Hart-Riggs Cemetery ~ Green Berry Riggs ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Riggs, Green Berry
LAST: Riggs FIRST: Green MID: Berry
BORN: 27 Jul 1836 DIED: 5 Aug 1923 BURIED:  (Hart-Riggs Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Davis Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Junction City, Lane Co., Oregon
1st MARRIAGE - Green B. Riggs & Sarah J. Hart m 20 Aug 1858; John Chamberlain, JP. Wit: John Prock & William Splawn
2nd MARRIAGE - T. B. [G.B.] Riggs md Talitha C. O'Neal 21 May 1876 at house of Mrs. O'Neal. MG - J. James. Wit: Wm. and Mary J. Bowmann.
1880 OR CENSUS - Green B. Riggs, age 44, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, is enumerated with Tallitha Riggs, age 43, b. Kentucky, is enumerated with along with Marion, age 18, farm laborer, b. Washington Territory, Arthur, age 9, b. Oregon, and [unnamed], male, age 11 m's, b. May [1879] in Oregon.

BRIDGEPORT -- Greenberry Riggs came up from Vancouver to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Mary Anderson. lase Sunday, she having died suddenly on Friday.  She was a pioneer and many friends attended the funeral.  They laid her to rest in the family grave yard nearby.
Polk County Itemizer, Friday, April 22, 1904.
Green Berry Riggs, who died at his home at Meadowview, near Junction City, August 5, was an early pioneer of Oregon.  Funeral Services were held at Dallas, Oregon, and interment followed in the Riggs cemetery near Bridgeport.
Mr. Riggs was born in Davis county, Missouri, July 27, 1836.  He came to Oregon with his parents ten years later.  They located first on French prairie and then went to Polk county in 1850, settling near Bridgeport.  He married Sarah Hart October 20, 1858, and, following her death, was married a second time to Talitha C. O'Neal on May 21, 1876.  He is survived by his children, Marion Riggs and Morris Riggs.
The Morning Oregonian 18 Aug 1923, pg 10
Green Berry Riggs
1836 - 1923
[shares marker with Sarah Jane and Reuben Riggs, and Frances Hart]

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Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
DAR 1931
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1879, pg 15 & 69
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Bridgeport, ED 106, pg 28D)
1910 WA CENSUS (Clark Co., Fourth Plains, ED 62, sheet 8A)