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1880: Alabama to Georgia
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: January 04, 2011 at 16:10:45
In Reply to: New and Improved Annotated Rigsby Census by Ken Hinds of 1063

Please read the introductory message (number 953) for an
explanation of this file.

Please do not respond to this message. I will be happy to
answer questions, but please start a new message to the

Note: In this census, people were asked to state where
their parents were born. I have shown this as, for example,
KY/NC/TN. In this example, the person was born in Kentucky,
their father in North Carolina, and their mother in
Tennessee. For children in this listing, I have shown only
their birth place if both parents were in the household.

Note: Also in this census, the relationship between each
person and the head-of-household is shown. I have used the
following abbreviations:


Note: "B" at the end of a line indicates Black or Colored;
"M" at the end of a line indicates Mulatto.

official date 1880-06-01


Butler Co

[R11.6.2] P D Rigsbee 39 GA/blank/blank [Philo]
wife Frances 40 AL/blank/blank
son Elijah 14 AL
son Elvin 12 AL
dau Barbara 11 AL
dau Beuler 10 AL
son John 7 AL
son Bishop 5 AL
son Aree? 3 AL
son Aqua 3 AL
son Allen 1 AL
dau Ellen 1/12 AL

[Elijah definitely says "son", but he was female Eliza in
*[After this, Bishop is known as Ira Marvin Rigsby.]

Fannie Rigsbee 63 GA/blank/blank [widow of R11.6 Noah]

[R11.6.3] Martin Rigsbee 28 AL/blank/blank
wife Augusta 26 AL/blank/blank
son Murlin? 6 AL
son Enoch 2 AL
son Benjamin 4/12 AL
Elmore 8 AL (relationship not given)

Choctaw Co

[R35.2.1.2] William Rigsby 27 AL/AL/AL
wife May 25 AL/AL/AL
son William L 4 AL
dau Della 2 AL

[I don't see them in 1900]

Clay Co

[R11.7.8] Allen Rigsby 21 AL/GA/GA
wife Barbra 20 AL/GA/GA [Barbara Luker]
dau Ida 1 AL
oth Dora 4m AL/AL/AL

[Allen sb 29]
[moves back to Elmore Co AL]

Millie Rigsby 66 GA/GA/GA [widow of R11.7]
oth Martha 30 AL/GA/GA
Mary Cole 40 AL
Martha Cole 18 AL

[Who are Martha and Dora?]

Conecuh Co

Gennett Rigsby (m) 38 AL/?/? B

[There weren't any black Rigsbys from AL in 1870.]

Coosa Co

[R11.6.1] Hilman Rigby 46 GA/NC/GA
wife Elizabeth 41 NC/NC/NC
dau Martha 23 AL

[moves to Clay Co AL]

Elmore Co

[R11.7.4] John Rigsby 42 AL/GA/GA
wife Margaret 34 AL/TN/GA
dau Harriet S 19 AL
son John W 14 AL
dau Josephine 12 AL
son James 9 AL
son Robert L 7 AL
dau Lillia P 4 AL

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[I don't see John or James in 1900.]
[There is a John W Rigby 33 in Coosa Co AL in 1900]

Etowah Co

[R35.2.4] Andrew B Rigsby 50 GA/GA/SC
wife Eliza 40 AL/GA/GA
son William 20 AL
dau Eliza 17 AL
son Thomas 14 AL
dau Nancy 9 AL
dau Frances 6 AL
son Samuel 3 AL
son Andrew 1m AL
gson Baldy 4m AL/GA/AL

[moves to Jefferson Co AL]
[William stays in Etowah Co]
[Thomas moves to Coosa Co AL]
*[Baldy is Eliza's son.]

