Manerva Caroline Riggs

1852–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Manerva Caroline

When Manerva Caroline Riggs was born in 1852, in Virginia, United States, her father, David Riggs, was 55 and her mother, Francis Bevins, was 47. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with J. Harvey Elkins. She lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

J. Harvey Elkins
Manerva Caroline Riggs
1852–
Patrick Hogan Elkins
1874–1943
Florence Jane Elkins
1878–1955

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Patrick Hogan Elkins

    Male1874–1943Male

    Florence Jane Elkins

    Female1878–1955Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1797–1860Male

    Francis Bevins

    Female1805–1860Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 9

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Manerva M Riggs in household of David Riggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maneva Riggs in entry for P H Elkins, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Minerva Riggs in entry for Patrick Hagen Elkins, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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