Thomas S Wiggins

18 December 1817–19 March 1900 (Age 82)
Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas S

When Thomas S Wiggins was born on 18 December 1817, in Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, Capt Thomas Wiggins Jr, was 38 and his mother, Ann Williamson, was 33. He married Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Moore in 1841, in Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Stafford, Genesee, New York, United States in 1860 and Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 March 1900, in Willimantic, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Old Willimantic Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas S Wiggins
Mary Eliza Lincoln
Marriage: 26 November 1844
Thomas Wiggins
Leander Richard Wiggins
Adda Wiggins
Edwin Wiggins
Mary Wiggins

Spouse and Children

26 November 1844
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Wiggin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thos Wiggins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos Wiggins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas S Wiggins, "United States Census, 1850"

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