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Re: Benjamin Riggs, Oklahoma Riggs - Kay Co
Posted by: Barbara Riggs Date: May 09, 2001 at 07:52:49
In Reply to: Benjamin Riggs, Oklahoma Riggs - Kay Co by V. Louise Riggs-Feddema of 4090

My husband's great grandfather had a brother, Benjamin H. Riggs born ca 1845 in Illinois. He was married to a Mary C. Riggs. There children were:

William J. born ca 1866 in Missouri
Arthur born 1869 in Missouri
Edgar S. born 1871 in Kansas
Anna P. born 1873 in Kansas
Sarah (or Nora) born 1880 in Kansas
John McGee born 12 Jan 1884 in Geuda Springs, Kansas

1875 census records show Mary and two children, Edgar and Annie living in Beaver township in Cowley County, Kansas. I don't know where Benjamin and the two oldest children were. Perhaps the record was incomplete.

1880 census records show Ben, Mary, Wm. J, Arthur, Edgar, Anna P. and Sarah still living in Beaver township.

1885 census records show them living in Harrison township, Chautauqua County, just to the east of Cowley. John is included in this census. It lists Sarah as Nora.

The information on Benjamin's age is different then what you have. He was listed as 35 years old in the 1880 census.

My husband's great grandfather was John William Riggs. Family tradition list Judge Rubin Riggs as his father but I do not believe this is true. John also had the following siblings: Henry, Silas, Charlie, Annabelle and Mary (Mollie).

I hope this helps, I'd be glad to have any information you can share. Thanks, Barbara


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