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Edward Riggs of Roxbury, MA Descendants

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  • Elizabeth Carwithie (c.1621 - aft.1677)
    Family . SGT. EDWARD RIGGS, son of Edward and Elizabeth Riggs, baptised 17 Oct. 1619 in Nazeing Parish, Essex, England; died between 10 June 1669 and 25 Jan. 1670 in Newark, New Jersey. Edward came to ...
  • Elizabeth Riggs (c.1618 - 1669)
    this time, no documentation can be found as to when Elizabeth Roosa was born or baptized. However, R. C. Anderson in his "Great Migration" says that based on the date of marriage, the birth can be plac...
  • Eldon Lynn Hyatt (1892 - 1959)
    Eldon and his family lived in Medina, Ohio.
  • Howard Rinehart Hyatt (1891 - 1953)
  • Martha Harriett Kerr (1889 - 1961)

Edward Riggs and his family were part of the Great Migration and were among the very early settlers in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. A number of other families, all from Nazeig, Essexwere County, England had settled there, and were collectively called the Nazeing Christians. Roxbury, which was a separate township on the outskirts of Boston, is now part of the city of Boston.

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Edward has some interesting descendants.

The mysteries with Edward's family begin with who he married. Some say he married Mary Munn first, and secondly Mary Browne, which is what I have believed for a long time. Others believe Mary Munn was his only wife, while others believe his wife's name was Mary Munn Browne. And then, there's Mary, Edward's granddaughter who married Thomas Cushman. Some say she was Mary Riggs Cutter, that her mother was a Riggs.

Clearly, there's much to be learned about this coloniel family, and I need all the help I can get!

Profiles to include in this project: Edward III of Roxbury, his direct ancestors, siblings, nieces, nephews, wives, children, and any interesting or notable decendants.

For further reading about early Roxbury: