The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 732, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"SAMUEL D. RIGGS was born in Livingston County, New York, December 2, 1818, and is one of the nine children born to RANSOM and SARAH RIGGS. These children were named LOUISA, SOPHRONIA, SAMUEL, SUSAN, SIMEON, RANSOM, WILSON, HARVEY and MARTHA. All the daughters (excepting SOPHRONIA), and one son, WILSON, are dead. The father was born in 1789, was a minister of the Gospel in his latter years, and died in Johnson County, Indiana, in January, 1863. When SAMUEL D. was four years of age, he was brought by his father to Dearborn County, this State, and was taken thence to Decatur, Shelby and Johnson Counties. In the fall of 1850, SAMUEL D. came to this County, and here he has ever since lived. He was married, April 11, 1847, to GRACE GREENWOOD, who bore him eight children - HENRY, SARAH, GEORGE, WILLIAM, MARTHA, JOSEPH, EMMA and JOHN; these are all dead, save JOSEPH and EMMA. MR. RIGGS took for his second wife ESTHER BAUGHMAN, who became the mother of four children - INA, BYRON, CARRIE and KATIE, and of these all are living except BYRON. MR. RIGGS resides on a well-cultivated farm of 200 acres, about six miles southeast of Medarysville, and he also owns 120 acres in Carroll County."