 16 KY

[moves in with son John]

[Where are the rest of them?]
[R17.1.3 Lewis definitely should be here.]

Monroe Co

John Ray household
Letha C Riggsby 24 TN domestic servant

[who is this?]

Muhlenberg Co

[R05.3.14] James Rigsby 30 TN [sb 33]
Mary E 33 TN
[R05.3.11] Thomas 36 TN

[James dies before 1874. I don't see Thomas in 1880.]

[R05.3.10] Berry Rigsby 40 TN
Sallie 35 TN
John 14 TN
Bettie 11 TN
Susan 10 TN
Alexander 9 TN
George 7 TN
Emma 5 TN
Enoch 1 TN

[I don't see John after this.]

Rockcastle Co

[R13.2.1.4] Thomas Rigsby 34 KY
Elizabeth 33 KY [Elizabeth Murray]
Sarah E 9 KY
William R 5 KY
Thomas 3 KY

William Dollins? household
Livisee? Rigsby (f) 23 KY
James Rigsby 13 KY

[Who are they? maybe R82.6 and R82.3? It sure looks like
they should be related to Thomas.]
[James moves to Webster Co KY]

[R13.2.1.7] Richard Rigsby 24 KY
Jane 37 KY
Thomas J Lewis 13 KY
Lucy A Lewis 11 KY
J Lewis (f) 8 KY
Charles K Lewis 3 KY

[I don't know why the Lewises are living with them. Was
Jane married to a Lewis earlier?]

[R13.2.1.1] James Rigsby 47 KY
Sarah 43 KY [Sarah Starnes]
Eliza J 19 KY
James H 17 KY
Sarah E 14 KY
Liddia M 10 KY
Lauretta A 8 KY
Nancy J 6 KY
Martha S 3 KY

[I don't see James H in 1880, but in 1900 he is in Union
Co KY.]

Simpson Co

Benjamin Hendricks household
Riley E Rigsby 25 KY

[This is the only time he appears, unless he went by a
different name.]

Union Co

[R05.2.1.4] James T Rigsby 35 TN
Savanah 37 KY
William C 14 KY
Mary 11 KY
Marthy 11
Adaline S 10 KY
Lee O (m) 8 KY
Sarah A 5 KY
Laura J 3 KY
Isaiah L 1 KY
Matilda C 8/12 KY

[James dies before 1880]
[William moves to Erath Co TX]

Warren Co

Ann Cook household [boarding house]
Ellen Rigsby 19 KY

[who is this?]

[R05.2.5.6] J C Bigsby 25 KY
Linda 33 TN [Cinderella]
Jesse W 3 KY
Rebecca A 2 KY
A J Claypool 7 KY

[R05.2.2] Henry Rigsby 67 NC
Judith 72 VA

[moves back to Allen Co KY]

[R05.2.2.4] William W Rigsby 28 KY
Mary A 22 KY
William C 8 KY
Franklin L 3 KY

Wolfe Co

Julia Rigsby 39 KY
Elizabeth Dunn 68 NC

[who is this?]


E Feliciana Par

Phoebe Rigsby 22 LA B
Johnny 2 LA B

[who is this?]

Sabine Par

[R05.3.5.2] John W Rigsby 28 TN [sb 30]
Azalete H 20 LA [Azalete H Cumberland]
James B 5 LA
Tennessee 1 LA

[Apparently they divorce. I think John moves to Ouachita
Par LA]

St Mary Par

George Rigsby 42 LA B
Easter 30 LA B

[who is this?]
[Apparently they never had children.]


Allegan Co

Richard? Rigeby? 32 IN
Elizabeth 25? IN
Emily 2 MI

Jase? Rigeby? 29 IN
Elizabeth 33 OH
Mary J 8 MI
Charles? F 5 MI

William Rigeby? 37 TN
Mary 36 VA
Robert 3 MI
Walter 1 MI
Last? Will? 17 MI

Oakland Co

Isaac Rigsby 38 NY
Eleanor 35 NY
Emma P 14 MI
Lyman J 12 MI
Sarah E 10 MI
Alice M 8 MI
Cora B 6 MI
Charles S 4 MI
Priscilla Manning 77 NY

[This is the only time he appears. There weren't any
Rigsbys in MI in 1850.]


