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R06 Luke
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 16:54:25
In Reply to: Miscellaneous Rigsby notes by Ken Hinds of 1063

Please read the introductory message (#857) for an
explanation of this file.

WARNING: I can't guarantee that all the information here
is correct.



Luke Rigsbey b bef 1790 d 1838+-2 Chatham Co NC
s/o James Rigsby + Wilmot Oldham
[Chatham Co next to Wake Co]

[He was not s/o James + Wilmot. James was born c1700 and
Wilmot c1707, but Luke was born c1762.]


Pendergrass, John Sr.
Birth : 2 AUG 1749 ,Orange Co.,NC,USA
Death : 4 JUN 1830 Chatham,,NC,USA
Gender: Male

Father: Pendergrass, William
Mother: Atwater, Martha "Patti"

Marriage: 26 OCT 1780 in ,Orange Co.,NC,USA

Rigsby, Mary [c1760 Orange Co NC d 1839-03-04 Orange Co NC]
Birth : ,Orange Co.,NC,USA
Gender: Female

[more at]

[Mary is supposed to be a sister of R06 Luke.]

more at

James Rigsby c1700
+ Wilmot Oldham 1707 d/o John Oldham + Sarah Jane Farnham Howe

1772 July 2-Planter sold place where is
lived in Chatham Co to John Morgin
1773 June 16-bought land on branches of
Cubb Creek from Va. land agent.
1774 They sold land back to
Cumming-Warwick & Co. agent for 60 pounds.
1774 August-court order given so James &
Wilmott could register deed. This land was of a Earl of Granville
Grant, many were voided because some lands were sold by his
agents to different persons.


1. Luke RIGSBEY b: Bef. 1790 [between 1755 and 1765]
2. Isaiah Rigsby 1778 d 1860 Chatham Co NC [see R51]

[note: James + Wilmot obviously are not the parents of Luke and Isaiah]

1 Luke + Elizabeth Ann Edwards

1.1. Annie RIGGSBEE
1.2. Jenny RIGGSBEE
1.3. John E. RIGGSBEE b Chatham Co, NC
1.4. James RIGGSBEE
1.5. Markham RIGGSBEE 1792 Chatham Co, NC
1.6. Ezekiel RIGGSBEE 1802 Chatham Co, NC
1.7. Isaiah RIGSBEY 1800 in Chatham County, North Carolina
1.8. Elizabeth RIGGSBEE 1807 Chatham Co, NC d 1893-06-xx Chatham Co, NC

1.1 Annie never married

1.1.1. Zimriah RIGGSBEE (m) 1812 Chatham Co, NC d 1882-10-20 Chatham Co, NC

1.1.1 Zimriah + Sarrah (unknown) 1810 Elizabeth RIGGSBEE 1833 Beadey RIGGSBEE (f) 1835 Larkin G. RIGGSBEE 1838 Chatham Co, NC [wrong] Nancy RIGGSBEE 1838 Josefine RIGGSBEE 1840 Chatham Co, NC Maryan RIGGSBEE 1842

1.2 Jenny + Steve Bennett 1822

1.2.1. Julia S. BENNETT 1839 Chatham Co, NC d 1927-12-26 Chatham Co, NC [see 2.4.2]

1.3 John + Phoebe R Stone 1792 Chatham Co, NC d 1852 Chatham Co, NC

1.3.1. Biddy Ariel RIGGSBEE 1811 Chatham Co, NC d 1893-09-xx Chatham Co, NC
1.3.2. Rebecca RIGGSBEE 1812 Chatham Co, NC d 1881
1.3.3. Ace Stone RIGGSBEE 1814 Chatham Co, NC
1.3.4. Mildred RIGGSBEE 1815 Chatham Co, NC [see 2.4]
1.3.5. Joseph J. RIGGSBEE 1819
1.3.6. Atlas J. RIGGSBEE 1821-05-25 Chatham Co, NC d 1894-03-07 Chatham Co, NC
1.3.7. Julia RIGGSBEE c1823 Chatham Co, NC
1.3.8. William E. RIGGSBEE 1824 Chatham Co, NC
1.3.9. Hyder Ducan RIGGSBEE 1831 Chatham Co, NC
1.3.10. Andrew Jack RIGGSBEE 1830 Chatham Co, NC d 1894-09-07 Chatham Co, NC

1.3.1 Biddy + Osborne Kirby 1812-12-24 Chatham Co, NC s/o Wiley Kirby + Sarah Neville Phoeba Caroline KIRBY 1849-11-30 Chatham Co, NC d 1929-04-07 Chatham Co, NC + J M Williams Celia Hasselatine KIRBY c1850 + John Jenkins Adline Judson KIRBY c1852 + Matthew McCollum; + Manley Lindsay Winfield Scottine KIRBY 1852-04-26 Chatham Co, NC d 1917-12-10 Chatham Co, NC + Georgette Riggsbee Wiley Lafaytetine KIRBY c1854 + Belle Bennett Maryline Olive KIRBY c1856

+ Stanley Dodd Espranann Clementine DODD b: 25 Feb 1831 in Tennesse [see 1.5.4 and 1.6.4]

