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1870: Tennessee to West Virginia
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:44:31
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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Bledsoe Co

[R14.5.1.3] W G Rigsby 32 TN [William Glenn]
Nancy 28 TN
James M 10 TN
Mary J 8 TN

[James is from William's first marriage.]
[Mary J is Nancy's daughter by her first marriage.]
[I don't see James after this]

[R14.5.1.2] John Rigsby 35 TN
Annah 31 TN
Pleasant 14 TN
William 12 TN
Daniel 10 TN
Robert 6 TN
Franklin 4 TN

Lucinda Rigsby 55 TN [widow of R14.5.1]
Martha E 24 TN
Lucinda E 21 TN
Emily F 19 GA
George H S 15 TN
Margaret L 14 TN
B F (m) 27 TN [Benjamin]
Jane 42 TN [who is this?]

[Benjamin moves to Rhea Co TN]

[R14.5.1.1] James L Rigsby 36 TN
Liza 33 TN [Elizabeth Atchley]
John W 14 TN
Washington 12 TN
Ramon R 9 TN [Raymond]
James A 7 TN

Blount Co

John Aiken household
Joseph Rigsby 18 TN

[Who is this?]

Cannon Co

[R14.7.1] John K Rigsby 48 TN
Sarah 50 TN
Malissa 23 TN
Martha J 18 TN
William 14 TN
Rebecca 25 TN

[Who is Rebecca?]

[R14.7.3] William T Rigsby 40 TN
Martha A 36 MO
John M 14 TN
Lilly B 12 TN
Florence 5 TN
William 8 TN
Dellah? (f) 3 TN

[He dies before 1880]

John Shaket? household
[R14.7.3.1] Mary Rigsby 17 TN

[R14.11.1] Thomas Rigsby 41 TN
Margaret 35 TN
William 18 TN
Frances A 12 TN
Martha 10 TN
John 8 TN

[R14.7.7] James A Rigsby 33 or 35 TN
Sarah J 29 TN
Elizabeth 10 TN
Martha 6 TN
Isaac 4 TN
Mollie 2 TN
George D Woods 24 TN

[I don't know who George is.]
[James dies before 1880; so does son Isaac]

Josiah Crane household
[R14.11.3] Elizabeth Rigbsy 39 TN domestic help
Mary A Rigsby 17 TN [married John N Mitchell]
Catherine Rigsby 14 TN [married Lewis Madison Meadows]

[R14.10.6] John D Rigsby 40 TN
Mary 36 TN
Malinda 18 TN
Harriet S 13 TN
Malissa C 13 TN
John K 10 TN
James A 8 TN
Isabell 8/12 TN

[moves to DeKalb Co TN]

[R14.7] Allmon Rigsby 73 NC
Rebecca 63 GA
Nelson 19 TN
Sarah E 15 TN

[He dies before 1880]

[R14.11.4] Robert T Rigsby 33 TN
Rachel 30 TN
Mary L 9 TN
Sarah B S 7 TN
Frances H 1 TN

Carroll Co

[R14.8.7] David L Rigsby 23 TN
Sarah 26 TN [Sarah Lammond]
William 1 TN
[R14.8.6] Marion 29 TN

[Marion moves to Bollinger Co MO]

Margaret Rigsby 61 TN
[living alone]

[Who is this?]

[R14.8.5] Moses Rigsby 32 TN
Hannah 24 TN [Hannah R Phelps]
John 6 TN
May 5 TN
Thomas 1 TN

[R14.8.1] James Rigsby 44 TN
Mary 36 TN [second wife?]
John 15 TN
William 9 TN
Turner 1 TN [James Turner]

Claiborne Co

[R73.4] James H Rigsbee 25 TN
[R73.3] Winney 26 TN
[R73] Peleg 61 TN

[they move to Washington Co AR]

Davidson Co

Thomas Rigsby 30 TN
Mary 52 KY
Elija Morton 56 VT

[who is this? is Mary his mother?]

