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1850: Alabama to Mississippi
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: January 04, 2011 at 16:02:03
In Reply to: New and Improved Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

official date 1850-06-01


Barbour Co

[R35.10] Thomas Rigsby 32 GA
Mary 29 NC
John T 10 AL
Thomas 9 AL
Allen 7 AL
Wiley 5 AL
William 4 AL
James 2 AL

[He dies; she moves to Randolph Co AL.]
[she is in Henry Co AL for the 1855 state census]
[son Thomas moves to Davidson Co TN]

*Coffee Co

Lydia Kimmey 77 GA
[R32.1] John W Rigby 23 GA

[moves to Marion Co GA]

*Dallas Co

Elijah Rigby 45 GA

Jefferson Co

[R75] George O Rigsby 34 NC
Mary A 24 SC
John 5 AL
William 3 AL
Rebecca 2 AL

[moves to Attala Co MS]

*Macon Co

John B Post household
[R11.6] Noah Rigby 44 GA

[John married Noah's sister Nancy.]
[moves to Macon Co AL]

[R11.11] Abferd Rigley 34 GA
Martha 33 GA [Martha Grizzle]
Margaret 14 GA
Francis 8 GA
Elizabeth 6 AL
William 4 AL

[He dies; she moves to Fayette Co AL.]

Randolph Co

[R35.2] John Rigsby 50 NC
Mary 50 NC
Mary 16 GA
Allan 14 GA
Margaret 12 GA
John 10 GA
Wiley 8 AL
Nancy 6 AL

[R35.2.2] William Rigsby 23 AL
Sarah 22 GA [Sarah Saxon]
Nancy 1 GA
Charles Saxon 20 AL

[I'm pretty sure Charles is Sarah's brother.]

Shelby Co

Miles J Horton Jr household
[R11.7.1] Hillsmore Rigsby 17 AL [Hillman]

[moves to Talladega Co AL]


Hot Spring Co

[R14.10] John Rigsby 51 VA
Benjamin 16 TN
George 14 TN
James 12 TN
Keziah 10 TN
John 18 TN
Nancy Tippet 16 TN

[This family is also listed in DeKalb Co TN.]
[apparently John Sr dies before 1860]
[John Jr returns to (or remains in) DeKalb Co]
[George moves to Dallas Co AR]

[R14.10.1] William H Rigsby 28 TN [William Hiram]
Jane 28 TN
Elizabeth 7 TN
Sally 6 TN
Lucinda 2 TN


El Dorado Co

[R76] Edward Rigsby 21 KY [miner for gold]

[He pretty much has to be a son of R05.2 John or R13.2.1
[There is an Edward Rigbey 27 in El Dorado Co on the 1860
census who pretty much has to be this Edward.]

Sacramento Co

George Rigsby 21 VA
Charles Thompson 35 OH
George W Campbell 20 MO

*[I thought this was a son of R23 David, but have changed
my mind.]
[I don't see him after this.]

District of Columbia

Washington DC

[R57.1] Stanslaw Rigsby 60 MD
Mary 30 DC
Malinda 25 DC
Archabel 23 DC

[He died in 1850. I don't see Archibald after this.]


Cobb Co

[R35.4] Allen Rigsby 45 GA
Mary 49 NC
Bethina? 22 GA [Bethany]
William 20 GA
John W 18 GA
Mary C 15 GA
Martha 13 GA

[Bethany was not with him in 1840.]
[John moves to Richmond Co GA, I think]
[I don't see William in 1860, but in 1870 he is in Freestone
Co TX]

Crawford Co

Jesse Rigsby 62 NC [I think his age must be wrong.]
Ann 53 NC
S A (f) 22 GA
Martha 18 GA
Green 14 GA

[moves to Monroe Co AL?]
[really Rigby]
*[Possibly Green moves to Terrell Co GA.]

Dade Co

Isaiah Lowe household
Mary Riggsby 25 AL
James Riggsby 6 GA
John Riggsby 5 GA

[Could she be Isaiah's daughter?]
[I don't see them after this. Did she remarry and change
the children's names?]

Houston Co

[R35.2.1] Lawson Rigby 24 GA
Elizabeth 20 GA [Elizabeth Henderson]
slave (m) 18
slave (m) 17

[moves to Choctaw Co AL]

Irwin Rigby 32 GA
Epsy 31 GA
William A Barker 13 GA
John Barker 12 GA
William J 10 GA
Nancy 4 GA
Arza (m) 1 GA

[probably really Rigby]

Meriwether Co

Rolin Willis household
Alla Rigba (f) 9 GA

[Is that another daughter of R11.5?]