1.3.2 Rebecca + William T[urner] Lyon d 1872
[they are in Madison Co TN in 1850] Jarson RIGGSBEE Emily LYON b: 1836 Nancy LYON b: 1838 Julia LYON 1840 Jefferson LYON 1844 Richard LYON 1846 James LYON 1848 Thomas LYON 1850 William Marion LYON 1852 Elizabeth Rebecca LYON 1854

1.3.3 Ace + Betsy Williams Fad RIGGSBEE George RIGGSBEE John Marshal RIGGSBEE 1839-12-xx Chatham Co, NC d 1910-01-05 Chatham Co, NC Margaret C. RIGGSBEE 1841 Mary Hellen RIGGSBEE 1844-06-17 Chatham Co, NC d 1927-01-08 Chatham Co, NC Elizabeth Artilla RIGGSBEE 1850 Chatham Co, NC

1.3.5 Joseph + Martha Mason 1820 Jordan RIGGSBEE 1844 Rufus RIGGSBEE Adolphus RIGGSBEE Lucy RIGGSBEE Mitt RIGGSBEE Martha RIGGSBEE 1857-10-25 Orange Co NC d 1916-11-30 Raleigh NC Atlas RIGGSBEE 1856 Alfonzo RIGGSBEE 1858 Chatham Co, NC d 1927-02-26 Chatham Co, NC William H. RIGGSBEE 1854

1.3.6 Atlas + Sarah Bennett 1823-01-03 Alvis RIGGSBEE Luginia C. RIGGSBEE 1845 Chatham Co NC Stanley M. RIGGSBEE 1842 Chatham Co NC Julia Ann RIGGSBEE 1844-03-14 Chatham Co NC d 1926-06-08 Chatham Co, NC Lucina\Liyenice RIGGSBEE 1845 Chatham Co NC Edward C. RIGGSBEE 1846 Chatham Co NC Mary RIGGSBEE 1848 Chatham Co NC d 1889-11-xx Chatham Co, NC William James RIGGSBEE 1851-01-24 Chatham Co NC d 1910-05-13 Chatham Co, NC Minerva RIGGSBEE 1853 Chatham Co NC Sarah "Sallie" RIGGSBEE 1855-05-27 Chatham Co NC d 1916-05-31 Chatham Co, NC Adelaide RIGGSBEE 1858 Chatham Co NC Evander RIGGSBEE 1863-04-27 Chatham Co NC d 1938-03-09 Chatham Co, NC Luginia + Plesanat Haines Oldham 1845 Chatham Co NC s/o Wesley Oldham + Nancy Pinkney Mason Ed OLDHAM Sallie OLDHAM Lela OLDHAM Daisy OLDHAM Ada OLDHAM "Brud" OLDHAM Walter OLDHAM Julia + 1866-11-08 George Oldham Cole 1840-05-28 Chatham Co NC d 1924-07-08 Chatham Co NC s/o Stephen Elbert Cole + Nancy Mariah Oldham Rufus Fred COLE 1869-10-24 Chatham Co NC d 1941-06-17 Chatham Co NC Callie COLE c1867 Chatham Co NC

1.3.7 Julia + c1844 Presley Thorton Cates c1820 Chatham Co, NC Atlass J. CATES c1845 John R. CATES c1847 Leonadas CATES c1850

1.3.10 Andrew + 1853 Martha Jane Durham d 1865-09-05 Dunkan Hugh Bruce RIGGSBEE 1860-03-11 Thomas Edgar RIGGSBEE 1861-12-09 Joseph John A. RIGGSBEE 1864-01-05

+ 1870 Mary E Cheek d 1888-01-10 Lula Evangeline RIGGSBEE 1869-09-03 d 1952-07-17 Anna Rivers RIGGSBEE 1872-05-19 d 1893-01-11 Clarence Melven RIGGSBEE 1875-03-05 Geneva Lee RIGGSBEE 1877-03-24 Luther Jackson RIGGSBEE 1879-01-01 d 1947-05-25 Arthur Eugene RIGGSBEE 1882-03-14 d 1954-04-xx Earnest Hugh RIGGSBEE 1884-09-02 Andrew Ralph RIGGSBEE 1887-05-27 d 1960-06-02

1.5 Markham + Rebecca Marks Caudle 1800

1.5.1. Bennett RIGGSBEE b: Chatham Co, NC
1.5.2. Nancy RIGGSBEE
1.5.3. Rebecca RIGGSBEE
1.5.4. John Alvis RIGGSBEE 1821-05-25 Chatham Co, NC d 1894-03-07 Chatham Co, NC
(1.5.5. Emily Cornelia CAUDLE b: 1830 in Chatham County, NorthCarolina)
1.5.6. Elbert RIGGSBEE 1836 Chatham Co, NC d 1904-02-23 Chatham Co, NC
1.5.7. Adaline RIGGSBEE 1838 Chatham Co, NC
1.5.8. Hasettine RIGGSBEE (f) 1844 Chatham Co, NC

1.5.1 Bennett + Malinda Horton 1826 Chatham Co, NC d 1910-03-15 Chatham Co, NC James Bennett RIGGSBEE 1851-04-02 Chatham Co, NC d 1916-01-07 Chatham Co, NC

