|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1671|
Born by about 1593, based on date of first marriage. Came from Nazeing, Essex to Massachusetts Bay in 1633 & settled in Roxbury MA. Died in Roxbury 5 March 1671/2.
Married: (1) Nazeing, Essex, 16 September 1618 Elizabeth Holmes; she was buried at Roxbury October 1635.
(2) Roxbury 5 April 1635 Elizabeth Roosa; she died at Roxbury 2 September 1669.
In a letter to William Bradford dated 28 July 1637, John Winthrop wrote of the exploits of Edward Riggs in the Pequot war:
"... they gave order to surround the swamp, it being about a mile about; but Lieutenant Davenport, and some twelve more, not hearing that command, fell into the swamp among the Indians. The swamp was so thick with shrub wood, and so boggy with all, that some of them stuck fast, and received many shot. Lieutenant Davenport was dangerously wounded about his armhole and another shot in the head, so as fainting, they were in great danger to have been taken by the Indians, but Sergeant Rigges, and Jeffery and two or three more rescued them, and slew diverse of the Indians with their swords"
Source: Anderson's GreAt Migration Study Project.
Find A Grave contributor Grant W. Sullivan adds:
here are the dates & spouses of 4 generations of Edward Riggs:
Edward Riggs (Sr.) & Elizabeh Holmes
Sgt. Edward Riggs Jr. (1619 - 1668) & Elizabeth Roosa
Edward Riggs III (1636 - 1715) & Mary Munn
Edward Riggs IV (1668 - 17xx (in dispute) & Alphia Stoughton
Elizabeth Holmes Riggs (1590 - 1635)
Elizabeth Rose Riggs (____ - 1669)
Edward Riggs (1614 - 1670)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
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