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Elizabeth (Roosa) Riggs (abt. 1591 - 1669)

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Elizabeth Riggs formerly Roosa
Born about in Nanzing Parish, Essex, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial Americamap
[children unknown]
Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Aug 2015
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Elizabeth (Roosa) Riggs migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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At this time, no documentation can be found as to when this Elizabeth was born or baptized. The Elizabeth Rose daughter of Robert and Margery Rose is documented to have been about age 13 in 1634. That means that if it was this Elizabeth Roosa she would have on been about fourteen years of age when she married Edward Riggs. Other documentation states that Elizabeth Rose daughter of Robert and Margery Rose married and had children with a Michael Taintor.[1][2] There is no mention of a marriage to Edward Riggs.

Edward married secondly on 5 April 1635 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to Elizabeth Roosa.[3] Edward and his second wife had no children, and she died and was buried 2 Sept. 1669 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.[4] Edward's will is dated exactly one year later, 2 Sept. 1670.


  1. Taintor Family History viewable online at
  2. Rose Family History viewable online at
  3. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," viewable online at
  4. Find A Grave Index viewable online at

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Created by Kelly Sullivan through the import of Rishor.ged on Jan 23, 2015.

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On 29 Mar 2016 at 20:44 GMT V (Brannan) W wrote:

Roosa-355 and Roosa-333 do not represent the same person because: These are not the same individual as one is the step mother-in-law of the other one. Birth dates and death dates are different.

On 21 Aug 2015 at 13:06 GMT V (Brannan) W wrote:

Roosa-69 and Rooke-21 appear to represent the same person because: Both of these individuals married Edward Riggs in 1635. According to The Riggs Genealogy Roosa-69 is the correct one.

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