Nathaniel Riggs, Sr.

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Nathaniel Riggs, Sr.

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Campbell, KY, USA
Death: Died in Provo, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Bethuel Riggs and Nancy Riggs
Husband of Anna Riggs
Ex-husband of Rachel Riggs and Hannah Hendricks
Father of Polly Ann Young; Nathaniel Riggs, Jr.; Nancy Jane Boren and Rachel Isabel Kerby
Brother of Mary M Riggs; Gen. Jonathan Riggs; Elizabeth Smith; Sarah Bell Webb; Jane Riggs and 2 others

Occupation: Rev.
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
Last Updated:

About Nathaniel Riggs, Sr.

Birth: Aug. 5, 1798, Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA

Death: Jun. 5, 1869, Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA

Deseret News Obituary 16 Jun 1869 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah In Provo City on the 8th ult., Nathaniel Riggs, of neuralgia of the bowels. Deceased was born at Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky August 5, 1797. He was baptized Jan 17 1834 in Monroe County, Missouri and soon after made a visit to Kirtland, Ohio where he met with the Prophet Joseph, and made arrangements to go up to Jackson County. He then returned home and when the Camp of Zion came along he joined it, on Salt River, Miss. He accompanied the Camp to Clay County, and afterwards shared with it the trials of the return journey, during which, through exposure and privation, he contracted diseases which he carried to his grave. He came with the church from Missouri and settled in Nauvoo from thence to the Bluffs in Iowa and from the latter place to Salt Lake City in 1849. He moved to Provo City in 1851. He was taken sick December 1, 1868, and has endured a great deal of pain and misery for the last five months. He went to sleep rejoicing in the new and everlasting covenant.


Anna Reynolds Riggs (1819 - 1904)



Polly Ann Young Riggs Penrod (1836-1909)


Nathaniel Riggs (1852 - 1903)


Nancy Jane Riggs Boren (1853 - 1920)


Rachel Isabel Riggs Kerby (1856 - 1922)

Created by: Candace Young-Mayo

Record added: Mar 31, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 35384035

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Nathaniel Riggs, Sr.'s Timeline

August 5, 1798
Campbell, KY, USA
July 6, 1836
Age 37
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
May 13, 1852
Age 53
Wasatch, UT, USA
November 2, 1853
Age 55
Provo, UT, USA
November 12, 1856
Age 58
Provo, UT, USA