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R16 Travis
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 17:12:55
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.

genforum message 29


Travis Rigsby m. Amy ? their son John Rigsby b. 8-12-1793 N.C. d.
5-30-1851 Rush Co. IN, m. Lydia Worth Guilford Co. N.C. she d.
7-22-1873. Their son Martin Rigsby b.12-24-1818 Guilford Co. N.C., d.
12-29-1908 Rush Co. IN, m. 12-7-1847 Rush Co. IN to Lucinda Barnard b.
1824 Guilford Co. N.C., d.7-18-1892 Rush Co. IN. I'm lookin for
information on Travis and Amy Rigsby. I'd like to know his birth date
and place as well as his parents. I only have these names along with the
son of Martin Rigsby being Alveron and his son Albert and Alberts
children. I do know that the Worths, Barnards and the Swain
families(Elara Swain m. Albert Rigsby) were decendants of the
Mayflower through their family histories.

genforum message 209


Travis & Amy Rigsbee (Rigsby) had John, Jehu, & Jesse; John married
Lydia Worth, & had Martin Van Buren, Eusebia, James Madison, &
Zimri; Jehu married Rachel Worth (sister to Lydia) & had Maria,
Andrew, Lydia, & Eunice; Martin married Lucinda Barnard, & they had
Alveron, Florella, John Lee, & Adrian; Eusebia died at aged 13; James
Madison married Mary Barnard (sister to Lucinda) & they had Leonidas
Marcellus, Marshall Benton (my great grandfather), Emma Sophia, &
Flora Elizabeth. Zimri never married. Maria Mariah) married William
Moore & had John, Willis, Jehu, Ann, Desdemona, & Martha. Andrew
married Desdemona Stone & had Charles & Mary. (SOURCE: Affidavit,
dated December 28, 1914 (copy in my possession) Publication included
in lineage documents of Arlie Rigsbee (my great Uncle), General Society
of Mayflower Descendants.



Travis Rigsbee <1755
+ Amy (unknown)

1. Baby Rigsbee
2. William Rigsbee
3. John Rigsbee 1793-08-12 Chatham Co NC d 1851-05-30 Rush Co IN
4. Joseph (Jehu) Rigsbee 1795-07-26 [Guilford Co] NC d 1871-07-19

3 John + 1818-11-13 Lydia Worth 1799-09-20 Surry Co NC d 1873-09-22 Rush Co IN d/o Charles Worth + Elizabeth Frye

3.1. Martin Van Buren Rigsbee 1818-12-14 Guilford Co NC d 1908-12-29 Rush Co IN
3.2. Eusebia Rigsbee 1820-07-25 Guilford Co NC d 1833-11-10
3.3. Mariah Rigsbee c1821 NC [does she belong here, or with Jehu?]
3.4. James Madison Rigsbee 1824-05-29 Guilford Co NC d 1894-08-01 Rush Co IN
3.5. Zimri Rigsbee 1836-10-15 Rush Co IN d 1886-09-05 Rush Co IN

3.1 Martin + Lucinda Barnard

3.3 Mariah + 1840-12-24 William J Moore c1819 OH

3.3.1. John B. Moore 1840-11-25 Rush Co IN d 1917-12-29 Shelby Co IN
3.3.2. Sarah J. Moore c1844 IN
3.3.3. Rachel Anna Moore c1847 IN
3.3.4. Martha E. Moore c1849 IN
3.3.5. James Moore c1850 IN
3.3.6. Desdemona Moore c1852 IN
3.3.7. Henry Wilson Moore 1856-01-16 IN d 1939-10-09 Shelby Co IN
3.3.8. William J. II Moore 1862-04-19 IN d 1920-10-11 Shelby Co IN

3.4 James + Mary Barnard

4 Jehu + 1822-01-01 Rachel Worth c1803 d 1888-03-22 d/o Charles Worth + Elizabeth Frye

4.1. Andrew Rigsbee c1828 IN d 1890-03-20 Morristown, Shelby Co IN
4.2. Lydia Rigsbee c1846
4.3. Eunice Rigsbee c1840 d Shelby Co IN

