T. Moose..... I believe that your Wm. H. Rigney, Sr. and wife Sophie originated in Franklin Co. Va., where he was born to Charles Rigney and Catherine Alsup.Charles had other sons, one of whom was Harrison A. Rigney, who died in the service.The father Charles inherited Harrison's worldly possessions and was also granted bounty land..... as a payment for the loss of the boy's life.Charles paved the way, I believe, with the money he made selling that land, for William and his young family to move on to Ohio.
Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia 1786-1858" by Marshall Wingfield
Rigney, Wm. and Sophia Stephens, Nov. 4,1832. Surety Thos. Wood.
Unfortunately, I cannot prove that Wm. H. RIgney Sr is the son of Charles, but Charles is the Rigney only resident of Franklin Co. Va. in the time frame of Wm.'s birth (aside from a Wm. A. Rigney who moves in and out of Franklin a couple of times during the late 1900's and he is believed to be the brother of the Charles of speak of here.