Lowndes Co

p173a [fairly bad handwriting]
H R Rugeby 62 SC/SC/SC
wife S? J 58 VA/VA/VA
dau F? R 26 AL
dau S J 19 AL
dau A? L 13? AL
gson? Mashab? Rnloy? 3 AL/AL/AL
f-l J L Dugg? 86 VA/VA/VA
M? A Prichard? 31
M? H Jaroatt? 27
W? H? Johnson 24
L R Lloyd 51

[I'm pretty sure the grandson's name is not Rigsby.]
[no relation given for the last 4 men. Presumably they are
[This vaguely matches R14.5.4 Russell, but not too well.]

Monroe Co

[R93.1] Alex Rigsby 45 AL/AL/AL B
wife Emaline 35 AL/AL/AL B
son Joe W 7 AL B
dau Emily 5 AL B
dau Carnie 3 AL B
son Leonard 5m AL B
nie Rosanna Bullard 8 AL/AL/AL

[He should be 35.]

Samuel Esans 51 B household
gson Henry E Rigsby 17 AL/AL/AL M
gson George W Rigsby 13 AL/AL/AL M

[I don't see them in 1870]
*[They may be from R93.2 Wade]

Elijah Rigsby 74 GA/NC/NC single; lives alone

*[really Rigby]

James F Rigsby 32 AL/AL/AL
wife Clementine 30 AL/AL/AL
dau Elisabeth 11 AL
dau Alabama 7 AL
son William Lee 7 AL
son Lafayette K 4 AL

[He was Rigby in 1870]
[R35.10.5? Parents' places are wrong.]

Jesse Rigsby 60 GA/GA/GA
wife Louisa 68 GA/GA/GA
gson Major Haines 10 AL/AL/AL

[Is this Jesse 53 AL from 1870?]

Jesse Rigby 28 AL/GA/GA
wife Irene 24 AL/AL/AL
son William M 5 AL
son Lee 3 AL
dau Mary 1 AL

[probably s/o the above Jesse]

Permelia Wiggins household widowed
b-l Henry Rigsby 60 VA/VA/VA B

Randolph Co

[R35.2.5.1] Lewis Rigsby 28 AL/AL/GA
wife Susan 22 GA/GA/GA

[moves to Etowah Co AL]

[R35.2.5] Samuel Rigsby 49 GA/GA/GA
wife Nancy 47 GA/GA/GA
son John 21 AL
son Joshua 20 AL
fath [R35.2] John Rigsby 81 GA/SC/SC
moth Polly Rigsby 79 GA/SC/SC

[moves to Marshall Co AL]
[John moves to Cleburn Co AL, I think.]
[I don't see Joshua in 1900.]

[R35.2.5.4] William Rigsby 23 AL/AL/AL
wife Nancy 23 GA/GA/GA

[I don't see them in 1900]

mortality schedule
baby Rigsby stillborn died March

Sumter Co

George Wilson household
oth Florence Riggsby 14 AL/MS/MS

[who is this?]

Jesse Gibbs household
oth Sally Rigsby 16 AL/?/? servant

[Who is this? The only 6-year-old from AL in 1870 is Mary.]
[marries 1883-01-08 Samuel Capps]
*[Her father was Thomas; presumably T A who was in Sumter
Co for the 1866 state census]

Tuscaloosa Co

[R35.10.7] Jesse Rigsby 27 AL/GA/GA [Jesse Tyson]
wife Nancy 24 AL/AL/AL [Nancy Elizabeth White]
dau Mary 5 AL/NC/AL
son Jesse T 3 AL/NC/AL [James Tyson]
son (unnamed) 3/12 AL

[he dies in 1888]

Wilcox Co

[R95] Joseph Rigsby 60 NC/NC/NC B
wife Mariah 50 VA/VA/VA B
dau Charity 17 AL B
dau Sarah 16 AL B
dau Jennie 12 AL B
son Joseph 8 AL B
son William 5 AL B
son James 2 AL B

[He dies before 1900]

[R95.1] David Rigsby 21 AL/NC/AL B
[lives alone]

[They were Rigby in 1870.]


