Hannah Mary Rigg1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

F, b. 12 October 1856, d. 16 March 1935
FatherJohn Rigg14,15,16,17,18,2,19,20,4,21 b. 1829, d. 19 Apr 1887
MotherRuth Pearson22,23,17,24,2,4,25 b. 1829, d. 13 Jan 1897
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsThomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
           Hannah Mary Rigg was born on 12 October 1856 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England..3,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33 She was baptized on 9 November 1856 at St. Mary's Church, Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England. She was baptised by the Reverend J. M. Morgan, vicar.34,35,36
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Rigg, age 4, in the census of April 1861 at Dalton, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter; James Healey, age 28, was also enumerated with this family as a journeyman shoemaker, probably under John's tutelage. Ann Hurst, age 13, was a house servant to the family.37   
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Rigg, age 14, in the census of 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter.2   
     Hannah Mary Rigg married Seth Smith, son of John Smith and Margaret Bromley, on 8 July 1878 at the Parish Church, Dalton-In-Furness, Lancaster, England; Witnesses were: John Henry Smith, brother of the groom, Elizabeth Jane Rigg, sister of the bride, William Robinson (Jane's future husband), and Dorothy Storey (John Henry's future wife). They were married by the Henry M. Burgess, Minister.38,39,5,40,41,42,43,44
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 24, in the census of 1881 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter.4   
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 35, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his wife.5   
     Hannah Mary Rigg immigrated on 24 November 1893 to Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America, Hannah sailed from Liverpool, England on the Germanic with her six children: John B, age 11, Margaret R., age 10, Beatrice A., age 9, Helen, age 7, Seth, age 5, and Annie, age 2. Her husband, Seth, had sailed earlier in the year to the United States.6,7,45
     In the will of Ruth Pearson on 4 January 1897 at Dalton-In-Furness, England, Hannah Mary Rigg was listed as an heir.46
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 43, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his wife.7    Hannah Mary Rigg was an informant of the death of Seth Smith on 15 August 1909 in Waterbury, Connecticut; "while working at his bench at the Farrell Foundry yesterday morning, Seth Smith was affected with heart disease and expired almost immediately."47,48,49
     Hannah Mary Rigg, age 59, appears as head of household in the census of 16 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Beatrice Aida Smith, Bernice Ruth Mahony and Elsie Lillian Mahony.8   
     Hannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 75, in the census of 10 April 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Beatrice Aida Smith as her mother.9    Hannah Mary Rigg died on 16 March 1935 at 56 Dikeman Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 78 from cerebral embolism.10,11,12
     Hannah Mary Rigg was buried on 19 March 1935 at Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut. Her cemetery inscription reads:

Mother
Hannah M Rigg
Oct 12, 1956
Mar 17, 1935

She shares the same cemetery marker with her husband, Seth Smith, and is buried next to him. Her daughters, Hannah Mae Smith Flanigan and Margaret Smith Mathers are buried nearby.10,12,13

Family

Seth Smith b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 15 Aug 1909
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1861Dalton, Lancashire, EnglandHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Rigg, age 4, in the census of April 1861 at Dalton, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter; James Healey, age 28, was also enumerated with this family as a journeyman shoemaker, probably under John's tutelage. Ann Hurst, age 13, was a house servant to the family.37
1871Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Rigg, age 14, in the census of 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter.2
1881Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 24, in the census of 1881 at Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of John Rigg as his daughter.4
1891Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 35, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his wife.5
1900Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 43, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his wife.7
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHannah Mary Rigg, age 59, appears as head of household in the census of 16 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Beatrice Aida Smith, Bernice Ruth Mahony and Elsie Lillian Mahony.8
1930Waterbury, ConnecticutHannah Mary Rigg appears as Hannah M. Smith, age 75, in the census of 10 April 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Beatrice Aida Smith as her mother.9

