Betsy Ann Wade Riding

24 May 1827–10 February 1895 (Age 67)
St Bartholomew's Church, Colne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Betsy Ann Wade

When Betsy Ann Wade Riding was born on 24 May 1827, in St Bartholomew's Church, Colne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Riding, was 46 and her mother, Eleanor Ellen Lister, was 42. She married Seth Rigby on 26 January 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 10 February 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Rigby
Betsy Ann Wade Riding
Marriage: 26 January 1852
Thomas Rigby
Seth Thomas Rigby
James Lister Rigby
Margaret Ann Rigby
William Edward Rigby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 15
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by an area of cleared land, an assart, from Middle English riding, ridding (Old English rydding) ‘clearing, assart’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Seth Rigby by Grandson Lester Rigby

    History of Seth Rigby My grandfather, Seth Rigby was the fifth of twelve children. He was born in Ulneswalton, Lancashire England on April 23, 1820. Ulneswalton is a …

    Sources (25)

    • Betsey Rigbey in household of Seth Rigbey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy Ann Riding in entry for James Lister Rigby, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Betsey Ann Rigby in household of Seth Rigby, "United States Census, 1850"

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