Biography of the Jonathan Riggs Family
Pioneer Families of Missouri by Wm. S. Bryan and Robt. Rose, 1876, Page 182.

RIGGS. - General Jonathan RIGGS, whose name has frequently been mentioned in this work, and particularly as Lieutenant under Capt. CALLAWAY at the time of his death, was the son of Rev. Bethel RIGGS, a Baptist preacher, of Campbell Co., KY.   In 1812 he removed to Missouri and settled within the present limits of Lincoln County; and in 1813 he organized the Sulpher Springs Baptist Church.  His son Jonathan married Jane Shaw, of Campbell Co., KY., and they had ten children - Samuel, Franklin, Tucker, Clinton, Nancy, Epsy, Lucinda, Matilda, Eliza, and Sally.  Samuel was killed in Texas, by a runaway team.  Franklin died in Wisconsin.  Tucker lives in California.  Clinton lived in Louisiana, MO.  Nancy married James SHAW.   Epsy married Eli H. PERKINS.  Lucinda married a lawyer, named Raymond.   Matilda married John MASSEY.  Eliza married John MITCHELL.  Sally married Daniel DRAPER.  General RIGGS settled in Lincoln county, three miles north of Troy, on the Auburn road, where he died, in 1835.  His widow died in 1873, and was buried at Louisiana, Mo.  The remains of several of the children, who had died and were buried in Lincoln county, were removed in 1874 and re-interred by the side of their mother's grave.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Leanna Eversmeyer, 24 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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