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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


ALBERT W. RIGSBEE, a leading citizen and representative agriculturist of Posey township, has spent practically his entire life in that locality. His has been an active and useful life and he is thoroughly in sympathy with any movement looking toward the advancement of the best interests of his community. Mr. Rigsbee was born in Posey township on September 23, 1882, and is a son of Alveron and Clara E. (Swain) Rigsbee, both of whom also are natives of Posey township, Mr. Rigsbee having here followed agricultural pursuits during all of his active years. Of the two children born to him and his wife, the subject of this review is the only survivor. Albert W. Rigsbee received his educational training in the common and high schools of Posey township and after completing his studies he turned his attention to the farm where he now lives and which is owned by his mother, with whom he lives. His father died when the subject was but two years of age. The home farm comprises eighty acres and in addition to this Mrs. Rigsbee owns thirty-two and one-half acres in Posey township and Mr. Rigsbee twenty acres in the same township and sixty acres adjoining just across the line in Hanover township, Shelby county, which he rents, confining his personal efforts to his mother's land. He carries on general farming and also raises some live stock. He has put extensive repairs on the place and has erected some new buildings, placed new fencing and done a good deal of tiling, with the result that this farm now compares favorably with the best in the community. Mr. Rigsbee is a Republican in politics and stands high in the esteem of, all who know him. He and his mother are charter members of the Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants, attaining their membership by right of descent from John Howland, who came over in the "Mayflower" in 1620.