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Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 18:48:09
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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Stanislaw Rigsby b ca 1790 MD and died 1850 Wash DC. Known
children: Mary, Malinda, Archibal, James, Cynthia, Jane and Rachel.
Where was Stanislaw born and where buried? Who was his parents
probably of MD?

RootsWeb Washington DC maillist


Stanislaw RIGSBY b ca 1790 in MD. Died 1850 in Wash DC. Where buried?

He was a blacksmith. In the 1850 DC census he was in 5th Ward,
Washington City.
In 1827 Washington DC Directory, he was a blacksmith on Vir. Av.
3 and 4C.
>From his estate settlement I found the following children:
Mary b ca 1820 DC, marr John KEATHLEY 24 May1851.
Malinda b ca 1825 DC
Archibal b ca 1827 DC
James marr Mary BEECHEM 23 June 1836.
Cynthia marr George THOMAS in Wash DC 27 Oct 1841.
Children: Willie THOMAS b 1848 DC.
Jane marr Francis J. FUGETT in Wash DC 5 Nov 1846.
Children: George Bradford FUGETT b 1850 DC
Frank B. FUGETT b. 1852 DC
Rachel marr William BERRY 19 June 1845.
Children: William F. BERRY b. ca 1846 DC
John H. BERRY b ca 1848 DC
S. BERRY (female) b ca 1850 DC

William S RIGSBY b ca 1799. Shows DC in one census and MD in another.
Lived in OH and in Ill and was a blacksmith. He had sons, Stanislaus
and Archibald so there is a good possibility he is a brother to the
above Stanislaw.
Can anyone help me with any of these names? Have read 1850 and 1860
census. Also 1827 DC Directory. Have read estate settlement for
Stanislaw. Would like to know more about RIGSBY family-where they
ca 1800 etc.
Joanne in Iowa

first response:

I'd suggest checking with the Archdiocese of Washington, since you're
apparently looking for a Catholic ancestor. (Stanislaw/Stanislaus is
the name of a major Polish saint.)

At the very least, the archivist should be able to tell you what
parish he belonged to. I'm guessing that he may have belonged to Holy
Trinity (Georgetown) in 1850 since that's the oldest Catholic church
I know of in that part of the District.

second response:

The D.C. Indentures of Apprenticeship show that:
"William Rigsby, with the consent of his father, Stanislaus,
himself for a term of 7 years, to Benjamin King, at learn the trade
blacksmith. (16 Nov. 1821; signed by William Rigsby, Stanislaus X
Benjamin King)" Apprenticeship No. 140 (Vol. III, 256-257) Recorded
18 May

I suggest that the St. Patrick's Church archives might be a good
source of
information, with their church at 10th and F Streets, closer to his
home than
Holy Trinity, which was in Georgetown.



Thomas D Rigsby c1852 [lived in Jeffersonville IN]
+ c1874 Lila Latta c1853

1. Charles Robert RIGSBY 1880-06-08 Jefferson Co IN

1 Charles + 1902-02-26 Daisy Catherine Davis 1879-03-31 d 1961-02-24 d/o Jacob Trueman Davis + Sarah Catherine Earhart

1.1. Kenneth Hardin RIGSBY 1903 d 1967
1.2. Robert T. RIGSBY >1909

"Kentuckians in Ohio and Indiana" by Stuart Seely Sprague


Charles R Rigsby, s/o Thomas D + Lida
mentioned in "History of Clinton Co OH" by Albert Brown, p553


[R57.3 and R57.1]

Joanne Barton

William S. Rigsby, born ca 1798 in DC/Maryland. He was
a blacksmith in IL in 1840. Had 4 known children:
Mary Jane,
Archibald, and
Sophia Cath Rigsby.

Stanislaw, born ca 1790 in MD and died 1850 in DC. He was a
blacksmith on Virginia Ave. between 3 and 4C in 1827. He had 7 known
children who married Keathley, Beechem, Thomas, Fugett, and Berry.
He had one son named Archibal.

Were William and Stanislaw brothers? Where is Stanislaw buried? Wife?
Parents of either man? Any Rigsby info. appreciated

[They are brothers. Stanislaus is buried in Historic Congressional
cemetery in DC. I don't know his wife's name. Father was Stanislaus.]

Rigsby maillist


I have no Jennie Rigsby in my database but I do have a Rigsby family in Coles
County, Illinois. They were there by 1854 when William [Stanislaus] Rigsby married Evann
Sweney. William had four children from a previous marriage. Their names are
Mary Jane, Stanislaus (Stanley) Archbald and Sophia Catherine Rigsby.

[William did have a daughter Jennie by his first wife. He was in Coles
Co by 1840.]


Coles Co IL maillist


There is an old newspaper article about William Stanislaus Rigsby accompanying
some Kickapoo Indians back to Coles County from Washington DC about 1827.
He was apparently responsible for providing food for a group of Kickapoo
camped outside Charleston. A creek was named Kickapoo due to their presence
in the area. Does anyone have anything about this event to help explain
what was happening? or the role of William Rigsby in this event?

[no responses]



History of Coles Co IL

Chapter 6

Old Settlers' Association.--In the fall of 1878 an "Old Settlers' Association" was organized
at Charleston.
Talks on old times were made by J.
J. ADAMS, William RIGSBEY, Uncle John BATES, Aunt Polly KELLOGG and others,

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