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1880: Texas to Wisconsin
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: August 06, 2006 at 15:57:52
In Reply to: Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

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

Please do not respond to this message. I will be happy to
answer questions, but please start a new message to the

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.


Austin Co

Sam Reed 23 TX household M
oth Aaron Rigsby 59 SC/SC/AFR B
oth Kesiah Rigsby 45 GA/blank/MD B
oth Laura Rigsby 22 MS
oth Texanna Rigsby 16 TX
oth Della Rigsby 13 TX
oth George W Rigsby 8 TX
oth Liddy Ann 6 TX

[who is this?]
[appears to be household of Aaron + Kesiah, owned by Sam Reed]
[I don't see them in 1900]

Burleson Co

Buck Rigsby? 22 AL/blank/blank
wife Huldy 33 AL/blank/GA
Henry Smith 22 farm worker

[Who is this?]

Callahan Co

[R56.1.2] Andrew J Rigsby 38 TN/NC/?
wife Sarah E 33 MO/TN/TN
dau Betsey Jane 14 MO
dau Jenia C 10 TX
son John 8 TX
son Frank A 6 TX
son Robert H 4 TX
son Isaac K 1 TX

[moves to Johnson Co TX]
[John moves to Hood Co TX, I think. I don't see Frank or
Isaac in 1900.]

Collin Co

James Rigsby 39 TN/TN/TN
wife E G 37 TN/TN/TN
son Ira S 15 IL
dau A M 12 IL
son William Thomas 1 IL

[R05.3.5.3? R05.1.4.1? The only one in 1870 who could be
him is R05.3.14 James in Muhlenberg Co KY, but I thought
he died about 1874.]
[sure looks like a second wife]
[They don't match anyone from IL or TX in 1870.]
[probably the ones in Sumner Co TN in 1860.]
[moves to Choctaw Nation IT]

Comanche Co

A P Kelley household
sis M Rigsby 19 TX/NC/TN widowed

[widow of whom?]
[R56.1 below had two sons unaccounted for]

[R56.1] John Rigsby 60 NC/NC/NC
wife W H 58 TN/MD/VA [should be Louise]
dau J E 15 MO

[moves to Jones Co TX]

Erath Co

[R05.] W C Rigsby 25 KY/KY/KY [William]
wife M L 24 KY/KY/KY [Mary]
dau M M 1 TX

[moves to Palo Pinto Co TX]

Fayette Co

[R26.2] Russell Riggsby 83 NC/NC/NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]

Freestone Co

[R35.4.2] W L Rigsby 49 GA/GA/GA [William]
wife L A 32 KY/KY/KY [Laura]
son L C 13 TX
dau L B 8 TX [Linnie]

[moves to Robertson Co TX]
[he dies before 1900]
[I think L C is Laura's son by a previous marriage, but am
not sure.]

1880 Goliad Co

John Owen Rigby 47 MS/GA/GA
wife Sarah 44 LA/LA/LA
son Robert 21 TX
son John 19 TX
son James 17 TX
dau Malissa 15 TX
dau Salita 12 TX
son Amos 10 TX
son Zacharia 8 TX
son David 5 TX
dau Pearl 1/12 TX

[I don't see them in 1900. They may really be Rigby.]

Grimes Co

Tim Rigsby 24 TX/GA/GA B
wife Cinda 20 TX/TX/GA B
dau Anna 3 TX B
son Edmond 1 TX B

Thomas Rigby 22 TX/AL/unknown B [sb 30]
wife Lizzie 19 TX/GA/VA B
son Levy 1 TX B

Benjamin F Rigby 33 TX/LA/LA
wife Sarah A 28 TX/NC/NC
dau Edwina 4 TX

William H Rigby 26 TX/LA/TX [William Hess]
wife Roda A 27 AL/NC/NC [Rhoda Wilkinson]
son William E 1 TX

Morris Rigby 60 SC/SC/SC B
wife Emily 48 AL/AL/AL B
son Sole 27 TX B
dau Jennie 22 TX B
dau Katie 10 TX B

Uri B Rigby 30 TX/LA/LA [Uriah]
bro Enoch L 27 TX/LA/LA
nep Benjamin 18 TX/TX/TX
servant Julia Lewis

[where is everybody else?]

Harrison Co

Mary Rigsby 39 AR/AR/AR B widowed
dau Addie D Pegram 17 TX/TX/AR single

[I don't know of a black Rigsby from AR.]

