Tag Archives: Cartwright

Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana
Perlina White
b. 25 September 1813, Union County, Indiana, to Asa and Mary (Lewis) White
d. 25 January 1895, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Perlina White:
• Charles W. (1835-1908) married America Hodge
• Asa V. B. (1837-1906) married Zelpha M. Walker
• Richard S. (1839-1911) married Adaline Davis
• Sarah E. (1841-1905) married Jasper Cartwright
• Bathsheba (1843-1928) married Nathan Ashby
• Emanuel (1845-1922) married Rosaline Thompson
• Mary Jane (1847-1877) married Henry Chism
• John A. (1849-1870)
• Lafayette (1851-1890) married Elizabeth Beavers
• Adeline P. (1853-1949) married Thomas C. Orr

In about 1834, Reeves moved to Union County, Indiana with his siblings, John Alfred Riggins, Richard Stokes Riggins, and Polly Riggins and her spouse, Isaac Dunn. Reeves left Indiana in about 1846 and moved to Coles County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

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William Dixon

William Dixon
b. 1790, Pickaway, Virginia
d. 21 August 1848, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas

m/1. 5 March 1808, Ross County, Ohio
Malinda/Melinda McArthur
b. 17 May 1790, Ohio or Kentucky
d. 3 June 1838, Kentucky

m/2.
Elizabeth Cartwright
d. before 1847

m/3. 1847
Florinda Whiteside

Children with Malinda/Melinda McArthur:
• Joseph (b. 1811)
• Charity (1812-1846)
• Joal (b. 1814)
• Jane (1817-1848) married Joshua Barekman
• William A., Jr. (1819-ca. 1864) married Marilla Donaldson
• Susanna Louisa (1822-1906) married William Nicks Anderson, Sr.
• Alexander Joseph (1824-1906) married Mary Louise Kendall
• Mary Elizabeth (1826-1885) married James Gibson Hardin
• Malinda Earline (1829-1851) married James Thomas Lee
• Nancy Ann (1834-1915) married James M. Shegog

William was a practicing “herb” doctor, as was his son William, Jr. He served in the War of 1812. He left Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, about April 1846 for Navarro County, Texas. He arrived in September for a land grant from the Mercer Colony, bringing with him his seven youngest children and several grandchildren. While it is not known where the first three children were born, the rest were born in Sullivan County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Walter C. Dixson
Fort Worth TX
E-mail: wcdixson@flash.net

George W Highman

George W Highman
b. February 1847, possibly New Harmony Township, Posey County, Indiana, to Matthew and Mary Ann (Downs) Highman
d. after 1901, Stoddard County, Missouri

m/1. 26 February 1872, Posey County, Indiana
Florence Williams
b. 1853
d. 24 February 1877, Posey County, Indiana

m/2.
Louisa Cartwright
b. July 1845
d. 1901, Stoddard County, Missouri

Children with Florence Williams:

Children with Louisa Cartwright:

  • Neva M.

George and his second wife, Louisa, emigrated from Posey County, Indiana, to Stoddard County, Missouri, between 1882 and 1894.

Submitted by:
Clifton O. Highman
Boulder CO
E-mail: clifhigh@comcast.net