GA Family Group Sheet for James RIGGINS Family

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SUBMITTED BY: Doris Irons Greer
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HUSBAND: James RIGGINS
Birthdate: - Maryland
date and place of marriage: Maryland
other marriages:
military service:
Death date: June 1842 - Pike Co., Georgia
burial: Neal Baptist Cemetery, Pike Co., Georgia
father:
mother:
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WIFE: Polly (help)
Birthdate: Maryland
other marriages:
date and place of marriage:
Death date: ?Pike Co., Georgia
mother's father:
mother's mother:
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CHILD 1: Mary RIGGINS
Birthdate: 1822 - Georgia
married: Joseph WILLIAMSON
date and place of marriage: December 23, 1841 - Pike Co., Georgia
other marriages:
Death date: Aft. 1880 - Pike Co., Georgia
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CHILD 2: Nancy RIGGINS
Birthdate:
married: Blakely BAGWELL
date and place of marriage: January 22, 1835 - Pike Co., Georgia
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 3: Elizabeth RIGGINS
Birthdate:
married: Joseph Spear
date and place of marriage: Bef. 1842 - Georgia
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 4: Matilda RIGGINS
Birthdate:
married: James Justice
date and place of marriage: Bef. 1842
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 5: Theresa C. 'Terisy' RIGGINS
Birthdate: Georgia
married: Thomas BARKER
date and place of marriage: January 12, 1834 - Pike Co., Georgia
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 6:Bethsheba RIGGINS
Birthdate: Georgia
married: David DOMINQUE
date and place of marriage: Bef. 1842 Georgia
other marriages: Robert PILKINTON - November 7, 1844 - Pike Co., Georgia p 146
Death date:
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CHILD 7: Sarah RIGGINS
Birthdate:
married:
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 8: James Jefferson RIGGINS
Birthdate:Abt. 1822 - Georgia
married: Nancy Ann ALFORD
date and place of marriage: January 13,1842 Pike Co., Georgia p 46
other marriages: Queen ALFORD - November 15, 1874 Pike Co., Georgia p 115
Death date: Bef: 1900 - Pike Co., Georgia
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CHILD 9: William A. RIGGINS
Birthdate:
married: Sarah Ann BROWN
date and place of marriage: September 16, 1847 - Pike Co., Gerogia # 225
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 10: Joshua RIGGINS
Birthdate: 1811
married:
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: 1858 - Georgia
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CHILD 11: Milton RIGGINS
Birthdate: Abt. 1818
married: Mary DANIEL
date and place of marriage: December 4, 1837 - Pike Co., Georgia p 154
other marriages:
Death date:
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Sources:
1830 Pike Co., Georgia Census:
Riggins, James 109
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Notes:
James Riggins came from Maryland to South Carolina with only a
cart, ox and a Negro. They were in
Putnam Co., Georgia as early as 1815. James made his first land purchase in
Pike Co., Georgia in January
1829. Their first cabin was two miles south of Flat Shoals, the first cabin
was blown away by a storm but rebuilt
and was still standing in the late 1850's. The first census he shows up on
is 1830.

