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Rigsbys in Canada
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 19:35:56
In Reply to: Miscellaneous Rigsby notes by Ken Hinds of 1063

I haven't really tried to figure out who these Rigsbys are.
Some may have come from the US or gone there.

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

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


1851 census Canada

Ontario Enumeration dist 11, p41 [Agricultural census]

Alfred Rigsbey

Ontario, Hamilton City
John Rigsby 40 ENG
wife Ellen 33 Lanc
Walter 7 Hamilton City
J W (m) 5 Hamilton City
M E (f) 3 Hamilton City

Isaac? Rigsby 29 ENG

1881 census Canada

Welland Co ONT

Walter Rigsby 35 ONT
Sarah 31 ONT
Maud 7 ONT
Eadith 5 ONT
John 2 ONT
Arthur 8m ONT
servant Ellen Smith

Wentworth Co ONT

Ezekle McNichol household
farm servant Thomas Rixby 16 ONT [origin Scottish]

Isaac Riggsby 58 ENG
Agnes 49 ONT
William 21 ONT
Andrew 18 ONT
Walter 11 ONT
Mary J 10 ONT

John Rigsby 67 ENG
Ellen 60 ENG
Ellen 23 ONT
Ann 22 ONT
Susanna 20 ONT
Eliza 18 ONT


163. John7 Pettit (John Charles6, Charles5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3,
Thomas2, Henri1) was born 30 Jun 1808 in Winona, Saltfleet Twp, Ontario,
and died 11 Nov 1877 in Winona, Saltfleet Twp, Ontario. He married
(1) Maria Janes 18 Dec 1832. He married (2) Harriet Eliza Bedell
14 Feb 1840 in Winona, Saltfleet Twp, Ontario.

Children of John Pettit and Harriet Bedell are:
382 i. Cynthia Jane8 Pettit. She married Walter Rigsby.

386. Sarah Eliza8 Pettit (John7, John Charles6, Charles5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Henri1) was born 1849, and died 1891. She married Walter Rigsby 1872.

Children of Sarah Pettit and Walter Rigsby are:
+ 534 i. Edith Eleanor9 Rigsby.
535 ii. Arthur Rigsby, died in youth.
+ 536 iii. Alice Maud Rigsby, born 1873; died 1951.
+ 537 iv. John Pettit Rigsby, born 1878.
+ 538 v. Edward Murphy Rigsby, born 1882.
+ 539 vi. Sarah Winnifred Rigsby, born 1887; died 1940.


Walter Rigsby 1847 Ontario CAN d 1922
+ 1872-08-15 Sarah Elizabeth Pettit 1849 Winona, Wentworth Co ONT d 1891 d/o John C Pettit + Harriet Bedell

1. Maud RIGSBY b: ABT. 1874
2. Edith RIGSBY b: ABT. 1876
3. John RIGSBY b: ABT. 1878
4. Arthur RIGSBY b: ABT. 1880
5. Sarah Winnifred RIGSBY b: 9 FEB 1887 in Kingsville, Essex County, Ontario


Walter Rigsby 1845


Ontario Birth Registrations

004360-69 (Wentworth Co) RIGSBY, Walter, m, b. Oct. 3 1869,
father - Isaac RIGSBY, laborer, mother - Agnes HARDY,
infm - Isaac Rigsby, Beverley


1889 marriages, Wentworth Co ONT

12983-89 (Wentworth Co.): Andrew RIGSBY, 27, farmer, Beverly, Copetown,
s/o Isaac RIGSBY & Agnes HARDY, married Elizabeth EVANS, 27, Ancaster,
Beverly, d/o James EVANS & Frances CONLEN; witn � John EVANS of Beverly
& Catherine STUB of Dundas on 24 Apr 1889 at Troy


1891 marriages, Waterloo Co ONT

12021-91 William RIGSBY, 30, carpenter, West Flamboro, Copetown, s/o
Isaac RIGSBY & Alma HARDY, married Isabella HOBSON, 23, Beverly twp.,
same, d/o William HOBSON & Isabella GRAY, witn: John EVANS of Hamilton
& Elizabeth HOBSON of Bronte, 8 April 1891 at Galt


Canadian city directories

Hamilton, 1865/6
Telegraph Companies and Operators
Walter Rigsby, Montreal Telegraph Co, 4 King West

Ontario 1869
Builders and Contractors
John Rigsby, builder, east Market between Mary and Nelson

Ontario 1871
John W Rigsby, builder, 133 King William

Quebec, 1871
Walter Rigsby, Greensby

Ontario 1884/5
Walter Rigsby

Ontario 1886/7
Walter Rigsby

Ontario 1892/3
Wyoming village
Walter Rigsby

Ontario 1895
Walter Rigsby, 13 1/2 Wortley Rd

Elliott family tree on

Isaac Rigsby 1834
+ Agnes Hardy b CAN

1 James Frederick Rigsby

1 James + Emma Walford 1858 ENG d/o Daniel Walford + Eliza Leatherdale

1.1 Mary Agnes Rigsby 1887-03-xx Galt, Waterloo Co ONT CAN d 1933-10-09 Galt + 1908-04-28 John Francis Elliott

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