From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 353, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"J. H. RIGBY is a native of Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana, son of GEORGE and CLARISSA (THARP) RIGBY, and was born May 12, 1856. These are descendants from the old English race of RIGBYs. In the first year of the life of young RIGBY, his parents emigrated to Missouri, remained two years, and then removed to Keokuk, Iowa, and while there he shared the advantages held out by the public schools. The family remained in this city for several years, and then returned to Missouri and there remained until 1872, when it came to this county and settled at Seafield. MR. RIGBY worked on a farm one year, and then began general merchandising at the above-mentioned place. There he remained until 1880, when he removed to Wolcott and became more extensively engaged in the mercantile business. He was married, February 28, 1878, to MISS SARAH L. WILBURN, of Seafield. MRS. RIGBY died one year after the marriage, and in November, 1880, MR. RIGBY was united in marriage to MISS MALINDA WILBURN, a sister of his first wife. To this union have been born two children, a little girl who died in infancy, and CHARLES HENRY. MR. RIGBY is a Republican."