James Rigby

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
James Rigby, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, say 1730.1,2 He died 3 September 1801.3,4

James married Hannah Brown, daughter of Daniel Brown, say 1755.3

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Middletown Twp, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, with 1 free white male over 16, 1 under 16, and 2 free white females.

He appeared four times in the Septeninial Census of Pennsylvania:
1779–Aston, Chester Co.
1786–Aston, Chester Co.
1793–Aston, Delaware Co., as Schoolmaster
1800–Marple, Delaware Co.5


Hannah Brown b. abt. 1736, d. 6 Aug 1824
  • Sarah Rigby6 b. say 1756
  • Daniel Rigby+3 b. say 1757, d. bef. 1850
  • Eli Rigby1 b. 22 Apr 1771, d. 13 Apr 1859
This person was last edited on1 Mar 2023


  1. [S2618] Alpheus H. Harlan, compiler, History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family: and Particularly of the Descendants of George and Michael Harlan, Who Settled in Chester County, Pa., 1687 (two vols., Baltimore, Maryland: Lord Baltimore Press, [1914]), 181, further cited as Harlan, Harlan family.
  2. [S1330] Estimated from approximate date of marriage (1755).
  3. [S2617] Gilbert Cope, compiler, Genealogy of the Smedley Family: Descended from George and Sarah Smedley, Settlers in Chester County, Penna., With Brief Notices of Other Families of the Name, and Abstracts of Early English Wills (West Chester, Pennsylvania: s.p., 1901), 139, further cited as Cope, Smedley family.
  4. [S2626] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage, death and burial records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1768-1874, 85, FHL microfilm 387923, img 55, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Chester Co. Marriage, Death, and Burial Records.
  5. [S2619] "Pennsylvania, U.S., Septennial Census, 1779-1863," database and images, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com, Lehi, Utah); citing Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863, Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.
  6. [S2618] Harlan, Harlan family, 249.