Information provided by Phoebe's great-granddaughter, Sandra Riggs/Patterson.
All dates were verified through Federal and State Census, cemetery records and court records.
Phoebe Bolen Harper/Riggs
B. 30 Nov 1819 Kentucky
D. 17 Jul 1899 Summer County, KS. buried Yeager Cemetery Cowley Co., Beaver TWP, KS.
Married: Ignatious I. Riggs 6 Feb 1839 Sturgis, Union Co., KY.
Divorced: 13 Feb 1878 (Circuit Court Records/Livingston Co., MO.
Benjamin Hart Riggs
B. 15 Jan 1844 Bond Co., IL.
D. 1928 Kaw City, OK.
Married: Mary C. McGee 12 Mar 1865 Tipton, MO.
**Ben and Mary lived in Cowley Co., Beaver TWP in Cowley Co., according to the Federal Census
B.1846 Bond Co., IL.
B. 1847 Bond Co., IL.
John William Riggs
B. 27 Jul 1850 Bond Co., IL.
D. 5 Jan 1937 Sumner Co., Valverde TWP KS.
Married: Emma Sarah Miller 26 Dec 1883 **buried: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, KS.
Silas S. Riggs
B. 11 Dec 1852 Des Moines Co., Pleasant Grove TWP. IA.
D. 21 Mar 1939 Grady Co., OK.
Married: Effie C. Whitsler 26 Jan 1879 Sumner Co., KS.
Henry Harrison Riggs
B. 21 Dec 1855 Des Moines Co., Pleasant Grove TWP. IA.
D. 14 Jun 1931 Sumner Co., KS.
Married: Isabelle “Belle” Brocks Sumner Co., KS.
**buried: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, KS.
B. 1854/1855 Des Moines Co., Pleasant Grove TWP, IA
D. unknown Married: P. A. Maple Sumner Co., KS
Mary Ellen “Mollie” Riggs/Corbin
B. 24 Jan 1859 Livingston Co., MO
Married: Hampton M. Corbin/Corben Sumner Co., KS. 1879
**Mary and Hampton lived in Cowley Co., Beaver TWP in 1880 according to the Federal Census.
SUMNER COUNTY STAR
Volume V, Wellington, KS.
Wed. July 19, 1899
Mrs. Phoebe B. Riggs, aged 79 years, died last night at the home of her son, H. H. Riggs, in Greene Township. The funeral sermon will be preached tomorrow at Yeager Chapel in Valverde township and interment be made in the Yeager grave yard.