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Stephen H. WIGGINS

Male 1812 - 1893  (81 years)


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  • Documents
    Stephen Wiggins - 1850 Census
    Stephen Wiggins - 1850 Census
    1850 Census - Martic Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

    Name, Age
    Stephen, 38
    Elizabeth, 37
    Samuel, 15
    David, 14
    Benjamin, 13
    John, 12
    Ester, 9
    Hannah, 8
    Clayton, 6
    Mary, 4
    Sarah Ellen, 3
    Stephen Wiggins  -  1860 Census
    Stephen Wiggins - 1860 Census
    1860 Census - New Providence, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

    Name, age
    Stephen, 47
    Elizabeth, 46
    John, 20
    Hannah, 16
    Clayton, 15
    Mary, 13
    Sarah E, 12
    Anna J, 11
    Elias, 9
    Martha, 7
    Henry, 4
    Stephen Wiggins  -  1870 Census
    Stephen Wiggins - 1870 Census
    1870 Census - Smithville, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

    Name, Age
    Stephen, 58
    Elizabeth, 57
    Sarah E, 22
    Elias, 18
    Martha, 16
    Henry, 14
    Stephen Wiggins  -  1880 Census
    Stephen Wiggins - 1880 Census
    1880 Census - Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania

    Name, Age
    Stephen, 67
    Elizabeth, 66
    John Bowman, Father-in-law, 89
    Ellen, 27 (Martha?)
    Hayes Riley, Grandson, 4


    Headstones
    Stephen H. Wiggins
    Stephen H. Wiggins

  • Name Stephen H. WIGGINS  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 19 Jul 1812  York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Birth 19 Jul 1812  Colerain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850 
    Farmer - Martic Township,Lanc. Co.,PA 
    Occupation 1860 
    Farmer - Providence Township,Lanc. Co.,PA (also 1880) 
    Buried 1893  Smithville Church Of God Cemetery, Smithville, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Jul 1893  New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Death 1894  [9
    Person ID I585  Tong Family History
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father Robert WIGGINS,   b. Abt 1777, Kent Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1842, Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Hannah HAMBLETON,   b. 08 May 1781, Middletown, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1870, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1809  [10, 11
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth BOWMAN,   b. 20 Jun 1813, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1890, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 01 May 1833  [4
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Bowman WIGGINS,   b. 11 Apr 1835, Rawlinsville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1909, Martic Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. David L WIGGINS,   b. 01 Jun 1836, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1921, Cicero Twp, Tipton Co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Benjamin Franklin WIGGINS,   b. 03 Apr 1838, Smithville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1924, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. John Frederick WIGGINS,   b. 08 Jul 1839, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Ester Harriet WIGGINS,   b. 09 Dec 1841, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)
     6. Hannah C WIGGINS,   b. 04 Apr 1843, Smithville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1904, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +7. Clayton C WIGGINS,   b. 31 May 1845, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1904, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. Mary Ann WIGGINS,   b. 25 Aug 1847, Sheak's Ferry, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1911, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Sarah Ellen WIGGINS,   b. 06 Mar 1848, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1907  (Age 59 years)
     10. Harriet WIGGINS,   b. 09 Dec 1849
     11. Angeline WIGGINS,   b. 04 Jul 1850, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1870  (Age 19 years)
    +12. Elias H WIGGINS,   b. 18 Mar 1852, New Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1924  (Age 71 years)
     13. Martha WIGGINS,   b. 02 Nov 1853, Penn Laird, Rockingham Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +14. Henry Hamilton WIGGINS,   b. 18 Sep 1855, New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1919, New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1812 - York, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1893 - Smithville Church Of God Cemetery, Smithville, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Terry Ford - Genforum posting
      Henry Wiggins was the 13th child of Stephen Wiggins & Elizabeth Bowman.

      familysearch.org
      Stephen b 1811, York, PA
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      1870 Census
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1870: Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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      1860 Census
      Name: Stephen Wiggins
      Age in 1860: 47
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1860: Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      Post Office: New Providence
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      1850 Census
      Name: Stephen Wiggins
      Age: 38
      Estimated Birth Year: 1811
      Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850
      (City,County,State): Martic, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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      Year: 1857
      Name: Stephen Wiggins.
      History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men
      Chapter LXXII. Providence Township<1<[1 By A. H. Helm, M.D.]
      View Full Context

      Description:
      Bordered by the Susquehanna River in southeastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster County was created
      in 1729 from neighboring Chester County. This database, originally published in 1883, is
      a county history and collection of biographical sketches. The history section includes
      descriptions of the topography, Native American settlements, and involvement in the
      Revolutionary War. The biographical sketch section includes the names of nearly fifty
      thousand men, women, and children. In addition, it provides a listing of men who served
      from the county in the Revolutionary War. For researchers of ancestors from eastern
      Pennsylvania, this can be a useful source of information.

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com Lancaster County, Pennsylvania History. [database online] Provo, UT:
      Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
      Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1883.