1.5.4 John + Esprannan Clementine Dodd 1831-02-25 TN d Chatham Co, NC d/o Stanley Dodd + Biddy Ariel Riggsbee [Biddy d/o John] Luvenia Ann RIGGSBEE 1851 Chatham Co, NC John Stanley RIGGSBEE 1853-10-13 Chatham Co, NC d 1921-04-05 Orange Co NC Leonidas F. RIGGSBEE 1856-05-14 Chatham Co, NC d 1936-06-10 Chatham Co, NC Alice C. RIGGSBEE 1860 Chatham Co, NC William Adolphus RIGGSBEE 1861-07-02 Chatham Co, NC d 1924-06-08 Chatham Co, NC

1.5.6 Elbert + Madlena McKinley Williamson 1857-06-12 Chatham Co, NC d 1927-03-25 Chatham Co, NC d/o James Williamson + Martha (unknown) Marvin "Sissy" RIGGSBEE Evelyn RIGGSBEE Roy Lee RIGGSBEE Joseph Talton RIGGSBEE 1887 Chatham Co, NC d 1949 Chatham Co, NC Fannie Louise RIGGSBEE 1897 Leaborn RIGGSBEE Ollie RIGGSBEE Nonie RIGGSBEE

1.5.8 Hasettine + Benton King 1848 Rosa KING 1869-12-01 Chatham Co, NC d 1928-06-08 Chatham Co, NC Lula KING Bertha KING

1.6 Ezekiel + Pennenah (unknown) 1808 Chatham Co, NC

1.6.1. Mahala RIGGSBEE 1825 Chatham Co, NC
1.6.2. Annie RIGGSBEE 1826 Chatham Co, NC
1.6.3. Permelia RIGGSBEE 1830
1.6.4. Carney "Cotton" RIGGSBEE 1832 Chatham Co, NC
1.6.5. Louisa RIGGSBEE 1834
1.6.6. William Haywood RIGGSBEE 1838 Chatham Co, NC d 1919-01-xx Durham Co NC

1.6.2 Annie + 1855-10-09 W T "Bits" Sparrow 1835 Orange Co NC d 1870 Orange Co, NC s/o John Sparrow Corenar SPARROW Helon SPARROW Lenora SPARROW Lula SPARROW

1.6.4 Carney + Esprennan Clementine Dodd 1831-02-25 TN d Chatham Co, NC d/o Stanley Dodd + Biddy Ariel Riggsbee [Biddy d/o John] Fred RIGGSBEE Emma Olivia RIGGSBEE 1872-01-3 Chatham Co, NC d 1943-02-11 Chatham Co, NC

1.6.6 William + 1861-03-19 Celia Mitchel 1838 Chatham Co, NC d >1880 Chatham Co, NC d/o Prestley Mitchel + Mary (unknown) Graham Wilson RIGSBEE 1861 Emma RIGGSBEE 1867 Rufus Lafayette, Sr. RIGSBEE 1867-12-25 Chatham Co, NC d 1930-09-30 Durham Co NC Maggie Amelia RIGSBEE 1871 Julia RIGSBEE 1874 Willison R. RIGSBEE 1878 Rufus + 1898-05-08 Dora S Taylor 1868-09-11 d 1906-08-29 Durham NC Gladys May Rigsbee 1903-06-02 Durham NC d 1988-01-04 Durham NC

1.7 Isaiah + Mariah (unknown) 1802

1.7.1. Easter Ann RIGSBEY 1824 Chatham Co, NC
1.7.2. Eliza RIGGSBEE 1826 Chatham Co, NC
1.7.3. Luther RIGGSBEE 1831
1.7.4. Sarrah RIGGSBEE 1833
1.7.5. Melly Green RIGGSBEE 1835 Chatham Co, NC
1.7.6. John RIGGSBEE 1837

1.7.5 Melly + 1866-12-12 William Benjamin/Bennett Brasington 1833 Chatham Co, NC Ella B. BRASINGTON 1868 Unknown BRASINGTON 1870 Anna (Annie) BRASINGTON 1870-05-31 Chatham Co, NC d 1937-11-15 Chatham Co, NC John Robert BRASINGTON 1872-07-20 Chatham Co, NC d 1921-03-03 Chatham Co, NC

1.8 Elizabeth never married. Rumor was that she named her children after the last names of their fathers.

1.8.1. Hawkins RIGGSBEE 1829 Chatham Co, NC
1.8.2. Frank RIGGSBEE 1832
1.8.3. Larkins J. RIGGSBEE 1837 Chatham Co, NC
1.8.4. Jones E. RIGGSBEE 1840 Chatham Co, NC

1.8.1 Hawkins + 1862-03-22 Catherine Sparrow 1840 Henry RIGGSBEE 1867 John RIGGSBEE 1871 George Freeland RIGGSBEE 1870-02-19

1.8.4 Jones + Lucy Sparrow 1845 Francis M. RIGGSBEE Margaret RIGGSBEE 1876 Samuel RIGGSBEE 1878

genforum message 319


I am looking for information on a John Rigsby from NC who was
married to Phoebe ?
They had a daughter Rebecca (b. 1813) who married a William T.
Lyon. One child, Emily, was born in NC. 1836. Other children of
Rebecca Rigsby and W. T. Lyon were born in Tennessee.

genforum message 358

John E. Riggsbee(Rigsby) name changed was married to Phoeba R.
Stone. They had several children one of which was Rebecca.

