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James Oliver Rigsby was born in April, 1895 (where unknown) and died in 1977 in Shreveport, LA.
We don't know much about his early life or exactly where he came from. The only thing he ever told us was that his parents died when they were young, so they (he and an older brother is all we know) stayed with an uncle for awhile. But at some point, when Grandad was about 10 - 12 years old, he and his brother just took off walking from somewhere around the Memphis, TN area south to Louisiana/Texas. Somewhere along the way they separated and never made contact again.
[The uncle is R84 Henry M. The older brother is Henry C. Henry M may be a grandson of R06 Luke. Another possibility is that they are from R71 Thomas.]