Richard and Nancy Rigg land records

Parcel sold for $5,350, well over the original purchase price.

Parcel sold for $5,350, well over the original purchase price.

Real estate investors/land speculators

In addition to farming, it appears to me that Richard and Nancy Rigg were involved in real estate investment.  Just from my initial searches in Clinton County, Missouri, I found over 30 real estate transactions in a 10-year period. And some of the properties were “flipped” for significant gain (50% to 100%) in a short period of time. Looks like they were fairly astute in the real estate market.

Here are some of their many real estate transactions in Clinton County, Missouri between 1878 and 1888.

Richard Collins Rigg and Nancy Jane Taylor history

Rigg land transactions that I’ve found in Clinton Co., Missouri, 1878 to 1888

29 Jan 1878
Clinton Co, MO
Book 30, pg. 293
Quit Claim Deed from Peter and S. M. Shoemaker to Richard C. Rigg
$1 (one dollar)
SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 29 of T56 R31

21 Mar 1879
Clinton Co, MO
Book 34 p. 341
Thomas Rose, deceased, and Edna Rose to Richard C. Rigg
$75
NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
200 acres

9 Apr 1878 – sold $1,600 – part purchased $1 quit claim
Clinton Co, MO
Book 34, p. 142
Richard C. and Nancy J. Rigg to Daniel Murkead
$1,600
S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 29 T56 R31
subject to mortgage given by said Rigg and wife for $700

31 Oct 1879
Clinton Co, MO
Book 34 p. 557
Joseph and Oliva Ashby to Richard Rigg
$457
E 1/2 of NE 1/4, and the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 23 T56 R30
120 acres

24 Apr 1880
Book 43, pg. 283, Clinton Co. Deeds
John and Ann Burns to Richard C. Rigg
$200
Clinton County, Missouri
NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33

17 May 1880 – sold $700 – purchased $457
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 42 p. 550
Richard C. and Nancy J. Rigg to John Campbell
$700
E1/2 of NE1/4 and the NW1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 23 T56 R30
120 acres

1 Feb 1881
Book 37, p. 613
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
to Richard C. Rigg
$300
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 18 T56 R32
34.5 acres

3 Mar 1881
Book 37 p. 615
Thomas and Lina Turney to Richard C. Rigg
$350
NW1/4 of SW1/4 of Sec 18 T56 R32
34.5 acres

18 Mar 1881
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 40 p. 1
William and Francis Swearingen to Richard C. Rigg
$1,200
Beginning at the NE corner of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec 5 T56 R31 running thence South 37 and 64/100 chains to a post thence West 20 chains to a post thence North 30 chains and 64/100 chains to a post thence East 20 chains to the place of beginning.
75 acres
[a chain is 66 feet or 22 yards]

14 Apr 1881
Book 40 p. 73
Francis and Flora Rose, heir of Thomas Rose,
to Richard C. Rigg125
NW1/4, and NW 1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
the undivided one eight part in the reversion after the expiration of the life estate of Elizabeth Rose as dowress

17 Nov 1881
Book 40 p. 609, 610
Arthur and Malinda Davis to Richard C. Rigg
$1,250
SW1/4 of NE1/4, and NE1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
80 acres
and
$125
NW1/4, and the NW1/4 of NE1/4 Sec13 T56 R33
200 acres

1882
Book 41, pg. 498
William Ross of Lake Co., Colorado to Richard C. Rigg
Clinton, Missouri
$300
All of the NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
200 acres

Jan 1883 (same plot as below)
Book 44, p. 195
Oliva Rose, heir of Thomas Ross, deceased, of Deadwood County, Dakota Territory
to Richard C. Rigg
$150
NW 1/4, and the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
West of the 5th Principal Meridian
200 acres

16 Jan 1883 (looks like same plot as above)
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 44 p. 3
Elizabeth Rose, widow of Thomas Rose to Richard C. Rigg
$750
NW1/4 of Sec 13
also all of NW1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
200 acres

3 Mar 1833 – sold $940 partial – $650 purchase 1881
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 44 p. 114
Richard C. Rigg and Nancy J. Rigg to Alexander Sawyer
$940
SW1/4 of SW1/4, and the E1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, and SW1/4 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 in Sec 18 T56 R32
59 acres

3 Mar 1833 – sold $860
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 44 p. 113
Richard C. Rigg and Nancy J. Rigg to Enoch Sawyer
$860
NE 1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec13 T56 R33 Also 10 acres
the NW1/4 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 of Sec 18 T56 R32
50 acres

24 Apr 1883 – same plot as earlier ones
Clinton Co. MO Deeds
Book 43 p. 321-322
John and Ann Burns of Crawford Co. Kansas, heirs of Thomas Rose
to Richard C. Rigg
$200
NW1/4 of Sec 13 and the NW1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
with appurtenances

20 May 1885
Book 47, pg. 590, 591
Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri
Sheriff sale to Nancy J. Rigg
$860
NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec 35 of T57 R32 and appurtenances

20 Feb 1886
Book 46, p. 375
William and Susanna Mansell to Nancy J. Rigg
$600
Lot 11 in Palmers Addition to Plattsburg
Assume payment of $193.17 mortgage to George Funkhouser

9 Jun 1886 – sold $1,200, purchase $600 same year less mortgage
Nancy J. and Richard C. Rigg sold to Roland Hughes
Book 46, p. 377
$1,200
Lot 11 in Palmers Addition to the town of Plattsburg.
Subject to mortgage to George Funkhouser for $180, dated 4 Jan 1885

7 Sep 1886 – sold $800 purchased $860 previous year
Clinton, Missouri
Book 46 p. 396
Nancy J. and Richard C. Rigg to John Wilkinson
$800
NE 1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec 35 T57 R32
40 acres
subject to deed of trust from grantors to James Allen $600, Aug. 7, 1885 recorded in Book 11 p. 145

13 Sep 1886 – sold $5,350 purchased about $1,500
Clinton, Missouri
Book 51, p. 55
Clinton Co. MO Deed Records
Richard C. and Nancy J. Rigg to Conrad Keller
$5,350
The undivided 7/8 of NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 of T56 R33.
Also, all of the SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33.

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7 Mar 1888 – part of the above plot
Book 52 p. 478
Richard C. Rigg and wife to Wm. Bartlett
NW 1/4 and the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13 T56 R33
convey in trust to secure the payment of a debt of $800 and interest to Henry Gay of West Winstead, Connecticut.
Whereas said debt so secured by said deed of trust has been fully paid. Henry Gay acknowledges full satisfaction.

2 Apr 1888 – sold $1,500
Clinton, Missouri
Book 49, p. 497
Nancy J. and Richard C. Rigg to Roland Hughes
$1,500
All of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 25 T55 R32
10 acres

 


Information compiled by Jill Rigg Johnson

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