Descendants of Edward Riggs

Generation No. 1

1.  EDWARD1 RIGGS was born Bef. 1575.  

Note:  Most of the information about Dr. Clisbe Riggs' ancestors comes from Bobby G. Carwile.  Many thanks to him for his generous help.

Child of EDWARD RIGGS is:

2.                i.       EDWARD2 RIGGS, b. ABT  1590; d. 1672.

   

Generation No. 2

2.  EDWARD2 RIGGS (EDWARD1) was born ABT  1590, and died 1672.  He married ELIZABETH HOLMES in Essex Co., England.  She was born Unknown.

Child of EDWARD RIGGS and ELIZABETH HOLMES is:

3.                i.       EDWARD3 RIGGS, b. 1619; d. 1668.

   

Generation No. 3

3.  EDWARD3 RIGGS (EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1619, and died 1668.  He married ELIZABETH ROOSA in NJ.  She was born Unknown.

Child of EDWARD RIGGS and ELIZABETH ROOSA is:

4.                i.       EDWARD4 RIGGS, b. 1636; d. 1715.

   

Generation No. 4

4.  EDWARD4 RIGGS (EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1636, and died 1715.  He married MARY MUNN in NJ.  She was born Unknown.

Child of EDWARD RIGGS and MARY MUNN is:

5.                i.       SAMUEL5 RIGGS, b. 1681.

   

Generation No. 5

5.  SAMUEL5 RIGGS (EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1681.  He married KEZIAH BALDWIN Unknown in NJ?.  She was born Unknown.

Child of SAMUEL RIGGS and KEZIAH BALDWIN is:

6.                i.       EDWARD6 RIGGS, b. 1720; d. 1820.

   

Generation No. 6

6.  EDWARD6 RIGGS (SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1720, and died 1820.  He married JANE BUCKLEY 1749 in NJ. 

More About EDWARD RIGGS:

    Military service: Capt. in Surry Co. NC militia during Rev. War

Children of EDWARD RIGGS and JANE BUCKLEY are:

7.                i.       REUBEN R.7 RIGGS, b. November 22, 1747, NJ; d. 1837, Giles Co., TN.

                  ii.       JESSE R. RIGGS, b. ABT  1750; d. 1832, Lincoln Co., TN.

                 iii.       ELIZABETH R. RIGGS, b. ABT  1752; d. Aft. 1845.

8.              iv.       SARAH R. RIGGS, b. ABT  1758.

9.               v.       SAMUEL R. RIGGS, b. April 4, 1760, New Jersey; d. Aft. 1846, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.

10.            vi.       CLISBIE RIGGS, b. 1765; d. 1845, Jefferson Co, TN.

 

Generation No. 7

7.  REUBEN R.7 RIGGS (EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born November 22, 1747 in NJ, and died 1837 in Giles Co., TN.  He married MARY CRAWFORD 1769 in Rowan, NC. 

Children of REUBEN RIGGS and MARY CRAWFORD are:

11.              i.       ELIZABETH "BETSY"8 RIGGS, b. ABT  1770, NC; d. Bef. 1827.

                  ii.       NANCY RIGGS, b. Unknown; m. SHADRICK MORRIS, JR., 1804.

12.            iii.       WILLIAM RIGGS, b. 1784; d. Aft. 1860.

   

8.  SARAH R.7 RIGGS (EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born ABT  1758.  She married JAMES ELLIS ABT  1780. 

Child of SARAH RIGGS and JAMES ELLIS is:

                   i.       MAHULDA8 ELLIS, b. Unknown; m. JOHN NEECE, 1800, Jefferson Co., TN; b. Unknown.

   

9.  SAMUEL R.7 RIGGS (EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born April 4, 1760 in New Jersey, and died Aft. 1846 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee.  He married MARY "POLLY" MORRIS.  She was born ABT  1774, and died Bet. 1829 - 1830.  

See Samuel Riggs' Revolutionary War Pension Application

Children of SAMUEL RIGGS and MARY MORRIS are:

                   i.       LEWIS8 RIGGS, b. June 20, 1792; m. NANCY ESTES March 5, 1821 in Grainger Co., TN.

                  ii.       JESSE RIGGS, b. 1795; m. MARY HENDERSON January 6, 1821 in Jefferson Co., TN.

NEW:   iii.      RUSSELL J. RIGGS, b. ABT  1802; d. Nov. 2, 1857; m. Sept. 25, 1847 to Sarah "Sallie or Sary" Purkeypile (daughter of Michael Purkeypile).  They are buried in the Morris Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

For more information about the Purkey family, see the Christian Purkeypile Genealogy Report.

Children of RUSSELL J. RIGGS and SARAH PURKEYPILE:

  i.  JOHN H. RIGGS, b. April 13, 1849; d. June 5, 1877; bur. Morris Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

 ii. 2 infant children buried in Morris Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

iii. MARY ELIZABETH RIGGS, b. 1851; m. MURPH BEWLEY.

iv.  JAMES P. RIGGS, b. 1857; m. FANNIE ALLEN

 v.  JENNIE RIGGS, b. 1849; d. 1872.

