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Stanislaw Rigsby b ca 1790 MD and died 1850 Wash DC. Known children: Mary, Malinda, Archibal, James, Cynthia, Jane and Rachel. Where was Stanislaw born and where buried? Who was his parents probably of MD?
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Stanislaw RIGSBY b ca 1790 in MD. Died 1850 in Wash DC. Where buried?
He was a blacksmith. In the 1850 DC census he was in 5th Ward, Washington City. In 1827 Washington DC Directory, he was a blacksmith on Vir. Av. between 3 and 4C. >From his estate settlement I found the following children: Mary b ca 1820 DC, marr John KEATHLEY 24 May1851. Malinda b ca 1825 DC Archibal b ca 1827 DC James marr Mary BEECHEM 23 June 1836. Cynthia marr George THOMAS in Wash DC 27 Oct 1841. Children: Willie THOMAS b 1848 DC. Jane marr Francis J. FUGETT in Wash DC 5 Nov 1846. Children: George Bradford FUGETT b 1850 DC Frank B. FUGETT b. 1852 DC Rachel marr William BERRY 19 June 1845. Children: William F. BERRY b. ca 1846 DC John H. BERRY b ca 1848 DC S. BERRY (female) b ca 1850 DC
William S RIGSBY b ca 1799. Shows DC in one census and MD in another. Lived in OH and in Ill and was a blacksmith. He had sons, Stanislaus and Archibald so there is a good possibility he is a brother to the above Stanislaw. Can anyone help me with any of these names? Have read 1850 and 1860 census. Also 1827 DC Directory. Have read estate settlement for Stanislaw. Would like to know more about RIGSBY family-where they lived ca 1800 etc. Thanks Joanne in Iowa
I'd suggest checking with the Archdiocese of Washington, since you're apparently looking for a Catholic ancestor. (Stanislaw/Stanislaus is the name of a major Polish saint.)
At the very least, the archivist should be able to tell you what parish he belonged to. I'm guessing that he may have belonged to Holy Trinity (Georgetown) in 1850 since that's the oldest Catholic church I know of in that part of the District.
The D.C. Indentures of Apprenticeship show that: "William Rigsby, with the consent of his father, Stanislaus, apprentices himself for a term of 7 years, to Benjamin King, at learn the trade of blacksmith. (16 Nov. 1821; signed by William Rigsby, Stanislaus X Rigsby; Benjamin King)" Apprenticeship No. 140 (Vol. III, 256-257) Recorded 18 May 1825.
I suggest that the St. Patrick's Church archives might be a good source of information, with their church at 10th and F Streets, closer to his home than Holy Trinity, which was in Georgetown.
William S. Rigsby, born ca 1798 in DC/Maryland. He was a blacksmith in IL in 1840. Had 4 known children: Mary Jane, Stanislaus, Archibald, and Sophia Cath Rigsby.
Stanislaw, born ca 1790 in MD and died 1850 in DC. He was a blacksmith on Virginia Ave. between 3 and 4C in 1827. He had 7 known children who married Keathley, Beechem, Thomas, Fugett, and Berry. He had one son named Archibal.
Were William and Stanislaw brothers? Where is Stanislaw buried? Wife? Parents of either man? Any Rigsby info. appreciated
[They are brothers. Stanislaus is buried in Historic Congressional cemetery in DC. I don't know his wife's name. Father was Stanislaus.]
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I have no Jennie Rigsby in my database but I do have a Rigsby family in Coles County, Illinois.They were there by 1854 when William [Stanislaus] Rigsby married Evann Sweney.William had four children from a previous marriage.Their names are Mary Jane, Stanislaus (Stanley) Archbald and Sophia Catherine Rigsby.
[William did have a daughter Jennie by his first wife. He was in Coles Co by 1840.]
There is an old newspaper article about William Stanislaus Rigsby accompanying some Kickapoo Indians back to Coles County from Washington DC about 1827. He was apparently responsible for providing food for a group of Kickapoo camped outside Charleston. A creek was named Kickapoo due to their presence in the area. Does anyone have anything about this event to help explain what was happening? or the role of William Rigsby in this event?
Old Settlers' Association.--In the fall of 1878 an "Old Settlers' Association" was organized at Charleston. ... Talks on old times were made by J. J. ADAMS, William RIGSBEY, Uncle John BATES, Aunt Polly KELLOGG and others, ...