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Wiggins-Baker Family

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I can't even remember when or how I met Agness Wiggins Gunter several years ago via e-mail, when researching my ancestor JAMES WHITAKER of Fairfield Co., SC, but meeting her was a Godsend. She was knowledgeable about Whitaker's wife CATHERINE WIGGINS and her father Capt. JOHN WIGGINS. Since Agness published her excellent book in 2000, I keep it at my elbow for reference, but have not gone through and systematically entered all the many descendants and documents it contains. To obtain her hardbound, 770-page book with 70-page index, contact Agness by email. The last I knew, its price was $36. I highly recommend it.

Capt. JOHN WIGGINS was b. 1716 (in England?), son of an unknown Wiggins and Miss STUART; the date from age 70 in Bible record of death, or ca 1723 in VA according to DAR application; "an Englishman who came over and settled on the Roanoke River Martin Co. about 50 years before the Revolution." He died 15 Jul 1786 in Martin Co., NC.

In VA abt 1732 he married (1st) CATHERINE "CATY" BAKER, daughter of HENRY BAKER, III (b. abt 1684 in Surry, England) and ANGELICA BRAY (b. 1695-1696 in Isle of Wight Co., VA). 19 CATY apparently died bef 1748 when her husband JOHN sold land in Martin Co., NC, without a wife's signature, suggesting he was a widower.

JOHN and CATY eloped through a window, "great aunt CATY represented to be a large bouncing girl as most of the Baker girls were in olden times, eloped through that small window (what cannot love accomplish) with Mr. Wiggins. Her remains are resting side by side with Mr. Wiggins under a pear tree in Wiggins' old field of Wiggins Swamp," as described in a story written 1847 by Simmons Jones Baker, her great-nephew.

CATHERINE BAKER's father, HENRY BAKER, III, was a prosperous landowner who it is said in 1712, Buckland, VA, invited the Virginia surveyor William Byrd to dinner, convinced him that his 2200 acres of land in Virginia should be in NC, and Byrd resurveyed and changed the line (as mentioned in his diary). The land was in Chowan Co., NC, until Bertie was created out of it in 1722, from which in Halifax Co. was created in 1741, and Martin Co. in 1771. Henry Baker III d. 1 May 1739 in Chowan Co.

Henry Baker, III's father, HENRY BAKER, II, was b. abt 1660 in England (son of HENRY BAKER, I, and ELLA KENNEDY of England), and d. 28 Jul 1712 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He md. MARY BLAKE, also English. They lived along the VA-NC line, and built a house which still stands, named for the place in England where he came from.

Capt. JOHN WIGGINS married (2nd), on 30 SEP 1766 in Bertie Co., NC, Mrs. ELIZABETH BEVINS, b. abt 1730, "John Wiggins, planter from Halifax Co. to Mrs. Bevins, a widow."

He was a very large land landlord, running from Enfield to Hamilton. In 1734, he received his first land grant, 200 acres north of Conoho Creek (NC Archives, Patent Book 5, p. 182). In Mar 1740, in Edgecombe Par., Bertie Co., NC, he received Land Grants for 450 acres and 320 acres north of Conoho Creek, also on Mill Creek and south of Roanoke River in Edgecombe Par. (which became Edgecombe Co. in 1741), adjoining Richard Wiggins; although the survey was made for John Wiggins, the warrant was given to William Baker.

He was on the 19 Feb 1744 Edgecombe Co. militia list; also qualified as a Justice of Peace, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, appointed by the Governor. The court met quarterly for several days and he was noted as Justice three times bet 1744 and 1745.

In Halifax Co., NC, in 1761, he gave land to his sons Thomas and William (this land south of Roanoke River was successively in Bertie Co. 1722-41, Edgecombe Co. 1741-59, Halifax Co. 1759-74, and Martin Co. aft 1774).

In 1767, he gave the Gift Deed of a negro to daughter Catherine Wiggins Whitaker, Wit: James Whitaker; also gave his daughters Patty Hoskins and Winnifred Hoskins slaves and other goods.

He also, in 1767, sold land to sons Lemuel and Blake Baker Wiggins.

On 27 Nov 1771, in Halifax Co., NC, JOHN WIGGINS was exempted from paying taxes and doing public duties. Yet, in 1779, he was on the Martin Co., NC, tax list.

