Rachel Isabel Kerby (Riggs) (1856 - 1922)

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Birthplace: Provo, UT, USA
Death: Died in AZ, USA
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Rachel Isabel Kerby (Riggs)

Rachel Isabel Riggs Kerby, daughter of Nathaniel Riggs and Anna Reynolds, was born in Utah Territory and traveled with her parents to the Arizona Territory in the late 1800's arriving in Pima, Safford, Arizona where her mother, Anna, planted the first cotton in that area having carried plants with her that had originated in Alabama, her state of birth. Prior to their leaving Utah Rachel would meet and marry husband Francis Kerby who had arrived in the U.S. aboard an LDS recruit program ship from the Jersey Isles, UK. Rachel and her husband later moved to the Webb district of Elfrida, Cochise County, AZ where she died and was buried at the local cemetery on Mormon Road in Elfrida. Several of her relatives live still in the Elfrida area of Cochise County.

Parents:

 

Nathaniel Riggs (1798 - 1869)

 

Anna Reynolds Riggs (1819 - 1904)

Spouse:

Francis Kerby (1847 - 1925)

Children:

 

Francis Kerby (1874 - 1934)*

 

William Kerby (1881 - 1966)*

 

Charles Kerby (1882 - 1963)*


Jane Kerby (1886 - 1887)*

 

Jesse Kerby (1888 - 1951)*

 

Joseph Lee Kerby (1890 - 1956)*

 

Mary Myrtle Kerby Mortenson (1892 - 1969)*

 

Arthur Alma Kerby (1894 - 1918)*

 

Elmer Kerby (1896 - 1967)*

 

Nellie Alice Kerby Mortenson (1897 - 1966)*


Inscription: Rachel I. Kerby 1826 1922


Burial: Unknown


Created by: Candace Young-Mayo

Record added: Jan 01, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 32553820

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Rachel Kerby's Timeline

1856
November 12, 1856
Provo, UT, USA
1873
October 20, 1873
Age 16
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1878
January 26, 1878
Age 21
Wallsburg, UT, USA
1881
January 3, 1881
Age 24
Graham, AZ, USA
1882
July 21, 1882
Age 25
Paria, UT, USA
1888
July 12, 1888
Age 31
Graham, AZ, USA
1890
February 4, 1890
Age 33
Graham, AZ, USA
1892
July 9, 1892
Age 35
Graham, AZ, USA
1894
April 16, 1894
Age 37
Pima, Graham, Arizona, USA
1896
March 4, 1896
Age 39
Pima, AZ, USA