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John Alfred Riggins

John Alfred Riggins
b. 24 October 1798, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 4 March 1863, Jasper County, Illinois

m/1. 22 October 1822, Guilford County, North Carolina
Mary Ann Osborn

m/2. 27 April 1831, Guilford County, North Carolina
Patsy Lamar

m/3. 14 May 1840, Morgan County, Indiana
Franky Ford

Children with Mary Ann Osborn:
• Martin A. (b. 1823-aft. 1880) married Phebe J. Richey

Children with Patsy Lamar:
• Mary Ann (1830-1898) married James W. Crane
• Roxanna I. (1832-1912) married Arlindo Frazier
• Eunice C. (1836-1922) married John I. Guin

Children with Franky Ford:
• Milton (1842-1868) never married

John moved to Indiana in 1834 and lived in Gosport, Owen County, Indiana, and Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. He was a farmer and joined the Second Agricultural Society in 1851. Later that year, on 25 October, he won $3 for the best brood mare at the Society’s first fair.

He left Indiana in about 1855 for Jasper County, Illinois.

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


Joseph Sumners, Jr.

Joseph Sumners, Jr.
b. 23 August 1809, Tennessee, to Joseph and Mary (Richey) Sumner
d. 26 May 1885, Clarion, Wright County, Iowa

m. 4 April 1833
Keziah Jourdon
b. 30 June 1812
d. 22 May 1876, Midland City, DeWitt County, Illinois

Children with Keziah Jourdon:
• John
• William
• Alfred “A.R.”
• Lavina
• James
• Frank
• Louisa
• Samuel

Joseph lived in Owensville, Gibson County, Indiana, from about 1819 until 1885, when he moved to Barnett Township, DeWitt County, Illinois. The spelling of the surname changed from Sumner to Sumners about 1819.

Submitted by:
Charles O. Campbell
Arlington VA
E-mail: cocclarion@aol.com