There was another John Wiggins in the area at the same time. Probably it was the other one listed as a Chief of the Tuscarora Indians on the Bertie Co. "Indian Woods Deed ~ The Tuscarora Indian Tribe of Indian Woods, Bertie County, had requested that Governor Tryon appoint 3 trustees to arrange for the sale of their land to pay the tribe's debts and finance their journey to New York to join the Six Nation. " The gentlemen Jones, Williams and Pugh had been appointed by Governor Tryon as trustees. (By this time, our Capt. JOHN WIGGINS' property was in Halifax Co., cut out of Edgecombe in Dec 1754, which was cut out of Bertie in 1741.)

 "James Allen, JOHN WIGGINS, Billy George, Snifnose George, Bile Cain, Charles Cornelius, Thomas Blount, John Rogers, George Blount, Wineoak Charles, Bille Basket, Bile Owens, Lewis Tuffdick, Isaac Miller, Harry Samuel, Ridgers Thomas, Seniear, Thomas Howell, Bille Sockey, Bille Carelius, John Seniear, Thomas Baskett, John Cain, Billy Blount, Tom Jack, John Litewood, Billy Roberts, James Mitchell, Capt. Joe William Pugh, as chieftains of the Tuskarora Indians, "to Robert Jones Jr. attorney of NC province, & William Williams & Thomas Pugh gent. of same. 12 Jul 1766. 1800 pounds proclamation. 8000 acres on north side of Roanoke River, joining Deep Creek (Called Falling Run). "
Wit: David Standley, Samuel Wynnes, James Bate.
Sept Ct 1767, CC: [county clerk] John Johnston"
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Children of JOHN WIGGINS & CATHERINE BAKER were:

Catherine Wiggins b: abt 1732 in VA
William Wiggins b: bef 1733 in NC
Winifred Wiggins b: abt 1735 of Edenton, NC
Elizabeth Wiggins b: 1736 in Warwick Co., VA
Thomas Wiggins b: abt 1740 in NC
Lemuel Wiggins b: 22 DEC 1742
Blake Baker Wiggins b: 1746 in NC
Pattie Wiggins b: bef 1747

Their daughter CATHERINE WIGGINS (b. ca 1732) is my ancestor; she married JAMES WHITAKER and made their home in Fairfield Dist., SC, where their daughter MARY "POLLY" WHITAKER married my gr-gr-gr-grandfather ABNER ROSS.

Her sister, WINIFRED WIGGINS (b. ca 1735) of Edenton, NC, is rather famous for her role in the Revolutionary War, in which she was very active and a leader in the Edenton Tea Party (Chowan Co., NC); her descendants were very involved in early days of the DAR. Her residence at Edenton, still stands 5 miles north of town. She married Richard Hoskins 1763 in NC; they went down the Roanoke River in an open boat on their wedding day; her wedding dress was spun from flax grown on her father's farm in Halifax Co. This couple had 8 sons and 8 daughters. She managed the entire farming interest (the farm called
"Paradise") with prudence and profit while her husband was absent as a fearless and zealous Patriot during the Revolution.

When WINIFRED d. 07 OCT 1807 in Edenton, Chowan Co., NC, she was described as "a very old and respectable inhabitant of the county." 1 Given a slave by father John Wiggins, she left a will dated 20 SEP 1807 Chowan Co., NC, which named her granddaughter Winnefred Bond, and six youngest children: Martha, Sarah, Winnefred, Elizabeth, Fanny, Lemuel. (Edenton NC Newspaper, 8 Oct 1807; The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina, 1774-1787, by Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1994, in Book 9, p. 528; Chowan Co., NC, Will Book B, p. 182; Family Group Sheet of Agness Wiggins Gunter, Apex, NC; Hathaway's NC Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3, p. 116).

