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Nancy C. Measles / Mizell 



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Nancy C. Measles / Mizell
1820 - 1915
Nancy C. Measles / Mizell was born about 1820 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1915 somewhere in Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 95 years old.

Martha A. Rigsby (1844)
Minerva Rigsby (1846)
and Nancy Catharine Rigsby (1848)
Her first husband dies while her children are young.

In 1854 she marries Benjamin Williams.
James Williams (1856)
Rufus Edward "Robert" Williams (1858)
Census1/1/1840 GA (Randolph County) 20 yrs old 
Line #1 Enoch Rigsby - one male child under 5, one male child 5-10, one male child 10-15. one male 30-40, two female children under 5,one female child 5-10, one female 20-30. 
Marriage8/10/1843 GA (Randolph County) 23 yrs old 
Enoch Rigsby married Nancy C. Measles on Aug. 10, 1843, Marriage Place: Randolph Co., Georgia Indexing Number: M71356-2, Source Film Number: 271259, Reference Number: p. 692.  Source:  Collection: Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967
Census9/30/1850 District 4 GA (Randolph County) 30 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.  
Marriage10/28/1854 GA (Randolph County) 34 yrs old 
Nancy Rigsby marrys Benjamin Williams on 10/28/1854 in Randolph County, GA 
Census6/28/1860 GA (Randolph County) 40 yrs old 
Listed as family 509: Benjamin William (age 72), Nancy William (age 35), James William (age 4), Robert William (age 2), Martha Rigsby (age 15), Maneven Rigsby (age 13), and Catharine Rigsby (age 11). All were born in NC. Benjamin is a Grocer.  
Census1/1/1880 District 1283 GA (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
#574 - James Williams (age 24), Luisa Williams (26),mother - Nancy Williams (59), nephew - Moses Dumas (17). All born in GA. James is a farmer, Luisa keeps house, Moses is a farm laborer. 
Census1/1/1900 Militia District 718 GA (Randolph County) 80 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Nancy Measles / Mizell.  252 - Joe Ruse (48 - Feb.1852) Henrietta Ruse (33 -March 1867) Ester Ruse (5 - April 1895)& border Nancy Rigsby (67 - Feb. 1833). All were born in GA, as were their parents. Nancy is a widow. Joe and Henrietta have been married 17 years and have one child. Joe is a farmer.  

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1 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
2 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
3 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
4 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
5 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
6 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
7 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
10 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
11 1831 Sumter County is formed.
12 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
13 1833 Walker County is formed.
16 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
17 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
18 1838 Chattooga County formed
27 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
30 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
31 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
32 1852 Taylor County formed.
33 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
34 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
36 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
37 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
38 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
50 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
55 1875 Oconee County formed.
85 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
92 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
94 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
10 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
19 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
24 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
33 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
36 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
39 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
45 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
49 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
57 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
59 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
69 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
75 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
77 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
80 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
80 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.
81 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
82 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
83 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
84 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
86 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
86 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
86 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
92 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
93 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
94 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
8 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
14 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
41 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
42 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
62 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
65 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
88 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
92 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
93 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
10 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
15 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
17 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
20 1840 Oregon Trail is established
22 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
35 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
42 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
43 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
45 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
48 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
55 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
56 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
89 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
90 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.
13 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
89 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
94 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.

Enoch Rigsby
Born about 1810 and died about 1849
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The Children of Nancy C. Measles / Mizell

Martha A. Rigsby
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1844 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1911. She was about 67 years old.

She was called "Matt". Her parents were Enoch and Nancy C. Measles Rigsby. Her father died when she was young and her mother remarried in 1854 to a man named Benjamin Williams.

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Minerva Rigsby
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1846 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1910. She was about 64 years old.

Her parents were Enoch and Nancy C. Measles Rigsby. Minerva had one daughter named Martha Jane Rigsby-Howard.

When Minerva is 29 years old, her daughter, Martha, is adopted by Simeo...
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Nancy Catherine Rigsby
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1848 and died in an unknown location about 1910. She was about 62 years old.

She married James T. Holt...
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