Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Return to the Home Page
FAMILIES IN
AMERICA
Stars and Stripes

dividing line
EDWARD of ROXBURY
Charting the Immediate Descendants of
EDWARD RIGGS 1589-1672
of Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA, USA

9 times greatgrandfather of  MAMIE GENEVA DOUD
wife of DWIGHT D EISENHOWER, 34th US President

and probably7 times greatgrandfather of
WARREN G HARDING, 29th US President
including those who migrated to
CONNECTICUT and NEW JERSEY
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Notes This page
Return to Home Page CONTENTS  OF  THIS  PAGE Go to next Section
bullet LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED
bullet DETAILS OF SOURCES

dividing line


Return to Top LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED Go to next Section


TYPES OF SOURCES:

  • B = Burials;
  • C = Christenings;
  • ind = indexed;
  • M = Marriages;
  • mfc = microfiche;
  • mfm = microfilm;
  • photoc = photocopies obtained from
  • PRs = Parish Registers;
  • tran = transcript

LOCATIONS OF SOURCES:

  • Bod Lib = Bodleian Library, Oxford University
  • ESS CRO = Essex County Record Office, Chelmsford, Essex;
  • FHLC = Family History Library Catalogue;
  • LDS = Latter Day Saints;
  • RIGGS-L = RIGGS RootsWeb Mailing List, archived messages
       searchable at searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
  • SoG Lib = Society of Genealogists Library, 14 Charterhouse Buildings,
       Goswell Rd, London EC1M 7BA
  • TNA = The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office), Kew, SW9;

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS:

  • Co = Company;
  • comp = compiled by;
  • ed(s) = editor(s);
  • edit = edition;
  • f = folio number;
  • gen = genealogical;
  • GPC = Gen.Publ.Co.Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, USA;
  • Inc = Incorporated;
  • info = information;
  • NEHGR = New England Historical & Genealogical Register;
  • NEHGS = New England Historic Genealogical Society;
  • orig = originally;
  • p = page (pp = pages);
  • pr = proved;
  • pub = published;
  • Publ = Publishing;
  • ref = reference;
  • repr = reprinted;
  • Soc = Society;
  • suppl = supplied by
  • vol = Volume

Return to Top DETAILS OF SOURCES Go to next Section
Please see also the Note on the Discrepancies Between Main Sources,
that forms a preface to the main page and which
 refers to the use made of Sources #3, #4 and #5.

S1 CM&B PRs for All Saints Church, Nazeing, Essex - on mfm ESS CRO ref T/R 179/1

S2 Ind tran of CM&B PRs for All Saints Church, Nazeing, Essex - copy examined at ESS CRO ref T/R 280/1

S3 Genealogy of the RIGGS FAMILY (described as Vol.1 but no further vol pub), by John H.Wallace and pub by the author 1901 - LDS FHLC with mfm available for loan

S4 pp 1583-1585 of The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol.III (P-Z) by Robert Charles Anderson, pub by New England Historic Gen Soc, Boston, c1995 [SISBN 0-8808-2044-6] - copy examined in SOG Lib and photoc Bod Lib

S5 "Savage's Dictionary" Full title:- A Gen Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who Came before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register by James Savage, former President Of The Mass. Historical Soc, Vol.III, K-R. Orig pub Boston, 1860-1862, repr GPC 1965, 1969, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1990 [SISBN 0-8063-0309-3]. Electronic version adapted under the direction of Robert Kraft © July 1994 - this is viewable on-line at www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/.

S6 Info suppl by the late Leo Riggs

S7 "The Winthrop Society" and "First Settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony" pages on The Winthrop Society web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.winthropsociety.org/home.htm and www.winthropsociety.org/ancestrs.htm respectively

S8 Mary & John Clearing House web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.maryandjohn1630.com/

S9 The American Nation: A History of the United States, John A. Garraty. 7th edit pub Harper-Collins Publishers Inc 1991 [SISBN 0-06-042312-9 student edit 0-06-500035-8 teacher edit]

S10 "Hopewell Passenger List" on the Mayflower and Early Families web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.mayflowerfamilies.com/ships/hopewell.htm

S11 "Pre-1633 Planters of the Massachusetts Bay Colony" page on The Winthrop Society web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.winthropsociety.org/planters.htm

S12 "The Great Migration: Ships to New England, 1633-1635" page on The Winthrop Society web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.winthropsociety.org/ships.php

S13 Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, Peter Wilson Coldham, GPC 1988.
Also on CD#350 The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1605-1776 & Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775 © 1996 Broderbund Software, Inc.- info orig suppl Lynn Riggs