 

Capt. JOHN WIGGINS left a will, written 16 Dec 1783, recorded in Martin Co., NC, Will Book 1, p. 24:

 16 DEC 1783 Martin Co., NC ~
Will of John Wiggins: Martin Co., NC ~ In the name of God Amen, I JOHN WIGGINS of the county of Martin in the state of North Carolina being of sound & perfect mind & memory thanks be to God but calling to mind the mortality of mankind and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make ordain constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form Following To Wit ~

First I give and bequeath to my wife ELIZABETH WIGGINS her heirs and assigns one horse called Blaise and her bridle & saddle. I also give to my wife ELIZ WIGGINS two feather beds and the Furniture belonging to them to her & her heirs or assigns. I also give to my said one two cows & calves & one
young teer and one Pine Chest one Woolen Wheel four flag chairs one sett of Tea Ware and ovel Table. I also give to my said wife the one half of all my Hoggs young & old to her and her heirs and assigns. I also give my said wife all the household furniture of every kind whatsoever that belonged to her before I married her.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son LEMUEL WIGGINS my horse named Dolphin the said LEMUEL WIGGINS paying to my son WILLIAM WIGGINS five pounds specie. I give to my son LEMUEL one dark walnut bedstead.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son B. BAKER WIGGINS one silver hilted sword & money scales.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH JONES five silver Dollars to be equally divided bet her five children.

Item, I give and bequeath the remainder of my whole estate of every kind whatsoever that is not herein before mentioned or given in legacies to be equally divided bet my two sons LEMUEL WIGGINS and B. BAKER WIGGINS and their heirs or assigns share & share alike.

Item, Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons LEMUEL and BLAKE BAKER WIGGINS executors to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking & disannulling all other wills by me heretofore by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of December 1783. Signed sealed published & defclared by the said JOHN WIGGINS to be his Last Will and Testament in presents of us

JOHN WIGGINS (Seal)
Witnesses: NEEDHAM BRYAN, MASON LEE, JOHN BRYAN

Notes: (1) Elizabeth Jones was probably a granddaughter,
mentioned also in will of Joshua Barker; (2) he had previously
given gift deeds to his sons THOMAS and WILLIAM WIGGINS,
daughter CATHERINE WIGGINS WHITAKER, PATTY HOSKINS, and
WINNIFRED HOSKINS

Martin Co., North Carolina, Wills, Book 1, p. 124; quoted in: Descendants of Captain John Wiggins of Martin County, North Carolina, by Agness Wiggins Gunter.
Published by: Agness Gunter, Apex, NC, 2000, pp. 527, 528

   

Judge Robert E. Wiggins (1843-1929), son of Richard A. Wiggins & Jackey Gilliam Dunn; grandson of James & Sarah Wiggins, John Dunn & Susanna Rochelle; great-grandson of Lemuel Wiggins & Ann Hoskins, Hinchea Rochelle & Jemima Atkinson; great-great-grandson of Capt. John Rochelle & Catie Baker, John J. Rochelle & Mary Gilliam

 Lutie Fletcher Wiggins, wife of Judge Robert E. Wiggins.

Buried in same cemetery were: FLETCHER, Alex, died 8 Jan 1945

FLETCHER, Williametta, born 1864 died 21 Dec 1934

FLETCHER, Mary E., Dau of Leslie and Katie Fletcher
22 June 1891 4 Apr 1899 Sleep on sweet Nell and
take thy rest, God calls away when He thinks best

(next to Wiggins) FLETCHER, Emmett, born 1850
FLETCHER, Annie, 1846-1919

 Tombstones in a Cemetery in Madison Co., AL, with no name, recorded by Mr. James Hinkle ~Photos courtesy of Mr. hinkle, alsnowdog@yahoo.com

A 3-generation report of the children and grandchildren of Capt. JOHN WIGGINS & CATHERINE BAKER is shown below; and Generations 4-6 on its following page.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

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1. Catherine "Catie" Baker (Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1717 in NC, and died bef 1748 in Martin Co., NC. She married John Wiggins abt 1732 in NC, son of Unknown Wiggins and Miss Stuart. He was born 1716 in England?, and died 15 JUL 1786 in Martin Co., NC.

Children of Catherine "Catie" Baker and John Wiggins are:

+ 2 i. Catherine Wiggins was born abt 1732 in VA, and died AFT 1780.
+ 3 ii. William Wiggins was born bef 1733 in NC, and died OCT 1790- DEC 1791 in Halifax Co., NC.
+ 4 iii. Winifred Wiggins was born abt 1735 in of Edenton, NC, and died 07 OCT 1807 in Chowan Co., NC.
+ 5 iv. Elizabeth Wiggins was born 1736 in Warwick Co., VA, and died abt 1806 in SC.
+ 6 v. Thomas Wiggins was born abt 1740 in NC, and died 28 SEP 1782 in Martin Co., NC.
+ 7 vi. Lemuel Wiggins was born 22 DEC 1742, and died 23 JUN 1806.
+ 8 vii. Blake Baker Wiggins was born 1746 in NC, and died 18 DEC 1808 in Martin Co., NC.
9 viii. Pattie Wiggins was born bef 1747, and died AFT 1767. She married Thomas Hoskins bef 1767. He was born abt 1745.