13.            iv.       JOHN RIGGS, b. 1803; d. 1849, Hawkins Co., Tennessee; m. (a widow) MARY W. JOHNS in ABT 1832.

                 v.       PLEASANT MAYNARD RIGGS, b. ABT  1807; m. (his first cousin) MARGARET CROW in July 1834.

                vi.       ELLIS M. RIGGS, b. ABT  1813; d. 1841 McMinn Co., TN; m. AMANDA JANE SMITH.

   

10.  CLISBIE7 RIGGS (EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1765, and died 1845 in Jefferson Co, TN.  He married JANE EVANS ABT  1792. 

Children of CLISBIE RIGGS and JANE EVANS are:

14.              i.       SAMUEL8 RIGGS, b. ABT  1803; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       ELLIS RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       ANNA RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       POLLY RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                  v.       EDWARD RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                 vi.       PHOEBE RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                vii.       HARVEY RIGGS, b. Unknown.

   

Generation No. 8

11.  ELIZABETH "BETSY"8 RIGGS (REUBEN R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born ABT  1770 in NC, and died Bef. 1827.  She married THOMAS HENDERSON.  He was born ABT  1770, and died ABT  1856 in Claiborne Co,. TN.

Children of ELIZABETH RIGGS and THOMAS HENDERSON are:

                   i.       RHODA9 HENDERSON, b. 1790.

                  ii.       MARY "POLLY" HENDERSON, b. 1792; d. 1871.

15.            iii.       JEREMIAH "JERRY" HENDERSON, b. 1795; d. 1852.

                 iv.       PRESTON HENDERSON, b. 1796; d. ABT  1858, Wilson Co., TN.

                  v.       JANE HENDERSON, b. 1798.

                 vi.       CALVIN HENDERSON, b. 1800.

                vii.       MINERVA HENDERSON, b. 1802.

               viii.       EMILY HENDERSON, b. 1804.

                  ix.       ELIZABETH HENDERSON, b. 1805.

                   x.       JAMES H. HENDERSON, b. 1806; d. 1836, Madison Co., TN.

   

12.  WILLIAM8 RIGGS (REUBEN R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1784, and died Aft. 1860.  He married MILDRED "MILLIE" MCGHEE 1803 in TN. 

Child of WILLIAM RIGGS and MILDRED MCGHEE is:

16.              i.       JAMES9 RIGGS, b. 1805; d. ABT  1899.

   

13.  JOHN8 RIGGS (SAMUEL R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1802, and died 1849 in Hawkins Co., Tennessee.  He married MARY W..  She was born Unknown, and died Aft. 18701.

Children of JOHN RIGGS and MARY W. are:

                   i.       SAMUEL T.9 RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       JAMES V. RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       PLEASANT MARION RIGGS, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       LOUISA J. RIGGS, b. Unknown.

   

14.  SAMUEL8 RIGGS (CLISBIE7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born ABT  18032, and died Unknown.  He married ELIZABETH CHANEY December 24, 1824 in Jefferson Co., TN.  She was born ABT  18062, and died Unknown.

Children of SAMUEL RIGGS and ELIZABETH CHANEY are:

17.              i.    DR. CLISBE D.9 RIGGS, b. June 9, 1832; d. Unknown, Morristown, Tn.

                  ii.       JANE RIGGS, b. 18342.

                 iii.       WILLIAM RIGGS, b. 1838.

                 iv.       CASWELL RIGGS, b. 1840.

                  v.       JAMES RIGGS, b. 1842.

                 vi.       JOHN RIGGS, b. 1844.

                vii.       HENDERSON RIGGS, b. 1848.

               viii.       ADELINE RIGGS, b. Unknown; m. GEORGE JACKSON; b. Unknown.

                  ix.       SAMUEL RIGGS, b. Unknown.

   

Generation No. 9

15.  JEREMIAH "JERRY"9 HENDERSON (ELIZABETH "BETSY"8 RIGGS, REUBEN R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1795, and died 1852.  He married ELIZABETH "BETSY" MILLS ABT  1817.  She was born 1796.

Children of JEREMIAH HENDERSON and ELIZABETH MILLS are:

                   i.       CAROLINE10 HENDERSON, b. 1819.

                  ii.       ADELINE SARAH HENDERSON, b. 1820.

                 iii.       PERLINA/PAULINA HENDERSON, b. 1823.

                 iv.       GARRETT HENDERSON, b. 1826.

                  v.       SARAH JANE HENDERSON, b. 1829.

                 vi.       WILLIAM F. HENDERSON, b. 1831.

                vii.       JOHN HENDERSON, b. 1833.

               viii.       NELSON HENDERSON, b. 1836.

                  ix.       JOSHUA E. HENDERSON, b. 1839.

                   x.       CALVIN A. HENDERSON, b. 1841.

                  xi.       THOMAS HENDERSON, b. 1842.

                 xii.       DOCK HENDERSON, b. 1844.

   

16.  JAMES9 RIGGS (WILLIAM8, REUBEN R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1805, and died ABT  1899.  He married SARAH MCKINNEY ABT  1829 in TN. 