DeKalb Co

[R14.11.7] Baalam Rigsby 21 TN
Sarah J 26 TN [Sarah Jane Givens 32?]

[moves to Humphreys Co TN]

[R14.10.4] Samuel Rigsby 40 TN
Delila Rigsby 38 TN [Delila Lewis]
Keziah Jane Rigsby 19 TN
Ruth Rigsby 14 TN
Leander L. Rigsby 13 TN
James K. P. Rigsby 12 TN
Margaret E. Rigsby 11 TN
Mary M. Rigsby 6 TN

[apparently he dies before 1880]
[Leander and James move to Warren Co TN]

[R14.5.4.3] William Rigsby 26 TN
Martha J 30 TN [Martha Jane Adcock]
William R 3 TN

[R14.5.7] James Rigsby 43 TN
Parilee? 38 TN [Permelia Cantrell]
Mary J 17 TN
Chesley 16 TN
Matilda 13 TN
Sarah 12 TN
Samuel L 9 TN
John 6 TN
Martha 5 TN
James 2 TN

[next household is Mary Pinegar]
[he dies before 1880]
[I don't see Samuel in 1880, but in 1900 he is in White Co

[R14.5.5.2] Andrew Rigsby 25 TN
Mary 22 TN
Owen 4/12 TN

[moves to Putnam Co TN]

[R14.5.5.1] Lewis P Rigsby 24 TN
Nancy J 19 TN
Andrew 4 KY
Lavina? 40 TN [Lewis' mother; sb 48]
Caroline 16 TN

[moves to Allen Co KY]

[R14.5.4.5] Moses Rigsby 21 TN
Rebecca 25 TN [Rebecca Allbert]
William H 7/12 TN

[moves to Smith Co TN]

Gibson Co

[R02.2.6] James Risbee 44 NC
Harriet 33 TN
Everett 10 TN
Emma 8 TN
Dora 6 TN
Horace 4 TN
Loulia 2 TN
Jack Hicky 35 TN B
Mary Baludja? 35 TN B

[R02.2.3] John A Rigsby 52 NC [John Andrew]
LeeAnn 48 NC
Ann H 19 TN
Roxanne 17 TN
William 16 TN
Bascum 15 TN
Egbert S 13 TN
Elizabeth 12 TN
James 8 TN
Walter 6 TN

[He is supposed to have died in 1882, but is not living
with his family in 1880.]
[William moves to St Francois Co MO]
[I don't see James in 1880, but he is in Limestone Co TX in
[I don't see Egbert in 1880, but he is in Washita Co OK in

Greene Co

Rufus French household
Mary Rigsby 23 GA

[Who is this?]

Haywood Co

J W Rigsby 22 NC [John]
Rachel 23 NC [Rachel Vickers]
Theophilus 2 NC
Miney (f) 3/12 NC
Hiram? Vickers 37 NC

[R06.7.2.1 James?]
[married in Wake Co NC in 1867]
[apparently Rachel dies before 1873]
[he should be related to R20 Jesse]

Henry Co

H F Melton household
Robert Rigsby 32 TN

[Who is this? I thought it was R14.11.4, but he is in
Cannon Co. There isn't another Robert the right age.]

Hickman Co

[R48.1] Beeny? Rigsby (f) 49 SC [Bennett]
Madaline 23 TN

[who is Madaline?]
[I don't see him after this]

Jackson Co

[R14.6.9] Alexander Bigsby 30 TN
Armelia J 29 TN
Alman 27 TN
Margritte 26 TN
Mary C 8 TN
Joseph W 4 TN
William H 3 TN
Lucy A H 1 TN
Mary 60 TN
John W 4 TN

[Alman is his brother, Margritte is his sister, Mary is his
[moves to Christian Co IL]
[Almon moves to Christian Co IL]

Jefferson Co

[R84] Henry R Rigsby 59 NC
Ann 48 ENG
Cynthia E 22 NC
Sarah J 21 NC
Martha A 18 NC
Margaret E 12 NC
Henrietta M 9 NC

Maury Co

John Dudley household
Frances Rigsby 38 TN B

[who is this?]

