Thomas Rigby Genealogy

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Born: about 1774-00-00
Died: about 1823-00-00 Dallas Co, Alabama USA
1. Jane (unknown)

Children of Thomas Rigby and Jane (unknown):
Sarah Rigsby b. about 1798-00-00
Jesse Rigsby b. about 1799-00-00
Enoch Rigsby b. about 1801-00-00
Ephraim Rigby b. about 1803-00-00
Thomas II Rigsby b. about 1805-00-00
Elijah Rigsby b. about 1808-00-00



Warning: That birth date is a wild guess based on his oldest son being born about 1799. I don't have anything that gives his age except the 1820 census, which says he was over 21.

Was he from Duplin Co NC? Is he a brother of R11 William?

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Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893

Warren Co, CAPT John Hobson's district
Thomas Rigby 1 poll, 122 acres, value $41.48, tax 45 3/4 cents

Warren Co, CAPT Hubert's district, No 157
Jesse Rigby 1 poll, tax 31 1/4 cents
Thomas Rigby 1 poll, 260 acres, tax $1.26 1/4

Warren Co, CAPT Hubert's district, No 157
Ephraim Rigby 1 poll, tax 31 1/4 cents
Thomas Rigby 1 poll, 3 (slaves?), 265 (acres?), tax $1.26 7/8
Jesse Rigby 1 poll, tax 31 1/4 cents

from Genforum:

Dallas Co AL Will Book A, page 64

I, THOMAS RIGBY, of the State of Alabama and County of Dallas, do make
and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following,

I give and bequeath to my daughter SARAH WILLIFORD one dollar.

I give to my son ENOCH RIGBY one dollar.

I give and bequeath to my son JESSE RIGBY one fourth part of the land
whereon I now live. I give to my son EPHRAIM RIGBY one fourth part of
the land whereon I now live, and also one feather bed and furniture. I
give to my son THOMAS RIGBY one-fourth part of the land whereon I now
live, and also one feather bed and furniture, and the like sum of
one-fourth part with a feather bed and furniture to my son ELIJAH RIGBY,
and for each of them to pay one-fourth part of the balance due for said

I would that all the debts due to me shall be collected and my just
debts paid and the balance of that put to the use of paying for the said

I will that THOMAS and ELIJAH RIGBY should have two years schooling out
of my loose property, and the remains of my loose property, stock,
household and furniture to my wife, JANE RIGBY, for her to have and to
hold in peaceable possession during her natural life, and at her death
I will that the balance which remains to be equally divided between my

I constitute my wife, JANE RIGBY, and my son EPHRAIM RIGBY executrix
and executor of this, my last will and testament. I hereby revok(e) all
other and former wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th August 1821.

THOMAS (his X mark) RIGBY {seal}

Lewis Moseley
Pleasant Cook
Lewis B. Moseley
State of Alabama}
Dallas County} ss.

Be it remembered that on this 3rd day of February 1823, personally
appeared before me the subscriber(s) Lewis B. Moseley and Pleasant Cook
and Lewis Moseley, who, being duly sworn the said Lewis B. Moseley and
P. Cook say that they saw Thomas Rigby sign, seal and declare the within
writing to be his last will and testament, and the said Lewis Moseley
says that he heard the said Thomas Rigby publish and declare the within
writing to be his last will and testament and that they signed their
names thereto as witnesses.

Recorded July 29th 1829. James D. Craig, Clk.

1820 state census Dallas Co AL
Thomas Rigsby 3 M >21, 2 M <21, 1 F >21, 1 F <21
[Thomas, Jesse, Thomas II, Ephraim, Elijah, Jane, Sarah?]

1805 tax list Warren Co GA p199, Zachary's district
Thomas Rigby

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