Nancy <I>Wiggins</I> Prosser

Nancy Wiggins Prosser

Westernville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 10 Jan 1902 (aged 94)
Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot sect 3
Memorial ID 13642482 · View Source
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According to the Wiggins family Bible, on file at Rome History Society, Nancy was one of 12 children, next to the youngest living, born to Anning Wiggins and Catherine Woodworth, both originally of Newburgh, Orange Co., NY. They would move from Orange Co. to Saratoga Co. to Oneida Co. 1790-1801. Nancy lived the longest of all her siblings and as most of her siblings, lived all her life in Rome, NY


Rome Sentinel Jan 10, 1902
Mrs. Nancy Prosser
Death in This City of One of the Oldest Residents, at the age of 94.
Mrs. Nancy Prosser, aged 94 years, widow of Solomon Prosser, died at her home, 316 N. Madison Street at 6 p.m. Friday. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of Rome and was the last of pass away of a family of eleven children born to Annin and Catherine Wiggins of Western. She was born Aug 31, 1807, and on Feb. 3, 1827, she was married to Solomon Prosser and with him removed to Leyden, Lewis County, where for seven years, he conducted a wagon making business. They came to Rome in 1840 and have since resided here. Mr. Prosser’s death occurred March 16, 1877, at the age of 77 years. Eighteen years ago she lost her eyesight from paralysis of the optic nerves caused by too hard use of them. Mrs. Prosser suffered a stroke of paralysis on Dec. 2 which affected his left side, but she had somewhat recovered from that when the second stroke came Friday morning. It hastened the end, although her system was completely worn out by old age and its infirmities. For about sixty years the deceased had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church of this city. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eliza A Selden, formerly of Floyd, but who for the past five years has lived with and cared for her mother, also by two sons,
J. W. and D. W Prosser of Jamestown.

Mon Jan 13, 1902
The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Prosser was held privately from her late residence, 316 N. Madison Street, at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Rev. H. H. Peabody, D.D., pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. The remains were place in Wiggins vault.

1850 Rome, NY, Solomon Prosser, 50, Wheelwright, Nancy, 43 with ch:; Eliza, 23; Jefferson W, 15; David W, 8; Anna , 16, living with them is her widower father, Anning Wiggins, 83, he will die the next year.

1860 Rome, the couple with only son, Jefferson. Eliza married 1859, David?

1870 Rome, the couple live alone, sons live in Ellicott, NY, dau. Eliza is married to David SELDON

1880 ?

1900 Rome, widow, Nancy and dau. Eliza Seldon, listed as currently married (where her husband?) for 41 years (1859), live together, list confusing information. Eliza lists no children yet in previous census she had a dau. Emma. Nancy lists 2 children yet she had 4 which are listed in her obit.

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wife of Solomon Prosser age 94 yrs


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  • Maintained by: Ronni Croft
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  • Added: 17 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13642482
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Wiggins Prosser (31 Aug 1807–10 Jan 1902), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13642482, citing Wright Settlement Cemetery, Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ronni Croft (contributor 49316328) .