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1880: Alabama to Georgia
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:46:32
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

Please read the introductory message (number 742) for an
explanation of this file.

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Note: In this census, people were asked to state where
their parents were born. I have shown this as, for example,
KY/NC/TN. In this example, the person was born in Kentucky,
their father in North Carolina, and their mother in
Tennessee. For children in this listing, I have shown only
their birth place if both parents were in the household.

Note: Also in this census, the relationship between each
person and the head-of-household is shown. I have used the
following abbreviations:


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



Butler Co

[R34.5] P D Rigsbee 39 GA/blank/blank [Philo]
wife Frances 40 AL/blank/blank
son Elijah 14 AL
son Elvin 12 AL
dau Barbara 11 AL
dau Beuler 10 AL
son John 7 AL
son Bishop 5 AL
son Aree? 3 AL
son Aqua 3 AL
son Allen 1 AL
dau Ellen 1/12 AL

[Elijah definitely says "son", but he was female Eliza in

Fannie Rigsbee 63 GA/blank/blank [widow of R34 Enoch]

[R34.8] Martin Rigsbee 28 AL/blank/blank
wife Augusta 26 AL/blank/blank
son Murlin? 6 AL
son Enoch 2 AL
son Benjamin 4/12 AL
Elmore 8 AL (relationship not given)

Choctaw Co

[R35.2.1.2] William Rigsby 27 AL/AL/AL
wife May 25 AL/AL/AL
son William L 4 AL
dau Della 2 AL

[I don't see them in 1900]

Clay Co

[R11.6.8] Allen Rigsby 21 AL/GA/GA
wife Barbra 20 AL/GA/GA [Barbara Luker]
dau Ida 1 AL
oth Dora 4m AL/AL/AL

[Allen sb 29]
[moves to Elmore Co AL]

Millie Rigsby 66 GA/GA/GA [widow of R11.6]
oth Martha 30 AL/GA/GA
Mary Cole 40 AL
Martha Cole 18 AL

[Who are Martha and Dora?]

Conecuh Co

Gennett Rigsby (m) 38 AL/?/? B

[There weren't any black Rigsbys from AL in 1870.]

Coosa Co

[R11.6.1] Hilman Rigby 46 GA/NC/GA
wife Elizabeth 41 NC/NC/NC
dau Martha 23 AL

[moves to Clay Co AL]

Elmore Co

[R11.6.4] John Rigsby 42 AL/GA/GA
wife Margaret 34 AL/TN/GA
dau Harriet S 19 AL
son John W 14 AL
dau Josephine 12 AL
son James 9 AL
son Robert L 7 AL
dau Lillia P 4 AL

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[I don't see John or James in 1900.]
[There is a John W Rigby 33 in Coosa Co AL in 1900]

Etowah Co

[R35.2.4] Andrew B Rigsby 50 GA/GA/SC
wife Eliza 40 AL/GA/GA
son William 20 AL
dau Eliza 17 AL
son Thomas 14 AL
dau Nancy 9 AL
dau Frances 6 AL
son Samuel 3 AL
son Andrew 1m AL
gson Baldy 4m AL/GA/AL

[moves to Jefferson Co AL]
[William stays in Etowah Co]
[Thomas moves to Coosa Co AL]
[Whose son is Baldy?]

Lowndes Co

p173a [fairly bad handwriting]
H R Rugeby 62 SC/SC/SC
wife S? J 58 VA/VA/VA
dau F? R 26 AL
dau S J 19 AL
dau A? L 13? AL
gson? Mashab? Rnloy? 3 AL/AL/AL
f-l J L Dugg? 86 VA/VA/VA
M? A Prichard? 31
M? H Jaroatt? 27
W? H? Johnson 24
L R Lloyd 51

[I'm pretty sure the grandson's name is not Rigsby.]
[no relation given for the last 4 men. Presumably they are
[This vaguely matches R14.5.4 Russell, but not too well.]

Monroe Co

[R93.1] Alex Rigsby 45 AL/AL/AL B
wife Emaline 35 AL/AL/AL B
son Joe W 7 AL B
dau Emily 5 AL B
dau Carnie 3 AL B
son Leonard 5m AL B
nie Rosanna Bullard 8 AL/AL/AL

[He should be 35.]

Samuel Esans 51 B household
gson Henry E Rigsby 17 AL/AL/AL M
gson George W Rigsby 13 AL/AL/AL M

[I don't see them in 1870]

Elijah Rigsby 74 GA/NC/NC single; lives alone

[Who is this?]

James F Rigsby 32 AL/AL/AL
wife Clementine 30 AL/AL/AL
dau Elisabeth 11 AL
dau Alabama 7 AL
son William Lee 7 AL
son Lafayette K 4 AL

[He was Rigby in 1870]
[R35.10.5? Parents' places are wrong.]

