Anning Wiggins

Anning Wiggins

Birth
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 9 Aug 1851 (aged 84)
Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot sect 2
Memorial ID 13603684 · View Source
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Anning was the son of John Wiggins and Mary "Polly" Nichols and husband of Catharine Woodworth buried next to him, a with extensive ties to American Rev. War history.

Anning Wiggins was born 4-02-1767 (per family Bible) at Newburgh, NY and died 8-09-1851 in Rome, NY, buried Wright Settlement Cem. Near Floyd, NY. On 12-02-1790 he married Catherine Woodworth in Stillwater, Saratoga Co, NY where their first 5 children are born. In 1798 (according to Rial's bio.) they move to Western, Oneida Co., NY (where his brother, Jacob, moved in 1795) and are in 1820 Western census, sometime after 1833 (Anning is witness to a James Keech 1833 Will as inhabitant of Western) they move to Rome. Anning's own Will has 2 witnesses who knew him in Rome 13 years before his death which is 1838, so they move to Rome between 1833-38).

1840 Rome Census this couple is living with son Anning, sons: Rial, David live in Rome as does Anning's brother, Benjamin as they do in 1850 census.

Anning served in the American Revolutionary War even tho he was about 14. Anning appears in the D.A.R. Patriot's Index, Vol. 1, p. 742, as Anon WIGGINS and in the book New York in the Revolution, by Berthold Fernow, 1887 reprinted in 1972 by Polyanthos. P. 515 - Roster of State Troops - served in Johnson's Regiment, Roosa's Company, as a Private.

Catherine was born 2-29-1772 at Saratoga Co., NY and died at Floyd, NY, 3-25-1847. Catherine Woodworth's father was Amos Woodworth, born 5-04-1741 in Salisbury, CT, died 4-12-1812 in Florence, NY. and also served in the American Revolutionary War. Her mother was Eunice NEWLAND, birthplace unknown but died 2-12-1820 in Florence, NY, they were married 4-12-1764. Catherine was granddaughter of Caleb Woodworth (f. Benjamin Woodworth, mo. Hannah DAMON) who was b. either 5-22-1701 in Little Compton, R.I., or 5-22-1704 in Lebanon, New London, CT (ancestry.com listing) and d. 4-22-1775 or 30 May 1780 (ancestry.com listing) at Salisbury, CT. Caleb m. 2-27-1727 in Lebanon, CT Jane MUNGER, b. 2-27-1705, d. 1-24-1774 in Salisbury, CT.

Their children, named in 1851 Will (attached) were: Rial,David, John, Allen, Annin Jr., Olive (James) SMITH, Hannah (Noah) DEWEY of IN, Catherine (Fabius) LAWTON, Nancy (Solomon) PROSSER, Louisa (Augustas) HOUGH.

dau. Olive will remarry to Jeremiah Cowden and live in Fluvanna,NY

Hannah (Dewey), Rial, Esther (Lawton), Allen, Catherine (Lawton), Annin, Nancy (Prosser), Louisa (Hough), and unmarried Harriet.

Note:The source for birth dates is from the Rev. War widows pension file (W-21343) of Anna SICKLES-HOLMES (Thomas), whom I'm not sure how she connects. She was born 19 days after Anning so she isn't a sister...cousin maybe? Family Bibles were often used to prove relations so women would tear out the page listing relations and those were made permanent part of record. Her Bible listed this couple and their children's births.

I have a copy of his Will.


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  • Maintained by: Ronni Croft
  • Originally Created by: BAL
  • Added: 13 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13603684
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anning Wiggins (21 Apr 1767–9 Aug 1851), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13603684, citing Wright Settlement Cemetery, Rome, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ronni Croft (contributor 49316328) .