 

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

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2. Catherine Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1732 in VA, and died AFT 1780. She married James Whitaker abt 1746 in VA, son of John Whitaker and Martha Gough. He was born 1728 in Warwick Co., VA, and died bef 22 APR 1782 in Kershaw Co., SC.

Children of Catherine Wiggins and James Whitaker are:

10 i. William Alexander Whitaker was born abt 1747 in VA, and died abt 1817. He married Miss Lane. She was born abt 1744, and died AFT 1760.
+ 11 ii. Catherine Whitaker was born 1748 in VA, and died bef 1820 in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA.
+ 12 iii. Willis Whitaker was born abt 1750 in NC, and died 17 JUN 1832 in Longtown, Fairfield Co., SC.
13 iv. John Wiggins Whitaker was born abt 1752, and died abt 1812.
14 v. James Whitaker Jr. was born abt 1754, and died 1824.
+ 15 vi. Martha Whitaker was born abt 1765 in Halifax Co., NC, and died 19 MAY 1806 in Washington, GA.
+ 16 vii. Mary "Polly" Whitaker was born 08 SEP 1766 in Halifax Co., NC, and died 08 APR 1846 in Fairfield Co., SC.
17 viii. Simon Whitaker was born abt 1768.

 

3. William Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born bef 1733 in NC, and died OCT 1790- DEC 1791 in Halifax Co., NC. He married Priscilla Brown bef 1754 in NC. She was born bef 1738.

Children of William Wiggins and Priscilla Brown are:

+ 18 i. Thomas Wiggins was born bef 1756 in NC, and died 1774 in Halifax Co., NC.
19 ii. Jane Wiggins was born abt 1758? in NC. She married Thomas Brewer in Halifax Co., NC. He was born abt 1765.
+ 20 iii. William Wiggins Jr. was born bet 1759 AND 1760 in Martin Co., NC, and died AFT 1832 in Montgomery Co., TN.
21 iv. Elizabeth Wiggins was born abt 1765? in NC.
+ 22 v. Arthur Wiggins was born bef 1770 in NC, and died APR 1812.
+ 23 vi. Priscilla Wiggins was born abt 1772? in NC.

 

4. Winifred Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1735 in of Edenton, NC, and died 07 OCT 1807 in Chowan Co., NC. She married Richard Hoskins 1763 in NC. He was born abt 1741, and died 1795.

Child of Winifred Wiggins and Richard Hoskins is:

24 i. Edmund Hoskins was born abt 1770 in Chowan Co., NC.

 

5. Elizabeth Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 1736 in Warwick Co., VA, and died abt 1806 in SC. She married William Henry Whitaker abt 1751? in VA, son of John Whitaker and Martha Gough. He was born abt 1736 in Warwick Co., VA, and died 1789 in Camden Dist., Kershaw Co., SC.

Children of Elizabeth Wiggins and William Henry Whitaker are:

+ 25 i. Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker was born abt 1751 in Camden Dist., SC, and died abt 1862 in Kershaw Co., SC.
26 ii. William Whitaker was born abt 1752 in NC, and died 1787 in Kershaw Co., SC.
27 iii. Richard Whitaker was born abt 1756.
+ 28 iv. Martha Belton Whitaker was born 1758.
+ 29 v. Elizabeth Whitaker was born 07 SEP 1760 in VA, and died 02 OCT 1787.
+ 30 vi. Thomas Whitaker was born 28 APR 1762 in NC, and died AFT 1793.
31 vii. Catherine Baker Whitaker was born abt 1764, and died bef 1858. She married Alexander Irvin. He was born abt 1750.
32 viii. Robert Whitaker was born abt 1766.
33 ix. Margaret Whitaker was born abt 1768 in NC.
+ 34 x. Winnifred Whitaker was born abt 1772 in NC.
35 xi. Edward Whitaker was born abt 1774 in SC.
+ 36 xii. Mary Whitaker was born 05 DEC 1776 in SC, and died 07 OCT 1838.

