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Elihu Jackson Riggs

E.J. Riggs
Full Name: Elihu Jackson Riggs
Birth date: December 24, 1827
Death date: June 20, 1912

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
(1) District 59 comprised of Lavaca and Colorado counties. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrats fielded two candidates in November 1880: Joseph C. Kindred and E.J. Riggs. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas .
(3) "The Columbus box gives: For the legislature—Kindred, democrat, 295; Riggs, democrat, 277," p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News .
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. E.J. Riggs, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - E.J. Riggs, Lavaca County, 52 years, born circa 1828 in Alabama, blacksmith, wife Martha.
    Census of 1900 - Ellihu J. Riggs, Yoakum, Lavaca County, 73 years, born December 1827, landlord, wife Martha. FamilySearch . 1880
  • Elihu Jackson Riggs, birth date 12/24/1827 in Alabama, death date 6/29/1912 in Yoakum, Lavaca County, retired blacksmith. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • E.J. Riggs, birth date 12/24/1827, death date 6/29/1912, burial in Pilot Grove Cemetery, Yoakum, Lavaca County. Includes photograph. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Elihu Jackson Riggs," Halletsville Herald, 7/5/1912, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. "He followed his trade of blacksmith and also conducted farming interests. During his stay he served a term in the Texas legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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