Citations

  1. [S619] Lynn Ransom Burton, Baptisms at St. Mary, Dalton in Furness, 1859-1866, Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856.
  2. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078.
  3. [S226] Hannah Mary Rigg, Birth Certificate File Number 462 (8 November 1856).
  4. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342023.
  5. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  6. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, M237_621.
  7. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107.
  8. [S285] Hannah Smith household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 15B, dwelling 101, family 276.
  9. [S286] Beatrice A. Mahoney household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 211, sheet 14A, dwelling 164, family 264.
  10. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate.
  11. [S1666] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Deaths, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, Hannah Smith; 1935-03-16, Waterbury.
  12. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935.
  13. [S319] Hannah M Rigg Tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut, 1856-1935.
  14. [S226] Hannah Mary Rigg, Birth Certificate File Number 462, shows father as John Rigg (8 November 1856).
  15. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856; Dalton-In-Furness; shows father as John, Ancestry.com.
  16. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, Hannah Mary Rigg; shows father as John Rigg.
  17. [S619] Lynn Ransom Burton, Baptisms at St. Mary, Dalton in Furness, 1859-1866, Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856; shows daughter of John Rigg and Ruth.
  18. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, unknown cd2, England, GSU Roll unknown cd7.
  19. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878, shows father as John Rigg.
  20. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; shows the bride's father as John Rigg.
  21. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate, show her father as John Rigg.
  22. [S226] Hannah Mary Rigg, Birth Certificate File Number 462, shows mother's name as Ruth Rigg, formerly Pearson (8 November 1856).
  23. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856; Dalton-In-Furness; shows mother as Ruth, Ancestry.com.
  24. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, Hannah Mary Rigg; shows mother as Ruth Rigg.
  25. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate, show her mother as Ruth Pierson.
  26. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows age 4.
  27. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078, shows age 14.
  28. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342023, shows age 24 and birthplace as Dalton.
  29. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows age 35 and Dalton as birthplace.
  30. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows age 43, birthdate as October 1857, and birthplace as England.
  31. [S286] Beatrice A. Mahoney household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 211, sheet 14A, dwelling 164, family 264, shows age at first marriage was 21 years old. She married in 1878.
  32. [S285] Hannah Smith household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 15B, dwelling 101, family 276, shows age 59 and birthplace as England.
  33. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows that she was born iin England.
  34. [S793] The Bishop's Transcripts, Baptisms at St. Mary, Dalton in Furness, 1855-1856, Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856; Page 100, Enrty 796; LDS Film Number 1040305.
  35. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Hannah Mary Rigg, 9 November 1856; Dalton-In-Furness, Ancestry.com.
  36. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, Hannah Mary Rigg; Batch Number: C00516-4; Date Range: 1692-1890; Record Group: England VR; Film Number: 1471899.
  37. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton, England, GSU Roll 543090.
  38. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878.
  39. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; Batch Number: M00516-5; Date Range: 1863-1905; Record Group: England VR; Film Number: 1471900.
  40. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the couple as being married for 22 years.
  41. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory, Page 480; shows widow of Seth Smith.
  42. [S233] Hannah Mary Rigg Smith, Hannah Smith's Death Certificate, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  43. [S319] Seth Smith Tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, Connecticut, Feb 25, 1857-Aug 17, 1909.
  44. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows widow of Seth Smith.
  45. [S614] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 5 November 1994.
  46. [S791] Will of Ruth Rigg: Creator(s): Thomas Butler and Son, Broughton-In-Furness, solicitors; Copy Wills; Catalogue Reference Number BD TB/Wills Box 1/193; Date: 1897.
  47. [S235] Seth Smith entry, Death Certificate Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, Volume 5, January 1907-December 1910, Page 158 (16 August 1909).
  48. [S1666] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Deaths, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, Seth Smith, 1909-08-15, Waterbury.
  49. [S234] The Waterbury Republican, 17 Aug 1909, newpaper dated August 17, 1909 stated that Seth succumbed yesterday which would have been August 16.
  50. [S694] John Bromley Smith, Birth Certificate (7 July 1879).
  51. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows his mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  52. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows John B. Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  53. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  54. [S1359] John B. and Beatrice Smith's Marriage Certificate: shows Bromley's mother as Anna M. Rigg.
  55. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Bromley Smith.
  56. [S695] Margaret Ruth Smith, Birth Certificate (11 March 1881).
  57. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  58. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Margaret R. Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  59. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving daughters as Mrs. A. H. Mather.
  60. [S841] Beatrice Ada Smith; christening date: 14 May 1882; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith, British Isles Vital Records Index, Beatrice Ada Smith; christening date: 14 May 1882; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith.
  61. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Beatrice Ada Smith, 14 May 1882; Dalton-In-Furness; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith, Ancestry.com.
  62. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Beatrice A. Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  63. [S200] Certificate, Percy Mahony and Beatrice Aida Smith marriage of 29 May 1905.
  64. [S285] Hannah Smith household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 15B, dwelling 101, family 276|.
  65. [S1668] Beatrice Mahony's Death Certificate, shows mother as Hannah Mary Rigg.
  66. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith,shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith.
  67. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Helen Smith as child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  68. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving daughters as Mrs. Ellen Cronan.
  69. [S302] Ellen Cronan's Death Certificate, shows Rigby as her mother's maiden name (instead of Rigg).
  70. [S689] Seth Smith, Birth Certificate (7 September 1887).
  71. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Seth Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  72. [S1001] "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Seth Smith; 1927; shows the address of his nearest relative as Hannah M. Smith, #3 Willard St., Waterbury, Conn.
  73. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving sons as Seth Smith.
  74. [S690] Hannah Mary Smith, Birth Certificate (29 September 1888).
  75. [S983] England Births and Christenings: Hannah Mary Smith, 7 October 1888; Dalton-In-Furness; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith, Ancestry.com.
  76. [S841] Hannah Mary Smith; christening date: 7 October 1888; Recorded in Dalton-In-Furness; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith, British Isles Vital Records Index, Hannah Mary Smith; christening date: 7 October 1888; Recorded in Dalton-In-Furness; FHL Film 1471899, Dates 1692-1890; shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith.
  77. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Annie Smith as the child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  78. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving daughters as Mrs. Frank Flanigan of Cheshire.
  79. [S325] The Waterbury Republican-American, March 29, 1973.