Rhea Co

[Rigsby on 1866 tax list, but none on census]

Robertson Co

[R06.7.2] G J Rigsby 50 NC [George]
Elizabeth 42 TN
Martha J 18 TN [Martha Riddle]
Jefferson 2 TN

Z W Williams household
[R06.7.2.3] Thomas Bigsby 18 TN domestic servant

[moves to Simpson Co KY]

Smith Co

[R05.3.12] David Rigsby 42 TN [sb 35]
Elmira 31 TN

[moves to Robertson Co TN?]

[R05.3.8] A Rigsby 47 TN [Alexander]
Malinda 45 TN
T W 12 TN [Thomas W]
J H 10 TN [James Harvey]

[R05.3.13] W Rigbey 35 TN [Willis]
Frances 34 TN [Frances Litchfield]
M O (f) 12 TN [Amanda sb 10]
N W (f) 11 TN [Nancy sb 9]
Davey 7 TN
William or Willis 6 TN
James 4 TN

[I don't see David after this.]

Sullivan Co

[R28.1.6] Richard Rigsby 26 TN
Sarah 24 TN
David 3 TN
Sarah 2 TN

[moves to Washington Co TN]

[where is Aaron?]

Sumner Co

[R06.7.4] Iley Riggsbee 55 NC [should be James]
Elizabeth 50 NC
James J 25 TN
Elizabeth 20 TN [James Jr's wife, I think]
Madorah 18 TN [Missouri]
Antoinette 16 TN
Thomas Peance?

[he dies before 1880]

[R06.7.9] W A Riggsbee 35 NC [Ausburn]
Mary 27 KY
Dicy 9 TN
Sarah 7 TN
Thomas 2 TN

[R06.7.7] Birb Riggsbee (m) 40 NC [Sidney Bourbon]
Eliza 24 TN
Marion 4 TN
Amorak? (f) 1 TN
John Gamble 11 TN
Betsy Griffin 58 TN

[R06.7.8] Rough Riggsbee 38 NC [Ruffin]
Amanda 24 TN [Amanda Bandy]
William 9 TN
Alley (m) 5 TN
John Williams 38

[R06.7] James Riggsbee 72 NC
Martha 47 TN [Martha Jane Summers]
John 10 TN

[he dies before 1880]
[is John Martha's child?]

Warren Co

John Gibbs household
Caroline Rigsby 25 TN

[Is she a widow? or R71.7?]

White Co

[R14.5.4] Russel Rigsby 52 TN
Sarah 48 TN
Stacy A 28 TN
David F 19 TN
Foster F 17 TN
Louisa Jane 15 TN
Andrew P 11 TN
Rebecca 8 TN

[apparently he dies before 1880]
[David moves back to DeKalb Co]
[I don't see Foster in 1880, but he is in White Co in 1900]
[Andrew apparently moves back to DeKalb Co, though I
don't see him on the census.]


Comanche Co

[R56.7] Kelly Rigsby 35 TN
Frances 27 MO [Frances Capehart]
Mary E 15 MO
Missouri E 7 TX
Rosetta 3 TX
Josephine 6/12 TX
Henry Scott 31 IN

[he dies in 1871]

Dallas Co

[R56.1] John Rigsby 50 NC
Louise 48 TN
Mary E 12 MO
John A 6 MO

[moves to Comanche Co TX]
[son John is listed as daughter J on all subsequent

[R56.1.2] Andrew J Rigsby 30 TN
Sarah E 24 MO
Betsey J 4 MO
Zena C 10/12 TX

[moves to Callahan Co TX]

Fayette Co

[R26.2] Russell Riggsby 71 NC
Mary 66 GA
Henrietta Kirby 13
James McClendon 66

Freestone Co

[R35.4.2] W Rigsby 38 AL
Salley 25 AL

[This has to be R35.4.2, with his birth place wrong.
The only Rigsby born about 1832 in AL was Hillman.]
[In 1880 he gives his birthplace as GA.]

