John Ensign Riggs

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John Ensign Riggs

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Kanab, Kane County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Amasa Riggs and Marvillee Riggs
Husband of Adeline Amerilla Hamblin Riggs
Father of Charles Hamblin Riggs; Albert Ensign Riggs; Herbert Edwin Riggs; Adeline E Riggs; Wallace Amasa Riggs and 3 others
Brother of Mary Riggs; Zial Riggs and Amelia Maria Riggs

Managed by: Marian Harvey
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About John Ensign Riggs

John Ensign Riggs, son of Amasa Riggs (1797 - 1843) and Marvillee Litchfield (1802 - 1854), was born 8 August 1830 at Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts; he died 22 December 1893 at Kanab, Kane County, Utah Territory, and is buried at Kanab City Cemetery. He married Adeline Amerilla Hamblin, ex-wife of Lyman Omer Littlefield, on 17 August 1851 at Tooele City, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States.

Marriage and Children

  1. Adeline Amerilla Hamblin (1823 - 1895), daughter of Isaiah Hamblin (1790 - 1856) and Daphne Hayes (died 1847), had two children prior to marrying John Ensign Riggs. He adopted her surviving son, Charles Hamblin Littlefield (1847 - 1932). She had six children with Riggs:
    1. Albert Ensign Riggs (14 November 1852 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah Territory - 30 August 1933) married Margery Ann Stewart on 22 September 1873 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory
    2. Herbert Edwin Riggs (2 November 1854 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah Territory - 15 August 1914 Kanab, Kane County, Utah) married Sarah Sabina Adams on 18 September 1884 St. George Temple, St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory
    3. Adeline Edwina Riggs (2 November 1854 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah Territory - 15 December 1920) married George Alfred Burgon on 3 October 1870
    4. Brigham Adelbert Riggs (30 April 1857 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah Territory - 31 March 1945 Kanab, Kane County, Utah) married Rachel Ford on 12 October 1882 St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory
    5. Wallace Amasa Riggs (19 January 1860 Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah Territory - 1867)
    6. Mary Agnes Riggs (29 November 1863 Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah Territory - 4 November 1954 Safford, Graham County, Arizona) married William Derby Johnson Jr on 27 April 1884 St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory

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John Ensign Riggs's Timeline

1830
August 8, 1830
Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1847
April 25, 1847
Age 16
Council Bluffs, Pottawatamie County, IA
1851
1851
Age 20
Tooele, Tooele County, Utah Territory, United States
1852
November 14, 1852
Age 22
Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory, USA
1854
November 2, 1854
Age 24
Tooele, UT, USA
November 2, 1854
Age 24
Tooele, Tooele County, UT
1860
January 19, 1860
Age 29
Santa Clara, Washington County, UT
1861
January 19, 1861
Age 30
Santa Clara, Wash., UT
1868
October 30, 1868
Age 38
1893
December 22, 1893
Age 63
Kanab, Kane County, Utah Territory, United States