WILL: JAMES RIGGINS Pike Co., Georgia 7-4-1842 Bk B 71-75 Georgia) I,
James Riggins of this state and
county in accordanance to my own firm will and wish Pike Co.)
wish being of sound mind and disposing
memory devise and ordain this to be my last will and testament herby
revoking all other wills heretofore
made by me. Moved by a filial love and regard for my affectionate wife and
beloved children and having a
Christian home my earthly estate shall after my demise be disposed of and
herein will, grant, and bequeath as follows
(to wit) unto my beloved wife Polly Riggins for her own exclusive use and
benefit. Four Negros (to wit) Maria an
aged woman, Lydia a woman, Simon a (?town) man and Sam a man. The lot of
land wherein I now live with all the improvements thereon, being lot # 261,
lot # 252, and fractional # 279. All in the 9th district of originally
Monroe now
Pike Co. one thousand dollars in Specie, two work horses & Gear and all
necessasry farming utensils to correspond,
one Black yoke of oxen & one wagon, 5 cows & calves, 20 head of stock hogs.
Two beds, steads & furniture and all necessary household furniture she may
want, the (?sillar) as well as the stock to be of her own choosing and
after her
death the land & Negros to revert to my beloved children equally subject
Negro children to such conditions as will
herein after follow (to wit) whe, my beloved wife Polly will be expected to
take in charge and support until they shall have arrived of age or marry
free of expense to these my minor children. it is my will & desire that my
beloved dauthter
Bethsheba Dominique have & I do hereby give unto her a certain Negro girl.
-72- Hannah for her own exclusive use and benefit not subject to the use or
control of her husband in any wise and after her death to go to her
children born or to be
born; It is my will and desire that my beloved daughter Mary Williamson
have & I do hereby give & bequeath unto her
for her own exclusive use & benefit, subject to no other control whatever,
a certain Negro girl named Dill or Delilah
and after her death to go to her children (if any). It is my will and
desire that my beloved daughter Sarah Riggins have
& I do hereby give & bequeath unto her for her own exclusive use and
benefit a certain Negro girl by the name of
Rachael, one horse & saddle to be worth $100.00, 3 cows & calves, one bed &
bedstead & furniture. The above to be subject to the use & control of none
else & after her death to revert to her children, if she has any.
It is my will and desire that my son James Jefferson Riggins have & I do
hereby give unto him a Negro boy by the name Charles, 3 cows & calves one
bed, bedstead & furniture one lot of land # 224 in the 9th district of
originally Monroe Now Pike Co. It is my wish & desire that my son William
Riggins have & I do hereby give unto him a Negro boy by the name of Elliot
or Alexander,1 horse & saddle to be worth $100. 3 cows & calves one bed
bedstead & furniture. Lot of land # 261
& fraction #279 in the 9th district of once Monroe now Pike Co. This land
not to be inherited until after the death of his
mother & of course -73- proved for the disposition of that part of her
estate after her death. I do hereby declare & make known that his foregoing
bequests to Bethsheba Dominique, Mary Williamson, Sarah Riggins & Sons
James Jefferson & William Riggins and intended to make up to them a portion
of my estate equal to that which I have already give to all my
other children and are not to be counted against them in the general
distribution of my Estate. It is also my will & desire
& I do hereby desire that after the distribution of my Estate herein before
directed and after the payment of my just
debts that all the remaining part of my estate whether real, personal or
Negro be equally divided by sale among all my
children to be given to my daughters particularly for their own exclusive
use & benefit, not subject to the use a& control
of their husbands and after their deaths to go to their children, both born
& to be born & that portion of my estate herein
given to my beloved wife Polly (the land excepted) after her death to be
equally divided among all my children, to
my daughters for their own exclusive use & benefit as aforesaid and at
their death to go to their children then born & to
be born. It is my will and desire and I do hereby declare that all my
estate herin before division to my beloved daughters
viz( Elizabeth Spear, Matilda Justice, Terisy Barker, Nancy Bagwell,
Bethsheba Dominique, Mary Williamson &
Sarah Riggins is be enjoyed & held by them as a separate Estate for their
own exclusive use & benefit subject in no
wise to the control -74- of their husbands: And after their death to
decend to their children: it is my wish and desire
and I accordingly appoint my beloved son Joshua Riggins, (Milton or Minton)
Riggins, James J. Riggins, Joseph Spear,
Jas. Justice, Thos. Barker, Blakely Bagwell, David Dominick, Joseph
Williamson my executors to carry into effect this
my last will and testament. It is further my wish and I do hereby declare
that if any of my children on ligature shall raise
a disturbance with grand cause - then such one shall have one dollar for
his portion & that past heretofore assigned such ligature shall be equally
divided among the other ligatures under the precise system or plan afore
name. Having in this my
last will and testament undivided to equally provide for all my beloved
children & wife, I now commend them to
the superintending witness of a divine providence.
In testimony of all which I herewith subscribe & seal this my last will &
testament this the 12th day of January 1842. his

In presence of James X Riggins
Chas McDonald mark
Moses D. White
Aron Johnson
-75- Georgia) We Charles McDonald & Aaron Johnson swear that we saw James
Riggens sign, seal,
Pike Co.) publish & declare this writing to be & contain his will, that at
this time thought he was of sound
disposing mind & memory & that herein he did it freely without compulsion
to the best of our knowledge &
that we saw Moses D. White sign this same as a witness this 4th JUly 1842
Chas McDonald
Test.
Wiley E. Mangham C. C.
Georgia ) Mr. James Justice, Joshua H. Riggins, Thomas Barker,
Blakely Bagwell, David Dominick Pike
County) & Joseph Williamson do solemnly swear that this writing contains
the last true will & testament of James
Riggins deceased so far as we know or believe & that we will well & truly
execute this same by paying first the
debts & then the bequest contained in this said will as far as his goods &
chattels will thereunto extend & the law
charges & that we will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods
& chattels sworn to & subscribed in
open court.
This 4th day of July 1842.
Test. James Justice, Joshua H. Riggins Thomas Barker, Blakely
(hisXmark) Bagwell, David (hisXmark), &
Joseph Williamson
Wiley E. Mangham C. C.
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