Jesse Rigsby 60 GA/GA/GA
wife Louisa 68 GA/GA/GA
gson Major Haines 10 AL/AL/AL

[Is this Jesse 53 AL from 1870?]

Jesse Rigby 28 AL/GA/GA
wife Irene 24 AL/AL/AL
son William M 5 AL
son Lee 3 AL
dau Mary 1 AL

[probably s/o the above Jesse]

Permelia Wiggins household widowed
b-l Henry Rigsby 60 VA/VA/VA B

Randolph Co

[R35.2.5.1] Lewis Rigsby 28 AL/AL/GA
wife Susan 22 GA/GA/GA

[moves to Etowah Co AL]

[R35.2.5] Samuel Rigsby 49 GA/GA/GA
wife Nancy 47 GA/GA/GA
son John 21 AL
son Joshua 20 AL
fath [R35.2] John Rigsby 81 GA/SC/SC
moth Polly Rigsby 79 GA/SC/SC

[moves to Marshall Co AL]
[John moves to Cleburn Co AL, I think.]
[I don't see Joshua in 1900.]

[R35.2.5.4] William Rigsby 23 AL/AL/AL
wife Nancy 23 GA/GA/GA

[I don't see them in 1900]

mortality schedule
baby Rigsby stillborn died March

Sumter Co

George Wilson household
oth Florence Riggsby 14 AL/MS/MS

[who is this?]

Jesse Gibbs household
oth Sally Rigsby 16 AL/?/? servant

[Who is this? The only 6-year-old from AL in 1870 is Mary.]
[marries 1883-01-08 Samuel Capps]

Tuscaloosa Co

[R35.10.7] Jesse Rigsby 27 AL/GA/GA [Jesse Tyson]
wife Nancy 24 AL/AL/AL [Nancy Elizabeth White]
dau Mary 5 AL/NC/AL
son Jesse T 3 AL/NC/AL [James Tyson]
son (unnamed) 3/12 AL

[he dies in 1888]

Wilcox Co

[R95] Joseph Rigsby 60 NC/NC/NC B
wife Mariah 50 VA/VA/VA B
dau Charity 17 AL B
dau Sarah 16 AL B
dau Jennie 12 AL B
son Joseph 8 AL B
son William 5 AL B
son James 2 AL B

[He dies before 1900]

[R95.1] David Rigsby 21 AL/NC/AL B
[lives alone]

[They were Rigby in 1870.]


Boone Co

Mary E Rigsby 34 MO/KY/NC widowed
dau Frances Brown 17 MO/MO/MO single
son John M 9 MO/MO/MO
dau Roseta F 6 MO
moth Elizabeth Wolsey 72 NC/NC/SC widowed

[Widow of R05.2.6.2? nope]
[Apparently they married 1871. I suspect Frances is a
daughter by a previous marriage.]
[Mary probably married a son of R73 Peleg, who was
associated with a Woolsey family in Washington Co AR.]
[If so, it was probably R73.6 Alfred.]

Clark Co

Wilson Waters household
wife Elizabeth 39 MS/?/?
sson Thomas Rigsby 19 AR/AL/MS
sdau Frances A Rigsby 14 AR/AL/MS

[There was no Rigsby from AL living in AR in 1860 or
1870. None had a wife Elizabeth or children Thomas and
[I don't see them in 1900]

Garland Co

[R14.10.1] William H Rigsby 56 TN/TN/TN
wife Jane 55 TN/TN/TN
dau Sarah C 36 TN
dau Louria 27 AR
dau Cinthia 17 AR
son Benjamin 12 AR

[R14.10.1.8] James U Rigsby 22 AR/GA/TN
bro [R14.10.1.5] John 27 AR/GA/TN widower
nie Marthy G 11 AR/AR/AR
nie Isabel 9 AR

[John's children]
[James moves to Saline Co AR]

Hot Springs Co

[R14.10.7] B F Rigsby 46 TN/TN/TN [Benjamin Franklin]
wife Darcus 45 TN/TN/TN
son James 21 AR
dau Ellen 13 AR
son Benjamin 10 AR
dau Anna 8 AR

[Benjamin Sr dies in 1900]
[sons James and Benjamin move to Saline Co AR]

Howard Co

J Finney Graves household
oth Richard Rigsbee 20 TN/TN/TN

[I don't see him in 1870.]

Lincoln Co

Edwin J Self household
oth [R64.2] Wash. Rigsby 23 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see him in 1900]

Logan Co

James Rigsby 24 AR/AR/AR
wife Martha 19 AR/AR/AR
son Charles 2 AR
bro Thomas 13 AR
bro George 11 AR

[Who is this? There is no Thomas or George in AR in 1870.]

