July 12, 2009
Transcription of A. Riggs’ pens. app part 2
Continuation from the last post:
That he entered the service of the United States and served under the following named officers as herein after stated –
1st he was born in the County of Accomack, Virginia —
2nd He is now about eighty-six years of age. He does not recollect his birthday – His age is set down in his father’s Bible – which he expects, — in Virginia. He states it — from recollection.
3rd He was three times drafted — sd County of Accomack, in the Continental — of the Virginia troops on tours of nine months each. The first tour —- by Captain Gilcrease of sd County. The second by Capt Levin Teagle, the third by Capt. Thomas Parker.
So far, we’ve got a bunch of information:
1. a Captain Levin Teagle, Captain Thomas Parker, and Captain Gilcrease all possibly in Brandywine.
2. He was born in Accomack County, VA. I’d like to verify this as well.
3. There’s a family Bible that was/possibly still is floating around. This could shed light. I have a copy of a later Riggs family Bible but it starts with Abraham’s son Eli.