Riggs (Rock Run) Cemetery


Photo by Charley Elder, 2009.

Read by Bryan Bills, G. E. Bills & Ralph Wilson 2/28/2000.

From St. Marys at State Route 2, take State Route 16 approximately 10 miles to the Ritchie County line, turn left on to County Road 30 for approximately 3.2 miles to Aldai, turn left on County Road 30/8 at the Ralph Wilson (2/2000) Home. - GPS: N39° 21.019' W81° 04.025'

The Cemetery is on the hill approximately 200 yards behind the Ralph Wilson home. The farm is currently owned by Ralph Wilson and appears on the 1911 farm map as the C. J. Jones farm. - Lafayette District

This Cemetery (aka Jones) has only one stone which can be read. This is a family plot for Andrew J. and Jennette Israel Riggs. The following has been extracted from the obituary of Jennette Israel Riggs (1838-1918) who is buried along with Andrew J. Riggs (1832-1903) in Mount Olive Cemetery, Ritchie County, WV.

"She was married to Andrew Jackson Riggs to which union were born ten children, 9 of whom are still living, one son, Leroy J. having died in childhood."

1. Leroy, Son of A. J. and J. Riggs, Died Oct. 13, 1861, Aged 1 year 5 mos.

The Pleasants County marriage records shows the following:
Riggs, A. J. 25 Monongalia Co.
Israel, Jennette 19 Belmont Co. Ohio
William and Sarah Riggs
R. and Julia Israel -- 4 March 1858