The is a copy of George Rigg's signature, found on a legal document in Harrison County, Ohio. George signed the document on the 3rd day of June A.D. 1826.
George married Mary Ann Rigg.
George and Mary Ann Rigg's children were:
A. Robert Rigg was born 1805 and died 11 September 1863.
B. John Rigg was born 1808 and died 1875.
C. Joseph Rigg was born 1809/1810.
D. Thornton F. Rigg was born 1811 and died 14 May 1850.
E. Mary Ann Rigg was born 1815 and died 12 November 1852.
THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION THAT WAS FOUND WHILE RESEARCHING THE RIGG FAMILY.
----In the 1810 census George Rigg and his family are living in Pike Run, Washington County, Pennsylvania. In the census he has three males under the age of 10 who I believe are Robert, George/John and Joseph Rigg.
----George Rigg, Robert Rigg and Joseph Rigg voted in an Election that was held at Solomon Littles, North Township, Harrison County, Ohio on the twenty eighth day of May in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and thirty one (1831) for the purpose of electing two Justices of the Peace.
----According to the Probated Records of Harrison County, Ohio -- To William Tingley, Clerk of court of Harrison County, Ohio: I do certify to you that I have given my consent for ROBERT RIGG, who is under age, to be married to LOVEICE FISSELL. SEPTEMBER the 20th, 1824 - George Rigg - Attest: William Beatty and Anthony Fissell.
----According to Marriage Permissions, Harrison County, Ohio 1813-1852. Authors: Dorothea Greer and Thelma Bolitho - Robert and Thornton Rigg were attendants to the marriage of MARY ANN RIGG and EPHRIAM STEWART on 2 April 1832. MARY ANN was the daughter of GEORGE RIGG.
----DEED GEORGE RIGG TO ROBERT RIGG (Book E Page 112)----
----George and Mary Ann Rigg sold their 80 acre farm in North Township, Harrison County, Ohio on March 14, 1833. This property was annexed to Perry Township, Carroll County when Carroll County was established in 1833. I cannot find any information on what happened to George and Mary Ann Rigg - The only thing that I found was in the 1840 census of Perry Township, Carroll County, Ohio Dr. Ephron Stewart who was married to Mary Ann Rigg (the daughter of George & Mary Rigg) shows a woman between- the ages of 60 and 70 living with them. This is probably Mary Ann Stewart's, mother, Mary Ann Rigg (the mother and daughter shared the same name of Mary Ann), in this same census, there is no mention of George Rigg.
----George and Mary Ann's son, Robert, purchased lots 11 and 12 in the town of Perrysville, Carroll County, Ohio sometime after March of 1833. Perrysville is where George and Mary Ann's daughter, Mary Ann, lived with her husband Dr. Ephron Stewart. Mary Ann Stewart died at the age of 37 in 1852 and is buried in the M.E. Church Cemetery in Perrysville, Ohio. Records show that there are many illegible stones and many field stones marking graves in the Cemetery; I can only guess that George and Mary Ann Rigg might be buried in the cemetery.
----Mary Ann Rigg, on December 28, 1832, was probably over 55 years old. She did something very strange for her age and we are still trying to figure out the reason for her actions. Mary Ann Rigg was arrested for resisting a constable (John Bear) and assault and battery at her home in North Township, Harrison County, Ohio. There was a letter in Mary Ann's file from a Joseph Walter, Esquire, stating that John Bear was executing a subpoena when he was resisted by Mary Ann Rigg. We do not know why or who the subpoena was from because it was not stated anywhere in her file. I was able to read and study different common plea cases in the County of Harrison during the years 1832-1833. They consisted of continual slander cases, other assault and batteries against the constable, lack of payment for services rendered cases. I almost didn't put this information about Mary Ann in my genealogy; thinking no one needs to know about this case. But the more I mentioned it to family members, the more they encouraged me to put the facts in about her arrest. MARY ANN ENDED UP ONLY PAYING A FINE BUT SHE MUST HAVE BEEN DEVASTED AND VERY EMBARRASSED.