4.1 Andrew + Desdemona Stone c1828 IN

4.1.1. Mary Rigsbee c1849 IN
4.1.2. Charles Rigsbee c1858 d 1893-09-06 Morristown, Shelby Co IN

4.2 Lydia + 1862-06-08 Clayborn B Watson


David Jarman appeared on a list of hands assigned for 1827 to a road in
southeast Guilford County, North Carolina; the overseer was John Rigsby

However, David German's oldest son Lindsey German, who was born in 1827,
reported when enlisting in the army that he was born in Rush County,
Indiana. Levi Worth purchased land in Rush County that same year. Jehu
Rigsby and David German were listed on adjacent lines in the 1830 census of
Union County. On 21 November 1832, David Gearman of Shelby County purchased
81.44 acres of government land in southern Sugar Creek Township in western
Shelby County. In 1837 he traded the north half of his property for a parcel
in the northern part of the township. He sold it 11 months later. On 12
November 1839 he sold the south end of his first tract and moved to Daviess
County, Indiana, where he, as well as, John Worth, and Seth Worth were
counted in the 1840 census.

[Jehu is R16.5; John is prob R16.4]



John Rigsbee 1793-08-12 Chatham Co NC d 1851-05-30 Rush Co IN
+ 1818-11-13 Lydia Worth 1799-09-20 d 1873-09-11 Rush Co IN d/o Charles Worth + Elizabeth Frye

1 Martin Van Buren RIGSBEE 1818-12-14 Guilford Co NC d 1908-12-29 Rush Co IN
2 Eusebia RIGSBEE 1820-07-25 Guilford Co NC d 1833-11-10 Rush Co IN
3 James Madison RIGSBEE 1824-05-29 Guilford Co NC d 1894-08-01 Rush Co IN
4 Zimri RIGSBEE 1836-10-15 Rush County IN d 1886-09-05 Rush Co IN

1 Martin + 1847-12-09 Lucinda Barnard 1824-06-12 Guilford Co NC d 1892-07-18 Rush Co IN

1.1 Florella E. RIGSBEE c1847 Rush Co IN
1.2 Alveron RIGSBEE 1850-08-19 Rush Co IN d 1884-11-25 Rush Co IN
1.3 John Lee RIGSBEE 1857-03-26 Rush Co IN d 1926-01-01 Fairmount, Grant Co IN
1.4 Adrian RIGSBEE c1858 Rush Co IN

1.2 Alveron + 1876-11-05 Clara Emily Swain 1856-10-30 Rush Co IN d 1947

1.2.1 Albert Wells Rigsbee 1882-09-23 Rush Co IN d 1978-12-xx

1.3 John + 1880-11-20 Clara Frances Hester 1859-12-01 Shelby Co IN d 1933-08-20 Fairmount, Grant Co IN

1.3.1 Earl Cicero RIGSBEE 1882-06-06 d 1937-03-21
1.3.2 Otto Herman RIGSBEE 1884-06-30 IN d1956-04-20
1.3.3 Wilbern Monroe RIGSBEE 1887-01-10 IN d 1954-05-01
1.3.4 Sidney Thomas RIGSBEE 1890-03-07 d 1953-04-11
1.3.5 Opal Emeline RIGSBEE 1891-10-06 IN
1.3.6 Mary Estella RIGSBEE 1896-10-12 Rush Co IN d 1974-12-24

3 James + 1852-08-22 Mary Barnard 1832-12-26 Wayne Co IN d 1911-05-10 Rush Co IN

3.1 Leonidas Marcellus RIGSBEE 1853-05-26 Rush Co IN d 1865-04-01 Rush Co IN
3.2 Marshall Benton RIGSBEE 1855-09-07 Rush Co IN d 1932-09-08 Rush Co IN
3.3 Emma Sophia RIGSBEE 1857-10-09 Rush Co IN d 13 MAR 1865-03-13 Rush Co IN
3.4 Flora Elizabeth RIGSBEE 1859-11-13 Rush Co IN

