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Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 18:46:32
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.

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James? Rigsby
+ (unknown)

1 Hillman Rigsby
2 John Rigsby

2 John Rigsby c1795 NC
+ Mary (unknown) 1797 NC

2.1 John Rigsby 1818 NC
2.2 Jacob Rigsby 1823 NC
2.3 Hillman Rigsby 1825 NC
2.4 James H Rigsby 1830 TN d Maries Co MO f75
2.5 Kelly Rigsby 1835-08-16 TN d 1871-01-13 f21
2.6 Elizabeth Rigsby 1836 TN

2.5 Kelly Rigsby 1835-08-16 TN d 1871-01-13 f21
+ Frances Capehart 1840-06-16 MO d 1884-02-07 Comanche Co TX d/o James Capehart + Judah Crisman

2.5.1 Mary E Rigsby 1855 MO + G W Brown Ida Rigsby 1859 MO d <1870
2.5.3 Missouri Ellen Rigsby 1863 TX
2.5.4 Rose Etta Rigsby 1867 above
2.5.5 Josephine Rigsby 1869-12 TX
2.5.6 Kelly F Rigsby 1870 + Joel D Carnes

1 NOTE for John c1795: I assume that all the Rigsby's in Pulaski County
Missouri in 1850 are from Kelly's family. All are of the right age.
There do not seem to be any other Rigsbys nearby. It's an isolated
family. A possibility is James Rigsby and C(?)ary Chapel married on
3 Oct 1815 in Wake County. This is a transribed source from the
original bonds and may be in error, so the name may really be Mary.
The evidence fits James better from an onomastic standpoint because
all the families have a James, none have a Russell. Also, a Hillsmon
has a bond in the same county as James, and a Hillsmon is a child in
the putative family in Pulaski. Another possibility is John who was
living in the same district as Hillman in Wake Co. NC in the 1820 tax
list replacement for the lost census. The family would then contain:
John, age 32 in 1850, age 40 in 1860 appearing near Mary (#174) in
the 1860 census, Maries County Mo., Miller township, p.529 #176. Jacob
age 27 in 1850 Hillman age 25 in 1850. James H. age 20 Listed in the
1850 census in the family Kelly age 17. Listed in the 1850 census in
the family Elizabeth age 15. Listed in the 1850 census in the family.
There is no probate record of him in Pulaski co, although the records
go back to 1835. I Searched Tennessee in 1840 and finally found a
Mary and a John in Henry county Tennesse that had been missed in the
AIS census index but were in another one. Thus Rigsby was dead by
1840. I will search Henry county Probate and land records to try to
find his name. There is a John Rigsby in Hickman County in the 1830
census. He is about the right age. There is also a Thomas Clayton
nearby. Thomas Clayton is associated with the Rigsbys because John
Jr. and Hillsman both married his daughters. He lived near Mary
Rigsby in 1840 and 1850.

[John c1795 is R56.]
[James Rigsby who married Cary Chappell is R48.]
[I think John may be son of R02 James + Rebecca Moore, who had a son
John c1795 whom I haven't been able to trace.]

LDS site [so dates and places are suspect]


John Rigsby c1790 NC
+ c1821 Mary (unknown) c1797

1 John II Rigsby 1823-05 NC
2 Jacob Rigsby c1824 NC d 1854 MO
3 Hillman Rigsby c1825 NC d c1854 Pulaski Co MO
4 James Hinton Rigsby 1830-08-17 TN d 1874-11-21 Maries Co MO
5 Kelly Rigsby (m) 1833 TN d TX
6 Lydia Margaret Rigsby c1835 TN d 1912 Brown Co TX
7 Itha Jane Rigsby 1831-05-31 TN d 1911-07-24 Pipecreek, Bandera Co TX
8 Elizabeth Rigsby 1837 TN d 1886 Comanche Co TX



Henry Co TN queries

I am looking for any information on the families of Thomas CLAYTON and Mary Rigsby (widow) #484 in the 1840 Fed.
Census of Henry Co., TN. They moved to Maries Co., MO in the 1850 Fed. Census. I would to find out who was Mary's

Rigsby maillist


I am looking for the parents of John Rigsby b. abt. 1820 married to
Margaret Clayton, 2nd to Louisa P. ?

Jacob b. abt. 1823 in NC married Julia Ann Folley
Hillman b. abt. 1825 in NC married Susan Clayton died in Pulaski Co., Mo
James Hinton Rigsby b. abt. 1830 in TN married Elizabeth Capehart
Kelly Rigsby b. 1833 in TN married Frances Capehart
Elizabeth Rigsby b. abt. 1835 in TN

Their Mother's name is Mary and is raising Martha, Mary, and James
(grandchildren) in the 1860 census in Maries Co., Miller Twp, Mo.