 

6. Thomas Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1740 in NC, and died 28 SEP 1782 in Martin Co., NC. He married Frances "Fannie" Brown 08 MAY 1766 in Halifax Co., NC. She was born abt 1745.He married Sarah Bryan. She was born abt 1740.

Children of Thomas Wiggins and Frances "Fannie" Brown are: 37 i. John Wiggins was born abt 1767 in Martin Co., NC.
38 ii. Thomas Wiggins Jr. was born abt 1769? in Martin Co., NC.
39 iii. Anne Wiggins was born abt 1771? in Martin Co., NC.
40 iv. Jesse Wiggins was born abt 1773.
41 v. Catherine Wiggins was born abt 1775? in Martin Co., NC.
42 vi. Mary Wiggins was born abt 1776? in Martin Co., NC.

 

7. Lemuel Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 22 DEC 1742, and died 23 JUN 1806. He married Ann Hoskins 05 JUN 1770 in Chowan Co., NC. She was born abt 1750.

Children of Lemuel Wiggins and Ann Hoskins are:

+ 43 i. James Wiggins was born 24 JUL 1773 in Martin Co., NC, and died 24 AUG 1831 in Madison Co., AL.
44 ii. Richard Wiggins was born 31 AUG 1776 in Martin Co., NC, and died 01 NOV 1806.
45 iii. Sarah W. Wiggins was born 28 DEC 1778 in Martin Co., NC, and died 01 JUL 1806.
+ 46 iv. Lemuel Wiggins Jr. was born 14 JUN 1781 in Martin Co., NC, and died 09 APR 1818 in Washington Co., GA.
47 v. Elizabeth Wiggins was born 06 AUG 1785 in Martin Co., NC, and died 01 FEB 1786.
48 vi. Ann Wiggins was born 24 NOV 1786 in Martin Co., NC, and died 01 JUL 1806.
49 vii. Hoskins Wiggins was born 06 MAY 1789 in Martin Co., NC.
50 viii. Mary Ann Wiggins was born 27 MAR 1791 in Martin Co., NC, and died 13 AUG 1806.

 

8. Blake Baker Wiggins (Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 1746 in NC, and died 18 DEC 1808 in Martin Co., NC. He married Sallie Lee 17 OCT 1776. She was born abt 1750.

Children of Blake Baker Wiggins and Sallie Lee are:

51 i. Baker Wiggins was born abt 1777 in Martin Co., NC.
+ 52 ii. Willis Wiggins was born abt 1778?, and died bef MAR 1808.
53 iii. Samuel L. Wiggins was born abt 1779 in Martin Co., NC.
54 iv. Winnifred Wiggins was born abt 1780? in Martin Co., NC.
55 v. John Wiggins was born abt 1781? in Martin Co., NC.
56 vi. Patsey B. Wiggins was born abt 1782.She married Green Lewis. He was born abt 1780.
57 vii. Mason Wiggins was born abt 1783? in Martin Co., NC.
58 viii. Lawrence B. Wiggins was born abt 1785? in Martin Co., NC.
59 ix. Sallie M. Wiggins was born abt 1786? in Martin Co., NC. She married Mr. Nicholson. He was born abt 1780.

 

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Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

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11. Catherine Whitaker (Catherine Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 1748 in VA, and died bef 1820 in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA. She married Francis Boykin abt 1780 in in or near, Camden, Kershaw Co., SC, son of William Boykin and Elizabeth Bryant. He was born 1751, and died 1821 in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA.

Children of Catherine Whitaker and Francis Boykin are:

60 i. William Boykin was born abt 1782.
61 ii. Mary Boykin was born abt 1784.
+ 62 iii. Samuel Boykin Sr. was born 1786 in Kershaw Co., SC, and died 29 APR 1848 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.
+ 63 iv. Eliza Boykin was born 1788 in Kershaw Co., SC, and died 1837 in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA.
+ 64 v. James William Boykin was born 1792 in Kershaw Co., SC, and died 1846 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

 

12. Willis Whitaker (Catherine Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1750 in NC, and died 17 JUN 1832 in Longtown, Fairfield Co., SC. He married Sarah Williams abt 1793 in SC. She was born abt 1765?, and died 20 SEP 1802 in SC. He married Frances Brown JAN 1804. She was born abt 1760.

