The purpose of this document is to layout reasoning to claim all the following people ARE related to each other by blood as well as marriage in some cases.After reading this, you are welcome to comment either side of my logic.
Accepted fact our family:John Henry Rigg died 1810 in Philadelphia. Source is the History book below. Accepted fact in our family: His wife - Sarah Howard Riggs brought the family to Manchester Township, Dearborn co, IN sometime in 1814 ... possibly as early as 1812.
Despite the statement in "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties," 1885 that Sarah Rigg died in 1818. she is the Head of Household in 1820 census.1830 census has the eldest son Henry Rigg as head of household.
I believe that Caroline (RIGGS) Stevenson is sister to Henry RIGG and George Augustus RIGGS. I say their parents were John Henry RIGG and Sarah (HOWARD) RIGG.The 1880 census tells us both parents were born in England."History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties," 1885 Tells us that his father was born in Liverpool, England. Why some family members came to add the letter S is unknown.History says they did.Documents showing the RIGG and RIGGS are a matter of record in the history book, census, Marriage Records and Headstones. I'm still waiting to see some land records. IF I am correct about that, then Andrew Stevenson is related as well by being her son.
Pulled from the 1880 census
1880 U.S. Census • Indiana • Dearborn • Hogan • ED# 44 PG 107D
Born April 14, 1804 John RIGG76PA
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========================================================= 1880 U.S. Census • Indiana • Dearborn • Manchester • ED# 50 Page 235B Born March 10, 1806 in Pennsylvania. maiden name RIGGS Caroline STEVENSON74PA
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======================================== 1880 U.S. Census • Indiana • Dearborn • Aurora • ED# 41Page 26C Born March 10, 1806 George A. RIGGS69PA
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Add to these facts: Visit to the home of George Augustus Riggs in the 1850 census by Andrew Stevenson age 21 August 24, 1850 1850 KY Census Index - Page 428 /KY Carroll Co. District 1 1850 195 170 Question: Was Andrew there to help his uncle with the harvest?
Andrew Stevenson age 22 back at the Stevenson home in Dearborn co, IN November 07, 1850 1850 IN Census Index , Page 497 /IN Dearborn co Manchester TWPRoll 141, Page 371
How long Andrew was at Ghent, Carroll co, KY is unclear. IF our facts are correct, Andrew married Martha Jane Waters in March 1853 at the home of Martha's brother Landy Waters.Landy Waters own marriage is on record in 1849 proving the existence of Landy Waters.
KNOWN and documented fact:George Augustus Riggs's Son married Julia Ann Vawter in 1857. KNOWN and documented fact:Julia Ann Vawter was Elizabeth Ann Waters KNOWN and documented fact:Julia signed an affidavit that Martha Jane Waters was her Aunt.
Therefore, Elizabeth Ann Waters was sister to Martha Jane Waters. Question:How else could Julia Ann (Vawter) RIGGS be a niece to Martha Jane Waters?