3.2 Marshall + 1879-09-07 Emily Miller 1860-07-02 Rush Co IN d 1950-03-23 Shelby Co IN

3.2.1 Pearl RIGSBEE 1880-08-04 Rush Co IN d 1881-10-09 Rush Co IN
3.2.2 Arlie L. RIGSBEE 1882-03-07 Rush Co IN d 1937-01-17
3.2.3 James Ertle RIGSBEE 1884-02-26 Rush Co IN d 1961-01-21 Campbell CA
3.2.4 Edith RIGSBEE 1886-01-26 Rush Co IN d 1951-11-11
3.2.5 Nellie RIGSBEE 1888-08-09 Rush Co IN d 1979-04-02
3.2.6 Clayton RIGSBEE 1890-03-18 Rush Co IN d 1970-03-26
3.2.7 Claude RIGSBEE 1891-08-21 Rush Co IN d 1975-10-23 Marion, Grant Co IN
3.2.8 Mary RIGSBEE 1896-06-13 IN d 1972-05-01 Shelby Co IN
3.2.9 Emerson RIGSBEE 1898-12-19 Rush Co IN d 1975-05-20 Shelby Co IN

3.4 Flora + 1881-01-23 John Franklin Swain

3.4.1 Gernie SWAIN 1883-10-19 Rush Co IN
3.4.2 Erdie SWAIN 1885-01-04
3.4.3 Roy SWAIN 1886-10-23 Rush Co IN

LDS site [and thus largely incorrect]


John Rigsbee c1788 [no, 1793]
+ Lydia Worth c1788 [no, 1799] d/o Charles Worth + Elizabeth Frye

1 James M[adison] Rigsbee
2 Flora E Rigsbee

[note: Flora is James' daughter, not John's]

1 James + Mary Barnard

1.1 Marshall Rigsbee
1.2 Arlie L Rigsbee

[note: Arlie is Marshall's son, not James']

2 Flora + John Swain 1813 Guilford Co NC s/o Ruel Swain + Miriam Russell [I found different parents for him]

2.1 Germie Swain
2.2 Eadie Swain
2.3 Roy Swain

Indianapolis city directory 1914

Arlie L Rigsbee, gen teller Fletcher Savings & Trust, h 4015 Central Ave [R16.]
Clayton Rigsbee, office supt, 398 S Senate Ave, b 1643 Park Ave [R16.]
Sidney Rigsbee, student, b 1421 Broadway [R16.]



Rigsbee, Martin Van Buren
Birth : 24 DEC 1818 Guilford, NC, USA
Marriage: 09 DEC 1847 in IN, USA
Barnard, Lucinda
Birth : 12 JUN 1824 Guilford, NC, USA

Rigsbee, John Lee

Rigsbee, John Lee
Birth : 26 MAR 1857 IN, USA
Death : 01 JAN 1926 Fairmount, IN, USA
Father: Rigsbee, Martin Van Buren
Mother: Barnard, Lucinda

Marriage: 20 NOV 1880 in IN, USA
Hester, Clara Francis
Birth : 01 DEC 1859 IN, USA
Death : 20 AUG 1933 Fairmount, IN, USA
Father: Hester, John
Mother: Linville, Emeline

Rigsbee, Earl Cicero 1882-06-06 d 1937-03-21
Rigsbee, Otto Herman 1884-06-30 IN d 1956-04-20
Rigsbee, Wilbern Monroe 1887-01-10 IN
Rigsbee, Sidney Thomas 1890-03-07 d 1953-04-11
Rigsbee, Opal Emeline 1891-10-06 IN
Rigsbee, Mary Estella 1896-10-12 IN d 1974-12-24

