|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1762|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar., 1852|
George Wiginton, Revolutionary War Soldier
courtesy of Mrs. E. C. Wiginton, Birmingham, Alabama
Copy from George Wiginton's Pension Record S 32, 600. Certificate #25,816. Application statement made by him 1833 in Pickens County. Pensioned by the Alabama Agency. Age 71 when he applied for the pension.
Born: Kershaw District, South Carolina, January 17, 1762. Later lived in Burke County, Georgia. Entered service of the Revolutionary War, Sept. 1777 from Burke County, Georgia. Served four months on Ogechee River in Burke County, Ga. During the whole term of service with the Georgia Troops under Capt. Joshua Inman and Col Twigg. Early in 1778 he removed to Laurens District, South Carolina. In autumn of same year he again entered the service as a volunteer under Dapt. John Burns for protection against the Cherokee Indians and Tories; two months for this service.
In December 1780, still a resident of Laurens District, S.C. he again entered as a volunteer under Capt. Lewis Duvall; served three months; was in the battles of Cowpens and Jones Mill in Union, S.C.; conveyed prisoners to Salisburg. After the Revolutionary War, he removed to Greenville District, S.C. in 1793. He removed from Greenville District, S.C. to Madison County, Ala. in Dec. 1817. Thence in 1819 to St. Clair Co., Ala. In Dec. 1830 he removed to Pickens Co., Ala. Moved to Monroe Co., Miss. in 1840 or 1841 to live with his sons. In 1841 he applied forhis pension to be sent to him in Monroe Co., Miss. as he had sold his land in Ala.
From the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. The last pension payment for George Wiginton is in the file of the Second Comtroller's Office, Treasury Department, dated June 6, 1845, that this veteran had been paid to March 4, 1844. There is no information of this document concerning the Veteran's wife.
From Department of State, Atlanta, Georgia. "The Records show that in 1787, Charles Wigginton and George Wigginton received Headright Grants in Burke County, Georgia."
U. S. Census Records 1790 Abbeville County, South Carolina, page #58: George Wigginton, 1 male, under 10, 1 male, 10-16, 2 females.
U. S. Census for 1800 Greenville District, Sough Carolina: George Wiginton, 2 males, under 10; 3 males 10-16, 1 male, 26-45; 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45.
From Court Records of Greenville County, South Carolina: December 30, 1799 Book F, page 69, George Wigginton bought land from Pleasant Parker, Witnesses: Richard and John Young. October 6, 1801 George Wigginton witnesses to sale of land to John Wigginton. Book F page 302. Book 1 page 514, July 29, 1816 George Wigginton sold to Elijah Warren of Madison County, Mississippi Territory, plantation of 175 on North fork of Saluda river. Witnesses: John R. McCurley, James C. Warren. Note: George Wiginton moved to Madison County, Mississippi Territory (Alabama) in 1817.
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