Gaston Riggsbee Genealogy

Record modified: 2015-07-11

 / Warren Rigsby
 / Thomas Rigsby|
|  \ Elizabeth Chisenhall
Gaston E Riggsbee |
|  /
 \ Matilda Stanley |

Born: about 1839-00-00 North Carolina USA
Died: 1910-00-00 Durham Co, North Carolina USA



married in Wake Co NC 1868-11-17 Nancy Helen Marshall d/o Joseph Marshall + Cynthia Marcom, widow of Seawell Y Brown

I read somewhere that they had a son William C c1865, but he does not appear with them on the census. [Perhaps he died young?]

He was a farmer.

A book of Wake Co NC marriages shows this line:

1865-12-05 E G Riggsby + Mary E Marshall

That looks very much like this Gaston, except that his wife was Nancy.

Another researcher sends that Joseph Marshall had a daughter Mary, but that she must have died young as she is not mentioned in his will.
It seems Gaston married Mary, and after she died he married her sister Nancy.
Since he married Nancy in 1868, Mary must have died soon after marriage. Possibly it was during childbirth of the William above. If she and the baby died, that would explain why I don't see William on a census.

He served in the Civil War (Confederate), 7th NC infantry Co G.
He enlisted 1861-08-07.

"North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970"
Durham Co Wills, 1902-1907, Vol. B p429

I, G E Rigsbee, being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life
and the surety of death, do make and declare this his last will and testament.

1. I will that my wife Nancy H Rigsbee, be my Executrix and that she
shall pay my burial expenses and my funeral expenses together with all of my just

2. I give to my wife, Nancy H Rigsbee, all of my personal property, and
money I have at my death after paying my debts and burial expenses.

3. I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy H Rigsbee all of my land to
have as her own and to do as she may see best to she shall have the right to
convey the same if she shall deem it best.

4. I give to my wife Nancy H Rigsbee all of my house hold and kitchen
furniture consisting of beds, chairs and such like and all the property belonging
to my at my death.

Given my hand and seal this the 25th day of February, 1907.

A M Sorrell
Spurgeon Sherron

[proved 1910-06-25]

"North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970"
Durham Co Wills, 1902-1907, Vol. B p516

I, Nancy H Rigsbee, being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life
and the certainty of death, make and declare her last will and testament

I Give and bequeath to my friends 50 acres my land to be taken from the
Aaron homestead tract of land and to be surveyed so as to take the houses at the
Ole Aaron Marshall Place, to be given to William Rigsbee and Mallia Rigsbee his
wife to them their life and at their death to be given to Atlas Rigsbee the son
of William Rigsbee.

This 8 day of October 1910, witness my hand and seal.

A M Sorrell
H O Brown

I make H O Brown my Executor to settle my estate and to have the for said
land surveyed.

[proved 1911-01-14]

[William is Gaston's younger brother.]

1910 census Durham Co NC p53b
Gaston C Riggsbee 72 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy H 72 NC/NC/NC

1900 census Durham Co NC p244a
Gaston Riggsbee 62 1838-04 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy H 61 1839-05 3/1 NC/NC/NC
aunt Mary Marshall
aunt Margaret Marshall
boarder Malissa King
boarder Andrew Williams

1880 census Wake Co NC p206b
Gaston E Riggsbee 44 NC/NC/NC
wife Nancy W 42 NC/NC/NC
sson Henry W Brown 19 NC
[sson] Jerome Brown 10 NC

1870 census Wake Co NC p167
Gaston Riggsby 34 NC
Nancy 34 NC

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