Zachariah Riggs

1787–
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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Family Time Line

Zachariah Riggs
1787–
Catharine Powell
1791–1842
Marriage: 1811
Patsy Rigg
1812–1850
Elizabeth Rigg
1818–1861
Able B. Rigg
1818–
Levinia Riggs
1834–
Martha Rigg
1820–
John C Riggs
1823–1887
Stephen P. Rigg
1823–1880
Joseph Rigg
1824–1892
Luther Powell Rigg
1826–1906

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1811
Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Rigg Jr.

    Male1745–1796Male

    Female1744–1804Female

siblings

(6)

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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