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Miles Riggs (1748 - 1836)

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Miles Riggs
Born in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Died in Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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15:25: Randy C posted a comment on the page for Miles Riggs (1748-1836) [Thank Randy for this]
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Miles was born in 1748. He is the son of Miles Riggs and Elizabeth Whitney.

a carpenter and joiner, and later, a farmer

Miles and Patty settled in 1772 in the SE corner of Norfolk, Connecticut on a farm

He was, at three different times, in the service of his country, in the Revolutionary War, and each time honorably discharged. The family tradition says that once, on coming home from the army, he found two of his three children lying dead in the house, and his wife so ill that she died before the next morning ; but the tradition has failed to preserve the date, or the names of the children.

Miles and Abigail were buried in the South End Cemetery, in Norfolk. He was at White Plains, and also at the capture of Burgoyne.


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Thank you Whitney Rapp for all your work on Miles, I visited the page just last week and it was orphaned and the system asked me if I wanted to be the manager. Miles is my direct ancestor, I believe.

I will have to see if I can get a hold of a copy of that Edward Riggs article.

I hope you get this message. RandyC

posted by Randy C

Miles is 18 degrees from Peter Roberts, 11 degrees from Emma Smith and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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