Billington Leverette household
[R11.5.4] Vicy Rigsby (f) 17 GA

Noah Roe household
[R11.5] William Rigsby 50 GA

[moves back to Troup Co GA]

John Williams household
[R11.5.3] John Rigsby 18 GA

*[moves to Heard Co GA, I think]

John Philips household
[R11.5.6] Martha Rigsby 14 GA

[Presumably these are children of William. Mary Patterson
seems to have died.]

Randolph Co

[R35.1] Samuel Rigsby 52 GA
Rachael 48 SC
T A (f) 26 GA [Tabitha]
A J (m) 22 GA [Allen Jefferson]
Samuel L 20 GA
Louiza 18 GA
J C (m) 8 GA
S H (m) 6 GA
T S (f) 4 GA

[The three youngest children do not appear in 1860.]

Samuel Thompson household
(unk) Rigsby

[This is a strange entry. Samuel is the last line on 356a.
356b has only one entry, with the name Rigsby and sex F.
357a starts with a Wright family.]

Nancy Rigsby 30 GA [Nancy Measles, widow of R34.1 Enoch]
Enoch 9 GA
Martha 7 GA
Meremy 4 GA
Nancy 2 GA

[I don't see her or the children after this. Presumably she
re-married, and the children changed their names.]

[R35.7] Wiley Rigsby 40 GA
Jane 38 SC [Jane R Blair]
M A (f) 17 GA [Mary Ann]
L J (m) 15 GA [Lewis Johnson]
J R (m) 14 GA [James Roberson]
Allen J 13 GA [Andrew Jackson]
Eliza 11 GA [Eliza Jane]
Ave? 9 GA [Amos Vatin]
S D (m) 7 GA [Samuel David]
T W (m) 5 GA [Thomas Wiley]
J A (m) 3 GA [John Allen]

[moves to Decatur Co GA]

[R35] Allen Rigsby 80 NC
Margaret 79 NC

[moves to Decatur Co GA]

Thomas Rigby 54 SC
Mary 48 SC
Thomas 13 GA
L Ellen (m) 10 GA
Margaret 8 GA
Ann M Burnett 28 SC

[could he be R22? R47?]
[He doesn't appear before or after this. It looks like he's
really Rigby.]

D B Kirkland household
Benj F Bigby 13 GA [I'm pretty sure it's Bigby.]

Troup Co

Mary Rigsby 76 NC [widow of R11]
Mary Jr 28 GA
William Patterson 5 GA

Union Co

[R78] Wiley Rigsby 44 NC
Elizabeth 29 NC
Nancy 11 GA
Caroline 8 GA
Mary 6 GA
Emeline 5 GA
Joseph 1 GA

[moves to Polk Co TN]

Upson Co

[R79] Augustus Rigsby 26 GA
Mary 18 GA
Nancy 3 GA
James 2 GA
Hanny? (f) 34 GA

[s/o Jesse Rigby of Crawford Co GA]
[moves to Crawford Co GA]

[Rigby family on p324]

Walker Co

[R14.5.1] William Rigsby 35 NC
Lucinda 35 TN
James L 16 TN
John M 14 TN
William G 13 TN
Sarah I/J 11 TN
Mary A 10 TN
Benj F 9 TN
Rachel 7 TN
Martha 5 TN
Lucinda 3 TN
Frances E 7/12 GA

[moves to Bledsoe Co TN]
[I don't see son James in 1860, but he is in Bledsoe Co TN
in 1870]

Wilkinson Co

[R80] James J Rigsby 28 GA
Harriet M 21 GA [Harriet Freeman]
Peter Williams 25 GA
Iverson Cannon 19 GA
Franklin [Cannon?] 11 GA
slave (f) 7

[I don't see him after this.]


