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Rachel Isabel Kerby (Riggs)

Birthplace: Provo, UT, USA
Death: Died in AZ, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Riggs, Sr. and Anna Riggs
Wife of Francis Kerby, III
Mother of Annie Isabelle Gordon; William Kerby; Jesse Kerby; Charles Marion Kerby; Joseph Lee Kerby and 4 others
Sister of Polly Ann Riggs; Nathaniel Riggs, Jr. and Nancy Jane Boren
Half sister of Polly Ann Young

Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Rachel Isabel Kerby

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.



Nathaniel Riggs (1798 - 1869)


Anna Reynolds Riggs (1819 - 1904)


Francis Kerby (1847 - 1925)



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 Isabel Kerby's Timeline

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