The following information on Joseph Rigg was given to me by Eprhon and Mary Ann (Rigg) Stewart's great-great-great-granddaughter, Kim Brady:
Item 1. The following are two letters written from Ephron Stewart (husband to Mary Ann Rigg) to his son, Alvin Stewart:
Letter dated March 16, 1872 - Ephron Stewart is writing to his son Alvin and Alvin's wife in Indiana. He speaks of various things. That which pertains to Joseph Rigg is "We have received a letter lately from your Uncle Joseph Rigg he lives in Oregon."
Item 2. Notes from Kim Brady - Joseph Rigg is the brother of Mary Ann Rigg Stewart per letter that Mary Ann's husband Dr. E.P. Stewart wrote that Joseph Rigg was living in Polk Co., Oregon. Address was Salt Creek, Polk County, Oregon.
The 1850, 1870, and 1880 United States Census.
1850 Census Lee County, Iowa states:
Joseph Rigg 40 born 1810 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Rigg 21 born 1829 North Carolina
Hariet Rigg probably daughter, Elizabeth 5 months born 1850 Iowa
1870 Census Polk County, Oregon - Dallas
Joseph Riggs 60 born Pennsylvania farmer
Mary E. Perham 30 born Kentucky
Elizabeth Riggs 20 born Iowa
1880 Census Butte County, California - Oregon
Joseph Hedrick 43 born about 1837 Kentucky farmer
Mary Hedrick wife 39 born about 1841 Kentucky
Joseph Rigg father-in-law 70 born about 1810 Pennsylvania widowed carpenter
Elizabeth Rigg 30 born about 1850 living with next family listed on census
Find A Grave.com
died: 28 February 1884
buried: Butte County, California
Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Butte County, California
The 1900's Federal Census states Mary E. Headnick/Headrick is 60 years old and her birthdate was August 1839 and she was born in Kentucky. Mary was living in Long Valley, Placer County, California with her husband, Joseph Headnick/Headrick. Mary and Joseph were married 20 years. Mary and Joseph were boarders to William B. Allen and his family. The census, also states that, Mary was a mother of one child who was still living. Mary's mother was born in Kentucky and her father was born in Ohio. Joseph was born in Kentucky, his mother was born in Kentucky and his father was born in Tennessee.
The following is documentation that was found on Joseph Rigg when researching in Harrision County and Carroll County, Ohio by Jackie Rohde.
Item 1. Common Pleas Records October Term A.D. 1829 - page 573
Record of Recognizances returned to the Court of Common Pleas of Harrison County Ohio at their October Term A.D. 1829 Mavis Albaugh Esq. One of the Justice of the peace within and for said Harrison County returned into Court certain Recognizances before him taken ? Recognizances are in the words and figures following, to with, “The State of Ohio Harrison County of (seal) Be it remembered that on the 17th day of September 1829 Joseph Rigg and George Rigg personally came before me one of the Justices of the peace for said County and severally acknowledge to owe the State of Ohio one hundred and fifty dollars each to be levied on their goods & chattels Lands & Tenements to the use of the said State if default be made of the conditions following viz. The condition of this Recognizances is such that if the above bound Joseph Rigg shall personally appear at the next Court of Common Pleas to be holden in and for the County aforsaid, then and unto answer a charge of threatening to beat one Joseph Allen, and abide the Judgement of the court and not depart without leave otherwise to remain in full force and ? In law.
Joseph x Rigg (Seal)
George x Rigg (Seal)
Attest William Tingley clerk
Item 2. October Term A.D. 1829
Recorded State of Ohio on complaint of Joseph Allen verses Joseph Rigg
Complaint for threats - This day came as well Walter B. Beebe Esq. Attorney for state, as the said Joseph Rigg by M. Dewey his attorney - and the complaint being insufficient by consent of the prosecuting attorney the said Joseph Rigg is discharged from his recognizances.
Item 3. Marriage Record Book C Harrison County 1828-1840
Joseph Rigg To Margaret Hoobler Marriage License issued August 5th A.D. 1830.
Item 4. Poll Book on an Election 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 for the purpose of Electing Two Justices of the Peace. There were 106 Voters - including Joseph Rigg, George Rigg, Mahlon Stewart, and Robert Rigg.