Marion Co

Sarah J Rigsbey 39 TN/TN/TN [widow of R14.7.7 James]
dau Elizabeth 19 TN
dau Mattie 16 TN
dau Mary 11 TN
dau Eliza 9 AR
dau Sarah 7 AR
son Almon 4 AR

[Almon is supposed to have lived until 1910, but I don't
see him on the 1900 census.]

Randolph Co

Isaac W Vernon household
oth Alferd Rigsby 23 TN/TN/TN

[I don't see an Alfred in 1870 or 1860.]
[I don't see him in 1900 either]

Saline Co

[R14.10.9] James A Rigsbey 42 TN/TN/TN
wife Julia 49 TN/KY/KY
son John F 20 AR
son William H 17 AR
dau Sarah 7 AR
son Dexter B 12 AR
son George M 5 AR

[John moves to Hot Springs Co AR; William dies before 1900;
Dexter moves to Comanche Co TX; George moves to Cherokee
Nat IT]

Washington Co

[R73] Peleg Rigsby 71 TN/TN/TN
son James 33 TN/TN/TN
dau Winney 40 TN

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[I don't see James in 1900]

[R73.5] Thomas Rigsby 35 TN/TN/TN
wife Marthy 29 KY/TN/KY [Martha Jane York]
dau Eta 7 KY
son John A 4 AR
son Christopher 1 AR
oth Elizabeth 69 KY/KY/KY widowed

[moves to Crawford Co AR]
[Christopher dies in 1881]


El Dorado Co

[R05.2.4.6?] Edward Rigsby 45 MO/blank/blank
[single; lives alone]

[or R76?]
[I don't see him after this]

Lassen Co

[R48.2] Anderson Rigsby 60 TN/NC/NC
[single; lives alone]

[apparently he dies before 1900]


Clear Creek Co

[R05.5.9] David T Rigsbey 45 MO/KY/KY
wife Mary E 28 OH/OH/VT
dau Alice 2 MT Terr
son James 1 MT Terr

[moves to Malheur Co OR]

Fremont Co

Colorado State Penitentiary
oth D Rigsby 22 LA/LA/LA

[There were no 12-year-old Rigsbys in LA in 1870. I don't
know of any Rigsby in LA in 1860.]

District of Columbia

Washington DC

Fred Loomis? household
[R57.1.4.1] Edward Rigsby 22 DC/DC/DC

[I don't see him in 1900]


Suwannee Co

[R06.1.10] H D Riggsbee 49 NC/NC/NC [Hyder]
wife Elizer 52 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see them in 1900]

[R06.12.6] John Riggsbee 42 NC/NC/NC B
wife Luveia? 25 GA/GA/GA M
dau Sarah 9 GA B
dau Dolley 9 GA B
son Rufrust? 8 GA B
dau Recy 6 GA B
dau Elisebeth 5 GA B
dau Hester 1 GA B

[This is probably not R06.12.6]


Carroll Co

[R35.2.2.2] Benjamin F Rigsby 29 GA/blank/blank
wife Matilda C 20 GA/SC/GA [Matilda Carter]
son William W 8 GA
dau Martha A E 6 GA
dau Mary D E 4 GA
dau Ola M 1 GA

Cobb Co

[R35.4] A J Rigsby 75 GA/GA/GA [Allen]
dau Bethany 50 GA/GA/GA
dau Mary C 47 GA

[moves to Walker Co TX]

Coweta Co

[R35.2.2] William Rigsby 50 GA/GA/GA
wife Sarah 46 GA/GA/GA
son Thomas 18 AL
son James 16 AL
son John 14 GA
dau Sarah 10 GA

[apparently William dies before 1900]
[James and John move to Carroll Co GA; I don't
see Thomas in 1900]

Samuel A Dennis household
wife Mary
dau Sarah Rigsby 40 GA/SC/GA [widow of R35.2.9]
gson John T Rigsby 19 GA/GA/GA

Crawford Co

Frank Hortman household
oth Hanna Rigsby 66 GA/GA/GA widow

[There is no Hanna in GA in 1870, and no wife age 56.]

Simon Johnson household
dau Phebe Rigsby 37 GA/NC/GA [widow of R79.2]
gdau Malissie Rigsby 11 GA/GA/missing
gdau Loudy Rigsby 10 GA/GA/missing
gson James Rigsby 9 GA/GA/GA

[The bottom corner of the page is torn. James is at the
top of the next page.]

Decatur Co

[R35.7.9] J A Rigsby 31 GA/GA/GA [John Allen]
wife L D S 24 GA/GA/GA [L D S Cooper]
dau Eula G 4 GA
dau Norma E 2 GA
son Lawson W 8m GA

[moves to Hamilton Co FL]

Fannin Co

John J Withrow household
oth Malissa Rigsbey 41 TN/NC/NC laborer

[who is this?]
[NC/NC couples in TN in 1850: John in DeKalb Co; Russell in
Hawkins Co; James in Hickman Co; James in Robertson Co;
Wright in Smith Co; Jonathan in Sullivan Co. None had a
daughter in 1839.]

