North Carolina, USA
Son of Jonathan Riggan and Catherine Hall Raney. Brother of Dr Edmund Hall Riggan
MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERATE SOLDIER C.S.A.
Name: James Vaughn Riggan
Birth: 1818 Warrenton, NC
Unit: Co. B, 3rd Battalion
Mississippi Infantry (State Troops
State or Origin: Mississippi
County Contributor: Monroe
Discharged: Apr 26, 1865
Cemetery: Riggan's Chapel
City: 1 mi NE of Splunge, MS
Type Marker: Confederate
Death: 1898 Smithville, MS
"A group of the Riggans came to the Alabama, Mississippi area together about 1818-1819. (Jeremiah and Samuel Riggan and their families and Willian Watson "Watts" Riggan's son, William D. Riggan). One of their brothers owned a trading post at the cross roads (in North Carolina). This brother planned to sell his property in Warren County and join the rest of the family in Mississippi but was robbed and murdered before he could do so."
This must have been Jonathan as he had a very untimely death (1819) and he left Catherine and two very small sons. His brother, Benjamin was part owner in Fitts and Riggan, Merchants, and Jonathan may have also been a partner or perhaps just worked there for his older brother.
Catherine raised their sons, Edmund Hall and James Vaughn Riggan alone after the death of Jonathan. She never remarried.
The younger of the two sons, James V. Riggan, moved to Mississippi when he was of age.
Nancy Treadaway Riggan (1826 - 1896)*
Mary Catherine Riggan Ritter (1843 - 1909)*
Minnie A Riggan Cody (1845 - 1919)*
Frank Edmond Riggan (1849 - 1926)*
James B. Riggan (1853 - 1934)*
Malinda Jane Riggan Anthony (1860 - 1903)*
Sarah Adaline Riggan Hadaway (1861 - 1933)*
Nathaniel Macon Riggan (1866 - 1935)*
Wade Huffman Riggan (1870 - 1953)*
James V. Riggan
CO B 3 MISS. STATE TRP C S A
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
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Originally Created by: BOW
Record added: Aug 12, 2009
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