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Enoch Rigsby
1810 - 1849
Enoch Rigsby was born about 1810 in an unknown place and died about 1849 in Randolph Co., Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 39 years old.

He married Nancy C. Measles.
Children: Martha A. Rigsby (1844), Minerva Rigsby (1846), and Nancy Catharine Rigsby (1848). He dies while his children are young.
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Census1/1/1840 GA (Randolph County) 30 yrs old 
Line #1 Enoch Rigsby - one male child under 5, one male child 5-10, one male child 10-15. one male 30-40, two female children under 5,one female child 5-10, one female 20-30. 
Marriage8/10/1843 GA (Randolph County) 33 yrs old 
Enoch Rigsby married Nancy C. Measles on Aug. 10, 1843, Marriage Place: Randolph Co., Georgia Indexing Number: M71356-2, Source Film Number: 271259, Reference Number: p. 692.  Source:  Collection: Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967

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1 1811 Madison County created.
1 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
2 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
2 1812 Emanual County formed.
3 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
7 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
9 1819 Rabun County formed.
10 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
11 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
12 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
13 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
14 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
15 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
16 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
17 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
20 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
21 1831 Sumter County is formed.
22 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
23 1833 Walker County is formed.
26 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
27 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
28 1838 Chattooga County formed
37 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
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4 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
20 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
29 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
34 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
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1 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
2 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
18 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
24 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
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1 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
10 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
20 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
25 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
27 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
30 1840 Oregon Trail is established
32 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
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23 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Nancy Measles / Mizell
Born about 1820 and died about 1915
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The Children of Enoch Rigsby

Martha A. Rigsby
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia about 1844 and died in Bibb Co., Georgia on January 12, 1938. She was about 94 years old.

Her parents were Enoch and Nancy C. Measles Rigsby. Her father died when she was young and her mother remarried in 1854 to a man named Benjamin Williams.

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Minerva Rigsby
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1846 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1910. She was about 64 years old.

Her parents were Enoch and Nancy C. Measles Rigsby. Minerva had one daughter named Martha Jane Rigsby.

When Minerva is 29 years old, her daughter, Martha, is adopted by Simeon D. Ho...
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