Before the War

Nestled along interstate 75, just north of Tifton in south Georgia you'll find the Rigdon Family Farm, now preserved as the Georgia Agrirama.

Thomas Rigdon married Rebecca Webb, December 18, 1845 Their first son, my great great grandfather was born two years later in Appling County. They moved here from Appling in 1851 when William was six. By that time he had two sisters and a brother, Lydia Ann, Eliza A. and Berry S. Their near neighbors were the Marchants and Taylors


The town of Tifton did not exist then, Chula, the nearest community also did not exist until the coming of the railroad just prior to the war. It became a whistle stop - much as it is today.


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Source Notes

Farm photo from the Georgia Agrirama Website.

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Bibliography

Henderson, Lillian. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia
Rigdon, John C. Historical Sketch and Roster of the Georgia 49th Infantry Regiment. Powder Springs, GA. Eastern Digital Resources., 2004.
Rigdon, John C. The Rigdon Family Album. Hillbillies Down Home in America. Powder Springs, GA. Eastern Digital Resources., 2003.

Photos

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Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo.