RIGGS FAMILY MIGRATION / 1802 - 1879

Compiled by John B Riggs, 2018
The following is a chronology of the Riggs family migration from Kentucky / Tennessee to the Riggs Settlement in Cochise County, Arizona in 1879. Beginning with the birth of Thomas Riggs, his marriage to Rhoda Casey, their children, from birth to death, including Brannick Riggs who married Mary Robbins through Brannick and Mary Riggs' migration to the Riggs Settlement. Brannick and Mary Riggs' children from their birth to death, the last being in 1965. 

Also includes land purchases in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Arizona; Civil War involvement; political positions held and buildings constructed along the way.

Each entry concludes with a footnote number. Clicking on this number will take you to Research Data, a page that documents the entry.

KENTUCKY / TENNESSEE 

1802:        (1THOMAS RIGGS (possibly Thomas Augustus Riggs) born (...... , ...... , 1802 in either Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia. The most likely seems to be the southeastern portion of Kentucky which in 1820 became Tennessee or the Southwestern portion of Virginia or Northwestern portion of North Carolina) 

Possible Kentucky counties: Barren, Christian, Cumberland, Knox, Livingston, Logan, Pulaski, Warren or Wayne.

Counties in Tennessee that claimed the same land: Jackson, Montgomery, Robertson, Smith and Sumner.
Washington county, Tennessee was created in 1777 by North Carolina and included southern portions of the possible Kentucky counties and northern portions of the Tennessee claimed land.

Possible Counties of Virginia ……

Possible Counties of North Carolina …… [1]

 


ALABAMA / GEORGIA

1804:        (1ARHODA CASEY born (...... ......, 1804 in Georgia or Alabama). [2]


1810:        CENSUS:
......
......
......

1820:        CENSUS:
......
......
......


ALABAMA

1822:        (1Thomas Riggs married (1ARhoda Casey in Marion County, Alabama (20 and 18 years old). [3

18XX:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Marion County, Alabama (...... ......, 18...... / 640 acres, section 23 T10S R15E). [4]

1823:        (1-1) WILLIAM CARROLL RIGGS, first child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (October 30, 1822 in Marion County, Alabama). [5]

1824:        (1-2) REBECCA RIGGS, second child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (...... ......, 1824 in Marion County, Alabama). Buried in Marion County, Alabama. [6]

1825:        (1-2) REBECCA RIGGS, second child born to (1) Thomas and 91A) Rhoda Riggs died in 1825 and was buried in Marion County, Alabama. [6]

1825:        (1-3) JOHN CASEY RIGGS, third child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (about, 1825 in Marion County, Alabama). [7]

1828:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS, fourth child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (July 10, 1828 in Marion County, Alabama). [8]

 

1830:        CENSUS: Living in Pickens County, Alabama. [9]
(1) Thomas and (1ARhoda Riggs (28 and 26 years old)
(1-1) William (7 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3) John (5 years old and third child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-4) BRANNICK (2 years old and fourth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)

1830:        (1-5) BARNEY KEMP RIGGS, fifth child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (December 14, 1830/1 in Marion County, Alabama). [10]

1832:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Tuscaloosa. County, Alabama (February 10, 1832 / 80.3 acres in section 14 T19S R14W) for a price of $1.25 per acre. [11]

1832:        (1-6) THOMAS RIGGS, sixth child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (March 9, 1832 in Marion County, Alabama). [12]

1832:        (1Thomas Riggs sold land located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama to Henry W. Taylor (May 5, 1832 / 80.3 acres, in section 14 T19S R14W). [13]


MISSISSIPPI

 

1833:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (July 26, 1833 / 92.0 acres, Lot no. 2 or E1/2NE1/4 in section 28 T13S R19W). [14]

1833:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (August 1, 1833 / 40.0 acres, N1/2 of Lot no. 7 or NE1/4SE1/4 in section 28 T13S R19W). [14]

1833:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (February 9, 1835 / 90.75 acres, Lot no. 4 section 33 T13S R19W). [14]

1833:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (July 8, 1835 / 39.0 acres, S1/2 of Lot no. 5 or SE1/4SW1/4 in section 28 T13S R19W). [14]

1835:        Living in Monroe County, Mississippi. [15]
(1) Thomas and (1ARhoda Riggs (33 and 31 years old)
(1-1) William (12 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3) John (10 years old and third child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-4) BRANNICK (7 years old and fourth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-5) Barney Kemp (4 years old and fifth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-6) Thomas (3 years old and six child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)

1835:        (1-7) JAMES MONROE RIGGS, seventh child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (April 7, 1835 in ......, Monroe County, Mississippi). [16]

1835:        (1-12) RICHARD RIGGS GRAVELLY, twelfth child born to (1) Thomas Riggs (...... ......, 1835 in ......, Monroe County, Mississippi). [17]

1836:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (June 6, 1836 or September 10, 1844 / 79.5 acres, Lot no. 2 or W1/2NE in section 33 T13S R19W). [18]

1836:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (June 23, 1836 or September 10, 1844 / 39.75 acres, N1/2 of Lot no. 7 or NE1/4SE1/4 in section 33 T13S R19W). [19]

1837/8:    (1-8) MARGARET RIGGS, eight child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (March 14, 1837/8 in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi). [20]

1838:        (1-4A) MARY ELIZABETH ROBBINS born to John L. Robbins and Sarah Ann Hudson (July 27, 1838 near Nashville, Franklin County, Tennessee). [21]

1839:        (1Thomas Riggs sold land located in Monroe County, Mississippi to Reubin Y. Rynolds (April 26. 1839 / 90.75 acres, Lot no. 4 in section 33 T13S R19W). [22

1839:        (1Thomas Riggs sold land located in Monroe County, Mississippi to Reubin Y. Rynolds (April 26. 1839 / 79.5 acres, W1/2NE section 33 T13S R19W). [22]

1839:        (1Thomas Riggs sold land located in Monroe County, Mississippi to Reubin Y. Rynolds (April 26. 1839 / 39 plus acres, NESE section 33 T13S R19W). [22]

1839:        (1Thomas Riggs sold land located in Monroe County, Mississippi to Reubin Y. Rynolds (April 26. 1839 / 39.0 acres, NESE? section 28 T13S R19W). [22]

1840:        (1-9) MARTHA RIGGS, ninth child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (...... ......, 1840 in ......, Monroe County, Mississippi). [23]


ARKANSAS

 

1840:        CENSUS: Moved from Monroe County, Mississippi to Blue Mountain, Izard County, Arkansas. [24]
(1) Thomas and (1ARhoda Riggs (38 and 36 years old)
(1-1) William (17 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3) John C (15 years old and third child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-4) BRANNICK (12 years old and fourth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-5) Barney Kemp (9 years old and fifth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-6) Thomas (8 years old and sixth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-7) James (5 years old and seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-8) Margaret (3 years old and eighth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-9) Martha (less than a year old and ninth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)

1841:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (February 1, 1841 / 92 acres, Lot no. 2 in section 28 T13S R19W). [25]

1841:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (February 1, 1841 / 40 acres, N1/2E1/2SE in section 28 T13S R19W). [25]

1841:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (February 1, 1841 / 39 acres, S1/2 Lot no. 5 in  section 28 T13S R19W). [25]

1842:        (1-10) RHODA RIGGS, tenth child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (May 18, 1842 in White River, Izard County, Arkansas). [25]

1844:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Monroe County, Mississippi (September 10, 1844 / 79.5 acres, W1/2NE - Lot no. 2 section 33 T13S R19W). [26]

1844:        (1Thomas Riggs served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Izard County (November 4, 1844 - December 31, 1844). [27]

1845:        (1Thomas Riggs served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Izard County (January 1, 1845 - January 10, 1845). [28]

1845/6:    (1-11) CHARLES RIGGS, eleventh child born to (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (...... ......, 1845/6 in White River, Izard County, Arkansas). [29]

1847:        (1Thomas Riggs was appointed U.S. Postmaster of Rich Woods, Izard County, Arkansas (February 27, 1847). [30]

1848:        (1Thomas Riggs served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Izard County (November 4, 1848 - December 31, 1848). [31]

1849:        (1Thomas Riggs served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Izard County (January 1, 1849 - January 10, 1849). [32]

1849:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Izard County, Arkansas (October 1, 1849 / 40.0 acres, NESE of section 26 T14N R11W). [33]

1849:        (1-13) SUSAN RIGGS, thirteenth child born to Thomas Riggs (...... ......, 1849 in ......, Izard County, Arkansas). [34]

 

1850:        CENSUS: Lived in White River Township, Izard County, Arkansas. [35]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (48 and 46 years old)
(1-4) BRANNICK (22 years old)
(1-5) Barney (19 years old and fifth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-6) Thomas (17 years old and sixth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-7) James (15 years old and seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-8) Margaret (13 years old and eighth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-9) Martha (11 years old and ninth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-10) Rhoda (9 years old and tenth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-11) Charles (5 years old and eleventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-13) Susan (1 year old and thirteenth child of Thomas Riggs, not listed in the Census)

1850:        CENSUS: Lived in Syllamore Township, Izard County, Arkansas. [35]
(1-1) William Carroll (27 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-1A) Nayoma F. (20 years old and wife of (1-1) William Carroll Riggs)
(1-1-1) Charles (3 years old and first child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Nayoma Riggs)
(1-1-2) Isaac (1 year old and second child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Nayoma Riggs)

 


TEXAS

 

1850:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS and his brother, (1-5) Barney Kemp Riggs rode horseback to ......, Bastrop County, Texas sometime around 1850. [36]

1850:        (1-4A) MARY ELIZABETH ROBBINS moved with her family to Texas sometime around 1850. [37]

1851:        (1-14) RACHEL RIGGS, fourteenth child born to (1) Thomas Riggs and ? (...... ......, 1851 in ......, Izard County, Arkansas). [38]

1855:        (1) Thomas Riggs purchased land in Izard County (became Stone Canyon in 1873 and currently Stone     County), Arkansas (March 1, 1855 / 43.2 acres, S1/2SW - Lot no. 2 of section 19 T14N R10W and 40 acres, SWNE of section 19 T14N R10W and 40 acres, NESE? of section 25 T14N R11?7W). [39]

1856:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS and (1-4A) MARY ROBBINS were married (July 10, 1856 near ......, Bastrop County, Texas at Mary’s mother’s farm home). [40}

1856:        Moved from Bastrop County, Texas to live in Travis County, Texas. [41]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (28 and 18 years old)

1857:        (1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON RIGGS was the first child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (May 14, 1857 in ......, Travis County, Texas). [42]

1857:        Moved from Izard County, Arkansas to live in Coryell County, Texas (sometime between September 1856 and November 1858). [43]
(1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs (32 and 31 years old, John C third child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3-1) Rhoda E (8 years old and first child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-3-2) Margaret (4 years old and second child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-3-3) William C (1 year old and third child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)

1858:        Moved from Travis County, Texas to live in Peach Creek, Fayette County, Texas. [44]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (28 and 18 years old)
(1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON RIGGS (1 year old and first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1859:        (1-4-2) RHODA RIGGS was the second child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (March, 18, 1859 on Peach Creek, Fayette County, Texas). [45]

1859:        (1-3) JOHN C RIGGS, third child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on March 18, 1859 at the age of 34 near Sugar Loaf Mountain in Bell County, Texas). (1-3) John C and his wife (1-3A) Jane Riggs were killed by Indians. [46]

1859:        Moved, in the fall, from Peach Creek in Fayette County, Texas to live near ......, Bell County, Texas. [47]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (29 and 19 years old)
(1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON (2 years old and first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-2) RHODA (6 months old and second child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1860:        CENSUS: Lived in Bell County, Texas (July 4, 1860). [48]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (31 and 21 years old)
(1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON (3 years old and first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-2) RHODA (1 year old and second child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1860:        CENSUS: Lived in Bell County, Texas (July 4, 1860). [49]
(1-5) Barney K (29 years old and fifth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-5A) Eliza (22 years old and wife of (1-5) Barney K Riggs)
(1-5-1) Pocahontas (4 years old and first child of (1-5) Barney and (1-5A) Eliza Riggs)
(1-5-2) William A (2 years old and second child of (1-5) Barney and (1-5A) Eliza Riggs)

1860:        CENSUS: Lived in Bell County, Texas (July 4, 1860). [50]
(1-6) Thomas (28 years old and sixth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-6A) Hannah (24 years old and wife of (1-6) Thomas)
(1-6-1) Brannock (7 years old and first child of (1-6) Thomas and (1-6A) Hannah Riggs)
(1-6-2) Barney (5 years old and second child of (1-6) Thomas and (1-6A) Hannah Riggs)
(1-6-3) Richard (3 years old and third child of (1-6) Thomas and (1-6A) Hannah Riggs)
(1-6-4) Rhoda (less than one month old and fourth child of (1-6) Thomas and (1-6A) Hannah Riggs) 

 

 