Bryant genforum message 5082

[R56.1.1.2, I'm pretty sure]

This George Washington Bryant was born on June 24 ,1861 in Pulaski county , MO.
to David P. Bryant and Susan Jackson Bryant , he married Mary Francis Rigsby aout
1882 and died Feb. 19 , 1916 . In the 1880 census , he was living with his uncle ,
George Cain in Pulaski. And is buried in Pulaski in the Sheppard Cemetery .
Their children were :
1) Ida B. , b. 1883 , m. Vern Perkins .
2) William I , b. 1887-88 , m. Lena Yewell .
2) James F. , b. July 4 , 1890 in Dixon , MO. , m. Myrtle ? . James served in WWI ,
and died in Calhoun , IL. in 1965 .
3) Wesely M. , b. 1892-93 , Married 1) Mamie Waymire , 2) ? Balance .
4) Milford Elbon , b. Jan.21 , 1896 , d. 11-25-1960 in St. louis .
5) David Thomas , b. Oct. 8 , 1899 , d. 8-2-1961 . Tulas , OK..
6) Delle , b. aft. 1900 , m. Ray Miller.

Rigsby maillist


I am trying to find information on Andrew J. Rigsby b. abt 1840 Tn. Parents
were John And Margaret Clayton Rigsby. I believe he was in Dallas Co., Tx in
1870. He was married to a Sarah and had 2 children at the time-
Betsey age 4 born in Mo and Zena 10 months b in Tx.

-- board message 9


Searching for Great grandmother. Possible B/D=1850 Place:Possible KY.
Married James Monroe Norseworthy.(either in KY or Texas).
She was daughter of Cherokee ancestory.

Betty Jane Rigsby and James Monroe
Norseworthy had following children: William Andrew Norseworthy (my
grandfather), Lee, Johnny, Frank, Alta,Meadie,Dollie.
All of these children born in Texas
around Johnson County.

genforum message 54

[R56.1.6, I think]

I am trying to locate any information about my gg grandfather John
Rigsby from TX. He had my g grandmother Jeanette May Rigsby
b-abt1849 TX. Jeanette had 3 half brothers. She married Jim Priest and
James Lambert. Jeanette lived in TX,OK and settled in Fort Smith, AR.

Carver genforum message 2187


Frank Hill and Frances E. Carver Marriage Certificate dated
11-08-1880, Francis Carver Here is a Change of Information She is the
Daughter of George Alfred Carver born in 1848,in Texas and Martha
Jane Rigsby b. October 12, 1845 in Pulaski, Missouri they were
Married on August 18, 1865 in Comache, Texas.
Has a Brother Named William Richard Carver.

Carver genforum message 404


The book is"From Cowboy To Outlaw The True Story of Will Carver".
You can order it from the Sutton County Historical Society, P O Box
885,Sonora,TX 76950.
William Richard Carver parents were George A. Carver and Martha
Rigsby, sister Frances E. Carver.