Houston Co

Myles Rigsby 22 GA/GA/GA
wife Martha 20 GA/GA/GA
son Nathen T 6m GA

[s/o Irwin]

Elbert Hartly household
[R89.1] oth John C Rigsby 20 GA/GA/GA

Marion Co

[R11.5.3] John Rigsby 54 GA/NC/GA
wife Laura 40 GA/GA/SC
dau Jane 26 GA
son James 24 GA
son Thomas 9 GA
son Melvin 6 GA

[I think this is R11.5.3 but it doesn't match well.]

John Rigsby 40 PA/GA/VA
wife Margaret 38 GA/GA/GA [Margaret Willmouth Brooks]
son Lonnie 18 GA
dau Ella 14 GA
dau Mary 10 GA
son Robert 9 GA
son Hamp 7 GA [Uriah Hampton]

[They were Rigby in 1870. The Rigsbys weren't in PA.]
[R13.3.4.1? Not likely]
[Ella and Lonnie are Margaret's children from her first
marriage to E A Crew.]

Mitchell Co

[R35.1.2] A J Rigsby 53 AL/AL/AL [Allen Jefferson]
wife S F 46 GA/GA/GA [Sarah]
son-l W J 28 GA/GA/GA
dau Joe W 23 GA/GA/GA [Josephine]
son Samuel C 19 GA/AL/GA
son John A 15 GA
son George W 12 GA
son Dock 2 GA

[apparently he dies before 1900]

L C Draffin 39 NC/NC/NC
sis E J Rigsbey 28 NC/NC/NC [Emily Jane Draffin]
sis Mattie Draffin 25 NC/NC/NC
nie Sauine M Rigsbey 9 GA/GA/NC

[Emily is widow of R35.7.7 Samuel David]

Muscogee Co

Cinthia Rigsby 42 GA/GA/GA widowed
dau Alice 18 GA/GA/GA
son Willis 12 GA/GA/GA

[from Randolph Co GA]

Randolph Co

[R35.1] Samuel Rigsby 82 GA/GA/GA
wife Nancy A 45 GA/GA/GA

[he dies before 1900]

James Knight household
[R34.1.2] Martha Rigsby 36 GA/GA/GA single
dau Allice 13 GA/GA/GA
son Marke R 10 GA/GA/GA

[Note: Martha had 3 children with James Knight while he was
married to another woman.]

Richmond Co

[R35.4.3] John W Rigsby 48 GA/GA/ENG
wife Harriet E F 39 GA/?/?
son William A 12 GA
son Lewis E 7 GA
son John C 5 GA

[moves to Hall Co GA]
[son John moves to Fulton Co GA]

[I don't see her in 1900, but she lived past 1910]

Mollie Williams household
oth Mineva Rigsby 28 GA/GA/GA [Minerva?]

[who is this?]

Schley Co

Eli T Lightner household
oth [R79.6] David B Rigsby 18 GA/GA/GA [sb 21]

[moves to Taylor Co GA]

Taylor Co

Greenberry E Rigsby 25 GA/GA/GA
wife Martha A 24 GA/GA/GA
son Robert 2 GA
brother Henry W 10 GA
sister Minnie Lee 8 GA

[Who is this?]
[He probably has a sister Fannie c1857]
[He dies before 1900; wife and son move to Bibb Co GA]

Thomas Co

Lewis Rigsby 34 MA/MA/MA
wife Nelly 22 GA/GA/GA
dau Nellie 4 GA
dau Mamie 11m GA

[The Rigsbys weren't in MA.]

[R35.7.2] Louis Rigsby 46 GA/GA/GA
wife B 40 GA/GA/GA
son Louis W 6 GA

[I don't see them in 1900, though Lewis lived until 1914]

[R35.7] Wiley T Rigsby 71 GA/NC/NC
wife Sarah A P 60 GA/GA/GA [Sarah Ramsey]
gnie Lula Whitfield 11 GA/GA/GA

[he dies before 1900]

Webster Co

James Rigsby 31 GA/GA/GA
wife Fannie 28 GA/GA/GA
dau Lizzie 1 GA

[Is this R79.2? I thought he died. His wife Phoebe is in
Crawford Co GA in 1880. Did they divorce?]

Worth Co

[R35.7.8] Thomas Rigsby 35 GA/GA/GA
wife Vinsy 22 GA/GA/GA [Vianna Brown]
son James 7 GA
dau Jannee 5 GA [Elizabeth?]
dau Mary 2 GA

[I don't see him in 1900, though he lived until 1937]
[James moves to Mitchell Co GA]

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