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1860:        CENSUS: Lived in Blue Mountain Township, Izard County, Arkansas (September 13, 1860). [51]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (58 and 56 years old)
(1-11) Charles (14 years old and eleventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3-1) Rhoda Elizabeth "Lizzie" (12 years old and granddaughter of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. First child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-13) Susan (10 years old and thirteenth child of (1) Thomas Riggs)
(1-3-2) Margaret (7 years old and granddaughter of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. Second child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-14) Rachel (8 years old and fourteenth child of (1) Thomas Riggs)
(1-3-3) William (5 years old and grandson of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. Third child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-3-4) John (2 years old and grandson of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. Fourth child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)

(1-8) Margaret (22 years old and eighth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-8A) Charles Stuart (Stewart) (XX years old and husband of (-8) Margaret Riggs Stuart)

1860:        CENSUS: Lived in White County, Arkansas (August 10, 1860). [52]
(1-1) William Carroll Riggs (38 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-1-1) Charles  (14 years old and first child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)
(1-1-2) Isaac  (11 years old and second child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs) Not in census?
(1-1-3) Thomas (9 years old and third child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)
(1-1-4) John Wesley (7 years old and fourth child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)
(1-1-5) Mary Frances (5 years old and fifth child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)
(1-1-6) Rhoda Jane (3 years old and sixth child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)
(1-1-7) William Aaron (1 year old and seventh child of (1-1) William and (1-1A) Naomi Riggs)

1860:        CENSUS: Lived in Blue Mountain Township, Izard County, Arkansas (September 13, 1860). [53]
(1-7) James Monroe (25 years old and seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)

1860:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Izard County now Stone County - the southwest portion of Izard County became part of Stone County in 1873, Arkansas (May 1, 1860 / 40.0 acres, NWNW of section 12 T14N R11W). [54]

1860:        Richwoods, Izard County, Arkansas Postoffice name was changed to Riggsville, Izard County, Arkansas. (1Thomas Riggs was named postmaster of Riggsville. (August 29. 1860). [55]

1860:        Moved from White River Township in Izard County approximately 10 miles south to Blue Mountain Township, Izard County now Stone County - the southwest portion of Izard County became part of Stone County in 1873, Arkansas. [56]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs, husband and wife (58 and 56 years old)
(1-11) Charles, son (14 years old and eleventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-3-1) Rhoda Elizabeth "Lizzie" (12 years old and granddaughter of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. First child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)

1860:        Moved, late in the year, from Bell County, Texas to live near ......, Milam County, Texas. [57]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (30 and 20 years old)
(1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON (3 years old and first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-2) RHODA (1 year old and second child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1861:        Moved from Izard County, Arkansas to Salado, Bell County, Texas (about 1861). [58]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (59 and 57 years old)
(1-1) Thomas, son (28 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)

1861:        (1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE RIGGS was the third child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (December 27, 1861 in Milam County, Texas). [59]

1862:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS enlisted in Milam County, Texas, as a Private in the Texas Cavalry (October 1, 1862). [60]

1863:        (1-5) BARNEY KEMP RIGGS, fifth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on February 17, 1863 at the age of 32 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.) [61] 

1863:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS was wounded during a skirmish in Franklin County, Louisiana and taken to a Confederate hospital (April 14, 1863) He recovered after several months in a private family home. [62]

1863:        (1-4) BRANNICK RIGGS was paroled, provided a wagon, released and allowed to travel home to Milam County, Texas (...... ......, 1863). [63]

1865:        (1-4-4) MARTHA RIGGS was the fourth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (March 15, 1865 in ......, Milam County, Texas). [64]       

186X:        (1Thomas Riggs purchased land in Bandera County, Texas (...... ......, 186X / 3,000.0 acres at $0.50 per acre). [65]

186X:        Moved from Bell County, Texas to Medina, Bandera County, Texas (about 1866). [66]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (59 and 57 years old)
(1-1) Thomas, son (33 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs

186X:        Lived near Pipe Springs (near Bandera), Texas. [67]
(1Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs

1867:        (1THOMAS RIGGS drown in the Medina River at the age of 65 (September 16, 1867). [68]

1867:        (1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN RIGGS was the fifth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (October 21, 1867 at Fort Riggs, Bandera County, Texas). [69]

1870:        (1-4-6) JAMES JAY RIGGS was the sixth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (January 31, 1870 at Fort Riggs, Bandera County, Texas). [70]

1870:        CENSUS / Salado, Texas [71]
(1-1) Thomas, son (37 years old and first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs) born in Alabama


