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1870: North Carolina to South Carolina
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:41:54
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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Note: "B" at the end of a line indicates Black or Colored;
"M" at the end of a line indicates Mulatto.

North Carolina

Ashe Co

Cynthia Rigsby 67 NC

Bertie Co

Prury Rigsby (f) 45 NC

[who is this? maybe widow of R15.x William?]

Harriet King 50 [with Noah in 1860]
Mary Rigsby 45
Ann Rigsby 14 [Mary's daughter?]

[Ann was not with Mary in 1860]

William Rascoe household
[R15.x.6] Joseph Rigsby 11

[I don't see him after this]

Chatham Co

[R06.12] Isaiah Riggsby 68 NC
Maria 58 NC

[He dies before 1880]

Elijah Nelson household
Della Riggsby 24 NC
Rufus 9/12 NC

[who is this?]
[I don't see her in 1880, but Rufus is in Wake Co NC with
Jesse Howell.]

Thomas B Farrar household
[R06.1.6.4] Edward C Riggsbee 22 NC

[Edward dies in 1877]

[R51.5.2] Reny? B Riggsbee (m) 27 NC [Reval]
Theny? 22 (f) NC

Clara Riggsbee 30 NC
Thomas 3/12 NC

[who is this?]
[I don't see them in 1880]

William R Mitchell household
wife Mary 37 NC [widow of R06.12.3]
[R06.12.3.1] William Riggsbee 18
[R06.12.3.2] Sydney Riggsbee (m) 15

[William moves to Wake Co NC]

Edward or Edmond Riggsbee 50 NC B
Mary 59 NC B
James 8 NC B
Mary 5 NC B

[who is this?]
[Those can't be their children.]
[I think he dies before 1880.]

[R06.13.4] Carney Riggsbee 35 NC [should be 45]
Hesper? 36 NC [widow of R06.6.2]
(no name) (m) 1/12 NC [Fred]
Lavinia 19 NC
John 17 NC
Leonidas 15 NC
Alice 13 NC
Adolphus 9 NC

[Except for Fred, the children are from her first marriage
to Carney's cousin John.]
[John moves to Orange Co NC]

[R97] Nathaniel Riggsbee 40 NC B
Jeanette 40 NC B
Dowd 18 NC B
Raleigh 15 NC B
Mazelia? 10 NC B
David 12 NC B
Jonathan 8 NC B
Edmond 6 NC B
Parthenia 4 NC B
Joseph 1 NC B

[I don't see David in 1880, but in 1900 he is back in
Chatham Co]

[R51.6?] Luaim? Riggsbee (m) 36 NC [Lucien?]
[R51.2?] Sarah 65 NC [sister? mother?]

[I don't see them in 1880]

[R06.1.4] Asa L Riggsbee 54 NC
Elizabeth 52 NC
George W 17 NC
Thaddeus 13 NC

Elizabeth Riggsbee 57 NC [widow of R51.5]
Martha 20 NC
Wesley 16 NC

[R98] Thomas Riggsbee 38 NC B
Rose 18 NC B
Anna 16 NC B
Nancy 14 NC B
Martha 4 NC B
Tom 7 NC B
Della 10 NC B

[R51.3.2] Horace Riggsbee 24 NC
Julia 23 NC [Julia Bennett]
Georgetta 2 NC

[R51.3] George O Riggsbee 58 NC
Milly 56 NC
Josiah 22 NC
George 17 NC
Rosa 18 NC

Melinda Riggsbee 43 NC [widow of R06.6.3]
Mary 15 NC
June 12 NC
Lydia Hudson 34
Adelaide Atwater 14 domestic servant

[June sb James]

[R06.6.5] Elbert Riggsbee 34 NC
Rebecca 67 NC [widow of R06.6]
Adaline 32 NC

James or Joseph Atwater household
Nancy Riggsbee 11 NC B

[who is this?]

Jane Riggsbee 20 NC B
Kathgena? 3 NC B
Victoria 8/12 NC B

[who is this?]

