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Re: R56 John
Posted by: Joyce Reid (ID *****6365) Date: January 23, 2010 at 08:34:35
In Reply to: R56 John by Ken Hinds of 1063

Andrew J. Rigsbay was born 11 NOV 1841. He died 29 OCT 1919, and is buried in an unmarked grave in the indigent section of Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, Wichita County, Texas. He married Sarah Elizabeth Carter. She died in 1932 and is buried somewhere around Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas. I have been unable to locate her grave. His children were Bettie Jane Rigsbay, mar. James Monroe Norsworthy (both buried in the Highland Cemetery); Katherine Zenia Rigsbay marr John Riley Kuykendall (both buried in Ham's creek Cemetery, Johnson County, Texas; John Rigsbay (no other info); Frank Alexander Rigsbay, marr Onie; Robert Rigsbay (no other info); Robert H. Rigsbay (no other info); Frances P. Rigsbay marr. Jim Taylor; Van A. Rigsbay, burr in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, TX.
It is interesting how I came across the info on the burial of Andrew. We were returning from vacation and passing through Iowa Park. I had traced the daughter Bettie Jane Rigsbay Norsworthy to Iowa Park and told my husband that I wanted to stop there and find the graves. Not having any of my genealogy information with me, I bounced in the office and asked if they had A. J. Rigsbay buried there. The lady pulled out a book and told me approximately where he was buried and gave me the birth and death dates. I was excited and took down the dates and with no grave marker we left. A few miles down the road, I looked at my husband and said, that is not who I was supposed to be looking for but I am glad that I found him. A big mistake paid off with large dividends. I have later visited Bettie Jane and James Monroe Norsworthy's graves.

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