"NC Wills, a Testator Index 1665-1900" by Thornton W Mitchell

[wife of R06.1 John E]

Chatham Co (or Orange?)
c1853 Phebe P Riggsbee Will Book C p432



Rebecca Rigsbee
+ William Tuner Lyon c1811 NC d 1872-08-03 Madison Co TN s/o William Lyon + Sarah Nickles


[R06.1.4.1 John]

J M Riggsbee 1839 Chatham Co NC
+ 1859-03-31 Mary E Oldham 1841 Chatham Co NC d/o Wesley Oldham + Nancy Pinkney Mason

1.John W. RIGGSBEE, 1859-12-xx Chatham Co., NC



RIGSBEE, Theodore Elbert
Birth : 22 Jul 1889
Death : 4 Apr 1964

COUCH, Margaret Louisa
Birth : 9 Apr 1875
Death : 8 Oct 1935
Father: COUCH, William A.
Mother: PICKETT, Margaret A.

[children living]

LDS site


Alfonzo Riggsbee 1847-02-xx Orange Co NC
+ Callie Cheek 1853-06-xx Orange Co NC

1 Joseph J Riggsbee 1875-12-xx Orange Co NC

Herndon-Hunt and Allied Families


Callie Cheek d/o James Cheek + Nancy Mason Booth
+ Alphonza Rigsbee

1 Theodosia Rigsbee + Eugene Turrentine; children Ernest, Pearl
2 Robert Rigsbee d young
3 Joseph J Rigsbee
4 Lillie Rigsbee + Claudius Lloyd; one dau, several sons
5 Wescott Rigsbee + (unk) Gray
6 Marion Rigsbee + Leah Lloyd
7 Clyde Rigsbee


[R06., I think]

rigsby, Joe [c1874 NC]


Savage, Eva F.
Birth : 1879
Father: Savage, Daniel Newton
Mother: Sharp, Rebecca Belle


rigsby, Ola
Gender: Female
rigsby, fonnie
Gender: Female
rigsby, Lillie Mae
Gender: Female
rigsby, Floyd
Gender: Male
rigsby, Clyde
Gender: Male


[R06.1.5.6] Octovia HAUGHTON
Birth: 7 Jan 1860
Death: 28 Aug 1948
Spouse: William Henry RIGGSBEE
Death: 7 Jan 1932
Birth: 1853
Marr: 1884


Myrtle (1886-1974)

[Octavia d/o Madison Haywood Haughton + Annie Glenn Jones]

[no Myrtle 1886 on the 1900 census that I can see]



William Henry RIGGSBEE c1858 d 1932-01-07
+ Octavia Haughton

1 Myrtle Riggsbee 1886-08-17 d 1974-11-xx

Birmingham AL directory 1888

Atlas Rigsbee, boards 1921 Ave B, engr at Williamson Furnace
Adolphus Riggsbee, boards 1921 Ave B, clerk at Richmond Rochester

A Rigsbee, clerk at Richmond Rochester
A I Rigsbey, works at Alice Furnace

Adolphus Rigsbee, clerk, E Shepherd, boards 515 10th

[Atlas is R06.1.5.7; Adolphus is R06.1.5.10]

"NC Wills, a Testator Index 1665-1900" by Thornton W Mitchell

Chatham Co (or Orange?)
1894 Atlas Riggsbee Will Book E p553 [R06.1.6]



Julia Ann Rigsbee 1845-03-14 d 1926-06-08 Chatham Co NC
+ 1866-11-08 George Oldham Cole 1840-05-28 Chatham Co NC d 1924-07-08 Chatham Co NC

1 Callie COLE
2 Rufus Fred COLE 1869-10-24 d 1941-06-17



RIGSBEE, William James
Birth : 24 Jan 1851
Death : 13 May 1910
Marriage: 27 Oct 1875
COLE, Lucy Jane
Birth : 14 Aug 1851
Death : 16 Jun 1903
Father: COLE, Stephen Elbert
Mother: OLDHAM, Nancy Mariah

RIGSBEE, Luther Malcom
RIGSBEE, Ralph Mason
Birth : 11 Dec 1880
Death : 14 Nov 1962 Chatham County, NC
RIGSBEE, Thomas Edward
Birth : 20 Aug 1882
Death : 4 May 1883

Birth : 28 Jul 1876
Death : 15 Dec 1927
Marriage: 23 Sep 1900
RIGSBEE, Luther Malcom
Birth : 3 Sep 1876
Death : 16 Apr 1948
Father: RIGSBEE, William James
Mother: COLE, Lucy Jane

RIGSBEE, Coley Leonard
RIGSBEE, C. Louise
RIGSBEE, William Clarence
RIGSBEE, James Bruce
RIGSBEE, Luther Leon

RIGSBEE, Ralph Mason
Birth : 3 Jun 1879
Death : 18 May 1964
Father: RIGSBEE, William James
Mother: COLE, Lucy Jane

Marriage: 10 Jun 1900
SUITT, Bertha Inez
Birth : 12 Jun 1883
Death : 6 Feb 1938

RIGSBEE, Flora Belle
RIGSBEE, Lillian
Birth : 1 Mar 1904
Death : Aug 1906
RIGSBEE, Leah Hazel
RIGSBEE, William James
Birth : 10 May 1910
Death : 5 Jul 1910
RIGSBEE, Annie Gray
RIGSBEE, Ralph Mason
RIGSBEE, Elizabeth
Birth : Jul 1916
Death : Jul 1916
RIGSBEE, Wade Hampton
RIGSBEE, Mabel Kathleen



