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R24 Oldham
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 17:24:57
In Reply to: Miscellaneous Rigsby notes by Ken Hinds of 1034

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

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



(unknown) [Oldham] Rigsby d c1825 Guilford Co NC
+ Sarah Margaret Clark c1796 Guilford Co NC d/o Hezekiah Clark + Drucilla? Swintley

1 Mary B RIGSBY 1812 Guilford Co NC d 1900-02-17
2 Druzilla RIGSBY c1816 Guilford Co NC + 1837-09-07 Eramus Hildebrand [Erasmus?]
3 Sarah RIGSBY b Guilford Co NC
4 George RIGSBY 1819 Guilford Co NC
5 Mahala RIGSBY b Guilford Co NC + 1839-11-10 Patrick Sullivan
6 Rebecca RIGSBY 1823 Guilford Co NC + 1840-01-17 James Sullivan
7 Edmund RIGSBY c1824 Guilford Co NC d 1879-05-02 + 1844-09-13 Ruth E Westcott c1827 OH d/o Henry Westcott + Sarah (unknown)
8 John RIGSBY 1826-02-28 Guilford Co NC d 1906

1 Mary B RIGSBY 1812 Guilford Co NC d 1900-02-17
+ 1834-01-09 James F Ward 1818 IN d 1898-10-31

1.1 Leander WARD 1835
1.2 Sarah WARD 1836
1.3 Adney WARD c1837 Union Co IN1.
1.4 Samuel WARD c1839 Union Co IN + Permelia (unknown)
1.5 George W WARD c1843 Union Co IN
1.6 Perry M WARD c1849 Union Co IN

1.3 Adney WARD c1837 Union Co IN1.
+ 1860-09-07 Arma Ellen Davis 1841-03-11 Liberty, Union Co IN d 1930-01-17 Mattoon, Coles Co IL

1.3.1 Charles Monroe WARD 1866-06-26 Liberty, Union Co IN d 1927-02-14 Mattoon, coles Co IL
1.3.2 Flora WARD
1.3.3 Anna WARD
1.3.4 Sarah WARD
1.3.5 Minnie WARD
1.3.6 Hattie Emma WARD 1866
1.3.7 Willie WARD (m)

4 George RIGSBY 1819 Guilford Co NC
+ 1840-01-09 Esther Kingery

4.1 Lincoln RIGSBY c1862 IN
4.2 Rosalie RIGSBY c1864 IN
4.3 William M RIGSBY c1865 IN

8 John RIGSBY 1826-02-28 Guilford Co NC d 1906
+ 1848-09-08 Louisa Pritchard 1833-04-25 d 1852-01-28 [Union Co IN]

8.1 William M RIGSBY c1851 IN

John + 1857-09-03 Isabel Rutherford 1829 Union Co IN d 1912 d/o William Rutherford + Phoebe (unknown)

8.2 Franklin Alexander RIGSBY c1866 IN + Fanny A Moffett
8.3 Mary E RIGSBY c1861 IN + John Keeler

Mercer Co KY maillist


James Ward m. Mary Riggsby in 1834. [1834-01-09 in Union Co IN]



George Rigsby married Esther KINGERY on 9 Jan 1840 in Union Co., IN.



George Rigsby 1808 NC
+ Esther Kingery 1811 Union Co IN

Martin 1843
Mary Jane 1845
Sarah Elizabeth 1846 d 1846
Lydia B 1849 d 1849
George M 1852
Alice Catherine 1856
Lilla B 1857
Andrew E 1859


"The Henry Goble Family Tree" by George W Goble

Carrie White 1874 d/o Jonathan White + Maria Colestan
+ Will Rigsby

1 Pearl Rigsby + Earl Albey
2 Ruth Rigsby + Walter Dewitt
3 Brooks Rigsby + Stella Wright
4 Edna Rigsby d 1919

"Biographical and genealogical history of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana"



