South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul., 1879|
RIGGINS, WILLIAM G. 1810-1880 PIERCE
William G. Riggins was born.in Beaufort District, S. C., in 1810, a son of Ebenezer Riggins. He was a brother to Sarah, wife of Benjamin James of Pierce County (Vol.1). William G. Riggins' wife was named Hulda Herrington, born 1813 in South Carolina. They had eleven known children, viz:
1. Thomas b. 1830, m. Harriet Riggins, dau. of J. T.
2. Rachel b. 1832, m. Joel Smith, son of Charles, Jr.
3. John B. b. 1834, m. Hannah ------- Was killed in battle.
4. Elizabeth b. 1836, m. 1st. George Dykes; 2nd. Daniel O'Berry.
5. William W. b. 1838, m. Leticia Riggins
6. James b. 1840. Killed in battle, 1862, unmarried.
7. Robert G. b. 1843, m. Ist. Matilda Crawford, dau. of Ezekiel; 2nd. Kizzie Strickland.
8. Sarah b. 1846, died in girlhood.
9. Stephen b. 1849, m. Rachel Minchew, dau. of Jacob.
10. Banner b. 1850, m. (unknown).
11. Lewis Jackson b. 1852. m. Argent -------2nd. Mary -------
Wm. G. Riggins in company with his brother James T. Riggins and the latter's son, William Jasper Riggins, all emigrated to present Pierce County from Beaufort District, S. C. James T. and William G. Riggins with their families moved to Ware County about 1832-33, and William Jasper Riggins moved there in 1849. They were cut into Pierce county in its creation in 1858. Mr. Riggins died at his home in Pierce county about 1880, and was buried as thought, in Shiloh Church cemetery; grave unmarked. His wife survived and died about ten years later and was buried by him.
The son, John B. Riggins, enlisted as a volunteer in Co. "N", 26th Georgia Regiment, at Blackshear, Sept. 29, 1861, for six months, and was elected 4th Corporal. He was appointed 4th Sergeant, Dec. 15, 1861, and was m1st. ered out March 31,
1861.On May 11, 1862, he went back into service, enlisting in same regiment in Co. "L", as a private; he served until he was killed in battle at Winchester, Va., Aug. 19, 1864.
Another son, James Riggins, enlisted as a private May 20, 1861, in Co. "L", 26th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, May 10, 1862, and served until he was killed in battle at Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
ABOVE SKETCH FROM HUXFORD
Hulda Herrington Riggins
William Washington Riggins (1838 - 1908)*
Robert Gideon Riggins (1842 - 1897)*
William Banner Riggins (1850 - 1920)*
Lewis Jackson Riggins (1852 - 1937)*
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Kathy W. Johnson
Originally Created by: Jerry Barnard
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
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