4i. Joel Clifton Blake was born July 8, 1851 in Chatham Co., NC
and died on December 1, 1914 in Chatham Co., NC. On December
15, 1872 he married Menna/Manervia J. Riggsbee at his father's
home. Menna was born May 1854 in NC. In 1880 and 1900 they
lived in West Williams Twp., Chatham Co., NC

Joel s/o John Star Blake + Nancy Burgess


4ia. Walter S. Blake was born September 1873 in NC and died after
1953. On November 25, 1895 in Williams Twp., Chatham Co., NC
he married Mollie Riggsbee, the daughter of J.S. Riggsbee and
Sallie Oldham. Mollie was born March 23, 1873/1874 in Chatham
Co. and died April 27, 1953 in Chatham Co. Mollie is buried in the
Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery. In 1900 they lived in Williams
Twp., Chatham Co., NC. Walter's and Mollie's address was Rt. 3,
Chapel Hill, NC.
4iaa. Lois Blake was born March 1897. As this child is described
as a son in the 1900 census the name could have been Louis or
4ib. Arthur L. Blake was born September 1875 in NC. He married
Nannie -?-. Nannie was born July 1875. They lived in William's
Twp., Chatham Co., NC in 1900.
4iba. Nellie G. Blake was born June 1898.
4ic. S.L. Blake (Female) was born ca. 1877 in NC.


4id. Joseph Clifton Blake was born June 24, 1880/June 1879 in
Chatham Co. and died October 20, 1960 in Chatham Co., NC. He
married Emma Riggsbee, the daughter of J.B. Riggsbee and
Henrietta Horton on December 9, 1903 in Chatham Co. Emma was
born March 30, 1888 in Chatham Co. and died July 9, 1971 in
Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC. Joseph owned a grocery store. They
lived at Rt. 1, Chapel Hill, NC. They are buried in the Lystra Baptist
Church Cemetery, Chatham Co., NC.
4ie. Charles "Charlie" Taylor Blake was born July 10, 1888/January
1889 in Chatham Co. and died May 8, 1928 in Chatham Co. On
December 28, 1910 in Chatham Co. he married Sallie Ausley. Sallie
was born November 22, 1891 in Chatham Co. and died February 16,
1988 in Orange Co., NC. Charlie was a carpenter. He is buried in
the Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery.
4iea. James Taylor Blake was born November 19, 1911 in Chatham
Co. and died December 21, 1995 in Chapel Hill, NC at UNC
Hospitals. He had resided in Pittsboro, NC. James was buried in
the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery, Chapel Hill, NC. At the time of
his death he was a widower.
4if. Mammie B. Blake was born April 1882.
4ig. Flossie J. Blake was born August 1883.
4ih. Louis B. Blake was born February 1887.
4ij. John D. Blake was born May 1891.

Herndon-Hunt and Allied Families

[R06.1.9 Jack]

Mary Cheek d/o James Cheek + Nancy Mason Booth
+ Jack Rigsbee [s/o John Rigsbee + Phoebe Stone]

1 Lula Rigsbee + Thos Winston; children Thomas, Mary Elizabeth, Hilliard
2 Anna Rigsbee
3 Clarence Rigsbee
4 Geneva Rigsbee + (unk) White; two daughters
5 Luther Rigsbee + Iantha (unk)
6 Dr Arthur Rigsbee
7 Ernest Rigsbee
8 Ralph Rigsbee

Mathis genforum message 2283


Sarah Eliza Herring md John Bright Robinson and had (1) Isabella
Catherine who md Wellington L[afayette] Johnson and had two children, (A)
Anna Elizabeth Johnson md Jem Robinson; and (B)Lula Johnson md
John Henry Highsmith; (C) Katie Johnson md Thomas Rigsbee; (D)
Rosa Johnson md W.R. Murray; (E) Ralph Johnson

Robinson genforum message 9880


3 KATIE LILLIAN JOHNSON born 1874, died 1964 md
THOMAS RIGSBEE born 1861, died 1957



Lula Riggsbee
+ Thomas Winston s/o Wiley J Winston + Elizabeth Paschal

1.+Mary Elizabeth WINSTON
2. Thomas WINSTON , Jr.
3. Hilliard WINSTON

"NC Wills, a Testator Index 1665-1900" by Thornton W Mitchell


Chatham Co (or Orange?)
1866 Mark Riggsbee Will Book D p149

Herndon-Hunt and Allied Families


Pernecia Cheek d/o James Cheek + Nancy Mason Booth
+ John Stanley Rigsbee

1 Maggie Rigsbee d young
2 Callie Rigsbee d young
3 James Edward Rigsbee + Nonie Lindsay; three dau
4 Jesse J Rigsbee + Mable Merrit; three children
5 Lyda Pearl Rigsbee + Arthur Fishel; child John Lewis Fishel

