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Benjamin Wiggins II

Birth
Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 17 Sep 1776 (aged 73–74)
Burial Unknown, Specifically: unknown where buried
Memorial ID 58242532 View Source
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Both Benjamin, II and his wife, Rachel (unknown maiden name) lived in Hempstead, New York, USA in 1744.
Benjamin's burial place is unknown, but probably near Newburgh, New York. Benjamin received a land grant in 1765 consisting of 850 acres of land from the Indians with was located 3 miles east of Newburgh on the Hudson River, then Ulster County until 1798, then Orange County, New York. This is 75 miles northwest of Jamaica, Ny. the paperwork still has the Indian Chief's blood signature on it when it was examined by Prof. e Stone Wiggins who advised that this grant & Benjamin's will be preserved at the Kingston Courthouse. The property was left to his sons, Stephen, John, and Jacob, according to Rev. A.C. Wiggins of WI. In 1884 most descendants still lived near Newburgh. In 1884, this land was owned by Stephen, the son of James Wiggins.


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