Decendents of Francis Riggan, Sr.Updated September 5, 2000
Francis Riggan Sr. was probably born in Virginia about 1730 and migrated to northeastern North Carolina about 1759 and settled in Granville Co, later Bute Co, later Warren Co. He married Mary Pegram in June 1759, about the same time he was deeded 180Ac by the father of his new wife, Daniel Pegram.
In 1760 he carried chains for Thomas Person, Surveyor for Lord Granville, in 1769 he was appointed Surveyor of Roads in Bute Co. In 1772 he is referred to in Court of Pleas & Quarters records as an "overseer" of roads and in 1777 he as appointed Tax Assessor for Bute Co.
In January 1779 he was one of the original petitioners who signed the "Petition for the Division of Bute County" which was presented to the NC General Assembly and ratified at that time.
Francis Sr. deceased about 1818 and left his will in Warren Co in Will Book 21 Page 108.
Childern of Francis Riggan Sr. & Mary Pegram Riggan
Daughter - Frances (Fanny) Riggan m. William Rooker Feb 25, 1819
Daughter - Molly Riggan
Daughter - Priscilla Riggan b. about 1759
Son - William Pegram Riggan b. 1761 d. Dec 29, 1838
m. Mary Cranshaw Nov 16, 1787
Son - Francis Riggan, Jr b. Mar 7, 1764 d. April 1789
m. Ann Harris, Elizabeth Pegram, Mary Partin
Son - Daniel Riggan b. about 1765
m. Frances Harper Jan 30, 1789
Daughter - Betsy Riggan b. about 1768
m. Benjamin Robertson Mar 27, 1812
If anyone has any information about any of the above please contact me and I will be glad to share with you.
William Habbard Riggan, III
130 Person Circle
Louisburg, NC 27549
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