Children of Willis Whitaker and Sarah Williams are:

65 i. Matilda Whitaker was born 1795 in SC, and died 1803.
+ 66 ii. James Wiggins Whitaker was born 1796 in SC, and died 1848 in FL.
+ 67 iii. Willis Whitaker Jr. was born 23 SEP 1798 in Kershaw Dist., SC, and died 10 MAR 1867 in Cedar Grove Plantation, Cass Co., TX.
+ 68 iv. Mary Elizabeth Whitaker was born 23 MAR 1801, and died 1863 in SC.

 

15. Martha Whitaker (Catherine Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1765 in Halifax Co., NC, and died 19 MAY 1806 in Washington, GA. She married James Cantey 1785 in Fairfield Co., SC, son of John Cantey and Mary McGirt. He was born 1746 in Kershaw Dist., SC, and died 09 OCT 1817 in Milledgeville, GA.

Children of Martha Whitaker and James Cantey are:

+ 69 i. John Cantey was born 11 MAR 1786 in SC, and died 28 JUN 1854 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC.
70 ii. Zachariah Cantey was born 10 DEC 1786, and died bef 1807.
+ 71 iii. Mary Cantey was born 25 JAN 1790, and died 13 JUN 1849 in Baldwin, GA.
+ 72 iv. Sarah Catherine Cantey was born 10 APR 1792 in Camden Dist., SC, and died 16 MAY 1877 in Russell Co., AL.
+ 73 v. James Willis Cantey Sr. was born 30 NOV 1794, and died 20 AUG 1860.

 

16. Mary "Polly" Whitaker (Catherine Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 08 SEP 1766 in Halifax Co., NC, and died 08 APR 1846 in Fairfield Co., SC. She married Abner Ross 20 FEB 1794 in Camden Dist., SC, son of David Ross Sr. and Hannah Scudder. He was born 01 JUN 1760 in near, Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., NJ, and died 01 JUL 1831 in Longtown, Fairfield Co., SC.

Children of Mary "Polly" Whitaker and Abner Ross are:

74 i. Osmond Ross was born 12 DEC 1794, and died 30 SEP 1820 in Columbia, SC.
+ 75 ii. Harriot Ross was born 22 NOV 1796 in SC, and died 21 NOV 1832.
+ 76 iii. Molsey C. Ross was born 09 AUG 1798, and died 17 FEB 1875 in De Soto Par., LA.
77 iv. David Felix Ross (1) was born 06 OCT 1799 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 29 NOV 1800 in Fairfield Co., SC.
78 v. David Felix Ross (2) was born 13 MAR 1801 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 27 NOV 1805 in Fairfield Co., SC.
+ 79 vi. James Whitaker Ross was born 04 JAN 1804 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 06 APR 1848 in Perry Co., AL.
+ 80 vii. John Alfred Ross was born 20 JUN 1806 in Fairfield Dist., SC, and died 21 OCT 1865 in Keatchie, DeSoto Par., LA.
81 viii. William E. Ross was born 20 JUN 1806 in Fairfield Co., SC.
82 ix. Elizabeth Martha Ross was born 23 JUL 1808 in Fairfield Co., SC, and died 22 OCT 1814.

 

18. Thomas Wiggins (William Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born bef 1756 in NC, and died 1774 in Halifax Co., NC. He married Mary Ann ____ Wiggins 1770 in Halifax Co., NC. She was born abt 1752.

Children of Thomas Wiggins and Mary Ann ____ Wiggins are:

83 i. Lemuel Wiggins was born abt 1772 in NC, and died AFT 1791.
84 ii. Edmund Wiggins was born abt 1773, and died AFT 1817.

 

20. William Wiggins Jr. (William Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II 2, Henry Baker I 1) was born bet 1759 AND 1760 in Martin Co., NC.

22. Arthur Wiggins (William Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born bef 1770 in NC, and died APR 1812. He married Mildred "Milly" Harris 17 NOV 1792 in Halifax Co., NC. She was born abt 1775.

