Berrien County
Family Biographies
Riggin, Thomas and David

Most facts taken from on line Census reports, Riggin family bible and Berrien County Court records.

Riggin, Thomas

Thoamas Riggin was born 20 Apr 1778/9   in Deleware. He wed Mary Dunn in 1804. She was born in Virginia on November 2, 1782.
Possibly the son of David and Priscilla Outten (Oden) Riggin - needs evidence to be proven.

Thomas and Mary's known children - from family facts, census and family bible.
1. Ellinder (twin) born December 16, 1805 per family bible. - Monroe, VA - AKA Elenor in places in family bible. Wed Hugh Marrs 1827 . She died Jan 25, 1838 in Berrien County.
2. David (twin) born December 16, 1805 per family bible. - Monroe, VA David Riggin arrived in  Berrien county Michigan with his parents Thomas Riggin and Mary (Polly)Dunn probably as early as 1831 when a child was born to Davids  twin sister Mrs. Hugh Marrs in Michigan  and most certainly by the 1st of April 1837 when his father purchased land in Berrien county Michigan.

3. Susannah RIGGIN born January 18, 1809 in ,Monroe, wed Hiram Hinchman Sep 14, 1825 or 26 in Virginia
4. Jane "Janeth" RIGGIN born November 17, 1809 in ,Monroe, VA wed Hiram Mullen or Mullens September 1833 - she died 1st of April 1898
5. William RIGGIN born September 2, 1811 in ,Monroe, VA - wed Phebe Pinnel September 26, 1846 in Berrien County. He died September 23, 1836 - Berrien County
6. John B. RIGGIN born October 30, 1813 in ,Monroe, VA - died 1890
7. Andrew Jackson "John" RIGGIN born August 22, 1815 in ,Monroe, VA - Died December 12, 1852
8. Anna D. RIGGIN born November 25, 1817 in Logan, Monroe, VA: Wed Erastus Stark October 12, 1844 in Berrien County, MI - died May 6, 1898
9. Mary RIGGIN born November 25, 1817 in Logan, Monroe, VA and died Mar 17, 1897
10. James Calloway RIGGIN born April 2, 1820 in ,Giles, VA - died 1858 per family bible

David and Mahala (Easton) Riggin "known" children
Thomas Easton Rigginborn July 21, 1842 in Berrien Springs, Berrien, MI went to North Dakota
Rebecca Jane Rigginborn ABT. 1844 in Berrien Springs, Berrien,
Lewis Cass Riggin born November 11, 1848 in ,(Berrien), MI - left Berrien and died about 1917 other state
Sedora Alma Riggin born 1859 in Berrien Springs, Berrien, MI - wed Ira Van Gorder
Lillie Lea Riggin born 6 Oct 1860/61 - see Ansitiss Biography this site.

Additinal notes: David owns property in both Berrien and Pipestone townships in the 1860 list of property owner.

Riggin Family Bible - photostat copies donated to this site by: Brett and Leanna Hardesty
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Old leather cover
births and deaths
More Births and some Deaths

Written by: Deanna West with assistance from Brett Thomas Hardesty  
3rd Great grand son of George Washington Anstiss

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