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Male Abt 1777 - 1842  (~ 65 years)


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    Robert Wiggins  -  1800 Census  - Duck Creek Twp, Kent Co, Delaware
    Robert Wiggins - 1800 Census - Duck Creek Twp, Kent Co, Delaware

  • Name Robert WIGGINS  [1
    Born Abt 1777  Kent Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1777  Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth Abt 1784 
    Died 31 Oct 1842  Providence, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I587  Tong Family History
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father Charles WIGGINS,   b. Queen Anne, Queen Anne's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1789, Kent Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sarah SIMKINS 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 18 Apr 1759 
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Married Abt 1809  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Elias WIGGINS,   b. 1801, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Mercy Ann WIGGINS,   b. 19 Dec 1809, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James WIGGINS,   b. 02 Feb 1811, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Stephen H. WIGGINS,   b. 19 Jul 1812, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1893, New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Rachel WIGGINS,   b. 11 Nov 1813
     6. David WIGGINS,   b. 03 Mar 1815, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah WIGGINS,   b. 04 Feb 1817, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elizabeth WIGGINS,   b. 27 Aug 1818, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary WIGGINS,   b. Abt 1819, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Martha Ann WIGGINS,   b. 07 Jan 1820
     11. Hannah WIGGINS,   b. 30 Jun 1821, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Lydia WIGGINS,   b. 25 Sep 1825, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • 1800 Census
      Robert Wiggins
      Name: Wiggins, Robert
      Township: Duck Creek
      County: Kent
      State: Delaware
      Year: 1800
      Roll: M32_4
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      Steve Williams - Genforum posting
      wiggins forum - steve williams
      #3004
      30 Dec. 2003

      Responding to your query re the parents of Robert Wiggins, father of
      Stephen H. Wiggins, he was born (ca. 1780 by census records) in Kent
      Co., Md. and we have this from Stephen Wiggins' black family notebook.

      We do not know who his father was, but Robert was listed in the early
      censuses as living in Kent Co., Del. or Md., near the Delaware state
      line. Duck Creek Hundred. He moved into Penn. by mid 1800-1810, by about
      1807.
      In the Delaware, Kent Co. Willbook N-217 of Chas. Wiggins, a Robert
      Wiggins is listed as an heir along with Sarah & Sam'l. Foreacres, Eliz.
      and Benj. Holliday, Deborah Sparks, wife of Lambert. Notably, Charles in
      his will, freed his slaves as did many Quakers before 1810. Whether
      Charles was an uncle or what, we do not know.
      As Robert was Quaker, he might appear in Quaker records in the
      Annapolis, Md., Historical Soc., which keeps some Quaker records there,
      the other site being Swarthmore College, where we find the children of
      Robert and Hannah Wiggins being listed. But nothing on his ancestry.
      There is also a Matthew Wiggins listed with Charles Wiggins in Delaware,
      Kent Co. There is a Delaware connection.
      As Robert was a Quaker he refused to fight in the War of 1812 and had
      some kind of legal penalty listed against him.
      Many of Robert's children moved West and we have lost track of all but
      Stephen and Mercy Wiggins(Bureau Co., IL).
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      Pam Eagleson
      Genforum posting

      Robert was born and raised in Maryland. Its probable that he was the
      son of Charles Wiggins, formerly of New Castle CO DEL who purchased
      property in Kent Co MD, straddling the Delaware border, from Daniel Thomas
      Massey in the 1780s. This Charles Wiggins was married to Sarah Simkins and
      died in Oct. 1798. His will was probated in Kent Co Del listing a Robert
      Wiggins as an heir. My ROBERT WIGGINS moved to Lancaster Co PA in 1807
      and located in Colerain Twsp. and then Martic Tswp. He married Hannah
      Hambleton around 1809. He died 31 Oct 1842. He and Hannah had atleast
      11 children:
      Mercy Ann m. Joseph Cosner,
      James, Stephen m. Elizabeth Bowman,
      Rachel, David, Sarah,
      Elizabeth m. Clark Kinsey,
      Martha Ann, Hannah, Lydia, and Elias.

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      Elias is one not listed by Paul Andrews.
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      familysearch.org
      Mary Wiggins - b 1819, York, PA as child of Robert.
      Not listed by anyone else.

      Rachel and Martha are not listed by familysearch.org

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      Posted by: Paul Andrews Date: January 24, 2000 at 13:01:07
      In Reply to: Re: Robert Wiggins - MD & PA by Corey Hamilton of 3071

      Robert Wiggins (ca 1784-1842) married Hannah Hambleton (1781-1870) ca
      1807. Hannah was the daughter of James Hambleton and Elizabeth Paxson.
      Robert and Hannah had 10 children: Mercy Ann (1809), James (1811),
      Stephen (1812-1895), Rachel (1813), David (1815), Sarah (1817),
      Elizabeth (1818), Martha Ann (1820), Hannah (1821) and Lydia (1825).
      They also raised Elias Hambleton (1801-1872).
      Could find no connection to your Wiggins/Hambleton marriage. Mahala is
      not listed in book on descendants of James Hambleton.

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      David Eyre - rootsweb -
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=davideyre&id=I20016&op=GET

      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 Robert Wiggins was born in Kent County, Md., wherehe grew to manhood. In 1807 he immigrate d to Lancaster County, Pa., and located in Colerain township. He married Hannah, daughter o f James and Elizabeth Hambleton. Their children were Mercy Ann, born Dec. 19, 1809; James, bo rn Feb. 2, 1811;Stephen, born July 19, 1812; Rachel, born Nov. 11, 1813; David, born March 3 , 1815; Sarah, born Feb. 4, 1817; Eliza, born Aug. 27, 1818; Martha Ann, born Jan. 7, 1820; H annah, born June 30, 1821; and Lydia, born Sept. 25, 1825. James Hambletoncame from Bucks Co unty, Pa., and settled in Drumore township, Lancaster Co. They were Quakers, and of Scotch or igin. He died Jan. 27, 1833, his wife March 4, 1832. Robert Wiggins died Oct. 31, 1842; Mrs . Wiggins died Sept. 8, 1870. StephenWiggins, 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 anactive business life. When t wenty-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 Provide nce township, which had beengiven to his wife by her grandfather. He added forty acres to th e 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 heexpects t o pass the remainder of his days. Mr. Wiggins in early life was a Whig. When the Republican p arty 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 convention s of his party he has many times represented his township. On the 1st of May, 1833, he was ma rried to hispresent estimable wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Bowman, born in Providence townsh ip, June 20, 1813. Her parents were John and Elizabeth (Winters) Bowman. Mr. Bowman was bor n in Lampeter township, in Lancaster County, May 5, 1791, and at thiswriting 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. Ste phen Wiggins there have been bornthirteen 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; Marth a, born Nov. 2, 1853; and Harry, born Sept. 16, 1855. The sons of Mr. Wiggins, made enthusias tic by the patriotic zeal of their father, did their fullshare towards putting down the Rebe llion of 1861. John enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, an d served during the war; Benjamin and Clayton both served nine months in Pennsylvania regimen ts, Samuel seven months,and David put in a substitute.

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] familysearch.org.

    2. [S102] Steve Williams.
      Genforum posting - date from census records - location from Stephen Wiggins black family notebook

    3. [S53] hannah_hambleton_wiggins.FTW.
      Date of Import: 31 May 2004

    4. [S89] Pam Eagleson.
      Genforum posting

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