COLORADO

 

 

1870:        Moved from Bandera County, Texas to Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado (Left Fort Riggs on April 15, 1870 with plans to move to California but abandoned the move and settled in the area of Trinidad in the early part of August 1870). [72]

 

BRANNICK AND MARY RIGGS ROUTE FROM FT. RIGGS IN BANDERA COUNTY, TEXAS TO CHICOSA CANYON, LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

BRANNICK AND MARY RIGGS ROUTE FROM FT. RIGGS IN BANDERA COUNTY, TEXAS TO CHICOSA CANYON, LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO


(1A) Rhoda Riggs (69 years old and the widow of (1) Thomas Riggs)
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (42 and 32 years old)
(1-4-1) THOMAS JEFFERSON (13 years old and first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-2) RHODA (11 years old and second child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE (9 years old and third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-4) MARTHA (5 years old and fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN (3 years old and fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-6) JAMES JAY (less than a year old and sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-7) James Monroe (35 years old and seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs)
(1-7A) Narcissis Benton (30 years old and the wife of (1-7) James Monroe Riggs)
(1-3-3) William Carroll (14 years old and grandson of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. Third child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)
(1-3-4) John (12 years old and grandson of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs. Fourth child of (1-3) John C and (1-3A) Jane Riggs)

1872:        (1-4-7) MARY FRANCES RIGGS was the seventh child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (May 21, 1872 at Chicosa Canyon near Trinidad, Los Animas County, Colorado). [73]

1872:        (1-1) WILLIAM CARROLL RIGGS, first child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on January 22, 1872 at the age of 50 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.) [74]

1873:        Stone County, Arkansas was established - the southwest portion of Izard County became part of Stone County and Riggsville became the county seat. [75]

1874:        Mountain View became the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. [76]

1874:        (1-4-8) JOHN CASEY RIGGS was the eighth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (September 21, 1874 at Chicosa Canyon near Trinidad, Los Animas County, Colorado). [77]

1876:        (1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETH RIGGS was the ninth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (October 20, 1876 at Chicosa Canyon near Trinidad, Los Animas County, Colorado). [78]


ARIZONA

 

1876:        Moved from Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado to Dos Cabezas, Cochise County, Arizona Territory. [79]
(1-7) James Monroe (41 years old and seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs, brother of (1) Brannick Riggs)
(1-7B) Elizabeth Drucella Hudson (30 years old and the second wife of (1-7) James Monroe Riggs)
(1-7-1SS) Richmond Lee Hudson (13 years old and the son of (1-7B) Elizabeth Drucella Hudson)

1877:        Left Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado with a team of horses pulling a wagon and a team of six oxen pulling a larger wagon into New Mexico below Santa Fe and across to Gallup, New Mexico into Arizona. (July 1877). [80] 

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1877:        Traveled in Arizona through St. Johns, on to Fort Thomas and then to Fort Apache, Arizona where a two room cabin was built for the winter . [81]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (48 and 38 years old)
(1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE (15 years old and third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-4) MARTHA (11 years old and fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN (9 years old and fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-6) JAMES JAY (6 years old and sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-7) MARY FRANCES (4 years old and seventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-8) JOHN CASEY (2 years old and eighth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETH (less than a year old and ninth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

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1878:        Left Fort Apache, Arizona in the spring of 1878 and arrived at Fort Thomas in the late summer of 1878 making camp that became known as Buttermilk Point along the Gila River where another two room cabin was build for the winter. [82]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (49 and 39 years old)
(1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE (16 years old and third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-4) MARTHA (12 years old and fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN (10 years old and fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-6) JAMES JAY (7 years old and sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-7) MARY FRANCES (5 years old and seventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-8) JOHN CASEY (3 years old and eighth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETH (1 year old and ninth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1879:        Left Buttermilk Point near Fort Thomas, Arizona in the spring of 1879 and arrived at Nine Mile Water Hole located nine miles northwest of Fort Bowie, Arizona moving to Big Immigrant Canyon, Pima County, Arizona Territory (now Cochise County, Arizona) about six miles east of Fort Bowie when water gave out at Nine Mile Water Hole. Camp was set up here with wagons and tents. [83]
(1-4BRANNICK and (1-4AMARY RIGGS (49 and 39 years old)
(1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE (16 years old and third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-4) MARTHA (12 years old and fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN (10 years old and fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-6) JAMES JAY (7 years old and sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-7) MARY FRANCES (5 years old and seventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-8) JOHN CASEY (3 years old and eighth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETHh (1 year old and ninth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

