James Riggs1

ID#1224, b. 28 February 1849, d. 15 November 1940
Father: Dave Riggs, reportedly born in Pennsylvania
Mother: unknown Slider, reportedly born in Pennsylvania2

Birth date: 28 February 1849 (year based on age at death). The date on the certificate was 29 February 1940 with the year crossed out as 1940 was the year he died. His age at death was 91 years 8 months 16 days, which my software calculates as a birth date of 28 February 1849. 1849 was not a leap year, so there was no 29th day of February that year.2
Birth place: Pennsylvania.2

James married Rebecca Starcher.1

James died at age 91 from carcinoma of the face on 15 November 1940 at Hur, Calhoun County, West Virginia.2 James's body was interred on 16 November 1940 in the Hur Cemetery, Hur, Calhoun County, West Virginia.2

Deceased Child of James Riggs and Rebecca Starcher:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=20 Mar 2013


  1. [S195] "West Virginia Marriages, January 1881 to November 1936," presented by The Calhoun County WVGenWeb, online http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/gr1881-1936.txt
  2. [S1659] James Riggs, Certificate of Death, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983556_0002343.jpg.
  3. [S274] Register of Marriages for James R. Roberts and Sarah Riggs, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00089.jpg.
  4. [S1674] James Riggs household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 21A (251 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.