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188    RIGSBEE FAMILY [EAST GEER STREET]

      Located in Oak Grove Township on the north side of East Geer Street (SR 1670) about 1000 feet southwest of its intersection with Burton Road (SR 1818).

      Coordinates: 36d 02m 11.0s N; 78d 49m 25.0s W Click here for Google maps

      This maintained but unused cemetery has about 28 graves, six of which have legible markers dated 1923 to 1975, partially enclosed by a fence. Canvassed by Dwight A. Evans and Mark and Dan Coulter (1981).

      Notes from a survey done about 1995: Thomas Rigsbee and Milly Glenn were married November 12, 1824. There were at least seven children born to them. The place chosen for their cemetery was behind the house. Today there are very few graves marked with inscribed stones. There are many fieldstones marking graves over about one-half acre of land. We can't be sure who is buried in all the graves, but death certificates and elderly people who lived near for a very long time helped come up with a list of names and dates. The earliest marked grave is Ev. Elliott, buried in 1923. The last person buried there was Alford Tilley in 1961. There are a few more people who will be buried there.


  1. Copley, Jessie   (b. - d. )
      • son of Jefferson D. and Hawkins Glenn Copley. about 2 years of age at death.
  2. Copley, Mike   (b. - d. )
      • son of Jefferson D. and Hawkins Glenn Copley. about 2 years of age at death.
  3. Elliott, Deborah Ev. Rigsbee   (b. 6 May 1872 - d. 21 Jun 1923)
      • Wife of Ruffin C. Elliott. daughter of John W. and Caroline Woods Rigsbee.
  4. Elliott, Ruffin C.   (b. 1872 - d. )
      • husband of Deborah Ev. Rigsbee Elliott. son of John Elbert and Tempsy Fogleman Elliott.
  5. Ellis, Addie Rigsbee   (b. 15 Jan 1888 - d. 23 Oct 1942)
      • Wife of Will Ellis. daughter of W. Ruffin and Rebecca Rigsbee Glenn. (Addie's mother died at her birth and she was raised by her grandmother, using the Rigsbee name.)
  6. Ellis, Will   (b. - d. )
      • husband of Addie Rigsbee (Glenn) Ellis. son of John and Martha Ellis.
  7. Jenkins, Raymond C.   (b. 18 May 1902 - d. 25 Dec 1974)
      • husband of Rosa Dell Tilley
  8. Pugh, Ella Lee Evans Lynn   (b. 1901 - d. 4 Jan 1975)
      • age 73y 10m. Wife of 1st Marvin Lynn and 2nd ?? Pugh. daughter of Wesley and Lula Evans.
  9. Rigsbee, Adolphus "Doll" K.   (b. 9 Jan 1873 - d. 24 Sep 1947)
      • husband of 1st Ella Williams and 2nd Nan Watson. son of John W. and Caroline Woods Rigsbee.
  10. Rigsbee, John Whitt   (b. 1835 - d. aft 1900)
      • husband of Nancy Caroline Woods Rigsbee. son of John and Betsy Glenn Rigsbee.
  11. Rigsbee, Nancy Caroline Woods   (b. 1838 - d. 1 Feb 1923)
      • Wife of John Whitt Rigsbee. daughter of David and Harriett Hardcastle Woods.
  12. Rigsbee, Whitney Dixon   (b. 17 Mar 1906 - d. 4 Jan 1929)
      • son of Addie Rigsbee. unmarried.
  13. Roycroft, Luther P., Sr.   (b. 13 Nov 1889 - d. 4 Dec 1929)
      • husband of Pearl Mac Tilley Roycroft. son of Person and Sallie Watson Roycroft.
  14. Tilley, Harriett Aetna Rigsbee   (b. 1870 - d. 1926)
      • Wife of William Alford Tilley. daughter of John W. and Caroline Woods Rigsbee.
  15. Tilley, Infant   (b. - d. 31 Jul 1932)
      • stillborn son of Merritt and Viola Glenn Tilley.
  16. Tilley, William Alford   (b. 1878 - d. 1961)
      • husband of Harriett Aetna Rigsbee Tilley. son of James P. and Agnes Crabtree Tilley.


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