Carver genforum message 2112


2 William Richard CARVER b: 22 JAN 1829 d: 22 SEP 1908
+ Frances Angeline PETTIJOHN b: 1831 d: 1863
3 George Alfred CARVER b: 1848
+ Martha Jane RIGSBY b: 12 OCT 1845 d: 28 JAN 1912
4 Frances Emeline CARVER b: 9 JAN 1866 d: 26 JUL 1934
+ Frank Walter HILL b: 9 MAR 1859 d: 17 JAN 1917
5 George Alpha HILL b: 19 FEB 1882 d: 8 SEP 1882
5 Almar Isabell HILL b: 24 NOV 1883 d: 17 APR 1951
+ George Wilson JOHNSON b: 6 OCT 1882 d: FEB 1964
5 Bessie Jane HILL b: 5 JUN 1885 d: 16 JAN 1953
+ John William Bartle JR. b: 1882
5 James William HILL b: 22 JUN 1887 d: OCT 1970
+ Wycliffe Ethelene CRABTREE
6 Wayne HILL
7 Jessica Wenona HILL
5 Walter Frank HILL b: 10 JAN 1890 d: 25 JUN 1907
5 Martha Imo HILL b: 12 OCT 1891
+ Joseph SCHERER
5 Willos Byron HILL b: 22 JUN 1893 d: 4 FEB 1921
5 Collin Finell HILL b: 24 DEC 1895 d: 27 DEC 1955
+ Dollie Mae HAGAN
6 Peggy HILL
5 Melvin Herman HILL b: 22 FEB 1898 d: 20 MAR 1958
+ Elizabeth Mae LLOYD
5 Frances Emeline HILL b: 19 OCT 1900 d: 27 MAY 1924
+ Frank MARSHALL b: 17 NOV 1899 d: FEB 1975
5 Floyd Elmer HILL b: 21 SEP 1902 d: 21 MAR 1947
5 Theodore Theopolis HILL b: 13 APR 1906 d: 1979
+ Dorothy Marie NORMAN
5 Opal Wilkins HILL b: 14 APR 1909 d: APR 1977
5 Thelma Grace HILL b: 8 APR 1912 d: 29 MAR 1991
+ Alvin Glen HURLEY b: 18 APR 1905 d: 7 JAN 1957
6 Robert Glen HURLEY b: 2 AUG 1930 d: 25 OCT 1935
6 Thelma Faye HURLEY
+ Claude Dee Mansfield JR.
7 Theresa Dee MANSFIELD
+ Steven Elry JENNINGS
8 Stefanie Jean JENNINGS
7 Anthony Scott MANSFIELD
+ Alicia LYNCH
8 Michael Scott MANSFIELD
8 Megan Janel MANSFIELD
7 Rebecca Faye MANSFIELD
8 Todd James CLEMENT
8 Erica Jade BERTHELOT
8 Chase Allen BERTHELOT
6 Patricia Jean HURLEY
+ Charles William STOKER
7 Timothy Shane STOKER
8 Candice Nicole STOKER
7 James Shannon STOKER
+ Theresa Michele AGAN
8 Sannon Michele STOKER
7 William Glen STOKER
6 Judith Kaye HURLEY
+ Jon Arnold Felton SR. b: 6 AUG 1940 d: 14 NOV 1974
7 Jon Arnlod Felton JR.
+ Robin Denise PICHET
8 Trista Daunee FELTON
8 Lindsay Kay FELTON
8 Jordan Leigh FELTON
7 Tracy Renee FELTON
+ Fred Charles TOWARD
8 Britnie Nacole TOWARD
7 Robert Glen FELTON
8 Hanna Leann FELTON
7 Robin William Felton SR.
+ Paula DENIS
8 Robin William Felton JR.
4 William Richard CARVER d: 1901

Rigsby maillist


I am trying to find information on James Rigsby b. 1852 in Pulaski, Mo to
Hillman and Susan Rigsby. His parents die and he lives with his grandmother
Mary. Does anyone know what happened to him and his sister Mary?

-- board message 73


Looking for info on this Rigsby line:
Newt b.1875 in MO, m. Mary Jane Martin
b. 1876, both died Spadra, Johnson Co,
ARK, Newt 1942, Mary 1940, Mary's parents
A.J.Martin Laura A Tripp (American Ind).

LDS site (and thus of questionable veracity)


James H Rigsby 1830 d 1874
+ Elizabeth (unknown) 1833 d 1889

1 John Crismon Rigsby 1851-09-15 Maries Co MO d 1918-01-11 Pulaski Co MO



James Haight Rigsby 1830-08-17 TN d 1874-11-21
+ c1851 Elizabeth Crismon 1833-05-24 Gasconade Co MO d/o Gilbert Oliver Crismon + Frances Grady Warren

1. John Crismon Rigsby 1852-08-15 MO d 1918
2. Mary Rigsby 1853 MO
3. James W. Rigsby 1854-03-28 MO d 1896-11-19
4. Sarah Rigsby 1857 MO
5. Judith Rigsby 1859-12-04 MO d 1881-03-03

1 John + Laura Ellen Williams 1857-04-26 Maries Co MO d 1919 d/o Micajah Williams + Mary Jane Crowe

1.1 Emma Rigsby b: 1872 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.2 (m) Rigsby b: 13 Jan 1875 in , Maries, Missouri d same day
1.3 Hugh Ashley Rigsby b: 28 Nov 1876 in , Maries, Missouri
1.4 Wilkes Rigsby b: ABT 1877 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.5 Lyman Rigsby b: ABT 1878 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.6 Clay Rigsby b: ABT 1886 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.7 Lea Rigsby b: 1888 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.8 Kittie Mae Rigsby b: 1889 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.9 Loren Claude Rigsby b: 27 Jun 1894 in of, Pulaski, Missouri

1.1 Emma + William Branson 1868

1.1.1. Cora Branson b: 1893 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.1.2. Lucy Branson b: 1894 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.1.3. Clinton Branson b: 1896 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.1.4. Nellie Branson b: 1899 in of, Pulaski, Missouri

