The Origins of the Riggins Family in and around Poquoson Virginia

 

 

Notes

[NI01] My father once told me his father had 5 fishing boats and two "lighters" the fishing boats were not powered and the "lighters" were motor boats which towed the others to the oyster grounds. Alexander also farmed in addition to oystering and from the census date apparently was a ship's carpenter too.

[NI02] It is my understanding that she was committed to the Eastern State Mental Hospital and then released and subsequently return there and remain until her death.

[NI03] In the family Bible of Robinson Phillips, it was recorded that he was married on
March 1, 1828, to Elizabeth Ann Riggins, the daughter of Isaac and Elinor Riggins. In
this same family Bible is recorded that Sarah Phillips (sister of Robinson Phillips)
married on Dec. 9, 1831 William Riggins, son of Isaac and Elinor Riggins.

[NI04] In the family Bible of Robinson Phillips, it was recorded that he was married on
March 1, 1828, to Elizabeth Ann Riggins, the daughter of Isaac and Elinor Riggins. In
this same family Bible is recorded that Sarah Phillips (sister of Robinson Phillips)
married on Dec. 9, 1831 William Riggins, son of Isaac and Elinor Riggins.

[NI16] AKA: Nellie

Marriage record: LDS film 0014417 and 0003602 Isaac's Last name spelled Riggen

[NI19] She was committed to Eastern State mental Hospital. I remember as a small child visiting her there one easter. My mother was alive and well so this would have been before 1955.

[NI20] To the best of my knowledge he was never married. He was a oysterman/fisherman all his life. I first met him when the work boat he was living on sunk at the dock. My father James otis Riggins went to pick him up in Portsmouth Va. at the dock and I road along. I don't remember exactly when that was but I was a teenager at the time so it would be early 1960s. After a short stay with us he went to live with Winnie Burcher in Poquoson in her house on Poquoson Ave. Almost across from Riggins Motor Company. The two of them lived there for a few years and then later both went to live at the Patrick Henry Nursing Home in Newport News until their deaths.

[NI29] Divorced 1990

[NI31] Moved from Somerset Co. MD to York Co. VA between 1818 and 1820

[NI40] In the family Bible of Robinson Phillips, it was recorded that he was married on
March 1, 1828, to Elizabeth Ann Riggins, the daughter of Isaac and Elinor Riggins. In
this same family Bible is recorded that Sarah Phillips (sister of Robinson Phillips)
married on Dec. 9, 1831 William Riggins, son of Isaac and Elinor Riggins.

[NI42] Have photo of head stone

[NI45] Died age 39 unmarried buried at Emmaus Baptist Church

[NI46] In the family Bible of Robinson Phillips, it was recorded that he was married on
March 1, 1828, to Elizabeth Ann Riggins, the daughter of Isaac and Elinor Riggins. In
this same family Bible is recorded that Sarah Phillips (sister of Robinson Phillips)
married on Dec. 9, 1831 William Riggins, son of Isaac and Elinor Riggins.

[NI48] A tragic story related by Levi M. Riggins (grand son of Isaac Riggin & Nelly Lawason) recalls that William Thomas was bitten by a mad dog and he contracted rabies, which caused his death. It happened in midwinter and the creeks were frozen solid so his coffin was put in a small sled and
transported across the creek to the Riggins home place where he was buried in the same
family cemetery where his father-in-law Isaac Riggins was buried. Located at the end of Calthrop's Neck Road in Poquoson, Virginia.

[NI64] Never married

[NI65] Sister of Camilla Ann Moore - spinster aunt rearing Emmett Thomas, a motherless infant. The boy's father, Lewis Taylor Thomas (called Taylor) asked Sallie Bett to marry him. On September 29, 1895,
the boy's aunt became his step-mother.

[NF25] LDS 00006302


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