Jasper Co

[R35.3.3] A J Rigsby 44 GA/GA/GA [Allen Jefferson]
wife Octavia 34 VA/VA/VA
son Rolf 7 TX

Jefferson Co

[R35.3.1] William L Rigsby 49 GA/GA/GA
wife M Olivia 41 MS/MS/CT
son Rice 19 TX [William Rice]
son Jefferson 14 TX [Allen Jefferson]
dau Lois 12 TX

[wife and children move to Bell Co TX, but he stays in
Jefferson Co]

Leon Co

J L Lynch household
wife L E 19 GA/FL/GA
f-l W B Rigsby 60 SC/SC/SC

[who is this?]

Milam Co

James J Stegall household
wife Mary S 27 KY/KY/KY
m-l Mary Rigsby 63 KY/KY/KY

[Who is this?]
[Is the mother the Mary from Davidson Co TN 1870?]

Rusk Co

Hall Rigsby 23 AL/AL/AL B
wife Anna 17 TX/AR/AR B
son Sylvester 9m TX B

[He doesn't appear before this.]
[moves to Nacogdoches Co TX]

Throckmorton Co

Taylor Cupp household
nep S R Rigsby 16 IL/TX/OH

[Who is this? If his father was born in TX before 1860, he
must be from R35.3, but I don't know of them leaving TX.]
[No TX Rigsbys in IL in 1870]
[I don't see a match for him in 1900]

Tyler Co

[R35.3.5] Ben F Rigsby 35 TX/GA/GA
wife Julia A 32 AL/GA/SC [Julia Frances Tucker]
son William L 7 TX
son Allen L 5 TX
dau Jessie 4 TX
dau Burtie 2 TX
son James M 4m TX

[moves to Jasper Co TX]
[William moves to Hall Co TX; Allen and James die
before 1900]

[R35.3] Luces J Rigsby 77 GA/NC/GA [Lewis]
wife Mary 64 GA/VA/GA
dau Mary F 29 TX
gson Arthur 10 TX/TX/TX
gson John T 8 TX/TX/TX

[children of son John L, who died c1876]
[he dies before 1900; Arthur moves to Parker Co TX, John
moves to Jackson Co MS]

[R35.3.4] Munroe Rigsby 37 TX/NC/GA [James Monroe]
wife Mildred 30 AL/TN/MS
son Lewis J 13 TX
dau Nancy O 11 TX
dau Annie Lee 8 TX
dau Mary F 5 TX
son Munroe C 2 TX
son Franklin S 1m TX

[Franklin moves to Jefferson Co TX]

Joseph Farrill household
gdau [R35.3.6.3] California Rigsby 6 TX/TX/TX

[d/o John Lewis, who died in 1876]
[How can Joseph be her grandfather? Her mother's father
was Jacob Holland.]

Bass Rigsby 26 TX/?/GA B
wife Dina 22 TX/TX/TX B
son Lenard 1 TX B
bro William Gregory 6 TX [last name Gregory]

[who is this, and why does his brother have a different
[in 1900 he is Alexander]

Joseph Rigsby 35 TX/?/? B
wife Ann Frances 25 TX/?/? B
dau Roxy A 9 TX B
son Mack Henry 8 TX B
dau Mary E 4 TX B
dau Azalie 3 TX B
son Josiah 1 TX B
son Scott 1m TX B

[I don't see them in 1900]

Washington Co

A H Rigsby 45 TX/?/?
wife Bell 25 TX/?/?

[Who is this?]


Fluvanna Co

Jesse Riggsby 21 VA/VA/VA
wife Virginia A 21 VA/VA/VA

[s/o Richard in Goochland VA 1860]

Goochland Co

[R13.3.4.3] James A Rigsby 36 VA/VA/VA
wife Elvira 32 VA/VA/VA
dau Cora 11 VA
dau Arbelia 6 VA
son Thomas 3 VA

[I don't see him in 1900]
[Thomas moves to Louisa Co VA]

Jesse Hodges? household
wife Sara E 21
s-d Laura Rigsly or Rigsby 13 VA/VA/VA

[I don't see how Laura can be his step-daughter.]
[no Laura from VA in 1870]

[R13.3.1.3] Robert Rigby 53 VA/VA/VA [should be 45]
wife Elithabeth 48 VA/VA/VA
son Edward 27 VA
son Watson 25 VA [Washington]
son Peter 18 VA
dau Mary 16 VA
dau Ella Lee 13 VA
sis Sarah A Rigsby 50 VA/VA/VA

[note: rest of the family shown as Rigsby]
[The sister should be Mary, I think.]
[he dies before 1900]

[R13.3.4.6] R H Rigsby 29 VA/VA/VA [Robert]
wife F E 30 VA/VA/VA [Frances]
son William S 4 VA

[moves to Louisa Co VA]

