Biography of Edward H. Riggs
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Riggs, Edward H., was born in Wells, Bradford County, Pa., March 13, 1845, and obtained a common school education. July 16, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Seventh New York Infantry Volunteers, and served till the close of the war. January 15, 1868, he married Ella, daughter of Peter M. and Lucretia H. Close, and they have two children, Edith T. and Louis J. Edward H. is an engineer on the Northern Central Rai]road. His father, Rev. Joseph L. Riggs, son of the Rev. Elias Riggs, was born in New Providence, Essex County. N. J., March 19, 1809. He graduated from Amherst College in 1831 and entered Andover College in 1833 and Andover Theological Department in 1833, finishing his course at Princeton, N. J. May 1, 1844, he married Elizabeth A. Roosa, by whom he had six children: Edward H., William C., Mary E., Charles B., Emma C., and Elias F.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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