John Rigsby

One of the prominent and honored settlers of Union County is the gentleman of whom this
sketch is penned. For over forty years he has owned and managed the fine farm of one
hundred and ten acres in Center township, where he is still living. In his youth he
mastered the carpenter's trade, which he followed for sixteen years exclusively, and to
a certain extent for many years thereafter, but during the latter part of his life he
has devoted himself to agriculture with splendid results. He is a practical,
thorough-going farmer, understanding every department of work connected with the proper
supervision of a country home of this extent, and success has abundantly rewarded his
persevering, well-directed labors. Now, in his declining years, he may look backward
over the pathway he has come and truly feel that his efforts have been blessed, and
have few regrets for idle days and wasted moments.

To his loving and devoted mother Mr Rigsby owes more than to anyone else in life. He was
born after the death of his father, in Guilford County NC, February 28, 1826. The
bereaved widow with her eight little children, came to this state in 1827, as her kind
brother, William Clark, had advised and counseled her to do. Three of her sisters were
then living in this locality also. Arriving here, Mrs Rigsby lived upon a farm belonging
to her brother and reared her children to be useful citizens of the several
communities in which they took up their abode. She died at the age of fifty-six years,
having bravely struggled to do a mother's part by her loved ones, who have great reason
to cherish her memory and who are glad to have her name enrolled among the heroic
pioneer women of this county. Only two of her children survive, the eldest one, Mary,
wife of James Ward of Preble county, and John, of this sketch. George, who died at the
age of seventy-three years, was a farmer and carpenter of Union township, and his widow
and children still live in the old home there. Edmund was a farmer of Liberty township,
and died when fifty-seven years old. Several of the daughters married and went to Iowa.

About 1856, having acquired a comfortable sum of money by his long-continued
employment at the carpenter's trade, Mr Rigsby, of this article, purchased the farm
which he now carries on, of his uncle, William Clark. He has raised a general line of
crops and has made the feeding of hogs and cattle a profitable source of revenue. His
youngest son, Franklin Alexander, has taken the more arduous work of the farm from his
father's shoulders of late years and is a straightforward young farmer, well liked by
every one. He chose for his wife miss Fanny A Moffett. In the year 1848 John Rigsby was
united in marriage with Lovisa Pritchard, who died two years later and left a son,
William M, now living near Richmond. Six years subsequent to the death of his first wife
Mr Rigsby married Isabel, daughter of William and Phoebe Rutherford, of Liberty township,
Union county. Mrs Rigsby was born in that district and is now the only member of her
family residing in this county. They were early settlers here, coming to Indiana from
Pennsylvania. To John and Isabel Rigsby a son and daughter were born, the former being
Franklin A, mentioned above. The daughter is Mary, wife of John Keeler, a farmer of this
neighborhood. For ten years or more our subject and wife have been faithful members of
the Methodist Episcopal church at College Corner. In his political affiliations Mr
Rigsby is a Republican.



John Russell Rigsby 1826 NC d 1900
+ Mary (unknown) c1829 IN

1. William RIGSBY b: Abt 1851 in Indiana
2. Mary E. RIGSBY b: Abt 1861 in Indiana
3. Frank Alexander RIGSBY b: Abt 1866 in Indiana

[lived in Union Co IN in 1860]

3 Frank + Fannie Moffitt 1876 IN d 1915 d/o Curtis Moffitt + Ada Felicia Fisher

3.1. Mary Belle RIGSBY b: Abt 1898 in Indiana
3.2. Russell RIGSBY b: Abt 1903 in Indiana
3.3. Charles RIGSBY b: Abt 1902 in Weldona,Colorado Morgan County
3.4. Carl RIGSBY b: Abt 1904 in Weldona,Colorado Morgan County
3.5. Coriene RIGSBY b: Abt 1905 in Weldona,Colorado Morgan County
3.6. Edward RIGSBY b: Abt 1911 in Weldona,Colorado Morgan County
3.7. Jennette (?) RIGSBY b: Abt 1908 in Weldona,Colorado Morgan County

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