Child of JAMES RIGGS and SARAH MCKINNEY is:

18.              i.       ROBERT CARROLL "CHARLES"10 RIGGS, b. 1847; d. 1914.

   

17.  DR. CLISBE D.9 RIGGS (SAMUEL8, CLISBIE7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born June 9, 18323, and died NEW! July 30, 1899 in Morristown, TN.  He married (1) HANNAH BULL June 9, 1849 in Grainger County, TN4.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  He married (2) MARTHA EMALINE THOMPSON March 31, 1857 in Jefferson Co., TN, daughter of JAMES THOMPSON and JANET READ/REED.  She was born March 10, 18395, and died Unknown.

More About DR. CLISBE D. RIGGS:

    Burial: NEW! Liberty Hill Church Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

    Occupation: Physician  

Notes for DR. CLISBE D. RIGGS:  

NEW! NEW! Appearing in the Wednesday, August 2, 1899 Morristown Gazette newspaper:
Dr. C. D. Riggs, an aged and respected citizen, died at his late home in Grainger county, July 30, of paralysis, and was buried Monday at Liberty Hill with Masonic honors.

Children of CLISBE RIGGS and MARTHA THOMPSON are:

                   i.       HELEN ADELIA10 RIGGS, b. April 25, 1858.

                  ii.       JULIETT ROSAMOND RIGGS, b. September 7, 18605; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       SARA JANE RIGGS, b. February 8, 1863.

                 iv.       SAMUEL JUSTIN RIGGS, b. January 7, 18655; d. Unknown.

                  v.       ALLEN MEREDITH RIGGS, b. April 1, 18665; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       JOSEPH HENDERSON RIGGS, b. March 6, 18695; d. Unknown.

19.           vii.       MARTHA EMMALINE RIGGS, b. November 10, 1871; d. September 8, 1945, Morristown, TN.

20.          viii.       JESSIE RICE RIGGS, b. September 20, 1874; d. December 28, 1935, Grainger Co., TN.

                  ix.       ERNEST RIGGS, b. October 30, 1876; d. Unknown.

                   x.       MYRTLE L. RIGGS, b. May 17, 1881; d. Unknown, Dayton, TN; m. ARTHUR C. BASSETT, 19006; b. December 1879, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN6; d. Unknown.

   

Generation No. 10

18.  ROBERT CARROLL "CHARLES"10 RIGGS (JAMES9, WILLIAM8, REUBEN R.7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1847, and died 1914.  He married SARAH ADELINE MORGAN 1868 in TN. 

Child of ROBERT RIGGS and SARAH MORGAN is:

                   i.       JOSEPH BURL11 RIGGS, b. 1869; d. 1927; m. LAURA BELLE JONES, 1906, AL.

   

19.  MARTHA EMMALINE10 RIGGS (CLISBE D.9, SAMUEL8, CLISBIE7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born November 10, 1871, and died September 8, 1945 in Morristown, TN.  She married WILLIAM ROBERT NICHOLSON May 5, 1892 in Grainger County, TN, son of JAMES NICHOLSON and MATILDA TAYLOR.  He was born January 17, 1864, and died March 17, 1934 in Dayton, TN.  

For more information about the Nicholson family, see the John Nicholson Genealogy Report.

Notes for MARTHA EMMALINE RIGGS:

From her obituary:  "...lived in Morristown TN for 40 years.  After the death of her husband, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hefner, in Los Angeles.  When she became ill three years before her death, she came to Dayton, TN to be with her daughter there.  On Mother's Day just before her death, she came to visit her eldest daughter, Gladys, and remained with her until her death."

More About MARTHA EMMALINE RIGGS:

    Burial: Nicholson Cem., County Line Rd., Grainger / Hawkins Co, TN

More About WILLIAM ROBERT NICHOLSON:

    Burial: Nicholson Cem, County Line Rd, Grainger Co / Hawkins Co, TN

 

20.  JESSIE RICE10 RIGGS (CLISBE D.9, SAMUEL8, CLISBIE7, EDWARD6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born September 20, 1874, and died December 28, 1935 in Grainger Co., TN.  She married HENRY THOMAS MEEK December 27, 1892, son of WILLIAM MEEK and ALICE TAYLOR.  He was born June 18, 1866, and died August 25, 1945 in Grainger Co., TN.

For more information about the Meek family, see the John Meek Genealogy Report  

For more information about the Taylor family, see the James Taylor Genealogy Report.

More About JESSIE RICE RIGGS:

    Cemetery: Meek Family, Grainger Co., TN

More About HENRY THOMAS MEEK:

    Burial: Meek Family, Grainger Co., TN aka County Line Methodist Church Cemetery

 

Endnotes

 

1.  1870 Census Hawkins Co., TN.

2.  1850 Census Jefferson Co., TN.

3.  1870 Census Jefferson Co., TN & 1880 Census, Hamblen Co., TN

4.  Family Archive CD #229, Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV, 1728-1850, Grainger County, TN.  Secondary Source

5.  1870 Census, Jefferson Co., TN

6.  1900 Census Hamblen Co TN.

7.  1910 Census, Hawkins Co., TN

 

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