3.1 Euphrozine Rigsbee + Wilber Kutz
3.2 Daphne Rigsbee + Ector Hayes
3.3 Kuma Rigsbee + James McGranahan

4.1 Mary Louise Rigsbee + Frank Hobbs
4.2 Cullen Rigsbee
4.3 Helen Rigsbee



Fishel Family

Arthur Fishel (1893-1963) m. Lida Rigsbee

[Arthur s/o Lewis Edwin Fishel + Paulina Spaugh]



RIGSBEE, William Adolphus
Birth : 2 Jul 1861
Death : 8 Jun 1924 Chatham County, NC
Marriage: 27 Oct 1883
OLDHAM, Nancy Lois
Birth : 14 Sep 1864
Death : 3 Jan 1952 Chatham County, NC
Father: OLDHAM, Young
Mother: COLE, Martha Ann "Patsy"

RIGSBEE, Walter Gaston 1884-12-02 d 1937-06-17
RIGSBEE, Numa Winstead (m) 1887-05-19
RIGSBEE, William Adolphus 1889-08-31 d 1968-08-26
RIGSBEE, Tinnie Estelle 1892-07-15 d 1984-08-xx NC
RIGSBEE, Sallie Ava 1895-04-11 d 1973-01-xx Carrboro, Orange Co NC
RIGSBEE, Herbert Cree 1898-04-17 d 1971-01-xx NC
RIGSBEE, Maggie Lee 1900-11-06 d 1991-04-22 NC
RIGSBEE, Linia Inez Birth : 8 Nov 1903 Death : 21 Feb 1913


Isiah COLE was born in 1825 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He died between 1857 and
1860 in North Carolina. He was buried in Orange Church Cemetery, Orange County, North Carolina.
Parents: Reuben COLE and Mrs. Mary COLE.

He was married to Catherine RIGSBEE about 1849 in North Carolina.

Catherine RIGSBEE was born bet 1823 & 1825 in North Carolina.

[d/o R06.6 Markham or R06.7 James]
[both had daughters c1823]

genforum message 401

My g g grandfather was James Riggsbee from Chatham County,
NC. I don't know his wife's name. He moved to Sumner County,
Tennessee in 1842. His son's were Sidney, Ruffin,
Ausburn and Elisha. It is also spelled Rigsby in some of the
records here. Are Wake County and Chatham County near each


message 476

Wake and Chatham are very near each other. I have a Carney
Riggsbee who was in the 1850 census for Chatham. He was 18 at the
time. He is the son of Archibald Rigsbee and grandson of Jesse
Rigsbee. Jesse Rigsbee was the husband of Elizabeth Pickett.



Isaiah Josiah SUMMERS b. abt. 1800 NC. Married to Catherine b. abt. 1800
born possibly in VA. Isaiah is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 Sumner Co.
TN Census records.

Known children of Isaiah Josiah SUMMERS and Catherine are:
3.Martha Jane SUMMERS b. 1830. Married on 8 Oct 1858 in Sumner Co.
TN to James RIGSBY.

Rush Co IN maillist

[R06.7, I think]

col william sommerville came from france to virginia-he married
phoebe payne
-his son married elizabeth slinker moved to robertson
county tenn they had at least 13 children
dixon married a sarah(sally)
rigsbee 1822 sally was the daughter of james rigsbee they had 6
richard married a elizabeth pond -she was the daughter of
j.tilford pond and millie tate dick and lizzie had 7 children-
mamie anne married herschel rigsbee and they had daughter olean
louise and
warren(dude) herschel was son of georgr j rigsbee and elizabeth
any names ring a bell to anyone thanks pia
-olean married a bartho farris mostly from robertson county tenn

[That's hard to understand, but I think it refers to
R06.7.5 Sallie and her brother R06.7.2 George.
George and Elizabeth did not have a son Warren or Herschel.
There was a Herschel in Robertson Co in 1910, but he was born c1894
to George's son Jefferson.]



ELIZABETH ELMORE, b. ABT 1820, Robertson County, Tennessee; m.

[Elizabeth d/o Henry Elmore + Elizabeth Shannon]



George J Rigsbee 1820 NC
+ 1856-02-18 Elizabeth F Sommerville 1833 Robertson Co TN d/o Holland Payne Sommerville + Lucy Mariah Wright



Simpson County School Districts 1 - 5, 1894

Parent Child Child’s Sex Child’s age P / G
Tom Rigsby Sam Rigsby M 16
Aday Rigsby M 12
John Rigsby M 11

[Sam and Aday don't appear on the census]



Sallie Rigsbee 1823 NC
+ 1848 Philip Dixon Summerville 1824-03-14 Robertson Co TN s/o John Summerville + Phoebe Payne

Genealogy of the Hannum family : descended from John and Margery Hannum, settlers in Chester County, Pennsylvania : with brief notices of other families allied with the name, and abstracts of early wills, page 517
by Hannum, Curtis Hoopes


John W Slack 1842-06-19 Russellville, Logan Co KY
+ Mitchellville, Sumner Co TN 1874-01-22 Elizabeth Rigsby 1848-07-13 nr Mitchellville d/o J I Rigsby + Elizabeth Pearson



Sarah Rigsby 1823 NC
+ 1849-05-06 Dixon Sommerville 1824-03-14 Robertson Co TN s/o John Sommerville + Phoebe Payne



Robertson Co TN biographies

Dixon Summerville was born in Robertson County, Tenn., March 14, 1824, and is a son of John Summerville, who was
born in Virginia. He was married in that State to Miss Phelia Payne, daughter of James Payne. They became the parents
of thirteen children--eleven sons and two daughters. All lived to become of age, but only one is now living, our
subject. The father located in Robertson County, on coming to Tennessee, where he owned 200 acres of land. Dixon
owns ninety-three acres of the farm and resided with his parents until their death, and continues to live on the old
home place. At the age of twenty-four he led to the hymeneal altar Miss Sallie Rigsbee, of North Carolina, daughter of
James Rigsbee. To this marriage have been born nine children, five of whom are living, named Richard, J. Taylor, James
M., Phoebe (Webb) and Mary Ann (Gossett), all living in the county. They took no part in the late war.