Boone Co

Mary E Rigsby 34 MO/KY/NC widowed
dau Frances Brown 17 MO/MO/MO single
son John M 9 MO/MO/MO
dau Roseta F 6 MO
moth Elizabeth Wolsey 72 NC/NC/SC widowed

[Widow of R05.2.6.2? nope]
[Apparently they married 1871. I suspect Frances is a
daughter by a previous marriage.]
[Mary probably married a son of R14.3.1 Peleg, who was
associated with a Woolsey family in Washington Co AR.]
[If so, it was probably R14.3.1.6 Alfred.]

Clark Co

Wilson Waters household
wife Elizabeth 39 MS/?/?
sson Thomas Rigsby 19 AR/AL/MS
sdau Frances A Rigsby 14 AR/AL/MS

[There was no Rigsby from AL living in AR in 1860 or
1870. None had a wife Elizabeth or children Thomas and
[I don't see them in 1900]

Garland Co

[R14.10.1] William H Rigsby 56 TN/TN/TN
wife Jane 55 TN/TN/TN
dau Sarah C 36 TN
dau Louria 27 AR
dau Cinthia 17 AR
son Benjamin 12 AR

[R14.10.1.8] James U Rigsby 22 AR/GA/TN
bro [R14.10.1.5] John 27 AR/GA/TN widower
nie Marthy G 11 AR/AR/AR
nie Isabel 9 AR

[John's children]
[James moves to Saline Co AR]

Hot Spring Co

[R14.10.7] B F Rigsby 46 TN/TN/TN [Benjamin Franklin]
wife Darcus 45 TN/TN/TN
son James 21 AR
dau Ellen 13 AR
son Benjamin 10 AR
dau Anna 8 AR

[Benjamin Sr dies in 1900]
[sons James and Benjamin move to Saline Co AR]

Howard Co

J Finney Graves household
oth Richard Rigsbee 20 TN/TN/TN

[I don't see him in 1870.]

Lincoln Co

Edwin J Self household
oth [R64.2] Wash. Rigsby 23 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see him in 1900]

Logan Co

James Rigsby 24 AR/AR/AR
wife Martha 19 AR/AR/AR
son Charles 2 AR
bro Thomas 13 AR
bro George 11 AR

[Who is this? There is no Thomas or George in AR in 1870.]

Marion Co

Sarah J Rigsbey 39 TN/TN/TN [widow of R14.7.7 James]
dau Elizabeth 19 TN
dau Mattie 16 TN
dau Mary 11 TN
dau Eliza 9 AR
dau Sarah 7 AR
son Almon 4 AR

[Almon is supposed to have lived until 1910, but I don't
see him on the 1900 census.]

Randolph Co

Isaac W Vernon household
oth Alferd Rigsby 23 TN/TN/TN

[I don't see an Alfred in 1870 or 1860.]
[I don't see him in 1900 either]

Saline Co

[R14.10.9] James A Rigsbey 42 TN/TN/TN
wife Julia 49 TN/KY/KY
son John F 20 AR
son William H 17 AR
dau Sarah 7 AR
son Dexter B 12 AR
son George M 5 AR

[John moves to Hot Springs Co AR; William dies before 1900;
Dexter moves to Comanche Co TX; George moves to Cherokee
Nat IT]

Washington Co

*[R14.3.1] Peleg Rigsby 71 TN/TN/TN
son James 33 TN/TN/TN
dau Winney 40 TN

[apparently he dies before 1900]
[I don't see James in 1900]

*[R14.3.1.5] Thomas Rigsby 35 TN/TN/TN
wife Marthy 29 KY/TN/KY [Martha Jane York]
dau Eta 7 KY
son John A 4 AR
son Christopher 1 AR
oth Elizabeth 69 KY/KY/KY widowed

[moves to Crawford Co AR]
[Christopher dies in 1881]


El Dorado Co

[R05.2.4.6?] George E Ridgby 42 KY/NC/NC

[R76?] Edward Rigsby 45 MO/blank/blank
[single; lives alone]

[I don't see either of them after this]

Lassen Co

[R48.2] Anderson Rigsby 60 TN/NC/NC
[single; lives alone]

[apparently he dies before 1900]


Clear Creek Co

[R05.5.9] David T Rigsbey 45 MO/KY/KY
wife Mary E 28 OH/OH/VT
dau Alice 2 MT Terr
son James 1 MT Terr

[moves to Malheur Co OR]

Fremont Co

Colorado State Penitentiary
oth D Rigsby 22 LA/LA/LA

[There were no 12-year-old Rigsbys in LA in 1870. I don't
know of any Rigsby in LA in 1860.]

