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Alice Virgina Rigsby 

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James R. Knight
6/27/1838 - 10/7/1911

Martha A. Rigsby
1844 - 1/12/1938
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Alice Virgina Rigsby
1/5/1867 - 11/10/1913
(Shown at age 23)
Alice Virgina Rigsby was born on January 5, 1867 in Randolph, Georgia and died on November 10, 1913 in Calhoun County, Georgia. She lived to be 46 years old.

Her parents were James Knight and Martha Rigsby.
Records
Census8/1/1870 Subdivision 146 GA (Randolph County) 3 yrs old 
Listed as family #784: James Knight (age 30), Mary Ann Kinght (age 25), Martha Rigsby (age 24) and Alice Rigsby (age 3). James is a chair maker and his wife, Mary Ann, is keeping house. Martha is a domestic servant. James estimates the value of his real estate to be $300 and personal property $200. All were born in GA. James cannot write and Mary Ann and Martha cannot read or write.
Other members of the Knight family live near James and his family. They are reported on the census as:
#785 - Chancy Knight (age 61 SC)
#786 - Olive B. Knight (age 41 GA) and family
#778 - Salathiel Knight (age 67 SC) Jane Knight (29 NC) and family. (on page before) 
Census6/17/1880 District 998 GA (Randolph County) 13 yrs old 
Listed as family #72: James Knight (white male, age 40), Mary A. (wife, age 38), Minnie B., (daughter, age 8), Edith (daughter, age 6), William E. (son, age 4), and Estella (daughter, age 1). James is employed as a chair maker. Martha Rigsby (boarder, age 36), Alice (daughter, age 13), Marke B. (son, age 10). Martha and her children are keeping house.

Listed as family #71: Oliver B. Knight (white male, age 51) and Nancy A. (wife, age 44). Oliver is employed as a chair maker.

Listed as family #74: Mollie Williams (white male, age 30), Lou Ella Williams (daughter, age 7), and Mineva Rigsby (boarder, age 28). Mineva appears to be a laborer working for the Williams.  
Census1/4/1900 Cordray GA (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #21: W. J. Howard (age 44, born in March 1856), Allice Howard (age 33, born Jan. 1867), Ben Howard (14, Apr. 1886), Minnie Howard (10, Oct. 1889), Mattie Howard (5, Apr. 1895), and Charlie Howard (2, Nov. 1897). W. J. was born in AL as were his parents, Allice was born in GA, as were her parents. All of the children were born in GA. W.J. is a farmer, Ben is a farm laborer, and Minnie is attending school. Everyone can read and write except W.J., Mattie, abd Charles. Allice says they have been married for 20 years and she has given birth to six children, of which, only four are living.  
Census4/16/1910 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
family# 30 -W. J. Howard (age54), Alace V. Howard (43), Minnie Howard (18), Mattie Howard (15), Clarlie Howard (12)& J. C. Howard (4). W.J. & Alace have been married ten years and have five children. W.J. was born in AL, he doesn't know where his parents were born. Alace was born in GA, her father in AL and mother in GA. all children born in GA. W.J. can not read or write, all other can. Charlie, Mattie & J. C. attend school.  

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AgeDateEvent
3 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
8 1875 Oconee County formed.
38 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
45 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
2 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
10 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
12 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
22 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
28 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
30 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
33 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
33 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
34 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
35 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
36 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
37 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
39 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
45 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
46 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
AgeDateEvent
15 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
18 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
41 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
45 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
46 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
AgeDateEvent
1 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
8 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
9 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
42 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
43 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
AgeDateEvent
42 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
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Buck and Alice
Buck and Alice


Marriages
William 'Buck' Howard
Born on April 12, 1856 and died on January 15, 1950.
They were married 1/1/1883.

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The Children of Alice Virgina Rigsby

34 years old
William Benjamin Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on April 11, 1886 and died in Geneva County, Alabama on July 18, 1935. He was 49 years old.

Burial at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Houston Co. AL.

Story: Bob the Dog
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Alice Edna Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia about 1887 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia about 1889. She was about 2 years old.

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21 years old
Minnie Lee Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on an unknown day in October 1889 and died in Terrell Co., Georgia about 1925. She was about 35 years old.

She married James W. Turner (1865 -1923). They had four children:
  1. Virginia Turner (1914)
  2. James Turner (1916-2000)
  3. Theta Turner (1919)
  4. Julia Lee Turner (...
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16 years old
Mattie Eula Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on June 11, 1894 and died in Randolph Co., Georgia on September 15, 1971. She was 77 years old.

She married Alexander Washington Smith Jr. Children:
  1. Curtis Smith,
  2. Phill Washington Smith (1912-1985)
  3. Lula Virgina Smith (1913-1925)
  4. Lila...
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Charles Harrison Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on November 23, 1897 and died in Dougherty County, Georgia on February 15, 1925. He was 27 years old.

He married Mary Jane Daniel (1897-1974). They had two children:
  1. Sarah Alice Howard
  2. Hillsman Rudolph Howard (11/1/1924-5/13/2000).


He died of Pneumoni...
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infant daughter Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on May 12, 1900 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia on May 13, 1900. This child lived to be 1 day old.

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Jesse Clyde Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on October 7, 1905 and died in Albany, Dougherty Co., Georgia on August 8, 1988. He was 82 years old.

He married Flossie Parr. ...
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