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John and Nancy Cain Rigg Website!
Ancestors of the California Rigg Family
Our Direct Line
Clement Rigg 1779 Pennsylvania John Rigg 1805 Kentucky Clement Charles Rigg 1838 Ohio Stephen Henry Rigg 1870 Ohio
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We are direct descendants of John and Nancy and are researching our roots. We know only a little information about John and a little bit more about Nancy. John was born on 12 Apr 1805, in Mason County, Kentucky and died shortly before the 1840 US Federal Census was taken in Mason County, Kentucky where he resided. Nancy and John married on 31 August 1831. John's father is Clement Rigg, born 20 Feb 1779, of Pennsylvania. Clement married Esther Campbell 6 Apr 1803.
Clement and Esther Rigg Family
Clement and Esther had five living sons:
- John b. 20 Feb 1805, m. Nancy Cain-31 Aug 1831 (direct line)
- James b. 10 Oct 1815, m. Amanda Williams-7May 1838
- Clement b. About 1816, m. unknown
- Alexander b. About 1824, m. Catherine Surty-11 Sep 1849
- Caleb b. About 1826, m. Hannah Isabella Sroufe-17 Nov 1851
After Esther's death Clement married Lucinda Henson.
John and Nancy Rigg Family
John Rigg and his wife, Nancy, were land owners in the 1800's and grew tobacco on the family farm near Mt. Olivet, Robertson County, Kentucky.
John and Nancy had four living children, all boys, before John's early death:
- James Cain b. About 1832, m. Margaret Ann Wood-10 Jan 1858
- Charles Cain b. About 1834, m. Margaret Jane McClanahan-22 Apr 1862
- Dennis Cain b. About 1836, m. Dorcus E. Woodward-5 Dec 1865
- Clement Charles b. 20 Mar 1838, m. Jane R. Donaldson-5 Dec 1860 (direct line)
- Thomas b. About 1840, d. early in childhood
The homestead is gone now but was at one time beautifully situated on Henson Ridge between Panther Creek and the North Lick River. There is a family cemetery there that is rich in genealogical information. The Henson family stills live on their farm and takes care of our family cemetery.
Clement Charles and Jane Rigg Family
Clement Charles Rigg is our great grandpa and one of the four sons of John Rigg.
Clement and Jane had six children:
- Sarah Elisa b. 16 Apr 1861, d. 10 May 1862
- James William b. 12 Apr 1863, m. Hannah Luletta Liezs
- Dorcust Ellen b. 7 Ma 1865, m. Alfred Pease
- Lilly Mae b. 17 Jun 1868, d. 27 Aug 1869
- Stephen Henry b. 20 Mar 1870, m. Ada Amanda Lane (direct line)
- Hiram Thomas b. 1 Feb 1872, m. Bertha Marie Martineau Black
- Charles Wesley b. 3 Dec 1875, m Nettie May Oyler
We have lots of information on Clement and many family photos. We would love to exchange information on this early history family that helped develop the state of Kentucky. We are six cousins strong here in California. And, are discovering we have very nice cousins in Ohio and Kentucky. If you want to correspond with us please contact me, Verna Rigg Hazelbaker, at the address at the bottom of this web page. Thanks a million!
Clement Charles Rigg
20 Mar 1838 ~ 23 Apr 1906
The ancestry report uses 'Ahnentafel' numbering. This means that the numbers for a person's parents will be twice as large as that person's number. For example, if a woman's number is 15, her father will be number 30, and her mother will be 31. Her child will be number 7.
Verna Rigg Hazelbaker and my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org . I also maintain this website. If there is an error or problem please let me know. Thx!
Last updated on 16 Nov 2004. Site originally created using Personal
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