Sumner Co TN maillist

[R06.7.8 Sidney Bourbon]

Nancy Ann Maddrey Riggsbee born April 4 1845 Tn. wife of
S Bird Riggsbee born Nov 18 1830 Raleigh N C

Annie Riggsbee born Feburary 4 1869.

[Sidney married Eliza Griffin about 1863. If he did marry
Nancy, she must have died soon thereafter.]



Appling, James Henry [Male] b. 23 DEC 1859 TN - d. 3 JAN 1931 Sumner County,TN [s/o Joel Franklin Appling + Serena Thankful Thornhill]
+ Riggsbee, Annie [Female] b. 4 FEB 1869 TN - d. Maple Hill Cem.,Simpson County,KY - Marriage: 26 JUN 1893 Sumner County,TN

, LIVING[Female]
+ , LIVING [Male]
, LIVING [Male]

Bandy genforum message 486

[R06.7.9 Ruffin]

Bandy, Amanda Spouse : Rigsby, R. J. Marriage date : Jan 31, 1861
County : Sumner
Source : County Court Records



Rigsby, Rough

Spouse: Bandy, Amanda (Mandy)
b. 1844 TN
Father: Bandy, Marcus
Mother: Williams, Lydia



Ruffin G Riggsbee 1834 NC
+ 1872-06-09 Amanda A Holland 1845-07-xx Cannon Co TN d 1905-08-15 Sumner Co TN d/o Wiley Holland + Desdemona H Smith

1 Virgil J D Riggsbee 1880-07-06 Sumner Co TN d 1961-06-13 Sumner Co TN

1 Virgil + Minnie L Poole 1890-01-07 d 1962-11-18

1.1. Robert Dalton RIGGSBEE 1911-03-19 Sumner Co TN d 2000-12-13 Sumner Co TN
1.2. Clarence E. RIGGSBEE 1913-08-15 Sumner Co TN d 1989-11-02
1.3. Floy RIGGSBEE 1918 Sumner Co TN
1.4. Elden RIGGSBEE


[R06.7.9 Ruffin James]

Sumner County Clerk Minutes
February Term, 1866

Saturday Morning February 3rd 1866
Court met according to adjournment.
Present S. Heermans Judge

Mary McFadden, a colored girl aged twelve years was this day apprenticed
to R. J. Rigsby, who entered into bond with Thomas Asum as security, in
the penalty of Five hundred & fifty dollars, conditioned according to law


[R06.7.10 Ausburn Whitley]

Will of A. W. Riggsbee
Signed 18-Sep-1892
Probated July Term 1896

Transcribed and Contributed by Jim Price
© 2006

Source: Sumner County Tennessee, Will Book Vol. 5, pages 118 - 119

page 118

Sep. the 18th 1892.
This to certify to my friends that My Will and Wishes that my Wife may Have ever thing that I
oue (sic) Her life time her widow hood and then I Want Dicy Hall and Laura E. leffus children
and T. A. Riggsbee (,) Eter violet (,) clarey Riggsbee and Mary Riggsbee (,) Zeldy Riggsbee (,)
Laura Leffew's children is to only to have Hur (sic) part of the little mite that I have. I Want 100
feet Square Reserved at the graveyard and a rite (sic) of Way too and from the graveyard for the
Benefit of ther (sic) family. I want T. A. Riggsbee to have the land that I got from foster at valuation.
with out the value of the improvements if thare (sic) is eney (sic) on it he will put it on thar (sic) and
at my deth (sic) ther (sic) Mamey (?) is to have the benefit of all as long as she lives single life and
the children has it as they Become 21 years old.
W. L. Rouse
James M. Link
the girles (sic) is to have the benefit of a support from the proceeds of the land as long as thay (sic)
ar (sic) single so as they can have thir (sic) living so long as they Remane (sic) single. My last Will
and Request and I Want toomes(sic) to my and my Wifes head and feet all so I want them to the
children as they die out of thir (sic) part.
A. W. Riggsbee.
W. L. Rouse
James M. Link

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term July 1st 1896.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of A. W. Riggsbee dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W. L. Rouse and James M. Link the subscribing witnesses thereto. [pg 119] Also a codicil thereto to said Will which was duly proven by the oaths of W. L. Rouse and James M. Link subscribing witnesses thereto, thereupon said Will and codicil were ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of A. W. Riggsbee, dec'd.
A true copy.
Harris Brown

Violette genforum message 81


Looking for information on Samual H. Violette b. abt 1870; m. Moretta Riggsbee.
They resided in Sumner Co, TN and later moved Adairville and then to Franklin, KY.
He had a southern accent, so maybe migrated to TN from VA.


