Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Russell Thomas RIGBY Family

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Husband: Russell Thomas RIGBY (1,2,3)
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   Birthdate: 1798 - , Duplin, North Carolina, USA (4,5)
  Death date: Abt 1863 - , , Mississippi, USA
      Buried:
      Father: William RIGBY (Est 1747-Bef 1806) (6)
      Mother: Elizabeth RUSSELL (Est 1776-1844) (7,8,9)
    Marriage: Abt 1819                      Place: , , South Carolina, USA (10)
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Other Spouse: Mary Ann PAGE (1827-1908) (11,12)   Date: Abt 1846 - , , Mississippi, USA (13)
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   Wife: Lydia SULLIVAN (14,15)
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   Birthdate: Between 1801 and 1804 - , Scott, Mississippi, USA
  Death date: Bef 1846 - , Kemper, Mississippi, USA (16,17)
      Buried:
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Children
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1  M  William B RIGBY (18,19)
   Birthdate: 1825 - , , Mississippi, USA (20)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse: Mary ??? (1825-    ) (12)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1842
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2  F  Mary F RIGBY (21)
   Birthdate: 1830 - , Darlington, South Carolina, USA (22,23,24)
  Death date: Bef Jun 1870 - , , Texas, USA (25)
      Buried:  - Kosse, Limestone, Texas, USA
     Address: Eutaw Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas
      Spouse: Reuben O'NEAL (1825-1909) (26)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1848 - , , Mississippi, USA
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3  M  John Owen RIGBY (27,28,29)
   Birthdate: 2 Mar 1832 - , Kemper, Mississippi, USA (30,31)
  Death date: 19 Aug 1923 - Victoria, Victoria, Texas, USA (32)
      Buried: 20 Aug 1923 - Sarco Creek, Goliad, Texas, USA (32)
     Address: Sarco Creek Cemetery, Goliad County, Texas
      Spouse: Sarah MARTIN (1837-1936) (33,34)
  Marr. Date: 26 Jun 1856 - , Refugio, Texas, USA (35,36)
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4  M  Robert E RIGBY (37)
   Birthdate: 1834 - , , Mississippi, USA (38)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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5  M  Sidney RIGBY (39)
   Birthdate: 1840 - , , Mississippi, USA (40)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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6  F  Malissa Lydia RIGBY (41,42)
   Birthdate: 1843 - , , Mississippi, USA (43)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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General Notes: Husband - Russell Thomas RIGBY
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The 1850 Census shows Mary, age 23, born in Mississippi. This is his wife rather than his
daughter. This family is difficult to trace because of the repetitive naming and the fact that
so many different families resided together. I've seen a lot of sources that list 7 children for
Russell and Lydia - William B, Emily Ann, Mary F, Sidney F, John Owen, Martha, and Melissa Lydia
- and 8 children for Russell and Mary - Joseph A, Margaret, Russell, Charles, Louvinia, Stephen,
Benjamin, and Archie. However, I have found no sources online that prove any of these children.
I've also found sources that show most of these children to be nieces and nephews, again I find
no sources that prove any parentage. If we go strictly with the 1850 and 1860 census records,
assuming that all the children are with the correct parents, we find John O, Robert E, Sidney,
Melissa, and Stephen who are all older than the supposed marriage date for Mary, and Joseph,
Charles, Margaret and Miranda who would be Mary's children.
    On the other hand, if brother Bryant died in 1850, Stephen, Sidney, and Malissa may be his
instead of Russell's. This is the problem we deal with when a family uses the same names over
and over.