Attala Co

[R75] George Rigby 55 NC
Mary 45 SC
Will P 23 AL
Rebecca 21 AL
S J (f) 19 AL [Sallie]
Martha 16 AL
George W 15 AL
Mary 8 MS
Robert 6 MS
Joseph 3 MS
M M (f) 5/12 MS [Margaret]

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

Sophronia Rigby 24 AL
James 2 MS
Joseph 6/12 MS

[Sophronia must be widow of George's son John.
Or is he just away somewhere?]

De Soto Co

[R33.1.3] Wright Rigsby 28 NC
Mary 19 NC [Mary M Glenn]
Ellen 3 NC
Thomas 2 MS

[I don't see them after this.]

Itawamba Co

Joseph McClane household
Isom Rigsby 12 AL

[who is this? R35.2.5.4? nope]

Pontotoc Co

William Rigsby 27 AL
Millie 27 AL
Sarah 1 MS

[who is this? R35.2.10 Wiley?]
[I don't see them in 1880.]

Rankin Co

Adolfus? Lacy household
Malissa Rigsby 10 MS

[who is this?]

Scott Co

May Rigsby 42 MS [Mary widow of Russell]
J (m) 21 MS [Joseph Andrew]
Margret 19 MS
Charlie 14 MS
Louisanna 12 MS
Benjamin 10 MS
Russel 16 MS [should be 26]

[really Rigby]

(no name) Rigsgy 45 MS
Caroline 25 NC
Owen 10 MS
Mary 8 MS
John 6 MS
Daid or Daiel 9m MS

[Is this s/o Bryant? He is the only Rigsby born about 1825
in MS.]

J W Lathan household
Emily Rigsby 50 AL B
Jack 17 MS B

[I don't see them in 1880.]

Polly Sims household
Fannie Rigsby 17 MS B

[I don't see her in 1880.]


Crawford Co

(unreadable) (Jim L?) Rigsby 20 TN
Millie 20 MO
Orphie? (f) 2 MO

[who is this?]
[and where does he go?]

[R56.5.3] James Rigsby 17 MO
Polly A 22 MO
Jane Skaggs 40 MO
Thomas J Skaggs 9 MO

[moves to Howell Co MO]

[R14.5.2.3] W J Rigsby 30 TN
Elizabeth 30 TN
Frances 9 TN
Ruthie? (f) 7 TN
Frances Carroll? 21 MO [domestic]

[I'm guessing this is William]
[I don't see them after this]

[Note that these three families are right next to each
other, implying they are all related.]

Dent Co

Gilbert Noris household
M E Rigsby (f) 9 MO

[who is this? maybe d/o Thomas from 1860 who vanishes?]

Lewis Co

[R05.2.9] William Rigsby 42 KY
Sarah Ann 40 KY [Sarah Ann Hendron]
Andrew 20 MO
John W 12 MO
Alfred 10 MO
James 5 MO
Lewis? 3 MO
William Brown 23 IN
Elizabeth Brown 18 MO

[moves to Boone Co MO]
[Andrew moves to Knox Co MO; John moves to Carroll Co MO;
Alfred moves to Randolph Co MO]
[Is Elizabeth his daughter Nancy?]

Maries Co

W W Scott household
Sarah M Rigsby 12 MO
Elizabeth C Rigsby 29 MO [widow of R56.1.1 James]
Mary F Rigsby 10 MO
J H Rigsby (m) 8 MO
George Rigsby 6 MO
Susan J Rigsby 1 MO

Monroe Co

[R05.2.6.2] John G Rigsby 26
Mary M 22
Winnie E 2
Lucy M 5/12

[R05.2.6] Hartwell Riggsby 55 KY
Mary A 53 KY
William H 16 MO
Celia 15 MO
Serena 13 MO
Henry C 10 MO
Wiley J 8 MO

New Madrid Co

[R05.3.3] Wright Rigsby 59 SC
Lethe 50 TN

[R46] Lot Rigsby 50 TN
Nancy 50 NC
Irene 10 KY

[moves to Dunklin Co MO]


Elko Co

John P Hough household
[R57.3.2] S Rigsby 29 IL [Stanley]

[Where was he in 1860?]

New York

New York City

[R92] James Rigsby 59 ENG
Ellen 47 IRE
Robert 18 NJ
Mary E 16 NJ
James E 15 MA
George 13 NY
Jane 11 NY
William H 9 NY
John T 6 NY

William Howell household
Lina Rigsby (f) 25 IRE [seems hard to believe]

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