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1880: North Carolina to South Carolina
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:52:12
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1034

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.

North Carolina

Alleghany Co NC

mortality schedule
Sallie Rigsby 18 NC/NC/NC died Sept

[no Rigsby family in the county]

Chatham Co

[R99] Iley Riggsbee 57 NC/NC/NC
wife Charlotte B 57 NC/NC/NC
son Tyson 21 NC B
son Ally 13 NC B
son Stoney 14 NC B
son Benjamin 11 NC B
m-l Rose Brown 80 NC
Sarah Gunter? 30 NC
Sarah? Byrum 24 NC
Flora Byrum 12 NC
Charlotte Byrum 10 NC
Lacy Byrum 8 NC
Ladi? Byrum (f) 3 NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]

[R51.5.2] Revel B Riggsbee 35 NC/NC/NC
wife Methims? 30 NC/NC/NC
son Edward Wesley 4 NC
son Thomas Vernon 1 NC

[he dies before 1900]

Edward J Powell household
[R51.5.1] wife Perlina 38 NC/NC/NC
m-l Elizabeth Riggsbee 75 NC/NC/NC [widow of R51.5]

[R51.5.6] Wesley Riggsbee 26 NC/NC/NC
wife Araminta 24 NC/NC/NC
dau Hattie 4/12 NC [Mattie?]
Anthony Manus? 17 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Hamilton Co IN]

[R06.1.6] A J Riggsbee 59 NC/NC/NC [Atlas]
wife S H 57 NC/NC/NC [Sarah Bennett]
son E J 16 NC [Evander]
son S M 36 NC [Stanley]
d-l L H 29 NC
gdau Ida Durham 10 NC/NC/NC
James Jasman 24 NC
Bledsoe Edwards 19 NC

[he dies before 1900]
[L H is Eliza Slade, Stanley's wife]
[Ida is from daughter Mary, who dies in 1889. I don't know
why she's living with Atlas.]

[R06.1.6.6] W J Riggsbee 29 NC/NC/NC [William]
wife Lucy 27 NC/NC/NC
son L M 3 NC [Luther]
son R M 1 NC [Ralph]

[Ralph moves to Durham Co NC]

[R51.2] S W Riggsbee (f) 72 NC/NC/NC [Sarah Maranda]
[lives alone]

[R06.13.6] H F Riggsbee 34 NC/NC/NC [Haywood]
wife Cealy 40 NC/NC/NC
son Rufus 13 NC
dau Emma 11 NC
dau Maggie 9 NC
dau Julia 6 NC
son Willison 2/12 NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]

[R06.1.4] A S Riggsbee 63 NC/NC/NC [Asa Stone]
wife E S 61 NC/NC/NC [Elizabeth S]
son T T 22 NC [Thaddeus]
nie Luvena Hogan 22 NC/NC/NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[I don't see Thaddeus in 1900, though he lived until 1935.]

Marry Riggsbee 62 NC/NC/NC [widow of R51.1 Mitchum]
son Alex J 35 NC/NC/NC
son J M 28 NC/NC/NC [Morris]

[Alex dies before 1900; apparently Mary does too; I don't
see Morris]

[R06.1.5.3] A Riggsbee 33 NC/NC/NC [Alfonzo]
wife C S 26 NC [Caroline]
dau T E 10 NC [Theodosia]
son J J? 5 NC [James Joseph]
bro [R06.1.5.9] Rufus 19 NC
bro [R06.1.5.10] Dolphus 19 NC

[moves to Orange Co NC]
[I don't see Rufus in 1900]
[Adolphus moves to Glynn Co AL]

[R06.1.4.1] J M Riggsbee 41 NC/NC/NC [John Marshall]
wife M E 39 NC/NC/NC [Mary Elizabeth Oldham]
son J W 20 NC [John]
dau N E 11 NC [Nancy]
son A R 3 NC [Asa]
dau D J 2 NC [Ila Jane]
dau Martha 1 NC

[Asa dies before 1900]
[son John moves to Orange Co NC]

[R97.1] Dowd Riggsbee 27 NC/NC/NC B
wife Anner 24 NC/NC/NC B
nep Edmond 13 NC B

[R98] Tom Riggsbee 45 NC/NC/NC B
dau Anner 26 NC/NC/NC B
son Thomas 18 NC B
dau Martha 15 NC B

[I don't see Thomas Jr in 1900]