Funeral home records show
Virgil b/Simpson co 1894 D/1973 spouse Rigsby
Father Sam and Mother Maetta Rigsby
Leonard B/Sumner Co Tn. 1897 d/ Logan 1960
spouse Ersula Grow, parents Sam and Moetta

Chatham Co NC genforum message 512


5 William Lasater b: Abt. 1790 in Chatham County, North Carolina d: 1825 in Chatham County, North Carolina
+Nancy b: 1795 d: Aft. 1860
6 William Benet Lasater b: 1818 in Chatham County, North Carolina d: 1896 in Chatham County, North Carolina
+Jane Mitchell b: Abt. 1820 m: 21 Aug 1851 in Chatham County, North Carolina d: 1858
*2nd Wife of William Benet Lasater:
+Elizabeth Rigsbee b: Abt. 1827 m: 1861



Delitha Ada Wicker (Twin) was born 7 Sep 1887 in Moore Co., North Carolina.
[d/o Wesley Benjamin Wicker + Catherine Kelly]
Delitha married Harrison Cleveland Riggsbee



Sarah Ann Rigsbee c1836 Chatham Co NC
+ Hansel Ellis c1828 Chatham Co NC

1. William Reuben Right ELLIS b: 14 DEC 1860 in Chatham County, NC
2. Matthew ELLIS b: 1867 in Chatham County, NC
3. Mary A ELLIS b: 1869 in Chatham County, NC
4. Edward ELLIS b: 1873 in Chatham County, NC

pdf file of Brasington descendants



was born Abt. 1833 in Chatham, Chatham County, NC 190. He married
Chatham County, NC 191,192,193, daughter of ISAIAH RIGSBEY and MARIAH
GUNTER. She was born Abt. 1835 in North Carolina 194

Google cache of expired page


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
Helms-Bell House

Frederick Lee Riggsbee (1870-1948) and his wife Adelaide (Addie) lived in the Helms-Bell House
from around 1905 through 1909. Riggsbee was from Chapel Hill, and came to Charlotte in 1904 to
manage King's Business College. He held that position until he retired nearly four decades later.



Emma Olivia Rigsbee + (unknown) Brewer

1 Elsie May Brewer 1887 Chatham Co NC d 1959 Chatham Co NC

Emma + James Bennett Riggsbee 1851-04-02 Chatham Co NC d 1916-01-07 Chatham Co NC [James is R06.6.3.2]

2. Jesse Bunn Riggsbee 1907-07-26 Chatham Co NC d 1982-09-03 Chatham Co NC
3. J. Clifford Riggsbee 1911-05-15 Chatham Co NC d 1918-05-16 Chatham Co NC

Chatham Co NC genforum message 581


Generation III---Children of William Judson Maynor and Mary Ann Phillips---all were born in
Chatham & Moore Counties, NC:

5. Alexander A. b. 9-21-1874 d. 10-22-1946 Durham, NC
m. [1900] Maggie [Margaret Amelia] Rigsbee of Durham



Hawkins Riggsbee 1830 NC
+ 1862-03-22 Catherine Sparrow d/o John Sparrow + Elizabeth (unknown)

1 Henry Hugh Riggsbee 1866-04-17 Chatham County NC d 1955-06-02 Durham Co NC

1 Henry + Lucy Burges 1871-06-19 Orange County NC d 1935-11-29 Durham, Durham Co NC

1.1.Lewis Hugh Riggsbee 1895-12-22 Durham, Durham Co NC d 1960-02-19
1.2.Alton J Riggsbee 1898-03-27 Durham, Durham Co NC d 1960

genforum message 376


1. Hawkins Rigsbee m. Carolin Sparrow

2. Henry Hugh Rigsbee b. 1866 in Chatham/Orang Co. NC d. 1955
in Durham Co., NC m. Lucy Burgess & had the following children:
Maggie Rigsbee (1889 - 1969)
Felix Rigsbee (1900 - 1960)
John Henry Rigsbee (1908 - 1935)

3. Maggie Rigsbee b. 1889 in Orange Co., NC d. 1969 in Durham Co.,
NC m. John Vernon Pendergrass & had the following children:
Flonnie Mae Pendergrass (d. aft. 1972) m. Walon Barbee, son William
Harvey Pendergrass (1916 - 1988) m. Bessie Lee Daniels
Felts Pendergrass (1919 - 1972)
Thelma May Pendergrass (1921 - 1923)
John Vernon Pendergrass, Jr. (1926 - ?) m. Norma Lee Butler

3. Felix Rigsbee b. 1900 in NC, d. 1960 in Durham Co., NC m. Nellie

3. John Henry Rigsbee b. 1908 in Durham Co., NC, d. 1935 in
Durham Co.

genforum message 294


My great grandmother's name was Maggie Rigsbee. I have very little
information about her. Her husband was John Vernon Pendergrass. Her
son (my grandfather), Harvey Pendergrass, was born in 1916, in Orange
Co., NC. Harvey grew up in Wake Co. I suspect that Maggie and her
husband were born in the 1800's.

Cumberland Co NC maillist

David Sebastian McGilvary b 1898 m Essie Rigsbee [c1903 NC]

[R06., I think]

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