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Nancy Catherine Rigsby 

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Enoch Rigsby
1810 - 1849

Nancy C. Measles / Mizell
1820 - 1915
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Nancy Catherine Rigsby
1848 - 1910
Nancy Catherine Rigsby was born about 1848 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1910 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 62 years old.

She married James T. Holt
Census9/30/1850 District 4 GA (Randolph County) 2 yrs old 
Listed as family 81: Nancy Rigsby (age 30), Enoch Rigsby (age 9), Martha Rigsby (age 7), Meremy Rigsby (age 4), and Nancy Rigsby (age 2). All were born in GA. Their estate is valued at $2,500.  
Other7/1/1867 GA (Randolph County) 19 yrs old 
The state vs Nancy and Mary Rigsby - charged with keeping lewd home. 
Other7/4/1867 GA (Randolph County) 19 yrs old 
The state vs Nancy and Martha Rigsby - charged with keeping lewd home. 
Marriage9/25/1867 GA (Early County) 19 yrs old 
Nancy C. Rigsby married James T. Holt on 9/25/1867 in Early County, GA 
Census1/1/1870 Militia District 626 GA (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
850 - James T. Holt (age 25), Nancy C. Holt (20). Both were born in GA. 

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2 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
3 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
4 1852 Taylor County formed.
5 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
6 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
8 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
9 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
10 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
22 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
27 1875 Oconee County formed.
57 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
5 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
8 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
11 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
17 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
21 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
29 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
31 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
41 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
47 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
49 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
52 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
52 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
53 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
54 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
55 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
56 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
58 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
58 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
58 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
13 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
14 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
37 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
60 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
7 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
12 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
14 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
15 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
17 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
20 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
27 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
61 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
62 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
61 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe

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