1879:        (1.10) Barney Kemp Riggs was the tenth child born to (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (August 23, 1879 in Big Emigrant Canyon, Pima County, Arizona Territory, now Cochise County, Arizona)


RIGGS SETTLEMENT

1879:        Left Big Immigrant Canyon October 11, 1879 and traveled through Apache Pass and settled in Sulphur Springs Valley approximately four and half miles west of the current entry to the Chiricahua National Monument for a few months. They then moved east to approximately three miles west of the current entry to the Chiricahua National Monument to what became known as the Riggs Home Ranch, the center of the Riggs Settlement. Today, descendants of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS live and operate ranches on the same land homesteaded and purchased by the Brannick Riggs Family. [84]
(1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (49 and 39 years old)
(1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE (16 years old and third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-4) MARTHA (12 years old and fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-5) BRANNICK BENJAMIN (10 years old and fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-6) JAMES JAY (7 years old and sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-7) MARY FRANCES (5 years old and seventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-8) JOHN CASEY (3 years old and eighth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETH (1 year old and ninth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)
(1-4-10) BARNEY KEMP (less than a year old and tenth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS)

 

 

 

 

 

1885:        (1-6) THOMAS RIGGS, sixth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on March 4, 1885 at the age of 53 in Paint Rock, Kimble County, Texas.) [85]

1885:        (1-4-11EDITH BESSY RIGGS, eleventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on August 9, 1885 at the age of 1 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1903:        (1-8) MARGARET RIGGS, eighth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on October 26, 1903 at the age of 65  in Paint Rock, Concho County, Texas.) [86]

1907:        (1-4BRANNICK RIGGS, fourth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on July 3, 1907 at the age of 79 at the Riggs Home Ranch, Cochise County, Arizona Territory.) [87]

1929:        (1-4-6) JAMES JAY RIGGS, sixth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on January 24, 1911 at the age of 41 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1912:        (1-7) JAMES MONROE RIGGS, seventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on August 10, 1912 at the age of 77 in Center, Shelby County, Texas.) [88]

1XXX:       (1-9) MARTHA RIGGS, ninth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on ...... ......, 1XXX at the age of XX in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.) [89]

1913:        (1-4-5BRANNICK BENJAMIN RIGGS, fifth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on March 19, 1913 at the age of 46 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.) [90]

1917:        (1-10) RHODA RIGGS, tenth child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on July 18, 1917 at the age of 75 in Blackwell, Noland County, Texas.) [90]

1XXX:       (1-11) CHARLES RIGGS, eleventh child of (1) Thomas and (1A) Rhoda Riggs (Died on ...... ......, 1XXX at the age of XX in ......, ...... County, .......) [91]

1926:        (1-4-1THOMAS JEFFERSON RIGGS, first child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on December 9, 1926 at the age of 69 in Bowie, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1929:        (1-4-2RHODA RIGGS, second child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on July 16, 1929 at the age of 70 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1943:        (1-4-8) JOHN CASEY RIGGS, eighth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on January 4, 1943 at the age of 69 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1949:        (1-4-4) MARTHA (RIGGS) STARK, fourth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on January 9, 1949 at the age of 84 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1949:        (1-4-3) WILLIAM MONROE RIGGS, third child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on February 13, 1949 at the age of 88 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1961:        (1-4-7) MARY FRANCES (RIGGS) STARK, seventh child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on February 2, 1961 at the age of 89 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.) [90]

1963:        (1-4-10BARNEY KEMP "BK" RIGGS, tenth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on May 9, 1963 at the age of 84 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

1965:        (1-4-9) LUCY ELIZABETH (RIGGS) MOORE, ninth child of (1-4) BRANNICK and (1-4A) MARY RIGGS (Died on March 5, 1965 at the age of 89 in the Riggs Settlement, Cochise County, Arizona.) [90]

 

 

RIGGS FAMILY MIGRATION FROM 1820 TO 1879

MAP LEGEND

Yellow route indicates Thomas Riggs family migration from 1820 until his last move in 1866

Orange route indicates Brannick Riggs family migration from his birth in Alabama in 1828 until his last move to the location of the future Riggs Home Ranch in 1879.

The beginning year of each migration is in smaller type and the end of each migration is in larger type.

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