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Anna Riggs (Reynolds)

Birthplace: Jackson, AL, USA
Death: Died in Graham, AZ, USA
Place of Burial: Glenbar, Graham, Arizona, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Reynolds and Jane Reynolds
Wife of Nathaniel Riggs, Sr. and Joseph William Young
Mother of Polly Ann Riggs; Nathaniel Riggs, Jr.; Nancy Jane Boren; Rachel Isabel Kerby and Polly Ann Young
Sister of Susan Reynolds; Polly Stephens; Patsy Reynolds; James Reynolds; John Reynolds and 2 others

Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Anna Riggs

Birth: Feb. 8, 1819, Bellefonte, Jackson County, Alabama, USA

Death: Aug. 8, 1904, Pima, Graham County, Arizona, USA

Burial: Glenbar Cemetery, Glenbar, Graham County, Arizona, USA

Anna, born in Alabama, left her home to head west with her then husband William Alma Young from whom she was later divorced. From Alabama she carried with her the cotton seed that she would plant in her new home in Matthewsville (now Pima) Arizona. This "pima cotton" would become the staple of the cotton industry. It was the first cotton planted in the Gila Valley of Arizona. Anna married Nathaniel Riggs, Sr. who would be the father of her daughter, Rachel Isabel Riggs, which daughter would marry Frances Kerby, III, a Mormon pioneer from the British Isles.




William Alma Young (1804 - 1875)


Nathaniel Riggs (1798 - 1869)



Polly Ann Young Riggs Penrod (1836 - 1909)


Nathaniel Riggs (1852 - 1903)


Nancy Jane Riggs Boren (1853 - 1920)

Rachel Isabelle Riggs Kerby (1856 - 1922)

Created by: Candace Young-Mayo

Record added: Mar 31, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 35382972

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Anna Riggs's Timeline

February 8, 1819
Jackson, AL, USA
April 1843
Age 24
January 19, 1852
Age 32
January 19, 1852
Age 32
May 13, 1852
Age 33
Wasatch, UT, USA
November 2, 1853
Age 34
Provo, UT, USA
November 12, 1856
Age 37
Provo, UT, USA
August 8, 1904
Age 85
Graham, AZ, USA
October 27, 1933
Age 85