Coles Co

[R57.3] William S Rigesby 51 MD
Catherine 37 PA
Mary J 12 OH [Mary Jane]
Stanislaus 9 IL
Archibald 7 IL
Sophia 1 IL [Sophia Catherine]
Peter Maxey 21 KY

[Archibald moves to Des Moines Co IA]
[I don't see Stanley in 1860, but he is in Elko Co NV in
[Sophia adopted by H C Hawkins]

Jefferson Co

[R05.3.5] William Rigsby 35 TN
Rebecca 27 TN [Rebecca Vann]
John W 12 TN
Nathan 11 TN
James 9 TN
Mary J 7 TN
Franklin 2 IL

[He had only one son in 1840.]
[I don't see Nathan after this]
*[moves to Jersey Co IL by 1855, then to St Louis Co MO
by 1860]

Pike Co

Inda Rigsby 44 GA [widow of R81]
William 13 IL
Wiley 10 IL

Nathaniel Rigsby or Bigsby 54 MA
Susanna 46 KY
Nancy 16 IL
Hiram 14 IL
Nathaniel 13 IL
John 9 IL
Elizabeth 7 IL
George 4 IL

[They probably are Bigsby. The Rigsbys weren't in MA.]

mortality schedule
[R81] Martin Rigsby 37 SC died November

Schuyler Co

[R58] John Rigsby 40 NC [John E]
Martha 40 VA [Martha Teaney]
Sarah 13 IL
Caroline? 11 IL
Calvin 9 IL [Marion Calvin]
George W 7 IL
Ann 5 IL
Eliza 2 IL
Leann? 70 NC


Fayette Co

[R16.3] William Riggsbee 59 NC
Mary 57 NC
Lydia 21 IN
Mary A 18 IN
Pamelia Wilson 30 OH
William Murphy 15 IN

[moves to Decatur Co IN]

Jefferson Co

[R57.2] James L Rigsby 56 MD?
Cynthia 49 KY
Clementine 19 IN
Sarah E 16 IN
Thomas D 11 IN
Cynesky? (f) 9 IN
Martha J 5 IN

Elizabeth Reed household
Clementine Rigsby 17 IN

[It looks like Clementine was counted twice.]

Randolph Co

[R13.3.3] Charles Rigsby 37 VA
Ellen? 35 OH
James W 10 OH
John 9 OH
Mary M 7 OH
Isabell? 5 OH
Quincy 3 OH
Martha J 2 OH
Susanna E 2/12 IN [Amanda?]

[he is not in OH in 1840]
[I don't see them after this.]

Rush Co

[R16.4.1] Martin Riggsbee 31 NC
Lucinda 25 NC [Lucinda Barnard]

[R16.4] John A Riggsbee 56 NC
Lydia 49 NC [Lydia Worth]
Madison 26 NC
Zimri 13 NC

[John dies in 1851]
[I don't see the rest of them in 1860, except Madison.
In 1870 they are back.]

Shelby Co

[R16.5] Jaker Rigsby 53 NC [Jehu]
Rachel 47 NC [Rachel Worth]
Eunice 10 IN
Lydia 4 IN
Mary 1 IN

[where is Andrew?]

Union Co

[R06.2.4.9] John Rigsby 24 NC
Louisa 16 IN [Louisa Pritchard]

[Louisa dies in 1852]

[R06.2.4.6] Revel Rigsby 28 NC
Sarah 25 IN
Margaret 54 SC [Sarah Margaret Clark, widow of R06.2.4]

[R06.2.4.4] George Rigsby 33 NC
Hester J 28 IN [Esther Kingery]
Martin 8 IN
Mary J 5 IN
Sarah E 4 IN
Lydia B 2 IN
John Wright 23 VA
[R06.2.4.2] Drusilla Rigsby 34 NC

[Drusilla is his sister.]
[Living next to them is Martin Kingery.]

[R59] Josiah Rigsby 55 ENG
Nancy 50 KY
Mary 12 IN

[I don't see him after this. Presumably he died.]

Wayne Co

[R49] William Rigsby 40 NC
Elizabeth 41 NC
John F 17 NC
James 15 NC
Henry 13 NC
Emma L 10 TN
William 6 TN
Leonard 5 IN
Calvin 4 IN
Mariah 2 IN
Olinda 2 IN
Millard F 3/12 IN

[moves to Madison Co IN]
*[Wayne Co is just north of Union and Fayette, and just south
of Randolph. He almost could be a son of R16.3 William, but
William didn't have a son that early.]
[I don't see son John in 1860, but in 1870 he is in Madison Co IN]
[Son James vanishes after this, unless he is in Overton Co TN.]


Appanoose Co

Thomas Stretch household
[R05.5.4] Festus Riggsby 26 MO
Phebe 22 ENG

[I don't see him after this.]

Davis Co

[R05.5] James Rigsby 56 NC
Sarah 50 KY
Walter 18 MO
Thomas 16 MO?
Tolbert 15 MO?
Sarah J 12 MO
Nancy 9 IA

[moves to Taylor Co IA]
[Walter moves to Jackson Co OR]
[I don't see Talbert in 1860. He died in the Civil War.]