[R06.1.9] Andrew J Riggsbee 38 NC
Mary 20 NC [Mary E Cheek]
Thomas 9 NC
John 7 NC
Lulu 8/12 NC
Thomas Bennett 17
Nicey? Edwards 20 domestic servant
Rowana? Edwards 9 domestic servant

[moves to Orange Co NC]

[R99] Iley Riggsbee 38 NC B
Jane 40 NC B
Cherry 17 NC B
Tyson 12 NC B
Olive (m) 9 NC B
Ben 3 NC B

[R06.9.1] Zimri Riggsbee 58 NC
Sally 62 NC
Josephine 28 NC
Sally Bryant 1
Cornelia Loyd 25 domestic servant

[R06.1.6] Atlas J Riggsbee 49 NC
Sarah 48 NC [Sarah Bennett]
William 17 NC
Minerva 18 NC
Sarah 15 NC
Adelaide 12 NC
Evander 7 NC
George Durham 23

[R06.1.4.1] John M Riggsbee 31 NC
Mary 29 NC
John W 11 NC
Nancy 2 NC

[R06.1.5.3] Alfonzo Riggsbee 24 NC
Caroline 17 NC
Theodosia? (f) 4/12 NC

[R06.13] Ezekiel Riggsbee 68 NC
Penina 62 NC

[He dies before 1880]

[R06.13.6] Haywood Riggsbee 30 NC
Celia 26 NC
Graham 9 NC
Rufus 6 NC
Emily 3 NC

[The Race column for this family is dittoed from a
Mulatto entry much earlier on the page. I think this
family is actually white.]

[R51.1] Meacham Riggsbee 69 NC
Mary 55 NC
Alex 25 NC
Morris 18 NC

[He dies before 1880]

mortality schedule
[R51.5.4] Vernis Riggsbee (m) 23 NC died May

Madison Co

[R71] Thomas Rigsby 57 TN
Peggy 60 NC
Margret 17 NC
Nancy 16 NC
Rachael 13 NC
Mitchell 13 NC
Emiline 9 NC

[I don't see Mitchell after this, though he lived until

Matilda Hagan household
Emiline Rigsby 23 NC
Julius Rigsby 5 NC
Thomas Rigsby 2 NC

[Could she be a widow of one of Thomas' sons? Possibilities
are James 22 and Bernard 28. Bernard seems more likely.]
[Or she could be Thomas' daughter Emeline/Caroline.]

Jesse Harrison? household
[R71.10] Samuel Rigsby 20 NC

[I don't see him in 1880, but in 1900 he is back in Madison

Orange Co

[R06.1.5] J J Riggsbee 57 NC [Joseph]
Martha E 50 NC
Jordan 26 NC
Phoebe E 21 NC
Lucy A 18 NC
William H 17 NC
Atlas J 14 NC
Martha E 12 NC
Rufus 9 NC
Adolphus 9 NC
Rhody Snipes 50 domestic servant
Simmons Snipes 5

[He dies before 1880]
[I think William moves to Chester Co SC]
[Rufus and Adolphus move to Chatham Co NC with brother

[R06.15.3] Larkin Riggsbee 32 NC
Martha 17 NC
[R06.15.4] Jones 27 NC
[R06.15] Eliza 53 NC [sb 63]

[Who is Martha? Eliza's daughter? or Larkin's wife?]
[Eliza dies before 1850]

Isaiah Daniel household
Benton Riggsbee 17 NC

[Who is this? There were a couple of 7-year-olds in 1860,
but no names close to Benton.]
[I don't see him in 1880.]

[R06.15.1] Hawkins Riggsbee 41 NC
Catherine 33 NC [Catherine Sparrow]
Henry 4 NC
John C 2 NC

[I don't see him in 1880, but in 1900 he is in Chatham Co

[R06.15.2] Frank M Riggsbee 37 NC
Mary 28 NC
Emma 11 NC
Anna 2 NC

[Why the large gap between the children? Were there
others who died?]
[moves to Chatham Co NC]

[R20.4.4] Atlas M Rigsbee 29 NC
Roena 28 NC [Rowena Brassfield]
Cora 3 NC
Robert H 1 NC
Mary 4/12 NC
Winnifred Brassfield 55 NC [Rowena's mother]
Nancy Brassfield 22
John Gibson? 22
Thomas Barbee 50