Children of Arthur Wiggins and Mildred "Milly" Harris are:

94 i. Emily Wiggins was born abt 1795?, and died abt 1795.
95 ii. Shadrack Bell M. Wiggins was born 28 NOV 1797 in NC, and died bet 1824 AND 1831 in Halifax Co., NC.
96 iii. Henry Wiggins was born 04 JAN 1803, and died bet 1824 AND 1824.
97 iv. James Harris Wiggins was born 22 MAR 1805, and died bet 1824 AND 1831.
98 v. Arthur Brown Wiggins was born 06 OCT 1807, and died bet 1820 AND 1824.
+ 99 vi. Thomas Rowe Harris Wiggins was born JUL 1810, and died JUN 1840 in Marengo Co., AL.

 

23. Priscilla Wiggins (William Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1772? in NC. She married Marcus Bishop bef 1791. He was born abt 1765.

Children of Priscilla Wiggins and Marcus Bishop are:

100 i. Asa Bishop was born abt 1792.
101 ii. Arthur Bishop was born abt 1794.
102 iii. Lucinda Bishop was born abt 1797.She married Mr. Atkinson bef 1833. He was born abt 1795.
103 iv. John Bishop was born abt 1800?

 

25. Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1751 in Camden Dist., SC, and died abt 1862 in Kershaw Co., SC. He married Elizabeth Brown. She was born bef 1783.

Child of Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker and Elizabeth Brown is: 104 i. Elizabeth Whitaker was born abt 1783 in Kershaw Co., SC.

 

28. Martha Belton Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 1758. She married John Blanton. He was born abt 1750.

Child of Martha Belton Whitaker and John Blanton is:

+ 105 i. Catharine Blanton was born abt 1779, and died bef 1831.

 

29. Elizabeth Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 07 SEP 1760 in VA, and died 02 OCT 1787. She married Burwell Boykin 1782, son of William Boykin and Elizabeth Bryant. He was born 1753 in NC, and died 17 AUG 1817 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC.

Children of Elizabeth Whitaker and Burwell Boykin are:

106 i. Burwell Boykin Jr. was born 1783.
107 ii. Francis Boykin was born 1784, and died 1839. He married Mary James abt 1805. She was born abt 1785.
108 iii. Elizabeth Boykin was born 1785, and died 1853. She married Henry Stark Hunter. He was born abt 1785.
+ 109 iv. Katherine Boykin was born abt 1786.
110 v. Samuel Boykin was born abt 1786. He married Fitzgerald Glover Ross. She was born abt 1788.
111 vi. John Boykin was born abt 1787, and died in Baptist Church, Boykin, Kershaw Co., SC.

 

30. Thomas Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 28 APR 1762 in NC, and died AFT 1793. He married Mary Williams abt 1793. She was born abt 1762, and died bef 1856.

Children of Thomas Whitaker and Mary Williams are:

112 i. John Whitaker was born abt 1780 in NC.
113 ii. Lawrence Whitaker was born abt 1781.
114 iii. Thomas Whitaker was born abt 1782.
115 iv. William Whitaker was born abt 1783.
116 v. Ellen Whitaker was born abt 1784. She married John Chestnut abt 1805.He was born abt 1784.

 

34. Winnifred Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1772 in NC. She married Henry Moores, son of William Moores and Elizabeth Ross. He was born abt 1765? in SC, and died 1813.

Children of Winnifred Whitaker and Henry Moores are: 117 i. Martha Ross Moores was born abt 1795? in SC. She married David Lane 1818 in Smith Co., TN, son of William Lane Jr. and Elizabeth Ward. He was born abt 1795? in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC.
118 ii. Winfred Whitaker Moores was born abt 1798.She married John William Lane, son of William Lane Jr. and Elizabeth Ward. He was born abt 1797.

 

36. Mary Whitaker (Elizabeth Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 05 DEC 1776 in SC, and died 07 OCT 1838. She married Burwell Boykin AFT 1788, son of William Boykin and Elizabeth Bryant. He was born 1753 in NC, and died 17 AUG 1817 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC.

