Rigmaiden Family Cemetery

 

Located due east from Perkins, Louisiana, in the extreme southern part of Beauregard Parish. (See notes further down)

JOHNSON, EMMA MAR 12 1891 NOV 18 1891 dau\o JOHN\SARA JOHNSON
LANG, CATHERINE RIGMAIDEN NOV 18 1840 NOV 24 1891 w\o ISAAC LANG
RIGMAIDEN, THOMAS OCT 29 1786 JUL 2 1866 [NATIVE OF ENGLAND]
RIGMAIDEN, ELIZA RYAN 1806 AUG 31 1871
RIGMAIDEN, THOMAS J DEC 4 1864 OCT 22 1880
VINCENT, ELIZABETH RIGMAIDEN JUL 15 1830 AUG 12 1853 w\o EUGENE VINCENT

The Lady Cemetery Hoppers did not find this cemetery. They found it in searching through records. It deserves to be placed in these records. Thomas Rigmaiden is the Thomas Rigmaiden who kept such a lovely detailed diary of life in Vincent Settlement. Eliza is the daughter of John Jacob Ryan. Catherine and Elizabeth were Thomas Rigmaiden's daughters.
The Vincent genealogy information reveals this added information
Roberta B Doty
Evelyn E Cole

Notes by Jan Craven:
This cemetery was found in "Yellowed Pages",Volume #3 and #4. That information was submitted to them by Curtis Jacobs, Fields, LA with his reading taken in 1971. He reported that the cemetery was badly vandalized in later years.

Newton D. Lyons also read the cemetery at about that same time. He was a surveyor and found it one day while working in that area. He recorded the stones with the same information that Mr. Jacobs found. He told me that several years later he "found" the cemetery again and there were only 2 graves left, Thomas Rigmaiden's and his wife's.

1996 information:Rigmaiden Cemetery is located off Edgewood Boy Scout road on property which is now a hunting club. There is a locked gate preventing easy access. This is good in that it is less accessable to vandals; but it makes it hard on the genealogist.

 

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