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Joseph Riggs

Birthplace: Somerset County, New Jersey
Death: February 26, 1829 (88)
Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Riggs and Elizabeth Riggs
Husband of Leah Riggs
Father of Mary Wam; Elizabeth Hankins; Edward Riggs, III; Lucretia Riggs; John Riggs, Sr and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Catlin; Phillip Riggs; Mary Clayton; Phineas Riggs; David Riggs, Jr. and 2 others

DAR: Ancestor #: A096665
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Joseph Riggs

A Patriot of the American Revolution for New Jersey. DAR Ancestor #: A096665


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Joseph Riggs was born at Basking Ridge, N.J., April 24, 1740. He was a farmer, and bought from his father, David the farm upon which he lived and died. He spent one summer clearing up a piece of land and raised a crop on it, before he was married. The next year he married Leah Cosad, daughter of Jacob Cosad, of Sussex County, N. J. She was of the true Dutch stock, born July 8, 1743, and died February 27, 1827. He was energetic and successful, and was a leading man in his vicinity. He was not a member of the church, but for many years was a frequent attendant, with his family, at the Presbyterian Church at Cranbury, where he was laid by the side of his wife Leah, February 26, 1829. He is generally classified as the head of the Hightstown branch of the family,war,riggs,us,joseph,revolutionary,148838,rel

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Joseph Riggs's Timeline

April 24, 1740
Somerset County, New Jersey
September 29, 1762
Hightstown, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
July 21, 1764
Heightstown, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
July 30, 1766
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
April 23, 1771
Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ
June 15, 1773
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
August 22, 1778
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States