History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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In giving an account of his progenitors  is of the opinion that he is of Norman Extraction and  thinks that the name of Rigdon was derived from the  French word Rig-o-don which signifies a dance, which  language was spoken by the Normans, and that his  Ancestors came over to England with William the Conque[r] or.
His father William Rigdon was a farmer and he  removed from the State of Maryland sometime prior to  his marriage to the State of , and his  Mother had removed some time prior to that from  the State of to the same state, where they  were married and continued to follow agricultural  pursuits. They She had four children viz three Sons and  the Daughter. The Eldest were sons called Carvel,  Loami and The subject of this brief history  the fourth a Daughter named Lacy.
Nothing very remarkable took place in the  youthful days of , suffice it to say that  he continued at home with his parents following the  occupation of a Farmer until he was seventeen years  of age when his father died. After which event he  continued on the same farm with his mother until he  was 26 years of age.
In his 25th. year he connected himself with  a Society which in that year wa country was called Regular  Baptists. The church he united with was at that time  under the charge of the Rev David Phillips a clergyman  from Wales. The year following he left the farm and  went to reside with the Rev Andrew Clark a minister  of the same order, during his continuance with him  he received a licence to preach in that society and  commenced from that time to preach and returned  to farming occupations no more. This was in March  A.D. 1819.
In the month of May of the same year, he  left the State of and went to Trumball County  State of Ohio, and took up his residence at the house  of Adamson Bentley a preacher of the same faith. This [p. 62]
In giving an account of his progenitors is of the opinion that he is of Norman Extraction and thinks that the name of Rigdon was derived from the French word Rig-o-don which signifies a dance, which language was spoken by the Normans, and that his Ancestors came over to England with William the Conqueror.
His father William Rigdon was a farmer and he removed from the State of Maryland sometime prior to his marriage to the State of , and his Mother had removed some time prior to that from the State of to the same state, where they were married and continued to follow agricultural pursuits. She had four children viz three Sons and the Daughter. The Eldest were sons called Carvel, Loami and The subject of this brief history the fourth a Daughter named Lacy.
Nothing very remarkable took place in the youthful days of , suffice it to say that he continued at home with his parents following the occupation of a Farmer until he was seventeen years of age when his father died. After which event he continued on the same farm with his mother until he was 26 years of age.
In his 25th. year he connected himself with a Society which in that country was called Regular Baptists. The church he united with was at that time under the charge of the Rev David Phillips a clergyman from Wales. The year following he left the farm and went to reside with the Rev Andrew Clark a minister of the same order, during his continuance with him he received a licence to preach in that society and commenced from that time to preach and returned to farming occupations no more. This was in March A.D. 1819.
In the month of May of the same year, he left the State of and went to Trumball County State of Ohio, and took up his residence at the house of Adamson Bentley a preacher of the same faith. This [p. 62]
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