Note for: Teague Riggin, 1702 - BEF 23 Feb 1743 Index
Wills, Somerset County, Maryland (Maryland Calendar of Wills page 252.)
Riggin Teague, Somerset County
Will written 13 Jan 1743 and proved 23 Feb 1743
Executors: Wife Mary and son James.
Note for: John Riggin, 1708 - AFT Nov 1741 Index
Wills, Somerset County, Maryland (Maryland Calander of Wills page 98)
Riggin, John Sr. Somerset Co. Written 10 Nov 1738 Proved 20 Aug 1740
Executrix Wife Mary
Test William Mathews, David Mathews, and John Riggin
Note for: Darby Riggon, 1726 - 1773 Index
WILLS, Somerset County, Maryland (Maryland Calendar of Wills page 257.)
Riggin, Darby written 23 Jan 1743 proved 7 March 1743-4.
Execurtors: Wife Mary, son Pearce
Testators: John Fleming, John Lane, John Sheldon, and John Smith
Note for: Horace Peyton Burgess, 17 Jun 1836 - 4 Dec 1922 Index
History of Virginia page 209
Horace Peyton Burgess, father of Horace T. was born in Fauquier County,
and spent his entire life in the civinity of The Plains. His education was
acquired in local schools when there was no work on the home farm, and it was
in a similar manner that his son Horace T. acquiered most of his early
schooling. When the war came on between the states he tooke his share of the
danger and the duty of a soldier of the Confederacy, and was a member of the
Sixth Virginia Cavalry, participating with his regiment in all its service
until he was wounded . The last months of the war he spent as a prisoner
at Point Lookout, Maryland. His wound came from a bullet throught the fleshy
part of the thigh, but recovered and it never troubled him in after life. When
the was was over he had to start his career from the very bottom, but his
energy and good judgment enabled him to achieve financial independence when was
only fifty years of age. He was a good farmer and alos an excellent business
manager. He took a serious interest in politics, though not as aspirant to
office, always voted as a democrat and late in life became a member of the
Horace P. Burgess who diedNovember 17, 1922 married Mrs Elizabeth Cockrill
the widow of Robert Cockrell. Thy were married before the war broke out. Her
father was John T. Moffett, and she was born in Carters Run Valley, one of
seven childrfen. She died at the age of seventy eight. Subsequently Horace P
Burgess married Miss Emma Silcott. His children, all by his first wife, were
Josephine, wife of John A. Woolf; Winter P. of the Plains, Horace T., Melissa,
widow of Fred H Duncan of Marshall, Virginia; and Mattie, who died at
Rectortown, wife of William Miller.
Note for: Horace Turner Burgess, 21 Feb 1863 - 12 Sep 1943 Index
History of Virginia page 209.
Horace Turner Burgess. The successful record of Horace Turner Burgess
as a farmer and stockman in Fauquier County has been achieved from a beginning
as a wage worker and through the overcoming of many obstacles to prosperity.
His reputation as a successful farm manager is thoroughly well established all
over Fauquier County.
He represents one of the older families of that county. It was
established here in the early days by a Burgess ancestor who came from
Scotland. Mr Burgess grandfather was Peyton Burgess who was a native and life
long resident of Fauquier County. . . . .(See Peyton Burgess.)
See his father Horace (3401) and Peyton Price Burgess 263 notes.
Horace Turner Burgess was born near The Plains in Fauquier County,
Feburary 22, 1863. His birth place was Gordonsdael Farm, but he spent his
youth at Whitewood, which he father farmed for eighteen years. His privileges
in school were chiefly at The Plains, and for three he attended Captain
Little's prive school near Markham. Hen he was twenty one year of age Mr.
Burgess went to work for his father as a farm hand, and for five years that was
his method of getting experience and getting ahead in the world. His wages
were one hundred and fifty dollars a year and board, and he managed to save
about a hundred dollars earch year. His first effort at independent farming as
as a renter, located near the old Chief Justice Marshall farm. The three years
he spent there brought him some profits each season, and he next rented the
farm where he was born and paid rent on that place for ten years. In all that
ime he was "getting ahear slowly." and he then continued renting St. Leonard,
the country property now owned by Judge Barton Payne. He was at St Leonard
llfor a decade, and from there he moved to Hungtly, His occupation at
Huntlley for a year was atended by considerable losses, and he had another
experience of profitless farming the five hears he rented Rhode Island farm.
Since leaving Rhode Island he has been proprietor of Chestnut Hill, known as
the old sone farm. Chestnust Hill comprises a hundred acres and he has handled
it as a dairying and grazing proposition. He has a choice hear of Guernseys
and Jerseys, the best in his experience for butter production, which is one of
the chief sources of profit in his farm management.
For a dozen years Mr Burgess in addition to his private business as a
farmer has been associated with the veteran stock buyer E. W. Brown of
Warrenton in the firm of Brown and Burgess. They are the leading stock buyers
and shippers of Fauquier County for years have been well known in the city
markets of Baltimore and other cities. They have shipped many carloads of live
stock from this section of Virginia to the firms of Blackshear and company and
Sundheimer at Baltimore and the Rosling Packing Company at Washington.
Mr. Burgess first wife was Miss Bettie Smith whom he married in Fauquier
County Virginia November 19, 1889. She was a daughter of Dr Henry Smith a
prominent citizend and member of a leading family in the Marshall District.
Mrs Burgess died in January 1913 and was the mother of the following children.
Henry Sidney Burgess a railroad man who lives at Washington City and by his
marriage to Catherine Mulvey has two children Horace Mulvey and Martha Bettie;
Elizabeth who died as the wife of Douglas Kincheloe, learing a duaghter,
Valarie; Frank connected with the Standard Oil company at Washington and Agnes
who is the wife of Norvel Wheeler of Wellington, Virginia and the mother os a
On Jan 14 1915 Mr Burgess married Miss Mary Glascock, daughter of ALudwell
and Sallie (Glascock) Glascock. Her mother is a sister of Henry V. Glascock of
a well know fammily of Fauquier County whose sketch is published elsewhere in
this publication. Mr .and Mrs. Burgess have one daughter Mary Louise. They
have their church membership in the Carters Run Congregation of the Missionary