History of Rush Co IN


Martin Rigsbee, farmer, is a native of Guilford Co NC, born 1818-12-24.
His parents, John and Lydia Rigsbee, were natives of Chatham and Surry
Cos, NC, respectively, both of English descent. When he was eleven
years of age his parents came westwards to this State, and first
settled in Union Co. A little more than two years later they came to
Rush Co, and after a residence of two years north of Arlington, where
the father died, 1851-05-30, where the mother died 1873-09-22, where
the subject of this sketch spent the balance of his youth assisting to
clear and cultivate the farm, and where he has ever since resided. The
life-work of Mr Rigsbee has been farming, and in this pursuit he has had
marked success. He owns a splendid farm of 240 acres, 160 of which lie
in Shelby Co, and eighty in Rush. A good portion of his farm is in
cultivation, and its natural facilities, handsome residence, and other
substantial improvements make it one among the best farms in that
section. Mr Rigsbee was married 1847-12-09. His wife, whose maiden name
was Lucinda Barnard, was born in Guilford Co NC, the date being
1824-06-12. Her parents, John and Elizabeth Barnard, were also natives
of Guilford Co NC. In 1830, they came to Wayne Co, this State, and in
the fall of 1836, they came to Rush Co and settled in Walker Township,
where they resided when their daughter Lucinda was married, and where
her father died, 1863-02-19. Her mother, who is now an aged and

venerable lady of nearly four score years and ten, resides at present
with a son in Shelby Co. Mr and Mrs Rigsbee have had four children:
Alveron, Florella E, John L, and Adrian, of whom the oldest is
deceased. Mrs Rigsbee is a member of the Friends' church. In politics,
Mr Rigsbee formerly was a Whig, casting his first presedential vote
for General Harrison. Since 1856, he has supported the principles of
the Republican party.

Centennial history of Rush County, Indiana


Albert W Rigsbee, a leading citizen and representative
agriculturist of Posey township, has spent practically his
entire life in that locality. His has been an active and
useful life and he is thoroughly in sympathy with any
movement looking toward the advancement of the best
interests of his community. Mr Rigsbee was born in Posey
township on September 23, 1882, and is a son of Alveron and
Clara E (Swain) Rigsbee, both of whom also are natives of
Posey township, Mr Rigsbee having here followed
agricultural pursuits during all of his active years. Of
the two children born to him and his wife, the subject of
this review is the only survivor. Albert W Rigsbee received
his educational training in the common and high schools of
Posey township and after completing his studies he turned
his attention to the farm where he now lives and which is
owned by his mother, with whom he lives. His father died
when the subject was but two years of age. The home farm
comprises eighty acres and in addition to this Mrs Rigsbee
owns thirty-two and one-half acres in Posey township and Mr
Rigsbee twenty acres in the same township and sixty acres
adjoining just across the line in Hanover township, Shelby
county, which he rents, confining his personal efforts to
his mother's land. He carries on general farming and also
raises some live stock. He has put extensive repairs on the
place and has erected some new buildings, placed new
fencing and done a good deal of tiling, with the result
that this farm now compares favorably with the best in the
community. Mr Rigsbee is a Republican in politics and
stands high in the esteem of all who know him. He and his
mother are charter members of the Indiana Society of
Mayflower Descendants, attainging their membership by right
of descent from John Howland, who came over in the
"Mayflower" in 1620.

Shelby Co IN maillist


Surname,Child Given Name,Father Given Name,Mother Given Name,Maiden



Chadwick's history of Shelby Co IN

Otto Rigsbee [R16.] + Harriet Hawkins 1885 d/o Hiram T Hawkins + Maud Wheatley
child: Lavelda 1908-03-09

wife of [R16.4.1.4] Adrian = Maud Alice Powell

daughter Lula + 1902-12-31 Daniel E Osborn s/o Jesse H Osborn + Luarcha Phillips



Bio. of Daniel E. Osborn s/o Jesse H Osborn + Luarcha Phillips

+ 1902-12-31 Lula Rigsbee 1882-08-11 Shelby Co IN d/o Adrian Rigsbee + Alice Powell

