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Eunice Riggs

Eunice Riggs

Female Abt 1745 - Abt 1829  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Eunice Riggs 
    Born Abt 1745  Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Court Feb 1810  Lincoln, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition for Murphy Case 
    Died Abt 1829  Skegg Creek, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2389  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father Samuel Riggs,   b. Abt 1728, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1798, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thompkins,   b. Abt 1732, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1810, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Family ID F1401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Laswell, aka Lasswell, Lacefield, Lacewell,   b. Abt 1740, Cameron, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1764  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Laswell,   b. Abt 1765, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. Sally Laswell,   b. Abt 1778, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Henry Laswell,   b. 1782, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Platte, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Jesse Laswell,   b. 5 Mar 1786, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1853, Orange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Lucy Laswell,   b. Abt 1785, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1820, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     6. Mary Laswell,   b. Abt 1786
     7. Nancy Lacefield,   b. 1788, Lincoln, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1852, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Abigail Lacewell,   b. 1789, Lincoln, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. William Laswell,   b. 1796, Rockcastle, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1867, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Name: Eunice Riggs Birth Date: 1760 Birthplace: New Jersey Volume: 146 Page Number: 442 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 3 Dec 1924, 1315

      The Commonwealth of Kentucky; Stanford, Lincoln Co., Kentucky; February 1810

      Also the Deposition of Joseph Lasswell taken at the same time and place to be read in the same suit this deponent being of Lawful age and being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that he has been acquainted with Richard Murphy's family about forty two years and at his first acquaintance with said Murphey he had no negroes and he understood by said Murphey that there was a degree conveying them to his wife from her father then living in Virginia and as well as this deponent recollects said Murphey and his wife went to Virginia and on their return back again they brought with them two negroes one by the name of Harry , the other by the name of Phillis and I understood by said Murphey that he the said Murphey got them from his wife's father Benjamin Terry,

      Quest by Complainants; Do you recollect that the above mentioned Phillis had a child named Ciller?

      And by Deponent; Yes I do recollect I think Cealler is about 35, 36, or 37 years of age at this time.

      Quest by same; Do you recollect that you ever saw Fillis in a state of pregnancy previous to the birth of Cealer at the house of the defendant, Richard Murphey?

      Answer by deponent; Yes I did and afterwards saw her with a young child who was called Cealer by the family of the defendant Richard Murphey and never knew said Richard Murphey to have any Negros woman but Fillis and her family.

      Quest by same; Did you ever hear Richard Murphey say that Benjamin Scott, Elizabeth Scott, now wife of David Aston, and John Scott and Sarah Scot now the Wife of Zadock Rigs and Lucy Scot, now the wife of Arthur Scritchfield, war the children of the said Richard Murphy's wife.

      Answer by deponent; Yes I have heard Richard Murphey say they were his wife's children Repeated by; Quest by same; Did you ever hear Richard Murphey the Deft say that he the said Richard Murphey married the Widow Scott?

      Answer by Deponent; Yes I have often heard him say he did and further the Deponent sayeth not

      Joseph X (his mark) Lassfield

      Also the Disposition of Eunice Lassfield taken at the same place & time to be read as Evidence in the same tort this Deponent being of Lawful age and Duly Sworn; Deposeth & sayeth that I have been acquainted with Richard Murphy's Family upwards of thirty years as well this Deponent recollects 35 or 36 years past; She saw a Negro child called Celar suck a Negro woman by the name of Filly who was then in the possession of Richard Murphey 6 Deft

      Question by the same com? Did you ever hear Richard Murphey the Deft say that he got the said Filly by his wife's fathers estate.

      Answer; Yes I have repeatedly

      Question by the same; Did you ever hear Richard Murphey the Deft say that the negroes was all to be equally divided amongst his wife's children at her death.

      Answer; Yes I did & father this Deponent sayth not

      Eunice (her mark) Lassfield

      Kentucky; Lincoln Co.; The foregoing Dispositions were taken at subscribed & Sworn to before us Justices of the Peace in & for the County of sd at the place & time above written & given under our hands this 17 day of Sept 1810 Harbert King JP John M Roberts Ck 17 Aug 1810 two dollars as our fee for attending to the above dispositions; (Minor editing done by Yates, R.E. 9/7/2009 to improve readability)