Barbara Ann Luker

Brief Life History of Barbara Ann

When Barbara Ann Luker was born on 10 September 1859, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, her father, Benjamin Aaron Luker, was 36 and her mother, Eliza Louisa Claunch, was 32. She married Allen Robert Rigsby on 16 January 1878, in Clay, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Alabama, United States in 1870. She died on 8 December 1926, in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oakland, Brazoria, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Robert Rigsby
Barbara Ann Luker
Marriage: 16 January 1878
Ida Rigsby
Dora Beatrice Rigsby
James Allen Rigsby
William Rigsby
Neil R. Rigsby
John Arthur Rigsby
Calvin Bailey Rigsby
Robert A. Rigsby
Rosie Rigsby
Sadie Ruby Rigsby

Sources (18)

  • Barbry Luker in household of Benj Luker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara A Luker, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Barbie Rigby, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


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

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who had to watch or look after something, typically a watchman or a keeper of animals, Middle English lokere (a derivative of Middle English loke(n), luke(n) ‘to look’, Old English lōcian). Medieval examples of Loker(e) and Lokar could alternatively be spellings of Locker . Compare Looker .

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

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