Grimes Co
[The black families in this county are troublesome. They
are Rigsby on this census, then Rigby in 1880. Some of
them are Rigsby again in 1900, and back to Rigby in 1910.
Currently I don't have them in my database.]

John Rigsby 43 MS B
Lucy 28 LA B
James 3 TX B
Julia 2 TX B

Ned Rigsby 20 TX B
Minnie 16 TX B

John Rigsby 35 MS B
Ellen 30 VA B
Daniel 14 LA B
George 12 TX B

Aaron Rigsby 35 SC B
Kissiah 35 GA B
Sam 15 MS B
Laura 13 MS B
Jerry 10 TX B
Kate 8 TX B
Della 5 TX B
Seaborn 3 TX B
Calvin 8/12 TX B

Benjamin Rigsby 24 TX
Catherine 60 AL
Enoch 20 TX
Uriah 18 TX

[Who is this? The only Rigsbys I know of in TX in 1850 is
the Lewis Johnson family. They stayed in Tyler Co.]
[Uriah and Benjamin are Rigby in 1880.]

Morris Rigsby 50 AL B
Emily 50 AL B
Jerry 17 TX B [Perry?]
Thomas 13 TX B
Virginia 11 TX B

Solomon Rigsby 38 GA B
Peggy 35 GA B
Allen 6 TX B
Austin 4 TX B
Mary 2 TX B

Tilda Rigsby (f) 25 TX B
Mat (m) 9 TX B
Gasper? (m) 14 TX B
David 12 TX B
Sam 10 TX B

Joseph Rigsby 34 AR
Mary 30 AR
John 6 TX
Mack 4 TX
Martha 2 TX

[Who is this? He doesn't match anybody from 1860 or 1850.
I don't see him in 1880 either.]

Houston Co

[R94] Eli Rigsby 64 GA
Nancy 50 GA
Mary F 17 AL
E T (f) 15 AL
Nancy E 11 AL
Willie 6 TX

[He dies, and she moves back to Trinity Co TX.]

Jefferson Co

[R35.3.1] W L Rigsby 38 GA [William Lewis]
Mary A 31 MS
William R 9 TX [William Rice]
Allen J 6 TX [Allen Jefferson]
May L 2 TX

Milam Co

Matthew Ragsby 30 TX
Elizabeth 27 TN

Amelia Ragsby 30 TN M
John 15 TN M
Sallie 14 TN B
Cass (f) 13 TN B
Ellen 8 TN B
Nettie 6 TN M

Montgomery Co

Ann Rigsby 38 SC B
Benjamin 8 TX B
Prince 6 TX B
Nathan 4 TX B
Steven 2 TX B
Julia 2 TX B

Arthur Rigsby 36 TX
Caroline 28 AL
Benjamin 9 TX
William W 11 TX
Melissa Davis 32 AL
Jennie Abbott 21 AL

[He was Rigby in 1860. I don't see him in 1880.]

[no Rigsby here in 1880]

Refugio Co

J D Rigby 34 SC
Sarah 34 LA
Robert 11 TX
John 9 TX
Jane 7 TX
Melissa 6 TX
Silita? (f) 3 TX
Amos 6/12 TX

[they are Rigsby in 1860]

Tyler Co

[R35.3.3] A J Rigsby 34 GA [Allen Jefferson]
T St Clair 26 VA [Octavia St Clair Christian]
V (f) 1 TX

[moves to Jasper Co TX]

