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Marcus Roland Rigsby 

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James R. Knight
6/27/1838 - 10/7/1911

Martha A. Rigsby
1844 - 1911
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Marcus Roland Rigsby
6/8/1870 - 8/4/1953
Marcus Roland Rigsby was born on June 8, 1870 somewhere in Georgia and died on August 4, 1953 in Terrell Co., Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 83 years old.

He married Louisa V. Belcher.

Leon M. Rigsby (1893)
Lelia G. Rigsby
Clifford G. Rigsby (1897- 1960)
Roland J. Rigsby (1899 - 9/15/1965)
Lillian Rigsby (1902 -6/5/1962)
Walter Rigsby (1904 -7/14/1974)
Fannie Dale Rigsby (1907-4/9/1881)
Emma Lois Rigsby
Roy Lee Rigsby (1912 -9/13/1994)
Census8/1/1870 Subdivision 146 GA (Randolph County) 54 days old 
Listed as family #784: James Knight (age 30), Mary Ann Knight (age 25), Martha Rigsby (age 24) and Alice Rigsby (age 3), Mark Rolen Rigsby(1 mon-born in June). James is a chair maker and his wife, Mary Ann, is keeping house. Martha is a domestic servant. James estimates the value of his real estate to be $300 and personal property $200. All were born in GA. James cannot write and Mary Ann and Martha cannot read or write.
Other members of the Knight family live near James and his family. They are reported on the census as:
#785 - Chancy Knight (age 61 SC)
#786 - Oliver B. Knight (age 41 GA), Nancy (32 GA), John T. (14 GA),Elizabeth (16 GA), John F. Gilder (16 GA)farm worker. Oliver is a chair maker.
#778 - Salathiel Knight (age 67 SC) Jane Knight (29 NC), Marion (19 GA), Lucius (12 GA), Martha (21 GA) , Isadora R. (9mos GA). 
Census6/17/1880 District 998 GA (Randolph County) 10 yrs old 
Listed as family #72: James Knight (white male, age 40), Mary A. (wife, age 38), Minnie B., (daughter, age 8), Edith (daughter, age 6), William E. (son, age 4), and Estella (daughter, age 1). James is employed as a chair maker. Martha Rigsby (boarder, age 36), Alice (daughter, age 13), Marke B. (son, age 10). Martha and her children are keeping house.

Listed as family #71: Oliver B. Knight (white male, age 51) and Nancy A. (wife, age 44). Oliver is employed as a chair maker.

Listed as family #74: Mollie Williams (white male, age 30), Lou Ella Williams (daughter, age 7), and Mineva Rigsby (boarder, age 28). Mineva appears to be a laborer working for the Williams.  
Marriage1/7/1890 GA (Randolph County) 19 yrs old 
M. R. Rigsby married Louisa Belcher on Jan. 7, 1890 
Census1/1/1900 Militia District 998 GA ( Randolph County) 29 yrs old 
M. R. Rigsby ( age 29), Louisa V. Rigsby (26), Leon Rigsby (8), Lelia G. Rigsby (5), Clifford Rigsby (3), Roland Rigsby (1), Lillian Rigsby (5 mos).  
Census1/1/1910 Militia District 998 GA (Randolph County) 39 yrs old 
family 234 - Mark Rigsby (40), Louisa Rigsby (37), Leon Rigsby (16), Lelia Rigsby (14), Clifford Rigsby (13), Roland Rigsby (11), Lillian Rigsby (9), Walter Rigsby (7), Fanny Rigsby (5), Emma Rigsby (1) & mother - Martha Rigsby (64). All were born in Georgia. Mark and Louisa have been married 20 years. They have had nine children, eight are living. Mark is a farmer. 
Graveyard/Tombstone8/4/1953 GA (Terrell County) 83 yrs old 
Marcus R. Rigsby - 6/8/1870 to 8/4/1953
New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery  

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5 1875 Oconee County formed.
35 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
42 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
44 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
47 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
50 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
54 1924 Peach County is formed.
7 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
9 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
19 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
25 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
27 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
30 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.
30 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
31 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
32 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
33 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
34 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
36 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
36 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
36 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
42 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
43 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
44 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
53 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
53 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
54 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
56 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
57 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
58 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
66 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
68 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
76 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
77 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
81 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
82 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
12 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
15 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
38 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
42 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
43 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
47 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
49 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
68 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
69 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
71 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
80 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
5 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
6 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
39 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
40 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.
57 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
59 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
60 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
62 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
63 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
64 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
64 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
65 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
69 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
73 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
74 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
75 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
39 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
44 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.
47 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
49 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
50 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
68 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
69 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
75 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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