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Rigney Family Genealogy Page

Updated September 8, 2002

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Welcome! to Rigney Family Genealogy Pages.
My Rigney family research, is an on going project.

Origins of the Rigney Name:
From the book, " My Henton Lineage" by
George Earl Henton, MD. printed in 1960
by Metropolititan Press:

"...My Rigney ancestors Originated in France where the town of Rigney still existent in Lorraine.France. The Rigney's were not Catholic and during the Huguenot Rebellion emigrated to Ireland...located in the counties of Kings and Queens. Their desendants still reside there. During the 17th century, members
of this family immigrated to the United States."

From the World Book of Encycllopedia, P.
375, copyrighted in 1977.

" 1685 - Louis the VIV repealed the Edict of Nantes. Thousands of Hugunenots fled France to new homes in Ireland and America. Many settled and Prospered in Essex and Pittsylvania Counties,Va.

At the present time, I am convenced there were several Rigney families that immigrated to the USA. Not all settled in Va.
At least, three brothers arived in the Carolina's. California
Rigney or thought to have immigrated from Rigney France,as did my family. Ariving in the USA ca 1685.There is very little if any proof of the arrival time to the USA for many Rigney. Or how they may have been related, if in fact they were.

My Ancestors immigrated from Pittsylvania County Virginia to Wayne County, Mississippi in ca 1869.When my great grandfather Willis Griffith Rigney, was discharged from the union Army in Fa. and marring my g-grandmother Elixabeth Ann Lane. After living in Alabama for a short time before moving to Wayne Co., Ms.

I would like to communicate with other Rigney researchers, or any one with information on the the Rigney's.
I will share information with any one, let me know what you are looking for.

I am also researching the Landrum's that immigrated from Turiff Aberdeeshire Scotland to Virginia, North and South Carolina before making their way to Jones and Perry Counties Mississippi.


Some of the information here is proven and documented, some of it is not.
All of the family information here should be considered as work in progress: There are a lot of people are engaged in researching these families. Some of the lineages or not proven as yet. This some time changes each day. So check back often to see the updated material that has been corrected and added.

Please, do not hesitate to offer your input on corrections and additions. I welcome all your constructive comments.

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Good researching!

Family Photos
  • Dotty Rigney & Hopey The Family Akita Guard Dog (18 KB)
    Dotty Our Daughter loves playing With our Two dogs Hopey & Sam both are 4 years old. Hopey's bloodline is Akita, she enjoy's being the family guard dog. Sam bloodlines are Chaw & Lab, and is the family hunter, and enjoys helping Hoppy with her chores.
  • My Father William Thymous {Bill} Rigney (13 KB)
    William Thymous {Bill} Rigney
  • Mother & Dad (27 KB)
    William Thymous & Alma Landrum Rigney. With their new car. Can any one tell me what make and model car it is? I would sure like to know.
  • Men and Their Toys, Cozzy Bogie's First Win! (127 KB)
    CONGRATULATION, goes to Brian {My grandson, fourth from the left on front row}and his two partners, owners of Cozzy Bogie on his first win.
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