S14 RIGGS-L message 26OCT1998 - posted by Bruce Woodworth

S15 Twitchell Links web-site

S16 Medfield Vital Records, p.179. - info suppl Edwin Twitchell

S17 Roxbury Vital Records - info suppl Bob Bowers USGenWeb MA Look-up Volunteer

S18 Abstracts of Essex County, New Jersey, Partitions and Divisions of Estates 1793-1881 Recorded at Newark, New Jersey, abstracted by Virginia Alleman Brown, 1981- info suppl Bruce Woodworth

S19 TNA ref CO1/8/pp.99-101 - info on ref contained in Coldham [S13]

S20 Biographies of American & Colonial Governors, Meckler: extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/treatrob.htm

S21 History of Newark NJ, Joseph Atkinson, 1878: extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/treatrob.htm

S22 "The First Freemen of Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth, 1630-1636" page on The Winthrop Society web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.winthropsociety.org/freemen.htm

S23 The American Nation: A History of the United States, John A. Garraty. 7th edit pub Harper-Collins Publishers Inc 1991 [SISBN 0-06-042312-9 student edit 0-06-500035-8 teacher edit]

S24 Info suppl Edwin Twitchell

S25 Guide to a Walking Tour of the Ansonia Historic District, Derby Historical Society, publ 1979, trans available on the Electronic Valley Project web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.lnvalley.org/ansonia/elmtour/index.htm#Mapl

S26 "Derby Quick History" page on the City of Derby web-site: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at electronicvalley.org/derby/historyquick.htm

S27 "Riggs House" page in the Derby Historical Society Guide [S25]: viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.lnvalley.org/ansonia/elmtour/five.htm

S28 Reminiscences Of Montclair, Peter Doremus: extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/cranjasp.htm#reminiscences

S29 The Genealogy Of The Crane Family, Ellery Bicknell Crane, 1900: extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/cranjasp.htm#ebc

S30 "Hiding the Regicides WHALLEY & GOFFE In Early New Haven" web-page viewable on-line (as at APR2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/regicide.htm

S32 Info suppl Sharon Asher from papers of Leo Riggs

S33 Descendants Chart of Thomas & Jane Riggs compiled by Bev Peterson

S34 Entry 80 Roxbury Land & Church Records, pp 14-19 in 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners pub Boston 1884 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S35 p368 Vol.1 Records of the Governor & Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1623-1686 ed Nathaniel B.Shurlleff. 5 Vols in 6 pub Boston 1853-54 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S36 Entry 4 Roxbury Book of Possessions, pp11-51 in 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners pub Boston 1884 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S37 Entry 37 Roxbury Book of Possessions, pp11-51 in 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners pub Boston 1884 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S38 p93 Vol.14 Suffolk Deeds Vols 1-14 pub Boston 1880-1906 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S39 Entry 179 Roxbury Land & Church Records, pp 14-19 in 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners pub Boston 1884 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S40 Entry 180 Roxbury Land & Church Records, pp 14-19 in 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners pub Boston 1884 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S41 Entry 200-201 Vol.7 Suffolk County Massachusetts Probate Records - cited by Anderson [S4]

S42 Item 128 Roxbury Vital Records ms copy at New England Historic Gen Soc, Boston - cited by Anderson [S4]

S43 Nathan Grier Parke II, The Ancestry of Rev.Nathan Grier and his Wife Ann Elizabeth Gildersleeve, ed.Donald Lines Jacobus, pub Woodstock 1959, p107 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S44 Winthrop Papers 1498-1654, pub in 6 vols, various ed, Orig pub Boston 1925, repr 1992, p456 Vol.3 - cited by Anderson [S4]

S45 New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pub GPC 1995 - copy examined in SOG Lib

S46 The History and Antiquities of Boston, Samuel G.Drake, Boston, orig pub 1856, p216 - copy examined in SOG Lib

S47 The Pioneers of Massachusetts, Charles Henry Pope (Pastor, First Church, Charlestown, Boston), orig pub Boston 1900, repr 1965-1977 - copy examined in SOG Lib

S48 Founders of Early Milford Connecticut, Susan Woodruff Abbott, pub Gen Publ Co.Inc, Baltimore, 1979 - copy examined in SOG Lib

S49 Milford Vital Records - cited by Abbott [S48]

S50 Record of First Church of Milford, Connecticut - cited by Abbott [S48]

S51 Descendants Chart of Thomas Riggs (of Southampton, England) compiled by Charles L. Riggs

S52 Descendants Chart of Thomas and Jane (Richardson) Riggs compiled by Celeste Morrow

S53 Revolutionary War Pension Application of Samuel RIGGS [1760-1845+], posted by Bobby G. Carwile on the Genconnect Pensions Board for Hawkins Co. Tennessee

