Manerva Caroline Riggs

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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J. Harvey Elkins
Manerva Caroline Riggs
Patrick Hogan Elkins
Florence Jane Elkins

Spouse and Children



    Patrick Hogan Elkins


    Florence Jane Elkins


Parents and Siblings


    Francis Bevins




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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. 

Age 11

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

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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