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      At a meeting at the house of J. A. Augustin, in Martic township, Aug. 17, 1849, this church
      was organized by J. C. Owens, minister of the gospel. The original members were John A. Augustin,
      Ann Augustin, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabeth Augustin, Martin Augustin, Maria Martin, John
      Augustin, Jacob Shultz, and Elizabeth Shultz. The members met on the 3d of December, 1849, at
      Philip Frankford's, to consider the propriety of building a church. It was then unanimously
      agreed to build, and that it should be called Union Bethel. Martin Huber offered one acre of
      land, for building a church, at George Martin's orchard, which was accepted. The following
      persons were elected officers: Treasurer, George Martin; Building Committee, Samuel Huber,
      Stephen Wiggins, Samuel Martin, Abraham Mylin, John Albright, Philip Frankford, Jonathan
      Seesholtz, and John Lightheiser; Trustees, Martin Huber, Jr., Ryland B. McAlister, John
      Albright, Samuel Martin, Philip Frankford, Stephen Wiggins, and John Lightheiser. The church
      was built in 1850, of stone, size thirty by thirty-six feet. There is a graveyard in
      connection. Value of church property, one thousand dollars. Of those who have ministered
      to the spiritual wants of the congregation were Revs. C. Price, in 1851; Abram Swartz,
      1852; Jacob Keller, 1853-54; Jesse Haifleigh and William Clay, 1855; Samuel Crawford,
      1856-57; Israel Brady, 1858; Simon Fleigh, 1859-60; John S. Stamen, 1861-62; John Tucker,
      1863; P. K. Shoemaker, 1864; John Hunter, 1865-66; C. Amy, 1867; T. Still, 1868; Jacob W.
      Miller, 1869-70; J. A. McDonald, 1871; S. C. Stonecifer, 1872; A. B. V. Orr, 1873-74;
      William Engler, 1875; C. C. Bartels, 1876; W. Sanborn, 1876-77; D. H. Mumma, 1878-79; Thomas
      Still, 1880-81; J. W. Edwards, 1882; and Wilson Smith, 1883.
      History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men
      Chapter LXXII. Providence Township<1<[1 By A. H. Helm, M.D.]

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      History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneer s and Prominent Men Chapter LXXII. Providence Township<1<[1 By A. H. Helm, M.D.] Biographical Sketches

      Stephen Wiggins, the subject of our sketch, was born in Colerain, above named, July 19, 1812 , and grew to man's estate therein. His education was obtained at the old log school-house a t Chestnut Level, and since added to by close observation and an active business life. When twenty-two years of age he commenced life on his own account, first learning the turning trade . He worked at his trade one year only. In 1834 he settled on thirty acres of land in Providence township, which had been given to his wife by her grandfather. He added forty acres to the tract, all of which he has cleared and improved. He first built a log house near where hi s present comfortable residence stands, which he has since erected, and in which he expects t o pass the remainder of his days. Mr. Wiggins in early life was a Whig. When the Republican party was formed he joined its ranks, and has since been a sturdy supporter of its principles . He has been a school director for many years, also a justice of the peace, and, in fact, ha s held most of the offices within the gift of his fellow-townsmen. In the county conventions of his party he has many times represented his township.

      On the 1st of May, 1833, he was married to his present estimable wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Bowman, born in Providence township, June 20, 1813.

      Her parents were John and Elizabeth (Winters) Bowman. Mr. Bowman was born in Lampeter township, in Lancaster County, May 5, 1791, and at this writing is still living , hale and hearty.

      His father was Henry Bowman, whose father's name was also Henry, and born , it is thought, in Lancaster County. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman died in 1868.

      To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wiggins there have been born thirteen children, viz.: Samuel, born April 11, 1835;
      David , born June 1, 1836;
      Benjamin, born April 3, 1838;
      John, born July 8, 1839;
      Hetty, born Dec . 9, 1841;
      Hannah, born April 4, 1843;
      Clayton, born May 31, 1845;
      Mary Ann, born Aug. 25, 1846;
      Ellen, born March 6, 1848;
      Angeline, born July 4, 1850;
      Elias, born March 18, 1852;
      Martha, born Nov. 2, 1853; and
      Harry, born Sept. 16, 1855.

      The sons of Mr. Wiggins, made enthusiastic by the patriotic zeal of their father, did their full share towards putting down the Rebellion of 1861. John enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, and served during the war; Benjamin and Clayton both served nine months in Pennsylvania regiments, Samuel seven months, and David put in a substitute.

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      Ancestry.com
      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16742598/person/414225434
      b - 19 Jul 1812 - Colerain, Lancaster, PA

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] Terry Ford.
      Genforum Posting

    2. [S4] 1870 census.

    3. [S18] Ancestral file.

    4. [S85] Norman's Genealogical Research, rootsweb WorldConnect.

    5. [S21] ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20597561/person/1068328448.

    6. [S106] Terry Ford.
      Genforum posting

    7. [S50] familysearch.org.
      not sure of year - but adds York, PA

    8. [S90] Paul Andrews.
      Genforum posting

    9. [S102] Steve Williams.

    10. [S89] Pam Eagleson.
      Genforum posting

    11. [S50] familysearch.org.
      marriage date - 8 May 1806
      Bucks, PA