1 Gareldene 1905-12-11
2 Martin 1907-12-30

genforum message 116


Mariah RIGSBY (Rigsbee) b. abt 1821 in South
Carolina and married to William MOORE 24 December 1840 in Shelby County, Indiana.
They had at least 7 children born there: John B. b abt 1840, Sarah J. b abt 1844, Rachel Ann
b abt 1847, Martha E. b abt 1849, James b abt 1850, Desdimoni b abt 1852 and Wilson b abt

[William s/o John Moore + Martha Glendenning]
[note: many people say Mariah is d/o R16.5 Jehu]

Moore genforum message 8526 / 7382


William J. MOORE b.abt 1819 in Ohio d. Unknown m. 24 December 1840 Shelby
County, IN to Maria(h) RIGSBY/RIGSBEE b. SC abt 1821 (daughter of John
RIGSBEE and Lydia Reggsby WORTH).

Centennial history of Rush County, Indiana


Marshall B Rigsbee, a well known general farmer residing in
Walker township, belongs to one of the early families of
this county and a part of his present farm has been in the
Rigsbee name for eighty-seven years. He was born in Posey
township, this county, September 7, 1855, a son of Madison
and Mary (Barnard) Rigsbee, who had four children, two of
whom survive, Mrs Flora Swain of Shelby county, and
Marshall B, who owns his father's old homestead of 133
acres. Marshall B Rigsbee attended the district schools in
both Posey and Walker townships in boyhood, during that
time making himself useful to his father and later, after
his marriage, worked the farm on shares with his father. In
1834 his grandfather entered eighty acres that are now
included in the home farm, from the government, and it has
always been Mr Rigsbee's aim to keep this farm in the
family. When his father died he bought out the other heirs.
He keeps the property in fine repair and carries on general
farming and stock raising, annually feeding about eight
head of hogs. On September 7, 1879, Mr Rigsbee married
Emily Miller, who also was born in Posey township, daughter
of James and Useba (Swain) Miller, who had a family of nine
children, Lena, Cassa, Edwin, George, Preston, Emily, and
three deceased. Mr and Mrs Rigsbee have had nine children,
Pearl (deceased), Arlie, Ertle, Clayton, Claude, Emerson,
Edith, Nella, and Mary. Arlie Rigsbee, who is now residing
at Indianapolis, connnected with the insurance department
of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Company of that city,
married Delpha Hester and has two children, Catherine and
Maxine. Ertle Rigsbee, who is now residing at Portland,
Ind, where he is employed in the service of the Schlosser
Bros creamery of Indianapolis, married Stella Ash and has
four children, Merle, Marshall, Lowell, and Denzel. Clayton
Rigsbee, who is in the insurance business at Indianapolis,
married Kate Vanwinkle, and has had two children, Robert,
and one that died in youth. Claude Rigsbee, who is agent
for the Watkins products in northern Rush county, married
Reba Fall and has one son, Paul, the family home being at
Carthage. Edith Rigsbee, who married the Rev Francis Eddy,
a minister, at Fairmount, Ind, has five children, Gerald,
Lucile, Grace, Warren, and the baby. Nella is the wife of
Dr Charles Zike, a dentist at Manilla, and has one child,
Catherine. Mary Rigsbee married Esta Theobold, a farmer in
Shelby county. Mr Rigsbee is a member of the Friends church
at Little Blue River. He is a Republican.       

Fahl-Fall and Allied Families


Reba Fall 1889 New Paris, Preble Co OH d/o William Lincoln Fall + Emma C Fisher
+ Claude Rigsbee

child Paul William Rigsbee 1913-09-26

LDS site


Joseph/Jehu Rigsby 1795-07-26 Guilford Co NC d 1871-07-19 s/o Travis + Amy
+ 1822-01-01 Rachel Worth c1803 d 1888-03-22 Shelby Co IN d/o Charles Worth + Elizabeth Frye

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