Jacob Wiggins

Jacob Wiggins

Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 30 Oct 1801 (aged 69–70)
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial Otisville, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 122225091 · View Source
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Jacob's 1801 Will is attached, named in it are: widow Agnes, children: Jacob Jr., Benjamin, Nancy, Ellen, Wm and married Marcey YOUNG.

I am researching this line, from 1884-6 letters found online, written by Jacob's grandson, Rev. Alexander Colten Wiggins of Footville, WI, excerpts:

"Jacob married Elizabeth SLOCUM
Ch: Wm 1786-1861, Jacob F, 1797-1859; Ebeneezer 1801-1853; Samuel, 1810-1810; James G, 1815-1903"...
is she first wife and then 2nd wife below? needs research

To help me research this family, I am using below letter found online:

Alexander Colten Wiggins of Wisconsin June 20, 1884 letter (he is a grandson)

Jacob Wiggins is the father of William Wiggins who was the father of Alexander C. Wiggins. My grandfather (Jacob) removed from 5 miles west of Newburgh on the Hudson to the mountain 12 miles west of Goshen in 1796 with his family of 4 sons and 4 daughters upon a farm of 300 acres of land. My father, Wm Wiggins, the oldest son, myself the oldest grandson. Grandfather died in 1801, age 70 years(1731-1801), and grandmother Agnes Nichols Wiggins, age 84 yrs, died about 18 years after (1735-1819). Many of the Wiggins family are at this date (1886) residents of Orange Co., NY. My father (Wm) had 6 sons and 2 daughters. A part of the homestead …the mountain is at this date, 1884, possessed by james Wiggins, son of Stephen Wiggins….

I can go no further than I know there was a Wiggins called Samuel that has on a farm above Newburgh that I believed was a brother to my grandfather, Jacob Wiggins, and the father of Mrs Richard Berrian that lady spent 2 or 3 summers at my fathers. A first cousin I have always considered her to be, this Benjamin Wiggins who bought for 30 pounds and sold to his son Stephen for 30 pounds Mary 8th, 1751, old Benjamin and old Stephen Wiggins I never personally knew. Old Stephen may have been the father of Samuel Wiggins. I saw on the farm above Newburgh, I saw that Wiggins about the year 1815, remembering his name as Samuel. …Harrison King And lady are on the old homestead 3 miles north of Otisville. Harrison King is the direct Wiggins by his mother (Charlotte Wiggins King, Mamakating Cem), now dead. My sister, the mother of Harrison King and daughter of Wm Wiggins, my father…who is the son of Jacob Wiggins.

William Wiggins, a son of Jacob Wiggins who died at the mountain on the Wiggins homestead a 300 acre farm, age 70 years in 1801. One son Alexander Colden Wiggins A.C. ???? mother, a daughter of Samuel HAYNES SMITH, her name Fanny SMITH and died on December, 1794, age about 20 yrs, leaving her son in an infant in the cradle.
Jacob Wiggins, 2nd son of Jacob Wiggins Senior, his wife Elsie BRUYN and they had Abraham Bruyn Wiggins and Lewis and Agnes a daughter and Thomas.

Wm Wiggins oldest sister was Nancy and then Elsen and then Benjamin Wiggins who has children living in Middletown, Orange Co., NY


In Memory of Jacob Wiggins who departed this life October the 30th anno Domini 1801, in the 70th year of his age.


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  • Maintained by: Ronni Croft
  • Originally Created by: Janet Hickey
  • Added: 26 Dec 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 122225091
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Wiggins (1731–30 Oct 1801), Find a Grave Memorial no. 122225091, citing Mount Hope Plains Cemetery, Otisville, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ronni Croft (contributor 49316328) .