[R62] Woodson Rigsbee 60 NC
Midus? 50 NC [who is this?]
Hawkins 30 NC

[He dies before 1880]
[I don't see Hawkins after this]

[R20.6.2] Leroy G Riggsbee 23 NC
Nancy W 21 NC

[I don't see him after this]

[R20.6] Mark Riggsbee 58 NC
Frances 44 NC
Narcissa 13 NC
Johnston 9 NC
Martha Markham 46
Francis Riggsbee 23 B

[He dies before 1880]

Jane Picket household
[R20.4.7] John Riggsbee 22 NC

[R20.4] Jesse Riggsbee 62 NC
Mary 61 NC
Thomas 22 NC [sb 25]
Louisa 20 NC
Emma 18 NC
Jeffrey Harris 26

[He dies before 1880]
[I don't know who Jeffrey is; probably a servant.]

[R20.5] Ruffin Riggsbee 61 NC
Edney C 36 NC
Fox (m) 23 NC B

[He dies before 1880]

Jefferson Riggsbee 43 NC
Louisa 35 NC
William 17 NC
George 15 NC
Jane Hogan? 13 NC
Mildredge (f) 11 NC
John 7 NC
Ann O 4 NC
Annis Copley

[moves to Haywood Co TN]

[R53] Thomas Riggsbee 70 NC
Rachael 30 NC
Caroline 25 NC
John Pool 8

[He dies before 1800]

mortality schedule
Milly Riggsbee 60 NC died February
[wife of R53 Thomas]

Person Co

Thomas Riggs household
[R67.1] William Rigsby 22 NC [looks like Rigsley]

[I don't see him after this]
[Is he the William Riggs 33 in Onslow Co NC in 1880?]

[R67] Joseph Rigsby 52 NC
Andrew J 20 NC
Julia A 17 NC
Cornelia H 16 NC
Mary V 14 NC
Henry 10 NC

[They move to Halifax Co VA. His daughter Arminta is
already there in 1870.]

Surry Co

[R26.6] Archibald Riggsby 53 NC
Nancy 54 NC
Martha 17 NC
Mary 14 NC
Newton McKaughn
Roxann McKaughn

[Where is Pleasant? Where is Jane?]

Wake Co

[R96] George Rigsby 45 NC B
Malinda 33 NC B
James 19 NC B
Jane 13 NC B
Ode 11 NC B
John 5 NC B
Etter (f) 3 NC B
Duck? (f) 2 NC B

[I don't see James after this.]

Allen Gates household [verify this]
[R20.1.1.1] Hilliard Rigsby 16 NC

[R27] Tenin? Rigsby 40 NC [should be 46]
Nancy 40 NC
John 12 NC
Young 11 NC
Margaret 9 NC
George 7 NC

[I don't see them in 1860. In 1880 he is Joseph.]

John Riggsby 36 NC
Caroline 24 NC [Caroline Woods]
Rebecca 4 NC
Arabella 2 NC
Caroline 1/12 NC
Elizabeth Woods 31
Byrd Holoway 16


Sousan Riggsby 40 NC [widow of R64]
Washington 18 NC
Nancy 14 NC
Elizabeth 13 NC
James 10 NC
Young? 8 NC
Sousan 6 NC

[Washington moves to Lincoln Co AR]
[I think James moves to Sevier Co TN]
[I don't see Young after this, unless he is the Robert Y
Riggsbee in 1880 living with Young Maiden.]

[R70.7] Frederick Riggsby 22 NC
Candace 20 NC [Candis Glenn]
Mary 1 NC

Thomas Hicks household
[R64.1] John Riggsby 20 NC

[Or is he related to R33?]
[moves to Person Co NC, I think]

[R33.5] James Riggsby 40 NC
Mary 39 NC
Anna 9 NC
Walter 5 NC
Hillon? 9/12 NC

[I don't see him after this]

[R33.1] Thomas Riggsby 55 NC
Matilda 54 NC
Martha Ann 32 NC
Alvis 19 NC
Young 18 NC
Peleg 14 NC
William 9 NC
Elizabeth 9 NC
Sterling 7 NC

[Alvis moves to DeSoto Co MS]
[I don't see Peleg or Young after this.]

[R33.1.1] Gaston Riggsby 34 NC
Nancy 34 NC

[They are supposed to have a son William 5.]