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General Notes: Wife - Lydia SULLIVAN
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It's hard to pinpoint Lydia's age. The 1820 census lists a female between 16 and 25 [1795-1804],
the 1830 has a female 20-29 [1801-1810] and the 1840 has one 40-49 [1791-1800]. I have to assume
that the last one is either incorrect or is someone else. Using the first two, we see that Lydia
could be born from 1801-1804. Since there is no one in the household in 1840 in this age range
and the younger children are thought to be niece and nephews, it's probable that Lydia died
between 1834 when Robert was born and 1837 when the next baby would have been expected.
    There is a big question about whether all these children belong to Russell and to which wife
they were born. Sidney is 10 on the 1850 census, making Mary only 13 when he was born. I'm
pretty sure that, if he is a child of Russell, he is also a child of Lydia. Malissa is 7 on the
1850, making Mary 16 when she was born, it's possible that she is Mary's child but I believe she
is Lydia's, who probably died giving birth to her or to the next child. Stephen is 3 on the 1850
census, meaning Mary was 20 when he was born. I have no proof but believe that, if he is a child
of Russell, he is also a child of Mary, and she married Russell about 1846.
    However, there is reason to believe that Robert, Sidney, Malissa and Stephen are the
children of Bryant, Russell's brother.


Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016

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Sources
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    1. Mask, Herberta, Russell Thomas Rigby.
    2. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  Russell Rigby.
    3. Will, William Rigby, 8 Feb 1805, Duplin, NC.  Russel Rigby.
    4. Evans, Donna, Russel Rigby.  ... Our Russel Rigby, b. 1798 Duplin Co NC, was in
         Darlington Co SC in 1817 ... Rigby Genforum Post
         http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/rigby/301/
    5. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  age 52, South
         Carolina.
    6. Evans, Donna, William Rigby.
    7. Evans, Donna, Elizabeth.
    8. Waitz, Jean Rigby, Elizabeth James.
    9. Kelly, Susan A, Elizabeth Russell.
    10. Kelly, Susan A, Lydia Russell.  abt 1819.
    11. Kelly, Susan A, Mary Ann Page.
    12. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  Mary Rigby.
    13. Kelly, Susan A, Russel Rigby to Mary Page.  1849.
    14. Mask, Herberta, Lydia Sullivan.
    15. Kelly, Susan A, Lydia Russell.
    16. Kelly, Susan A, Lydia Russell.  abt 1842.
    17. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 147A, Family 119.  Lydia is not on the 1850
         Federal Census.
    18. Flores, Carol O'Neal, William Rigby. Email correspondence
    19. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  William B
         Rigby.
    20. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  age 25, South
         Carolina.
    21. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Limestone, pg 322.  Mary O'Neal.
    22. Haralson, Katherine O'Neal, Mary F Rigby.  about 1830.
    23. Mask, Herberta, Mary F Rigby.  Darlington, SC.
    24. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Limestone, pg 322.  age 30, South Carolina.
    25. Haralson, Katherine O'Neal, Mary F Rigby.  She is not on the Mortality Schedule.
    26. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Limestone, pg 322.  R O'Neal.
    27. Grasse, Jamie Rigby, John Owen Rigby.
    28. Kelly, Susan A, John Owen Rigby.
    29. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  John O Rigby.
    30. Cemetery, Sarco Creek, Goliad Co, TX, John Owen Rigby.  2 Mar 1832.
    31. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 147A.  age 18, Miss.
    32. Cemetery, Sarco Creek, Goliad Co, TX, John Owen Rigby.
    33. Cemetery, Sarco Creek, Goliad Co, TX, Sarah Rigby.
    34. Death Certificate, Rigby, Sarah #8227.  daughter of Robert Martin.
    35. Pension File, Rigby, Sarah #39346.  26 Jun 1855, Victoria.
    36. Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 (FamilySearch.org), Origby, John.  to Sara Martin, 26 Jun
         1856, Refugio County.
    37. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  Robert E
         Rigby.
    38. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  age 16, Miss.
    39. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  Sidney Rigby.
    40. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  age 10, Miss.
         This is difficult to read and I may be wrong, it looks like age 10 but it may be 14.
    41. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  Malissa L
         Rigby.
    42. 1860 Federal Census, Missippi, Scott, pg 60, hh #378.  Lidia Rigsby.
    43. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Kemper, pg 293-4 (147B-148A), hh #119.  age 7, Miss.

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My Notes
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If there is no SOURCE, I have no PROOF! If the source is a person, the information is HEARSAY.

 

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