William Parrish household
wife [R13.3.1.2] Ann E 48
sis-l [R13.3.1.1] Mary J Rigsby 52 VA/VA/VA

Martha Rigsby 62 VA/VA/VA [widow of R13.3.4 Samuel]
[R13.3.4.7] Andrew 23 VA/VA/AV
wife Harriet 25 VA/VA/AV
son Oliver 1 VA

[Andrew moves to Louisa Co VA]

Halifax Co

[R67] Joseph Rigsby 67 NC/NC/NC
dau Julia 24 NC/NC/NC [sb 29]
dau Jennie 22 NC [who is this?]
dau Mickems? 19 NC [probably Arminta]
son Henry 18 NC

[apparently he dies before 1900]

Lee Co

[R26.3.4] Joseph Rigsbey 40 NC/NC/NC [Job]
wife Isabella 41 NC/NC/NC
dau Samantha L 11 NC
dau Emma N 8 NC
dau Retta C 6 VA

[I don't see him in 1900, though he lived past then]

[R26.3.6] William A Rigsby 34 NC/NC/NC
wife L Anne 27 VA/VA/VA
dau Aldona 5 VA
dau Cora B 4 VA
dau M Dorcas A 1 VA
son Charles D 2m VA

[R26.3] H H Rigsby 79 NC/NC/NC [Henry Hightower]
dau Ann D 44 NC/NC/NC
gdau Nancy E 7 VA/VA/NC

[he dies before 1900]
[I think Nancy is d/o his son Lewis, who was married in
1872 and does not appear on the 1880 census.]

Louisa Co

[R13.3.4.4] George S Rigsby 34 VA/VA/VA
wife Mary T 32 VA/VA/VA
dau Roberta J 13 VA
dau Missouri J 10 VA
dau Willie A 8 VA
son Charles S 3 VA
dau Mary E 1 VA

Smyth Co

[R26.7.1] W M Rigsby 33 VA/NC/VA [William]
wife M L 32 VA/VA/VA [Mary Catron]
dau Nancy A 10 VA
dau Viola N 9 VA
dau Laura A 7 VA
dau Sarah E 5 VA
dau Mollie M 3 VA
son Thomas M A 9m VA
oth Nancy Armstrong 83 VA/VA/VA
b-l Ranson F W Catron 24 VA/VA/VA

[moves to Tazewell Co VA]
[I don't see Thomas in 1900]

Wise Co

Henry Rigsby 26 VA/VA/VA
wife Rhoda 21 VA/VA/VA
oth Corria 4m VA/VA/VA

[Who is this? The only one close is R13.3.4.6 Robert H,
but he is in Goochland Co.]
[I don't see him in 1900]


Columbia Co

[R05.5.8] Walter W Rigsby 45 MO/NC/KY
dau Sarah A 7 WA Terr/MO/MO

[moves to Garfield Co WA]

[R05.5.7] J W Rigsby 48 MO/NC/KY [James]
wife Nancy 33 MO/VA/KY [Nancy Crumpacker]
dau Lilles [White] 14 WA Terr
dau Olive [White] 12 WA Terr
son William [White] 10 WA Terr
dau Cassie [White] 8 OR
son James W 1 WA Terr

[Except for James, the children are from Nancy's first
[he dies before 1900; son James moves to Walla Walla Co WA]

West Virginia

Berkeley Co

Mariah Rigsby 45 VA/VA/VA widowed [of R23.6 Samuel]
son Oliver 19 VA/VA/VA
dau Elizabeth 17 VA [Mary Elizabeth]

Phillip Tabb household
servant Cornelia Rigsly 16 VA/VA/VA B

Jackson Rigsly 48 VA/VA/VA
sis Ann 64 VA/VA/VA

[He doesn't match any Rigsby except Samuel, who is dead.]

Pocahontas Co

[R26.7.4] Thomas Rigsby 27 VA/NC/VA
wife Elizabeth J 24 WV/WV/WV [Elizabeth Grimes]
dau Lurena T 4 WV
son Davis W 2 WV
son Edward 1m WV

[moves to Webster Co WV]

[R26.7.3] John Rigsby 29 VA/NC/VA
wife Harriet L 18 WV/WV/WV [Harriet L Simmons]

[moves to Webster Co WV]


Clark Co

Henry Rixby 38 NY/VT/NY
wife Lucretia 32 VT/VT/VT
son Allen 12 VT
dau Clara 10 MN
son Fred 8 MN
son Ezra 6 MN
dau Daisy 3 WI
son Ernest 2 WI

M Francis Coats household
gdau Martha Rigsby 7 WI/WI/WI

[This is the only Rigsby in WI that I know of.]
[Is Martha from the above family?]

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