Halmon? Glenn household
Findal Rigsby 16 NC

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

William Brown household
Sarah Rigsby 14 NC
Lily Rigsby 5 NC

[who is this?]

[R06.1.6.1] Stanley Rigsby 26 NC
Theodore Dobbin 21 NC

same house, different family:
Stanley Latham household

[R70] William Rigsby 53 NC
Meltona 56 NC [Mastlana]
William 15 NC
Rufus 14 NC
Lizzie 11 NC

[Why was Rufus not with him in 1860?]

same house, different family:
Carolina Penington 43 VA

William Ferrell household
[R70.4] Ruth Rigsby 22 NC
[R70.6] Rebecca Rigsby 19 NC

Thomas Bashford household
Melvina Rigsby 9 NC

[who is this?]

[R20.1.1] Henry Rigsbee 45 NC [sb Carney]
Eliza 38 NC
Hilliard 16 NC
Atlas J 13 NC
James 12 NC
Kiddy 10 NC
Susan 6 NC
Docia 10/12 NC

[James moves to Sevier Co TN]

[R20.1] Archibald Rigsbee 67 NC
Serena H 35 NC
[R20.1.2] Goin 42 NC
Mary 36 NC
Lewis 3 NC
William 1 NC

where is Cyntha? sb w/ Buckner Nipper

Yadkin Co

Daniel Wagoner household
Mary Rigsby 30 NC [widow of R26.3.1]
Sarah Rigsby 8 NC

[Sarah moves to Orange Co NC]


Columbiana Co

John Rigby 46 ENG
Sarah 45 ENG
Rebecca 19 ENG

Timothy Rigby 43 ENG
Eliza 42 ENG
Sarah A 19 OH
James H 15 OH
Byron 11 OH
Francis F 6 OH

John Rigby 44 ENG
Ann M 35 OH
John 13 OH
James 11 OH
Hiram 7 OH
Adeliae 5 OH
Horace 3 OH
Sylvester 7/12 OH

Job Rigby 57 ENG
Eliza 58 ENG

[I bet they are really Rigby.]
[Timothy at least is a Rigsby.]

Cuyahoga Co

[R66] William Rigsby 49 ENG
Jane 38 ENG
William 18 ENG
Edward 17 ENG
Helen 10 OH
Jane 8 OH
Harriet 6 OH
Albert 4 OH
Fred 1 OH

[Are they really Rigby? I don't see them in 1880.]

Licking Co

Henry Rigsby 60 VA [looks like 80]
Jane 50 VA
William 43 OH

[Are they Rigby? The Rigsbys weren't in OH before 1850.]

Tuscarawas Co

James Rigsby 41 OH
Anna 40 Wurttemburg
John 14 OH
William 12 OH
Adam 10 OH
Sophia 7 OH
Mary 5 OH
Margaret 2 OH

[He was Rigby in 1850 and 1860. He says he was born in OH,
and I don't show any Rigsby in OH before 1870.]

Washington Co

Jane McFarland household
James Rigsby 45 ENG

[I don't see him in 1880.]


Tioga Co

Adelaide Rigsby 31 NY
Helen 24 NY
Rhoda 10 NY
Emogene 7 NY

[They are Rigby in 1860. Her husband was John c1833 NY.]

South Carolina

Colleton Co

William Weaver household
Ann Riggsby 50 SC

William Rigsby 62 SC
Elizabeth 63 SC
Edward 25 SC
Mary Carter 16 SC

[really Rigby]
[He dies before 1880]

John Rigby 22 SC
Cornelia 22 SC
Conner 1 SC

Charles Rigby 28 SC
Amanda 21 SC
Corrie? (f) 4 SC

Charles Rigby 39? SC
Mary F 29? SC
Mary 8 SC
Ida 6 SC
Parkins 2 SC
Elizabeth Sonners? 24

[Who is this?]

[R65] Joseph Rigsby 50 SC B
Margaret 40 SC B
Julia 27 SC B
Margaret 19 SC B
Sarah 14 SC B
Alfred 18 SC B
William 16 SC B
Rachel? 10 SC B
Alan 8 SC B
Peggy 3? SC B

[He dies before 1880]

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