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Subject: Re: Rigdon's/Hood's/ Buster/Kersey
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 19:25:48 EST
I wonder if the Teryfry mentioned here is actually Julia and someone horribly
misread the writing. The date and location are right.
Enoch Miles Rigdon (1821 (1822??) - ca. 1890)
Enoch was the son of Berry S. and Sarah Blakeley Rigdon. He was born in
Barnwell County, SC. He was listed in the Georgia Census in 1850 at age 28. The
1860 Georgia census lists his wife, Mary A. (Maryette M. ??) (1826), John
Berrien (1847), Nancy J. (1848), Gideon Jackson (Aug. 1, 1849), Martha Ann (E.??)
(1851), Eigo T. (1854), William Franklin (1856), Teryfry A. (1857), General
(Francis) Marion (1860). Other children not listed in the 1860 census were
William, born in 1847 who died in childhood; Malissa (Maissie) Ann, born in 1854;
Tempy Ann, born in 1855, James Manning, born in 1862, Mary Ann born in 1863,
and Cornelius Frier born in 1866. Enoch owned real estate in Ware County valued
at $1000.00 and personal property valued at $150.00. He was commonly called
by his middle name "Miles" and was born in South Carolina. He was the son of
Berry S. of South Carolina. "Miles" was married twice. His first wife, Mary
A. was born in 1826 in South Carolina.
"Miles" moved to Appling County, GA with his wife and first two children
about 1848 and lived there until 1857 when he moved to Ware County. After about
ten years he moved to Clinch County and lived on a farm south of Argyle. He
spent the following five or six years in Clinch, then moved back to Appling (now
Bacon) County and lived there until his death about 1890.
His second marriage took place in 1867, soon after his first wife's death and
was to Julia A. Murray, born 1839 to John Green Murray of Ware County. They
had no children (as if he needed any more). She survived him.
"Miles" was a member of the Methodist Church and was a "Local Deacon" - an
office corresponding to lay preacher. He held this office with much
faithfulness until his death. He was buried at Camp Ground Methodist Church.
Miles appears in the following census records: 1850, Appling Georgia; 1860,
Ware, Georgia; 1870, Clinch Georgia; 1880, Appling Georgia.
As there is some discrepancy about the number and names of the children, and
I have one record of his first name being "Edward" and another being "Enoch",
we may be talking about two families here. There is also some discrepancy on
his first wife's name. She is listed in the census records as "Maryette M."
but elsewhere as "Mary A.". The dates and places lived along with overlapping
children's names, indicates that we are dealing with just one family. With
that many kids, and being a preacher to boot, it's no wonder he had trouble
keeping them all straight.
Source: The Rigdon Family Album: Hillbillies Down Home in America by John