Children of Mary Whitaker and Burwell Boykin are:

+ 119 i. Thomas Boykin was born abt 1793.
+ 120 ii. Lemuel Whitaker Boykin was born abt 1800, and died 1854.
121 iii. Amelia Boykin was born 1802, and died 1880. She married John McCaa abt 1821. He was born abt 1801.
122 iv. Mary Boykin was born MAR 1804. She married Stephen Decatur Miller of GA 09 MAY 1821 in GA. He was born abt 1801.
123 v. Sarah Boykin was born abt 1806. She married William Claiborne Clifton. He was born abt 1805.
124 vi. Elizabeth Tunstall Boykin was born abt 1808. She married Thomas Jefferson Withers abt 1828. He was born abt 1808.
125 vii. Burwell Boykin Jr. was born abt 1809. He married Sally Wyly Lang abt 1829, daughter of William Wyly Lang and Katherine Boykin. She was born abt 1809.
126 viii. William Whitaker Boykin was born 1813, and died 1859. He married Martha Whitaker Rives. She was born 1813, and died bet 1846 AND 1859.
127 ix. Alexander Hamilton Boykin was born 10 DEC 1815, and died MAR 1866. He married Sarah Jones DeSaussure bef 1847. She was born abt 1816.
128 x. Charlotte Boykin was born 1817, and died 1900. She married Jacob Madison Taylor abt 1836. He was born abt 1815.

 

43. James Wiggins (Lemuel Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 24 JUL 1773 in Martin Co., NC, and died 24 AUG 1831 in Madison Co., AL. He married Sarah ____ Wiggins 18 MAY 1801 in NC. She was born abt 1780.

Child of James Wiggins and Sarah ____ Wiggins is:+ 129 i. Richard A. Wiggins was born abt 1810 in Wake Co., NC, and died 03 DEC 1871 in AL.

 

46. Lemuel Wiggins Jr. (Lemuel Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born 14 JUN 1781 in Martin Co., NC, and died 09 APR 1818 in Washington Co., GA. He married Dolly Rutherford 12 JAN 1808, daughter of John Rutherford and Mary Hubert. She was born abt 1775.

Children of Lemuel Wiggins Jr. and Dolly Rutherford are:

130 i. John Richard Wiggins was born 18 JAN 1809, and died 18 MAR 1834 in Montgomery Co., AL.
+ 131 ii. Mary Emaline Wiggins was born 12 NOV 1810, and died in Macon, GA.
132 iii. James Augustus Wiggins was born 07 JAN 1813, and died 07 JUL 1882 in Live Oak, Suwanee Co., FL. He married Mary M. Murph 24 DEC 1833. She was born abt 1813.He married Elizabeth C. Hubbard 13 JAN 1852. She was born abt 1830.
133 iv. Lemuel Greene Rutherford Wiggins was born 06 APR 1815, and died 10 FEB 1888 in Harris Co., GA. He married Susan R. Lamar 06 AUG 1835 in Baldwin Co., GA. She was born abt 1815.He married Anna Biggers. She was born abt 1820.

 

52. Willis Wiggins (Blake Baker Wiggins5, Catherine "Catie" Baker4, Henry Baker III3, Henry Baker II2, Henry Baker I1) was born abt 1778?, and died bef MAR 1808.

Child of Willis Wiggins is:

134 i. Elizabeth Wiggins was born abt 1798.She married Jacob Korneagay in Wayne Co., NC. He was born abt 1790?

 

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Sources:

Descendants of Captain John Wiggins of Martin County, North Carolina, by Agness Wiggins Gunter, published for Gunter by Genealogical Publishing Service, Franklin, NC, 2000; pp. 5; 8-9 story by Dr. Simmons Jones Baker written 1847; p. 10.

The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina, 1774-1787, by Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1994, in Book 9, p. 528.

Wiggins Family Bible, Present Owner: Wiggins, Charles Henry, MS, p. written by Charles Henry Wiggins, "Capt. John Wiggins died July 15, 1786 age 70 years, our great-great-grandfather," undated.


DAR Patriot Index, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC, 1994; Part III, p. 3207.

North Carolina Archives: a Letter written in 1890's found in Private Collection 1266, quoted by Agness Wiggins Gunter; Patent Book 5, p. 182; Marriage Bonds.

Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, Deeds, Book 6.

County Government and Administration in North Carolina, by Paul Woodford Wager. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1928.

Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. IX, p. 146.

Halifax County, North Carolina Deeds: Book 3, p. 300; Book 7, pp. 313, 329; Book 9, pp. 526, 537

Bertie County, North Carolina, Deed Book L-2, p. 56.

 

 

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