S54 1997 Supplement to Genealogy and History of the Daniel Dod Family in America, by Avlyn Dodd Conley - info suppl Bruce Woodworth

S55 The History of Newark, New Jersey, Being a Narrative of Its Rise and Progress, From the Settlement in May, 1666, by Emigrants from Connecticut, to the Present Time; Joseph Atkinson, Thomas Moran et al, Newark, NJ, William B. Guild, 1878, - summarised comments of Beverly Crifasi viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/newark.htm

S56 Historic Newark: A Collection of Facts & Traditions; publ 1916 Fidelity Trust Co., NJ - extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/newark.htm

S57 Bloomfield, Old & New, An Historical Symposium by Several Authors, publ Centennial Historical Committee, Bloomfield, NJ 1912 - extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/njbloom.htm

S58 "The New Plantation of New-Ark (Newark, NJ)" web-page viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/newark2.htm

S59 "Town Lots of the First Residents of Newark NJ" web-page viewable on-line at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/nwrkmap.htm (as at AUG2000)

S60 "Newark 1666, Town Lots of the First Residents" web-page viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at virtualnewarknj.com/imagepages/maps/lots1666.htm

S61 Narratives of Newark (In New Jersey) by David L. Pierson, pub Pierson Publ Co, Newark, 1917 - info suppl Glenn G. Geisheimer, webmaster of virtualnewarknj.com/ (AUG2000)

S62 Whallon and Kitchell Families by Edward Payson Whallon, 1932 - extracts viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/kitchell.htm

S63 "Some Descendants of Jasper Crane" web-page viewable on-line (as at AUG2000) at www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/crandesc.htm

S64 First Settlers of Newton Township, New Jersey by John Clement, pub Sinnickson Chew, 1877 - as posted by J Dole to <DOLE-L@rootsweb.com> OCT2000

S65 History of Milford Connecticut 1638-1939 by Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Connecticut, pub The Milford Tercentenary Committee, Inc, 1939 (map interleaved pp10-11, with accompanying text on verso of map)- info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S66 History of the Colony of New Haven to its Absorption into Connecticut by Edward E. Atwater: p639 Vol 2 concerning "Personnel of Milford (Wepowaug), 1636-1646" - info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S67 The History of Ancient Wethersfield by Sherman W. Adams and Henry R. Stiles (pub orig 1904), Vol. 1, pp27-29 & p72 (facsimile copy pub New Hampshire Publ Co., Somersworth, in collaboration with the Wethersfield Historical Soc, 1974) - info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S68 History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts by Samuel Adams Drake, pub Boston 1880, p440 Vol 2 - info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S69 Info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S70 A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey, embracing Practically Two and a Half Centuries 1666-1911, p950, pub Lewis Historical Publ Co, NY 1913 - info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S71 Province of East Jersey, Liber No. 1, p137 - info suppl Don Blauvelt .

S72 New Haven CT Probate Records, Volume One, Part Two, p 6 - Info posted by Evan R Thompson on RIGGS-L@rootsweb.com 08JAN2002.

S73 Info suppl Lina Nevin and message posted on RIGGS Message Board 23OCT2002.

S74 Goodman/Acquilano Family website.

S75 Breese USA website submitted by John McKenzie.

S76 Ancestors Of American Presidents, p233, comp Gary Boyd Roberts, pub Carl Boyer in cooperation with NEHGS, Boston, 1995, NEHGS - copy examined at SoG Lib, refce US/G37, JLY2002.

S77 More About The Riggs Family 1590-1973, Clara Nichols Duggan and Helen Katherine Duggan - information provided by Sterling Bridges following message posted on RIGGS Message Board JAN2004.

S78 "List of Freemen", p92 NEHGR Vol 3, pub for NEHGS 1849 - copy examined at SoG Lib, refce US/NE/PER, MAY2004. Searchable online (by NEHGS members) at www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/register/

S79 "Early Records of Boston: Roxbury", p377 NEHGR Vol 6, pub for NEHGS 1852 - copy examined at SoG Lib, refce US/NE/PER, MAY2004. Searchable online (by NEHGS members) at www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/register/

S80 Massachusetts Archives Collection (1629 - 1799), refce MA Records 2: 149, Series 2043, Volume 10, Page 2043. Searchable online on the website of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

dividing line

© 1999 - 2004 Geoff Riggs [the RIGGS Surname Study] and the original contributors, if any 
This information may be exchanged  between other researchers  into RIGGS families BUT
must not be sold in any form whatsoever: database & intellectual property rights reserved.

Return to Top
Total visitors to page since it was
initially published on 24SEP1999:
counter Return to Home Page
Any queries? contact: webmaster@riggs.org.uk
Text in red denotes recent addition/amendment
This page was last updated: 23rd April 2007
"