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Joseph Riggs

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Riggs and Elizabeth Riggs
Husband of Mabel Johnson
Father of Hannah French; Capt. John H. Riggs I; Joseph Harvey Riggs, II; Mabel Riggs and Samuel Riggs
Brother of Edward Riggs; Samuel Riggs; Anna Hull; Elizabeth Riggs; Sarah (Riggs) Bowers Humphreys and 1 other
Half brother of Josiah Wilcoxen and Samuel Wilcoxson

Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Capt. Joseph Riggs

Served as Captain in the Revolutionary War. DAR Ancestor #: A096662

Source:

Birth: Feb. 13, 1709 Derby New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Mar. 31, 1792 Ansonia New Haven County Connecticut, USA

4th of 5 children of JOHN RIGGS & ELIZABETH TOMLINSON

Appointed captain in the Committee of Inspection at Derby, Connecticut during the American Revolution.

Married: Feb 20, 1740, MABEL JOHNSON, Derby New Haven, CT

Five children: 1. Hannah RIGGS 1740 – 1813 m. Alexander Johnson

2. John RIGGS 1743 – 1814

3. Joseph Harvey RIGGS, II 1746 – 1822

4. Samuel RIGGS 1750 – 1766

5. Mabel RIGGS 1759 – 1801


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Parents:
 John Riggs (1676 - 1755)
 Elizabeth Tomlinson Riggs (1676 - 1747)

Children:
 John H. Riggs (1743 - 1814)*
 Joseph Harvey Riggs (1746 - 1822)*
 Samuel Riggs (1750 - 1766)*

Sibling:
 Ann Riggs Hull (1704 - 1731)*
 Joseph Riggs (1709 - 1792)
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Inscription:

Here lies buried the body of Capt. Joseph Riggs who departed this life March 31st 1792 in the 83d year of his age.

A soul prepared needs no delay The summons comes the saint obeys Swift was the flight and short the road He closed his eyes and sees his God


Burial: Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground Derby New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot:


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Maintained by: Steven Smith Originally Created by: Kelly Palifka Lindsey Record added: Feb 21, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6203684

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Capt. Joseph Riggs's Timeline

1689
1689
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1709
February 13, 1709
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1740
December 21, 1740
Age 31
Derby, New Haven County, CT, USA
1742
April 10, 1742
Age 33
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1746
July 20, 1746
Age 37
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1750
November 21, 1750
Age 41
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1759
May 5, 1759
Age 50
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1792
March 31, 1792
Age 83
Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, United States