[R06.1.4.6] G W P Riggsbee 27 NC/NC/NC [George]
wife S A 34 NC/NC/NC [Sudie]
son T R 4 NC [Thomas]
son E W 2 NC [Walter]

[I don't see him in 1900]
[Thomas moves to Wake Co NC]
[I don't see Walter in 1900]

p39d (faded)
[R06.6.5] Elbert Riggsbee 44 NC/NC/NC
wife M C 22 NC/NC/NC [Madlena McKinley Williamson]
dau C L 6 NC [Corina Lillie]
moth Rebecca 80 NC/NC/NC [widow of R06.6]
nie Lucy 15 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Orange Co NC]

[R06.9.1] Zimri Riggsbee 69 NC/NC/NC
wife Malinda 53 NC/NC/NC
gson J A Robertson 14 NC/NC/NC
gson A Z Robertson 12 NC/NC/NC
gdau E A Robertson 10 NC/NC/NC

[he dies before 1900]
[The grandchildren are apparently from dau Biddy, who
married Henry Robertson.]

[R06.6.3.1] J B Riggsbee 22 NC/NC/NC [James Bennett]
wife H E 22 NC/NC/NC [Ella Marks]
dau S E 2 NC

[R06.13.4] C C Riggsbee 49 NC/NC/NC [Carney]
wife E E 49 NC/NC/NC [Esprennan]
son W D 19 NC [William]
son F L 10 NC [Fred]
dau E O 8 NC [Emma]

[William is actually from Esprennan's first marriage to
John Riggsbee.]

[R51.3] G O Riggsbee 67 NC/NC/NC [George]
wife M E 66 NC/NC/NC [Mildred]
gson G A 9 NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[who is the grandson?]

[R51.3.4] G W Riggsbee 27 NC/NC/NC [George Whitfield]
wife L A 27 NC/NC/NC [Lucy Ann Partin]
dau C C 7 NC [Callie]
son M? C 5 NC [Malachi Cepheus]
dau E A 3 NC [Elizabeth]
dau F J 1 NC [Fanny]

[I don't see Malachi in 1900]

[R51.3.2] H Y Riggsbee 34 NC/NC/NC [Horace Tuck]
wife Julia 32 NC/NC/NC [Julia Bennett]
dau G E 13 NC [Georgetta]
dau Magnolia 8 NC
dau M A 6 NC [Millie Ann]
dau J A 2 NC [Jennie]

[R51.3.3] J F Riggsbee 32 NC/NC/NC [Josiah S]
wife S A 27 NC/NC/NC [Sarah A Oldham]
dau M C 7 NC [Mollie]
son C O 3 NC [Charles]
son T Y? 1 NC [Thomas]

[I think Charles moves to Wake Co NC]

[R97] Nat Riggsbee 50 NC/NC/NC B
wife J N 40 NC/NC/NC B [Jeannette]
son G J 19 NC B [Jonathan]
son Edmond 15 NC B
dau Florence 13 NC B
son Joseph 10 NC B
dau M E 5 NC B
son Alphonzo 1 NC B

[I don't see Edmund or Joseph in 1900.]

[R97.2] R M Riggsbee 28 NC/NC/NC B [Raleigh]
wife Harriet 25 NC/NC/NC B
son William 2 NC B
dau Mollie 8/12 NC B
? Callie 7 NC B [relationship not given]

[I don't see him in 1900, though he lived until 1918.]

[R06.15.2] F M Riggsbee 38 NC/NC/NC
wife Mary 38 NC/NC/NC
dau Kesry? 12 NC
dau Ida 7 NC

[I'm pretty sure this is Francis, but in 1870 he was 37.
If so, the older daughter was Anna.]

[R06.6.2.3] L F Riggsbee 24 NC/NC/NC [Leonidas]
wife E J 23 NC/NC/NC [Emma]
son A J 3 NC [Alvis]
son A W 1 NC [Arthur]

[Alvis moves to Orange Co NC]

Tirecy Riggsbee (f) 65 NC/NC/NC B
[lives alone]

[This pretty much has to be Mary who was wife of Edward or
Edmund in 1870. Apparently she dies before 1900.]

T T Riggsbee (m) 27 NC/NC/NC
[lives alone]

[Who is this?]

