John Wiggins

John Wiggins

Birth
Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 10 Jul 1866 (aged 72)
Watertown Center, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Plot A 21 02L
Memorial ID 43839901 · View Source
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Great Grandson of Benjamin Wiggins, Jr., born 1702 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, attended Grace Episcopal Church (first 4 children baptised there), moved to Newburgh, Orange Co., NY area by 1734 and he died 9-17-1776, buriel unknown but is probably near Newburgh. He married Rachel in 1722, most likely in Hempstead, her surname unknown. Benjamin Wiggins supposedly received a land grant consisting of 850 aces of land from the Indians on the Hudson River in New York State. Cannot find them buried in Orange Co nor , I find no records of them in Josephine Frost Historical Records of birth, marriage and funerals in Jamaica, NY
check Origins and History of Jamaica Grace Church by Ladd.

Grandson of John Wiggins who was born in Newburg, NY (Orange Co. since 1778), lived and married there until 1773 or later when he moved to Saratoga Co., NY. He is not on 1779 tax list for Saratoga Co., but He is listed in 1790 & 1800 (only Betsy & Ben at home) Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY census and was Postmaster there in 1796 (according to Sylvester's Hist. of Saratoga Co.). Between 1801-1810 census he moved to Westernville, Oneida Co NY (nka Western) where his son, Jacob, moved in 1795. Some of their children were born in Orange/Ulster Co.

Contributor: Ronni Croft (49316328)
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John and Jane married 9-05-1819 in Western, NY, she was born in Boonville, Oneida Co., NY

1850 LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY census with ch: George, 27,Milton, 18, Matilda, 23; Diana, 16 and two babies Helen , 2, and Jefferson, 3 mos – son Geo children? No wife? Or is Matilda wife? (Not buried Brookside)

1860 LeRay, John, Jane, and unmarried Diana together. son Milton married living in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., son Geo married to Matilda, living in Boonville, Oneida Co. with children Helen (McClusky) and Clinton W.
Contributor: Ronni Croft (49316328)


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 43839901
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wiggins (29 Oct 1793–10 Jul 1866), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43839901, citing Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .