Rial Wiggins

Rial Wiggins

Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 20 Feb 1880 (aged 83)
New Haven, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot sect 2
Memorial ID 13603618 · View Source
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According to the Wiggins family bible on file at the Rome, NY Historical Society, there were 12 Wiggins children, Rial the 5 child, he and siblings before him born in Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY. His mother was from Saratoga Co., NY, but father, Anning, was born in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY where Anning's grandfather, Benjamin Wiggins, moved by 1760 from Jamaica, NY, then received a land grant from the Indians in 1765. Rials grandfather, John Wiggins, moved the family to Stillwater about 1773 then in the late 1790's, elder son's of John moved to Oneida, CO, Geo. stayed living in Malta, NY, Rials family following 1798 according to his obituary.

In Rial's father's 1851 Will, all children, except 2 that must have died as babes (named in family bible), are named, with married names. Rial would receive only $10 from his father's estate while the rest is divided equally between his siblings.

I cannot find 3 of Rial's married aunts (surnames Honeywell, Black, Crouch)


"Rial Wiggins was born 6 Dec 1796 in Saratoga. He moved to Western, Oneida county when 2 years old (1798). He learned the wagon trade at Auburn, then settled in Floid Corners."

He appears on the 1820 census in Floyd, Oneida, NY (p. 185). Then he moved to Warsaw, Wyoming County, then to Rome, and finally to New Haven, Oswego County, where he died 20 Feb 1880 at the home of his brother, David, son, David Wiggins. No mention in his obit of his daughter, Emma, had she died after the 1860 census?

1850 Rome, NY: Rial, 53, is married to Lydia, 47, with them is 16yo George Ely (is he her son from previous marriage?), Rial and Lydia have dau. Emma, 6- all born NY.

1860 Rome: Rial, Lydia, George R. Ely, 26, Emma, 16

1870 Watertown, NY: Rial, 73, a wheelwright, and his 73yo sister-in-law (of bro. David) Jane Wiggins, live with her married daughter, Rial's 32yo niece, Diane (Alban, 32, a "shoe dealer") CHIDESTER, who have 1 son, Adelbert, 5.

Rial is the headstone to the far left in the photo of 4 headstones, next to sister Elsie HOUGH and their parents. Where is Lydia? Emma?

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  • Maintained by: Ronni Croft
  • Originally Created by: BAL
  • Added: 13 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13603618
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rial Wiggins (6 Dec 1796–20 Feb 1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13603618, citing Wright Settlement Cemetery, Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ronni Croft (contributor 49316328) .