Margaret Riggs (1838-1903 )

Born: 14 March 1838 Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi

Married: Charles Stuart abt. 1852

Died: 26 Oct 1903 Salado, Bell, Texas


Margaret Riggs, the second daughter, arrived on 14 March 1838.  Her birth place is given as Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi.  Traditional naming would have the 2nd girl named after the Mother’s mother. (Because of information about the wedding of Thomas and Rhoda from Freda Cruse Phillips, the Margaret mentioned in the wedding announcement was possibly Rhoda’s mother.)

Margaret was raised in Izard County, Arkansas. In about 1852 she married Charles Stuart in Blue Mountain, Izard, AR.  They moved to Salado, Bell, Texas in 1861.  Charles Harrison Stuart was a gunsmith and built a blacksmith shop in Salado.  They owned land in Cedar Knob, Bell Co, TX.

Charles and Margaret were the parents of Thomas b. 1855, Isom b. 1857, Brannick b. 1860, James b. 1863, Sidney b. 1863, Lee Sterling b. 1868, Laura, b. 1870, Rhoda b. 1872, Bolden Green b. 1873, and Lily b. 1877.

Charles died 10 Mar 1855 in Salado and Margaret died 26 Oct 1903 in Salado, Bell, TX.