Lee Co

Valencourt Vonasdale? household
*[R05.5.7] Wesley Rigsby 20 unk

James Cotting household
*[R05.5.3] John Rigsby 22 OH

*[They both were really born in KY.]

Van Buren Co

Catherine Rigsby 36 KY [widow of R90 Isaac]
Benjamin 18 KY
Henry 14 x [can't tell; IA?]
Eliza 11 x [can't tell; IA?]
Laurinda 9 IA
Isaac 6 IA
Nazarin (f) 4 IA


Allen Co

Aaron Perry household
A F Rigsby (f) 15 KY [Ann, d/o Rial]

[marries in 1854]

J M Tinsley household
[R05.2.4.1] E Rigsby (f) age 15 KY [Eliza]

[marries in 1852]

J Cushenberry household
[R05.2.4.4] J V Rigsby age 8 KY
[Jefferson Vembrow, s/o Rial]

[R05.2.1.1] J T Rigsby age 24 TN [John T]
P Rigsby age 22 KY [Phebe Tabor]
S A Rigsby (f) 4 KY [is this Sarah Ann?]
W T Rigsby (m) 3 KY [William]

[R05.2.5] J W Rigsby age 38 SC [my John W]
A age 37 KY [Ann Miller]
W P (m) age 18 KY [William Perry]
W L (m) age 14 KY [Wilson Lee]
J S (m) age 12 KY [John Samuel]
J (f) age 9 KY [my Jane Ellen]
C B (m) age 7 KY [Cuthbert]
J E (m) age 5 KY [James]
A E (f) age 3 KY [Amanda]
Samuel Miller age 69 SC [Ann's father]

[R05.2.2] H J Rigsby age 46 VA? [Henry J]
J Rigsby age 51 VA [Judy Brooks]
E A (f) Rigsby 18 TN [*Elizabeth]
M J (f) Rigsby 16 KY [*Martha Jane]
W W (m) Rigsby 11 KY [*William; sb 8]

Bethany Rigsby (f) 32 KY [widow of R05.2.4 Rial]
J E (m) Rigsby 4 KY [should be George Edward]

[R05.2.2.1] J W Rigsby age 20 TN
E Rigsby age 16 KY

[I don't see him after this. It would help if I knew his
first name.]
[Is he the William J in Howell Co MO in 1880? If so, where
is he in 1860 and 1870?]

[R05.2.1] James Rigsby 45 SC [James s/o John]
P M Rigsby age 45 VA [Parker Brooks]
J T (m) Rigsby 15 TN [James]
C S? (f) Rigsby 12 TN [Caroline]
E F (f) Rigsby 9 KY [Emily]
A S (f) Rigsby 7 KY [Adaline]
C F (m) Rigsby 6 KY [Charles Theophalus]

[James dies before 1860]
[Charles is son of James' brother Rial, who died in 1847.
He is supposed to be with Lemuel Atwood.]

Anderson Co

[R82] George Rigsby 52 ENG
Mary A 38 KY
Mary M 14 KY
John W 12 KY
Josephine 5 KY
Sarah C 3 KY
Elizabeth J 1 KY

[moves to Oldham Co KY]

Clark Co

Henry Arnold household (wife Jane 49 KY)
Betsey Rigsby 70 NC

[who is this?]
[She was with Henry on the 1840 census too.]

Floyd Co

[Henry Rigsby married here in 1854, but I don't see him
anywhere on the census.]

Franklin Co

*Amos Hicks household
wife Mary Ann 32 MD
Thomas Rigsby 9 KY

[who is this?]
*[From the order of the children, he might be from an
earlier marriage for Mary Ann.]
*[In neighboring Anderson Co is R82 George. There is a gap
in his children's ages where Thomas would fit. His wife is
not old enough to have a grandson age 9.]
*[moves to Garrard Co KY]

Garrard Co

Lucy Rigsby 43 VA [widow of R13.2.2 John]
Elizabeth S 8 KY
William 7 KY
Mary J 5 KY
James H? 2 KY
slave (f) 80

[I don't see her after this]

[R13.2] Will Rigsby 67 VA
Lucy 71 VA [Lucy Adams]
Susan 40 KY
Martha Adams 44 VA [d/o William]
Will Adams 16 KY

[R13.2.7] Will Rigsby 27 KY
Margaret 23 KY [Margaret Kennedy]
Mary E 2 KY
Eliza J 1 KY

[R13.2.8] David Rigsby 26 KY
Mary 30 KY [Mary Kennedy]
Margaret Doolin 12 KY

[I don't see him after this]
*[wife Mary is in Milam Co TX on the 1880 census, but I
don't see her on the 1860 or 1870]

Lawrence Co

[R17.1.1] Drury Rigsby 48 NC
Nancy 30 NC [Nancy J Rose]
Sarah 15 KY
Rhoda 13 KY
William 11 KY
Thomas 9 KY
Larkin 13? KY [really 6]
John 1 KY

[William dies in 1860, right before the census.]