1.3 Hugh + 1896 Delpha Catherine Riley 1874-12-26

1.3.1. Kate Rigsby b: 1898 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.3.2. Elsie Rigsby b: 1900 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.3.3. Mae Rigsby b: 1904 in of, Pulaski, Missouri
1.3.4. Glenn Rigsby b: 1906 in of, Pulaski, Missouri

3 James + Matilda (unknown) 1854-12-14 d 1940-04-03

3.1 Wellon Rigsby 1879-08-15 d 1948-08-26

5 Judith + 1874-01-14 Henry Helton c1855

5.1 Newman Helton 1879 Maries Co Missouri d 1951-10-19

Maries Co MO maillist

Judith Crismon (dau of Gilbert & Frances)
b. ca 1812
d. bef. 2 Jul 1851 (when Gilbert's estate was
m/ 15 Sep 1831 Gasconade Co MO by Wm
Brown to:
James Capehart
b. 1812
d. Intestate Jan 1840, prob in Gasc. Co MO
Parents unknown.
1. Elizabeth m/ Haight Rigsby
2. Mary (Polly)
b. 1835 Gasc. Co MO
m/ 11 Mar 1852 Osage Co MO to:
George Washington Joice/Joyce
3. Sarah
4. Frances
m/1. Kelly Rigsby
m/2. Henry Scott, ca 1873 Commanche
Co TX.

John Capehart was admr on estate of James,
are they brothers?

Mary Rigsby Joys received an Oregon
Donation Land Claim #6129. Said she
has a child George Washington Joys, her
husb. George W. Joys died 22 Jun 1853
crossing the S. Platte River. Arrived in
OR 4 NOv 1853. Affadavit signed by:
Archibald Crismon, and Sarah Crismon
(wife of Pleasant).

[Haight is R56.6. I don't know who Mary is.]



John Rigsby
+ 1882-04-02 Laura Williams 1858 d/o Macajah Williams + Mary C Crow

[marriage date wrong]

Hale genforum message 3168

George Henry Hale (no futher info) & Martha Risby b.1866 d.1941
-daughter of James Rigsby & Elizabeth Capehart

[James is R56.6, but I don't know of a daughter Martha for him.]



Emma Lenora Rigsby 1872-04-12 Maries Co MO
+ 1891-08-09 William M. Branson c1869 Maries Co MO s/o William Gree Branson + Margaret C Crismon

11 Dolly Branson Born: Missouri Died: Abt. 1937 Waynesville, Missouri
.. +Ashley G. Williams
.. 12 Sterling Williams
.. 12 Dot Williams
.. 12 Lawrence Williams
11 Cora Branson
11 Lucy Branson
11 Clint Branson
11 Nellie Branson



BRANSON, EMMA-b. APR 12 1872-d. JUN 19 1956 ST JAMES MO-m. WILLIAM

Salsman genforum message 111

[R56.6.2, I'm pretty sure]

Daniel James Salsman (B) 6-7-1849 Grayson Co. KY. (D) 11-6-1918
(M) Mary E. Rigsby 1870 (B) 4-1854 MO. Had 9 Kids

Daniel s/o Daniel Salsman + Hester A (unknown)

Pulaski Co MO maillist


Mary Matilda Powers, daughter of J.T. and Margaret Powers, was born
December 14, 1855 and passed away April 3, 1940 at the home of her son
Wellon Rigsby of near Dixon. She was 85 years, 3 months and 19 days of
She was united in marriage May 1879 to James Rigsby and to them were born
three children, Wellon Rigsby and Nannie Hanson who survive and Delila
Rigsby who died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death 44 years

Maries Co MO maillist

[pretty much has to be R56.6.4 Sarah E]

Stephen Hughes, son of John J. This may be the
Stephen who married EMELINE Rigsby in Maries Co in 1876. 1889 would be his
death date.

Maries Co MO maillist


James Richard Helton is son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hughes Helton.
James Richard Helton m/1. Jeanette Taff 2 Jan 1851.
Children: apparently none. She seems to have died shortly after their
marriage as he married 2/Amanda Belk 21 Apr 1853.
Isaac b. 1858, died single
Henry b. ca 1855, m/1 Judy Rigsby, m/2 Eliza Moss
John b. 1859
Mary b. 1861 m/ John M. Gardner

Maries Co MO maillist


James Richard Helton married 2/Amanda Belk 21 Apr 1853.