[R06.12.3.2] Sidney Riggsbee 25 NC/NC/NC
wife Martha 25 NC/NC/NC
dau Augustine 4 NC
dau Lillie 2 NC

Mariah McIver household
Robert Riggsbee 5 NC/NC/NC B

[who is this?]

mortality schedule
[R06.9.1.4] Josephine Riggsbee 38 NC/NC/NC died October
J S Riggsbee (f) 3 NC/NC/NC died December B
Dowd Riggsbee 1 NC/NC/NC died February B
Mary Riggsbee 19 NC/NC/NC died September
[R06.12] Isaah Riggsbee c78 NC/NC/NC died November
William Rigsbee 35 NC/NC/NC died August B

[J S and Dowd are no doubt from R97.1 Dowd.]
[I don't know who Mary is. No 9-year-old female in Chatham
Co in 1870.]
[I don't know who William is.]

Madison Co

[R71] Thomas Rigsbey 65 NC/NC/NC
wife Peggy 60 NC/NC/NC
dau Margret 25 NC
son Jesse 11 NC
son Wm 4 NC
dau Hester 1 NC

[I don't believe those are his children, except Margaret.]
[apparently he dies before 1900]

p5a [small writing and somewhat faded]
[R71.6] Wm Rigsbey 27 or 37 NC/NC/NC
wife Sarah 30 NC/NC/NC
dau Marey E 17 or 11 NC

Orange Co
[I have that most of these Rigsbys moved to Durham Co NC.
Durham was formed from Orange and Wake Cos, so possibly
these people didn't move, but the county lines changed
around them.]

John W Riggsbee 29 NC/NC/NC
wife Mary W 25 NC/NC/NC
son Albert 2 NC
dau (unnamed) 3/12 NC

[Is this R64.1? I have that John in Person Co NC.]
[There are only two Johns of approximately this age in
1860 and 1870, but in 1880 there are three.]
[His wife matches Mary Whitworth Leigh who is supposed to
have married R20.4.7 John Vernon Riggsbee (below)].

[R20.4.4] A M Riggsbee 39 NC/NC/NC [Atlas]
wife Rowena M 38 NC/NC/NC
dau Cora F 13 NC
son Robert H 11 NC
dau Mary 10 NC
dau Zoah 8 NC
dau Sallie 6 NC
son William Thomas 2 NC
dau Martha 1 NC
servant Thomas Hughes

[moves to Durham Co NC]

[R20.4.7] Jno V Riggsbee 32 NC/NC/NC
wife Mary E 29 NC/NC/NC
son Clarence 7m NC
oth Sarah Couch 20 NC/NC/NC

[Is this really him?]
[moves to Durham Co NC]

Elizabeth Bass household
boarder Telia Riggsbee 22 NC/NC/NC B

[who is this?]

p140a (faded)
[R53.4] Racheal Riggsbee 49 NC/too faded/too faded
son John W Riggsbee 19 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]

[R06.1.9] Andrew J Riggsbee 48 NC/NC/NC
wife Mary C 39 NC/NC/NC [Mary Cheek]
son Thomas E 17 NC
son Joseph J 16 NC
dau Lula J 10 NC
dau Anna L 7 NC
son Clarence M 5 NC
dau Geneva L 3 NC
son Luther J 1 NC
servant Virgil 22 NC/NC/NC B

[He dies before 1900]
[children move to Durham Co NC]

James Clark household
oth [R26.3.1.2] Sarah Riggsbee 18 NC/NC/NC

Francis Horton household
oth [R06.15.3] Larkin G Riggsbee 42 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]

[R20.4.6] Thomas Rigsbee 34 NC/NC/NC
son Albert 8 NC
dau Virginia 1 NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]

Nannie Rigsbee 24 NC/NC/NC
son W T 4 NC
son Joseph 11m NC

[widow of whom?]

Edwin Leathen household
Rettian? Riggsbee 30 NC/NC/NC B

[who is this?]

[R06.6.2.2] John S Riggsbee 26 NC/NC/NC
wife Niece? E 23 NC/NC/NC
son James 3 NC
son Jesse 1/12 NC

William Merit household
b-l [R06.1.5.2] Jordan Riggsbee 35 NC/NC/NC
oth [R06.1.5.7] Atlas Riggsbee 24 NC/NC/NC

[William married their sister Phoebe]
[I don't see them in 1900]

[R06.15.4] Jones Riggsby 39 NC/NC/NC
wife Lucy 35 NC/NC/NC [Lucy Sparrow]
dau Margaret? 4 NC
son Samuel 2 NC

[I don't see them in 1900]

Person Co

John W McLama household
s-l [R64.1] John Rigsby 30 NC/NC/NC
dau Mosourie Rigsby 24 VA/VA/VA [Missouri]
gson William Rigsby J 8 NC

[I'm fairly certain this is R64.1. Nobody else really
[I don't see him in 1900, but his son is in Person Co]

Surry Co

[R26.6] Archibald Rigsby 63 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy 64 NC/NC/NC
dau Jane 26 NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]

Wake Co
[I have that some of these Rigsbys moved to Durham Co.
Actually, Durham was created from parts of Wake and Orange
Cos. Probably these people didn't move, and the county
lines changed around them.]

