Zachariah Riggs

Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Zachariah

When Zachariah Riggs was born in 1787, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Rigg Jr., was 42 and his mother, Sarah Hammond, was 43. He married Catharine Powell in 1811, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pike, Illinois, United States in 1855 and Chambersburg, Pike, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Zachariah Riggs
Catharine Powell
Marriage: 1811
Patsy Rigg
Elizabeth Rigg
Able B. Rigg
Levinia Riggs
Martha Rigg
John C Riggs
Stephen P. Rigg
Joseph Rigg
Luther Powell Rigg

Spouse and Children

Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Rigg Jr.





+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 2

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 31

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Rigg, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zackariah Riggs in household of Luther Riggs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zechariah Rigg, "United States Census, 1840"

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