District of Columbia

Washington DC

Fred Loomis? household
[R57.1.4.1] Edward Rigsby 22 DC/DC/DC

*[moves to Marion Co IN]


Suwannee Co

[R06.2.2.10] H D Riggsbee 49 NC/NC/NC [Hyder]
wife Elizer 52 NC/NC/NC

[I don't see them in 1900]

[R06.2.12.6] John Riggsbee 42 NC/NC/NC B
wife Luveia? 25 GA/GA/GA M
dau Sarah 9 GA B
dau Dolley 9 GA B
son Rufrust? 8 GA B
dau Recy 6 GA B
dau Elisebeth 5 GA B
dau Hester 1 GA B

[This is probably not R06.2.12.6]


Carroll Co

[R35.2.2.2] Benjamin F Rigsby 29 GA/blank/blank
wife Matilda C 20 GA/SC/GA [Matilda Carter]
son William W 8 GA
dau Martha A E 6 GA
dau Mary D E 4 GA
dau Ola M 1 GA

Cobb Co

[R35.4] A J Rigsby 75 GA/GA/GA [Allen]
dau Bethany 50 GA/GA/GA
dau Mary C 47 GA

[moves to Walker Co TX]

Coweta Co

[R35.2.2] William Rigsby 50 GA/GA/GA
wife Sarah 46 GA/GA/GA
son Thomas 18 AL
son James 16 AL
son John 14 GA
dau Sarah 10 GA

[apparently William dies before 1900]
[James and John move to Carroll Co GA; I don't
see Thomas in 1900]

Samuel A Dennis household
wife Mary
dau Sarah Rigsby 40 GA/SC/GA [widow of R35.2.9]
gson John T Rigsby 19 GA/GA/GA

Crawford Co

Frank Hortman household
oth Hanna Rigsby 66 GA/GA/GA widow

[There is no Hanna in GA in 1870, and no wife age 56.]

Simon Johnson household
dau Phebe Rigsby 37 GA/NC/GA [widow of R79.2]
gdau Malissie Rigsby 11 GA/GA/missing
gdau Loudy Rigsby 10 GA/GA/missing
gson James Rigsby 9 GA/GA/GA

[The bottom corner of the page is torn. James is at the
top of the next page.]

Decatur Co

[R35.7.9] J A Rigsby 31 GA/GA/GA [John Allen]
wife L D S 24 GA/GA/GA [L D S Cooper]
dau Eula G 4 GA
dau Norma E 2 GA
son Lawson W 8m GA

[moves to Hamilton Co FL]

Fannin Co

John J Withrow household
oth Malissa Rigsbey 41 TN/NC/NC laborer

[who is this?]
[NC/NC couples in TN in 1850: John in DeKalb Co; Russell in
Hawkins Co; James in Hickman Co; James in Robertson Co;
Wright in Smith Co; Jonathan in Sullivan Co. None had a
daughter in 1839.]

Houston Co

Myles Rigsby 22 GA/GA/GA
wife Martha 20 GA/GA/GA
son Nathen T 6m GA

[s/o Irwin]

Elbert Hartly household
[R77.1.1] oth John C Rigsby 20 GA/GA/GA

Marion Co

*[R32.1] John Rigsby 54 GA/NC/GA
wife Laura 40 GA/GA/SC
dau Jane 26 GA
son James 24 GA
son Thomas 9 GA
son Melvin 6 GA

*[R35.1.7] John Rigsby 40 PA/GA/VA
wife Margaret 38 GA/GA/GA [Margaret Willmouth Brooks]
son Lonnie 18 GA
dau Ella 14 GA
dau Mary 10 GA
son Robert 9 GA
son Hamp 7 GA [Uriah Hampton]

[Ella and Lonnie are Margaret's children from her first
marriage to E A Crew.]