Buckner Nipper household
m-l Cyntha Riggsbee 88 NC/NC/NC [widow of R01 Frederick]

[apparently she dies before 1900]

[R96] George Rigsby 55 NC/NC/NC B
wife Melinda 45 NC/NC/NC B
son Oly 20 NC B
son John W 15 NC B
dau Mary A 12 NC B
son Joshua 9 NC B
son Babe 7 NC B

[moves to Durham Co NC]
[I don't see any of the sons in 1900]

James Gattis household
boarder [R06.12.3.1] William Riggsbee 28 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see him in 1900, unless he's in Orange Co NC or
Limestone Co TX]

James H Riggsbee 42 NC/NC/NC
wife Mary 41 NC/NC/NC
dau Mary E 17 NC
son Joseph W 15 NC
son Alexander H 11 NC
son Calvin H 9 NC
son Thomas S 6 NC
son James C 10/12 NC

[I don't see them in 1870.]
[R33.5? R68.1?]
[Too many differences to be R33.5, really.]
[If this is R68.1, he has a different wife and children in
[Note that R33.1 is the following entry, and was near R33.5
in 1870.]

[R33.1] Thomas Riggsbee 60 NC/NC/NC
wife Matilda 67 NC/NC/NC
son William C 19 NC
dau Elizabeth 19 NC
son Starling C 17 NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]
[I don't see Sterling in 1900. He may have died.]

[R27.1] John Riggsbee 22 NC/NC/NC
wife Isabella 22 NC/NC/NC
son Joseph 1 NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]
[I don't see Joseph in 1900]

[R27] Joseph Riggsbee 56 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy 42 NC/NC/NC [Nancy Maiden?]
son James Y W 18 NC
dau Maggie 16 NC
son George W 14 NC
dau Lucy A 11 NC

[He was Tenin in 1870]
[moves to Durham Co NC, living with son Young, I think]

Young R Maiden household
oth Robert Y Riggsbee 19 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Durham Co NC]
[There was no Robert 9 in 1870. Is this R64.6 Young?]
[Young Maiden married 1839-10-26 Merris? Rigsbee.]
[Robert had a child 1880-12-xx. Did he marry a Maiden?]

Mark C Maiden household
wife Rachelle 45 NC/NC/NC
sis-l Mary A Riggsbee 59 NC/NC/NC widow

[who is she?]

[R70.7] Sidney F Riggsbee 31 NC/NC/NC
wife Candis C 30 NC/NC/NC
son Ellison S 9 NC
dau Lucy J 7 NC
son Olis A 5 NC
son Barley N 3 NC
oth [R70.8] William J 27 NC/NC/NC

[Why is William not marked as brother?]
[moves to Durham Co NC]
[I don't see William or Ellison in 1900]

John W Riggsbee 48 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy C 37 NC/NC/NC [Nancy Caroline]
dau Rebecca A 14 NC
dau Fanny B 12 NC [Arabella in 1870]
dau Harriet E 10 NC
son John W 7 NC
dau Debora E 6 NC

[R54.x? R64.1? I have him in Person Co NC, but this would
make more sense.]
[moves to Durham Co NC]

Alsey H Rochelle household
[R64.5] James Riggsbee 21 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Durham Co NC p22?]
[or Wake Co p264?]
[This might be some other James.]

Martha J Riggsbee 20 NC/NC/NC
son Sidney 2 NC/NC/NC
son Richard 7/12 NC

[who is this? maybe widow of R69.2?]

[R33.1.1] Gaston E Riggsbee 44 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy W 42 NC/NC/NC
sson Henry W Brown 19 NC
[sson] Jerome Brown 10 NC

[They are supposed to have a son William 15.]
[moves to Durham Co NC]

[St John's hospital]
patient [R70.10] Lizzie Riggsbee 22 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see her in 1900]

T J Blevin household
wife Sally A 22 NC/NC/NC [Sarah Rigsby]
m-l Jaley Brown 39 NC/NC/NC [Jaley Rigsby]
sis-l Lilly Riggsbee 14 NC/NC/NC

[I think Jaley is R33.8, but I don't recognize the others.]
[Shouldn't Sally be a Brown?]

