Biography of Philo P. Riggs
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Riggs, Philo P., Stockholm, was born in Stockholm, May 21, 1847. His father was John. son of John G, Riggs. John Riggs was born in Cornish, N. H., June 8, 1811. He was nine years of age when he came with his parents to Stockholm, and was there reared and educated. His wife was Lucina Sheldon, a native of Hopkinton, N. Y., born September 1, 1814, and they had three daughters and one son. Mrs. Riggs died May 10, 1852, and he married second Marion Sheldon, sister of his first wife, Mr. Riggs was a farmer and a Republican. His death occurred November 21, 1884, and that of his wife June 25, 1893. Philo P. Riggs is a general farmer and dairy man, and owns 115 acres. He has made a specialty of breeding "Phil Sheridan" stock,, and Wilkes strain of Hambletonian stock. In politics he is a Republican. Be is a member of I. O. O. F., Winthrop Lodge No. 620, and P. of H., Stockholm Depot Lodge No. 538. In 1868 Mr. Riggs married Lorette A. Palmer, a native of Lincoln, Vt. She came with her parents to Hopkinton, N. Y., when a child. Mr. Riggs and wife have these children: Bert F., born September 11, 1869; Leslie E., born February 6, 1874; and Ettie A., born December 30, 1879. The sisters of subject are: Adaline M., born September 3, 1837; Louisa, born September 11, 1842; and Lucina S., born May 4, 1852.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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