Mitchell Co

[R35.1.2] A J Rigsby 53 AL/AL/AL [Allen Jefferson]
wife S F 46 GA/GA/GA [Sarah]
son-l W J 28 GA/GA/GA
dau Joe W 23 GA/GA/GA [Josephine]
son Samuel C 19 GA/AL/GA
son John A 15 GA
son George W 12 GA
son Dock 2 GA

[apparently he dies before 1900]

L C Draffin 39 NC/NC/NC
sis E J Rigsbey 28 NC/NC/NC [Emily Jane Draffin]
sis Mattie Draffin 25 NC/NC/NC
nie Sauine M Rigsbey 9 GA/GA/NC

[Emily is widow of R35.7.7 Samuel David]

Muscogee Co

Cinthia Rigsby 42 GA/GA/GA widowed
dau Alice 18 GA/GA/GA
son Willis 12 GA/GA/GA

*[widow of R35.1.3 Samuel]
*[moves to Dougherty Co GA]
*[Willis moves back to Randolph Co GA]

Randolph Co

[R35.1] Samuel Rigsby 82 GA/GA/GA
wife Nancy A 45 GA/GA/GA

[he dies before 1900]

James Knight household
[R34.1.2] Martha Rigsby 36 GA/GA/GA single
dau Allice 13 GA/GA/GA
son Marke R 10 GA/GA/GA

[Note: Martha had 3 children by James Knight while he was
married to another woman.]
[I don't see her in 1900, but she lived past 1910]

Mollie Williams family
oth Mineva Rigsby 28 GA/GA/GA [Minerva?] [widow]

[who is this? A logical guess would be widow of R34.1.1 Enoch.]

Richmond Co

[R35.4.3] John W Rigsby 48 GA/GA/ENG
wife Harriet E F 39 GA/?/?
son William A 12 GA
son Lewis E 7 GA
son John C 5 GA

[moves to Hall Co GA]
[son John moves to Fulton Co GA]

Schley Co

Eli T Lightner household
oth [R79.6] David B Rigsby 18 GA/GA/GA [sb 21]

[moves to Taylor Co GA]

Taylor Co

*[R79.4] Greenberry E Rigsby 25 GA/GA/GA
wife Martha A 24 GA/GA/GA
son Robert 2 GA
brother Henry W 10 GA
sister Minnie Lee 8 GA

[He dies before 1900; wife and son move to Bibb Co GA]

Thomas Co

Lewis Rigsby 34 MA/MA/MA
wife Nelly 22 GA/GA/GA
dau Nellie 4 GA
dau Mamie 11m GA

[The Rigsbys weren't in MA.]

[R35.7.2] Louis Rigsby 46 GA/GA/GA
wife B 40 GA/GA/GA
son Louis W 6 GA

[I don't see them in 1900, though Lewis lived until 1914]

[R35.7] Wiley T Rigsby 71 GA/NC/NC
wife Sarah A P 60 GA/GA/GA [Sarah Ramsey]
gnie Lula Whitfield 11 GA/GA/GA

[he dies before 1900]

Webster Co

*[R32.1.2] James Rigsby 31 GA/GA/GA
wife Fannie 28 GA/GA/GA
dau Lizzie 1 GA

Worth Co

[R35.7.8] Thomas Rigsby 35 GA/GA/GA
wife Vinsy 22 GA/GA/GA [Vianna Brown]
son James 7 GA
dau Jannee 5 GA [Elizabeth?]
dau Mary 2 GA

[I don't see him in 1900, though he lived until 1937]
[James moves to Mitchell Co GA]

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