R H Riggsbee 28 NC/NC/NC
wife Charloth 28 NC/NC/NC [Charlotte Flowers]
sis-l Elizabeth Flowers 39
niece Madora Flowers 18
niece Mary Flowers 9

[Who is this?]

[R06.1.6.1] Stanly M Riggsbee 35 NC/NC/NC
wife Eliza M 29 NC/NC/NC

[moves to Chatham Co NC]

[R70] William Rigsby 65 NC/NC/NC
dau Ruth 25 NC/NC/NC [sb 34]
dau Lizzie 19 NC [sb 23]

[apparently he dies before 1900]

Jesse Howell household
boarder Rufus Rigsbee 11 NC/NC/NC M

[who is this?]
[He was in Chatham Co with Della Riggsby in 1870.]

[R20.1.1.1] Hilliard Riggsbee 25 NC/NC/NC
wife Hellen 35 NC/NC/NC
son Benjamin 6/12 NC

[R20.1.1] Quincy? Riggsbee 55 NC/NC/NC [Carney]
wife Eliza 49 NC/NC/NC [Sarah Elizabeth Yates]
son James 21 NC
dau Kiddee 19 NC
dau Susan 16 NC
dau Milas 11 NC [Docia Milas]

[apparently he dies before 1900]

Willis Rencher? household
[R20.1.1.2] Atlas Riggsbee 25 NC/NC/NC
wife Jane Riggsbee 26 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see him in 1900]

[R20.1] A Riggsbee 76 NC/NC/NC [Archibald]
dau Serena 48 NC/NC/NC
d-l Elizabeth 40 NC [widow of R20.1.2]
son Lewis C 14 NC
gson William M 12 NC/NC/NC
gson Jenachus? 7 NC/NC/NC
gdau Loretta M 5 NC/NC/NC
servant William Robards
[son Goins 51 NC]

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[Lewis is really a gson. He and the other gsons are from
[Goins is crossed out, and marked dead. He died in

mortality schedule
[R20.1.2] Goins Riggsbee 51 NC/NC/NC died January


Belmont Co

[R74.9] John W Rigsby 32 WV/ENG/ENG
wife Cindella 25 OH/ENG/ENG
dau Maggie M 6 WV
dau Annie 4 WV
son Alfred 2 OH
dau Edith 3m OH

[I don't see Alfred in 1900, though he lived until 1935.]

Columbiana Co

Seth Rig(s)by 43 OH/OH/PA
wife Rebecca 37 OH/PA/PA [Rebecca Gingery]
dau Ella 14 IN
son Frank 11 IN
son Edward 7 OH
dau Donetta 9/12 OH

[The "s" is very faint. reads it as "Rigeby".
A Rigsby maillist message mentions Frank s/o Seth matching
this family. There is no Seth Rigsby on an earlier
[No Rigsby in OH in 1830 or 1840]
[No Rigsby in OH or IN in 1870 or 1860 matches this family]
[There is a Seth Rigby 13 OH in Jay Co IN in 1850 whose
father has apparently died, and whose mother was born in
PA. I think that is this Seth.]

South Carolina

Chester Co

John Ross household
boarder [R06.1.5.6] William Riggsbee 25 NC/NC/NC

[I'm not positive this is R06.1.5.6]
[moves back to Orange Co NC]

Colleton Co

[R65.3] Alfred Rigby 27 SC/SC/SC B
wife Amanda 24 SC/SC/SC B
son William 3 SC B
dau Theodore 1 SC [sic] B

[He was Rigsby in 1870]
[I don't see them in 1900]

John C Rigby 33 SC/SC/SC
wife Cornelia 32 SC/SC/SC
son William W 9 SC
dau Martha 7 SC
dau Mary 5 SC
son Isaac 3 SC
son John 1 SC

[He was Rigsby in 1860 and Rigby in 1870]
[I don't see him in 1900]

Charles Rigby 40 SC/SC/SC
wife Amanda 35 SC/SC/SC
dau Corra 13 SC
son Charles 2 SC
son Claud 8 SC
son William 6 SC
dau Mamie 3 SC

[He was Rigsby in 1860 and Rigby in 1870]
[I don't see him in 1900]

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