John T Collier household
[R35.3.5] Benjamin F Rigsby 24 TX

[R35.3] Lewis J Rigsby 68 GA
Mary 54 GA
Willy F 21 TX
Emily A 19 TX
Frances 19 TX
Shepherd S 17 TX
Margaret 14 TX
Mary 22 TX B
Wood 5 TX B

[Shepherd dies about 1880]

[R35.3.6] John Rigsby 24 TX
Alabama 19 TX [Frances Alabama Holland]
[R35.3.7] Jane 24 TX

[He dies c1876]

[R35.3.4] Monroe Rigsby 28 GA [James Monroe]
Mildred A 20 AL [Mildred Ann Crenshaw]
Lewis J 3 TX [Lewis Johnson]
Nancy O 1 TX [Nancy Octavia]

Isaac Farmer household
Joseph Rigsby 25 LA B

[who is this? probably a slave owned by R35.3 Lewis]


Rutland Co


Ellen Palmer household
Warren Rigsby 15 VT

[This is the only time he appears, and I don't know of the
Rigsbys ever being this far north.]


Goochland Co

[R13.3.1] William C Rigsby 64 VA
Susan 69 VA
Mary J 40 VA

[apparently he dies before 1880]

[R13.3.4] Samuel Rigsby 53 VA
Martha 53 VA
Robert H 18 VA
Andrew W 13 VA

[he dies before 1880]

[R13.3.4.3] James Rigsby 25 VA
Elvira 22 VA
Coria? L (f) 1 VA

[R13.3.1.3] Robert Rigsby 45 VA
Elizabeth 40 VA
Edward 17 VA
Washington 15 VA
Sarah F 11 VA
Peter 9 VA
Mary E 6 VA
Ella L 3 VA

Halifax Co

James Farres? household
[R67.6] Arminta? Rigsby (f) 11 NC

[she dies or marries before 1880]

Lee Co

p336 very faded; can't read the birthplaces
[R26.3] H H Riggsby 68? NC [Henry Hightower]
Nancy 56 NC
Ann 33 NC [Morning Ann]
William 25 NC
L W (m) 18 NC [Lewis]
Elizabeth 16 NC
Mary 7 NC

Louisa Co

[R13.3.4.4] George Rigsby 23 VA
Mary 20 VA
Roberta 3 VA
Mazora (f) 1 VA [Missouri]


Walla Walla Co

[R05.5.7] J W Rigsby 38 MO [James]
[R05.5.8] Walter 35 MO

[both move to Columbia Co WA]

West Virginia

Berkeley Co

Arlena Rigsby 51 WV
William A 47 WV

[children of Margaret in Berkeley Co VA 1850?]

Maria Rigsby 35 WV [widow of R23.6 Samuel]
Oliver 10 WV
Mary E 7 WV [Mary Elizabeth]

Robert Rixby 30 VA B
Sarah 25 VA B
Cornelia 7 VA B
Harriet 5 VA B
Cora 4/12 WV B
Anna Woodfork 20 B washerwoman

Ohio Co

Sarah McConnell household
[R74.9] John W Rigsby 24 VA
Ann Rigsby 66 ENG [widow of R74 William]

[John moves to Belmont Co OH]

James Rixby 51 ENG
Mary 37 VA
George 12 VA
Joseph 11/12 WV
Jane Bennett 20 VA

Wayne Co

[R26.7] Thomas Rigsby 52 NC
Mary J 25 VA [Mary Jane Spence]
Nancy A 3 WV
Archibald 24 VA
John 21 VA
Thomas 18 VA
Albert 13 VA
Nancy J 8 VA

[Thomas Sr moves to Crawford Co IA]
[Archibald moves to Boyd Co KY]
[Thomas Jr and John move to Pocahontas Co WV]
[Where does Albert go? He is in Crawford Co IA in 1900.]
[Where is William? He is back in Smyth Co VA in 1880.]
[Who is Nancy A? Could she be a stepdaughter?]

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