Caroline Gross

12 September 1821–1905 (Age 83)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Gross was born on 12 September 1821, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Gross, was 36 and her mother, Margaret "Peggy" Cooper, was 31. She married Peyton Wiggington in 1840, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Atchison Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Plattsburg, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died in 1905, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Peyton Wiggington
1818–1909
Caroline Gross
1821–1905
Marriage: 1840
Martha Ann Wigginton
1842–1913
Sarah E. Wigginton
1845–
Laura Margaret Wiggington
1847–1919
Mary Peyton Wigginton
1850–1909
Paulina Emma Wigginton
1852–1928
William Armstrong Wigginton
1853–1932
Oscar Douglas Wiggington
1857–1933
Isaac Roland Wigginton
1859–1909
Lucy Cornelia Wigginton
1859–1925
Wigington
1860–
Henry Alice Wigginton
1861–
Alice Wigginton
1863–1931

Spouse and Children

    Peyton Wiggington

    Male1818–1909Male

    Female1821–1905Female

MARRIAGE
1840
Virginia, United States
children

(12)

    Martha Ann Wigginton

    Female1842–1913Female

    Sarah E. Wigginton

    Female1845–Female

    Female1847–1919Female

    Female1850–1909Female

    Paulina Emma Wigginton

    Female1852–1928Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Gross

    Male1785–1828Male

    Margaret "Peggy" Cooper

    Female1790–1859Female

siblings

(10)

    George Washington Gross

    Male1810–1880Male

    Catharine May Gross

    Female1812–Female

    George W. Gross

    Male1813–1883Male

    Henry Gross

    Male1820–1849Male

    Female1821–1905Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Carolina Wiggington in household of Payton Wiggington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Wiggenton in household of Peyton Wiggenton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C Wigington in household of P Wigington, "United States Census, 1860"

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