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WIGGINS, Charles*
(-1798)
SIMKINS, Sarah*
HAMBLETON, James*
(-1833)
PAXSON, Elizabeth*
(-1832)
WIGGINS, Robert*
(Abt 1784-1842)
HAMBLETON, Hannah*
(1781-1870)
WIGGINS, Stephen Hamilton
(1812-1893)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BOWMAN, Elizabeth

WIGGINS, Stephen Hamilton

  • Born: 19 Jul 1812, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States 76
  • Marriage: BOWMAN, Elizabeth on 1 May 1833
  • Died: 21 Jul 1893 76
  • Buried: Smithville Church of God Cemetery, Smithville, Lancaster Co, PA 76

bullet   Another name for Stephen was WIGGINS, Stephen.76

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bullet  Birth Notes:

Stephen Wiggins, son of Robert and Hannah, born July 19, 1812. (from a collection of biographical sketches for Lancaster Co, Providence Twp, PA, found at Ancestry.com)

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1820, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Robt Wigons entry includes 2 males under 10 [James or David, Stephen]. (Colerain Twp, Lancaster Co, PA)

Census, 1840, Harford County, Maryland, United States. Stephen Wiggin (maybe this one) entry includes 1 male 5-9, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, 1 free colored male 55-99. (District 5, Harford Co, MD)

Story, 17 Aug 1849, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, PA. 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.] (found at Ancestry.com)

Census, 1850, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Stephen Wiggins is 38, farmer, with Elizabeth (37), Samuel (15, laborer), David (14), Benjamin (13), John (12), Esther (9), Hannah (8), Clayton (6), Mary (4), Sarah Allen (3). Everybody born PA. (Martic Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, family 227)

Census, 1860, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Stephen Wiggins is 47, farmer, with Elizabeth (46), John (20), Hannah (16), Clayton (15), Mary (13), Sarah E (12), Anna J (11), Elias (9), Martha (7), Henry (4). (New Providence PO, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, family 226)

Census, 1870, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Stephen Wiggins is 58, farmer, with Elizabeth (57, keeping house), Sarah E (22, at home), Elias (18), Martha (16), Henry (14). (Smithville PO, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, family 196)

Census, 1880, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Stephen Wiggins is 67, farmer, with wife Eliza (66, keeping house), daughter Ellen (27, at home). Also in household are father-in-law John Bowman (89, at home) and grandson Riley Hayes (4). (Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, PA, family 326)

Occupation: Farmer.

Story. Stephen Wiggins was born in Colerain, Lancaster Co, son of Robert Wiggins and Hannah Hambleton, July 19, 1812, and grew to man's estate therein. His education was obtained at the old log school-house at 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 his present comfortable residence stands, which he has since erected, and in which he expects to 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, has 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. (from a collection of biographical sketches for Lancaster Co, Providence Twp, PA, found at Ancestry.com)

Story. Posted on Wiggins Genforum by Paul Andrews on October 01, 1999: I am a descendant of Robert Wiggins. Robert Wiggins/Hannah Hambleton; Stephen Wiggins/Elizabeth Bowman; John F. Wiggins/Mary A. Book and my grand parents Harry Andrews/Mary Ella Wiggins.

Story. Posted on Wiggins Genforum by Terry L. Ford (tford001@msn.com) on January 8, 2001: I am a 5th generation decendant of Robert Wiggins & Hanna Hambleton. I would like to compare information on our family tree. Stephen Hamilton Wiggins born 7/19/1812,would have been the child of Robert that my family is decended from. I am also looking for any ancesters for Robert Wiggins.


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Stephen married Elizabeth BOWMAN, daughter of John BOWMAN and Elizabeth WINTER, on 1 May 1833. (Elizabeth BOWMAN was born on 20 Jun 1813 in Pennsylvania, United States,228 died on 20 Oct 1890 228 and was buried in Smithville Church of God Cemetery, Smithville, Lancaster Co, PA 228.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Story. On the 1st of May, 1833, Stephen Wiggins was married to his present estimable wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Bowman, born in Providence township, June 20, 1813. 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. (from a collection of biographical sketches for Lancaster Co, Providence Twp, PA, found at Ancestry.com)




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