----The following is the transcription of the Harrison County, Ohio Court Papers against Mary Ann Rigg:
According to Case File #51 - The State of Ohio, Harrison County - 1833
January 1833 - The State of Ohio, Harrison County, SS - Be it Remembered, that on this 12th day of January 1833 personally come before me; one of the associate Judges in and for said county, Mary Rigg, John Rigg and Iona Flory and severally acknowledge to owe to the State of Ohio the sum of one hundreds dollars to be levied on their goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to the use of said state, if default be made, on the following condition, viz: The condition of this Recognizance is such that if the above bound Mary Rigg shall personally appear at the next Court of Common Pleas, to be holden in and for said County, then and there to answer to a charge of Assault and Battery on the body of John Bear and abide the judgment of the court, and not depart without leave; then this Recognizance shall be void and none effect, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in Law. Taken and acknowledge before me at Cadiz the day and year above written. Mr. Bingham, Associate Judge
----March 1833- The State of Ohio, The County of Harrison, Court of Common Pleas - A, Mary Ann Rigg, wife of George Rigg was indicted for resisting Constable John Bear and for an assault and battery charge upon him. The incident happened December 28, 1832. The State of Ohio summoned Peter Little, Robert Guinea, Robert Rigg, Elijah Morgan, Jesse Morgan, John Phillips, Peter Moore, Jacob Gladden, John Morgan, Elizabeth Reynolds, William Tateate, and Thornton F. Rigg as witnesses. On March 28th of 1833, Mary Ann Rigg pleaded guilty to the battery.
----April Term A.D. 1833 - Common Pleas Book C Page 276 - State of Ohio vs Mary Ann Rigg - Indictment for resisting a Constable - John Bear, David Kirby, Elisha Cooper and Richard Goff personally came into court and entered into Recognizances in the sum of one hundred dollars each, conditioned for their several appearances at the next term of this court on the first day of the Term to testify and give evidence on part of the State of Ohio in this case. George Rigg and Robert Rigg personally came into court and entered into recognizances in the sum of one hundred dollars, conditioned for the appearance of the Defendant Mary Ann Rigg at the next term of this court on the first day of the term and answer unto the above mentioned Bill of Indictment and abide the Judgement and order of the court thereon.
----July 12, 1833 - The State of Ohio , Harrison County, SS - The State of Ohio to the Sheriff of our said County of Harrison Greeting: We command you to summon Peter Little, Robert Guinea, Robert Rigg, Elijah Morgan, Jesse Morgan, John Philips, Peter Moore, Jacob Gladden, John Morgan, Elizabeth Reynolds, William Fateate & Thornton F. Rigg to appear upon the penalty of one hundred dollars before our judges of the Court of Common Pleas, at the next Term to be held at Cadiz, within and for the County of Harrison, on the 1st day of the Term, being the twenty third day of July Instant at 10 o'clock A.M. of said day then and there to testify for the Defendant and give evidence in a certain action of Indictment for resisting a Constable now depending in our said court between The State of Ohio Plaintiff and Mary Ann Rigg Defendant. Hereof fail not, but this writ and your services make due return. Witness the Honorable Jeremiah M. Hallock President of our said Court at Cadiz, this 12th day of July A.D. 1833. Wm Tingley Clerk.
------July 18, 1833 - The State of Ohio, Harrison County, SS - The State of Ohio to the Sheriff of our said County of Harrison Greeting: We command you to summon Joseph Walters, Esquire, to appear upon the penalty of one hundred dollars before our judges of the Court of Common Pleas, at the next Term to be holden at Cadiz, within and for the County of Harrison, on the first day of the Term, being the 23rd day of July Instant at 10 o'clock A.M. of said day then and there to testify for the State of Ohio and give evidence in a certain action of Indictment for resisting a Constable and now pending in our said court between the State of Ohio and Mary Ann Rigg and that he bring with him into court the execution in his possession and which John Bear, Constable, was executing when resisted by Mary Ann Rigg and for which resistance she stands indicted as above and Hereof fail not, but of this writ and your service make due return. Witness the Honorable Jeremiah H. Hallock President of our said Court at Cadiz, this 18th day of July A.D. 1883. William Tingley, Clerk
----July 23, 1833 - State vs Mary Ann Rigg - of Joseph Walter, Esquire that John Bear was executing ? a subpoena for Walter to bring with him the execution in his possession and which John Bear, Constable was executing when resisted by Mary Ann and for which resistance she stands indicted ? so to answer.
----October Term AD 1833 - Common Pleas Book D Page 424 - And now to wit, on the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Three being the fifth day of October Term of our said Court in the year last aforesaid came James Collier, Esquire, Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Ohio in Harrison County,. And the said Mary Ann Rigg in her own proper person appeared in Court and being arraigned and called upon to plead to her Indictment says she will not contend with the state. Whereupon after hearing the evidence adduced and it is considered by the court that the said Mary Ann Rigg pay a fine of fifteen dollars, together with the sum of twenty one dollars and fifty seven cents of of prosecution and that executive issue therefore. Attest William Tingley, Clerk.
According to two deeds - son and wife, Robert & Margaret Rigg; husband and wife, George & Mary Rigg; and son, Thornton F. Rigg sold all of their property (consisting of a total of 93 acres) on March 14, 1833. The property was in North Township, Harrison County, Ohio but was annexed to Perry Township, Carroll County, Ohio in the same year of 1833. One might wonder if the annexing to a new county could have upset the Rigg family.
The George and Mary Rigg information researched by Brad and Jackie Rohde