[R17.1.3] Lewis Rigsby 40 NC
Elizabeth 40 NC [Elizabeth Deboard]
Willis 20 KY
Lucinda 18 KY
Henry 16 KY
Nancy 14 KY
Miles 11 KY
Sernetta 9 KY
Wilbourn 7 KY
Martha 7 KY
Meredith 3 KY

[R17.1] Thomas Rigsby 73 NC
Liney 28 NC
Thomas II 10 KY
Sarah 7 KY
Lucinda 3/12 KY

[Surely Thomas is not the father of the children. Is Liney
his daughter?]

Morgan Co

[R17.1.2] Travis Rigsby 47 NC
Ave 49 NC
Cala 16 KY
Susan 13 KY
Rebecca 11 KY
John 10 KY
Mary 8 KY
Thomas 6 KY
Tabitha 1 KY

[I don't see him in KY in 1840.]
[moves to Johnson Co KY]

Rockcastle Co

[R13.2.1.1] James Rigsby 21 KY
Sarah 24 KY [Sarah Starnes]
Mary Ann 2 KY
Eliza Jane 7/12 KY

[R13.2.1] Robert Rigsby 53 VA
Lydia 50 KY
Mary Jane 18 KY
Sarah Ann 15 KY
Thomas 12 KY
Lydia 10 KY
Elvirga 9 KY
Richard 3 KY

[I don't see Thomas in 1860, but in 1870 he is back]

Union Co

Alexander Cowen household
Amanday Riggsby 7 KY

Who is Amanday? Is she from Allen Co KY?

Warren Co

William P Neal household
[R05.2.4.2] John Rigsby 12 KY

[moves back to Allen Co KY]


Baltimore Co

Thomas Rigsby 42 DC [living in a boarding house]

[s/o R57.1 Stanislaus?]

Thomas Rigsby 23 DC [living in a boarding house]

[I can't find either of them after this.]


Kemper Co

Russel Rigby 52 SC
Mary 23 MS
John O 18 SC
Robert E 16 SC
Sidney 10 MS
Malissa L 7 MS
Stephen 3 MS
Joseph 1 MS
slave (m) 32
slave (f) 30
slave (f) 22
slave (m) 22
slave (m) 21
slave (f) 19
slave (f) 10
slave (m) 1
slave (m) 0

[moves to Scott Co MS]

William Rigby 25 SC
Mary 25 MS
Martha 7 MS
Russell 6 MS
Nancy 4 MS
Needham 2 MS
slave (m) 13

[moves to Leon Co TX?]

Lauderdale Co

Lydia Rigsby 49 AL
James O 26 MS
Mary E Kidd 30 SC

[widow of Bryant Rigby]

Jane Rigsby 20 MI
Marth J 18 MS
John R 16 MS
Susan 13 MS
Lydia 10 MS
Susan 17 AL

[They are listed as two families in one household.]
[Why are there two Susans?]

Lowndes Co

Absolem Riggsby 40 SC
Mary 42 SC
Thomas C 17 MS
William A 15 MS
Mary C 13 MS
Araminta A 12 MS
Mary J 8 MS
Martha A 8 MS
James F 6 MS
Samuel Oliver 33

[really Rigby]
[He has to be a son of Charles if he was born in SC.]
[Absolem dies before 1860]
[Apparently James moves to St Francis Co AR]

Warren Co

Thomas Rigby 46 ENG
Mary A 32 MO
George 3 MS
Elizabeth Stovall 9
Mary A Green 38
[and 23 slaves]

John Rigby 38 ENG
Emily 30 ENG
Martha E 13 MO
Frances 4? MO
David 30 ENG
Martha Willis 42 ENG

Benjamin Cook household
John Rigby 19 IRE

They are Rigby in 1860 too.

[Thomas Rigsby bought land here in 1841.]

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