Henry b. ca 1855, m/1 Judy Rigsby, m/2 Eliza Moss

genforum message 245

[R56.7, but not if she's Cherokee]

Itha Jane Rigsby
Born: 31 May 1831 Tennessee
Died: 24 Jul 1911 Texas
Married: 8 Jul 1844 to Jeremiah M. Scott in MO.

Am looking for parent lineage for her. Oral history has it she was
cherokee but could pass for white and burned all her vital records when
she migrated to either missouri or texas.

-- board message 6


Itha Jane Rigsby b. ca 1831 TN marr. Jeremiah Scott in 1844 in MO
Jerry and Jane moved to Tx by 1861. Jerry was a methodist circuit riding preacher.
They had 3 children: James William b. 1850 MO, Margaret b. 1852 MO, and John b.
1854 MO.
All moved to Tx. They were in the Pipe Creek area of Comanche Co TX.

One of Jeremiah's brothers Henry married Kelly Rigsby's widow in Comanche Co
Tx in 1873.

There is also a David Scott marr. to Miss Mary Rigsby.

I think that it is likely that Kelly (male), and Jane and this Mary are all siblings. All
born in TN

Kelly would be b. ca 1835, and Mary marr. in 1872


[widow of R56.8 Kelly]

Henry Scott was born in MO 1838. Henry died March 28, 1920 in Los Angeles, CA,
at 81 years of age. He married Francis Rigsby in Comanche Co., Texas, June 19, 1873.

Henry s/o William Scott + Elizabeth Celia Jones

genforum message 48


Mary Elizabeth Rigsby (1856-1900) who married Dave Henry Scott (1855-1916) had
son James Richard Scott who was my great-grandfather.


Comanche Co TX maillist



vi. CHRISTOPHER LAMANTHUS HOWELL, b. February 15, 1847, Polk Co., TN; d.
January 27, 1929, Roswell, Chaves Co., NM;

m. (2) MISSOURI ELLEN RIGSBY, September 26, 1886, Theny,
Comanche Co., TX; b. August 31, 1865, MO; d. Bef. 1910.



Missouri Ellen Rigsby 1865-08-31 MO
+ 1886-09-26 Christopher Lamanthus Howell 1847-02-15 TN d 1929-01-27 Roswell, Chaves Co NM s/o Robert Nathaniel Henry Howell + Elizabeth Nicholson

1. Arlena Howell 1887-06-05 Brown Co TX d 1961-01-20 Lubbock, Lubbock Co TX
2. R. M. Howell c1888 TX
3. James ( Jim ) Howell 1889-02-15 Mills Co TX d 1954-07-22 Ft Sumner, De Baca Co NM
4. Joseph ( Joe ) Howell 1889-02-15 Mills Co TX d 1957-03-02 Ft Sumner, De Baca Co NM
5. Francis Elizabeth Howell 1891-10-16 Comanche Co TX d 1934-09-18
6. Charles (Charlie) Howell 1896-05-25 Brownwood, Brown Co TX d 1987-05-18 Lovington, Lea Co NM
7. Ibb Howell 1899-12-15 Haskell, Haskell Co TX d 1979-07-xx Tucumcari NM
8. Bessie ( Bee ) Howell 1903-01-09 TX d 1994-11-14

genforum message 58


Looking for information on parents and siblings of a Rose Etta Rigsby
born Sept 7, 1867 in Downing, Comanche Co. TX died April 29, 1912 in
Downing, Comanche Co. TX. Married on October 28, 1883 in Comanche
Co. TX to Zacharriah Hulsey, Jr. Her parents are mentioned as Kelly
Rigsby and Frances Capeheart.



Rose Etta Rigsby 1867-09-07 Downing, Comanche Co TX d 1912-04-29 Downing, Comanche Co TX
+ 1883-10-28 Zacharriah II Hulsey 1863-04-09 Rockmart, Polk Co GA d 1946-11-11 Downing, Comanche Co TX s/o Zachariah Hulsey + Frances Taylor

1. Plez Wordlaw Hulsey (m) 1884-12-12 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1939-01-08
2. Mary Francis Hulsey 1886-10-08 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1969-10-20
3. George Henry Hulsey 1889-01-13 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1944-09-17
4. Zachariah III Hulsey 1891-03-21 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1959-01-17
5. Cal or Kel Hulsey 1893-11-19 Sonora, Sutton Co TX d 1956-10-27
6. Joseph Hulsey 1896-05-08 Downing, Comancahe Co TX
7. Claude Hulsey 1899-03-08 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1975-06-23
8. Oscar M Hulsey 1901-09-02 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1941-03-19
9. Benjamin Franklin Hulsey 1904-03-16 Downing, Comancahe Co TX d 1969-12-18

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