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WIGGINS CEMETERY, (Penta-Star Dr SW), MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Mapping the Location

Wiggins Cemetery overview photos: 6486/6490/6494/6495/6496/6515/6516/6517/6518/6519/6520/6521

Note: All 12 of the next inscriptions were on one large, obelisk. Individual footstones marked each grave. The initials were on each footstone around the cemetery.
The following inscriptions were on the north side of the obelisk:

WIGGINS James, Born July 24, 1773 - died August 24, 1831. 6491C/6491/6492/6493/6501
WIGGINS Sally W., Born April 9, 1781 - died Jan. 9, 1842. 6491C/6491/6492/6493/6500
DUNN, John, Born August 23, 1787 - died August 8, 1839. 6491C/6491/6492/6493/6502
WIGGINS, Ann E., Born May 31, 1811 - died August 18, 1840. 6491C/6491/6492/6493/6503
WIGGINS, Mary L., Born August 31, 1830 - died August 9, 1834. 6491C/6491/6492/6493/6499
The following inscription was on the south side of the obelisk:
WIGGINS, Jackey G., Wife of Richard A. Wiggins. Born Dec. 8, 1809, died Feb. 4, 1860. (Madison County marriage records show that after Jackey's death, Richard A. Wiggins Octavia A. Boss (could this surname be Bass) on January 16, 1867. 6487/6488/6495
The remaining inscriptions were on the east side of the obelisk:
WIGGINS, William R., Born Nov. 22, 1838 - died Sept. 14, 1039. 6489C/6489/6498
WIGGINS, Sarah, Born August 1, 1840 - died Sept. 20, 1842. 6489C/6489/6504
WIGGINS, John D., Born Sept. 9, 1842 - died Dec. 14, 1842. 6489C/6489/6505
WIGGINS, Richard, Born April 5, 1846 - died May 23, 1847. 6489C/6489/6506
WIGGINS, Junios, Born Dec. 16, 1851 - died Sept. 19, 1858. 6489C/6489/6507
HOWARD, Richard Wiggins, son of Homer V. & Susan E. Howard, born Sept. 28, 1855 - died Aug. 24, 1856. 6489C/6489/6497
There is no inscription on the west side of the obelisk: 6518C
SANFORD, Allyn,  son of J. M & Susie H. Sanford, Jan 29, 1883 - Aug 13, 1883. 6509/6510/6515
SANFORD, Susie Moore, Dau of W. A. & Willie Sanford,  Oct 3, 1883 - Nov 28, 1884. 6511/6512/6515
HOWARD, Homer V., son of H.V. & S.E. Howard,  died Feb 23, 1880, age (broken off) 6513/6514/6515

Footstone unable to match to a listing - initials  J.G.W. 6508

Federal Census, Nov. 7, 1850:
NAME    -               Age - State of birth - other comment
Wiggins, Richard A. (40) NC, farmer - holdings valued at $25,000. (This is equivalent to probably more than 1/2 a million $ in today's money value.)
Wiggins, Jacky G.   (40) NC
Wiggins, James A.   (18) NC, (in school)
Wiggins, Susan E.   (16) AL, Married Homer V. Howard 2-19-1851 (MB-4A).
Wiggins, Ann E.       (14) AL, Married Wm. T. Sanders 10-5-1854 (MB-4B)
Wiggins, Robert E.   ( 7) AL
Wiggins, Edward      ( 3) AL
Dunn, William B.      (43) NC, Doctor
 

Listings & Links developed by C. Wayne Austin 24 Sep 2012 using photos dated 22 Apr 2011 by C. Wayne Austin. Added here 25 Sep 2012. This cemetery was shown in the book Madison County Cemeteries Vol 1 page 307 by the Dorothy Johnson. Also shown on Findagrave.com with as much or more documentation as above, but I would say the confidence in my transcriptions here are better.