James Leighton Wiggin

22 August 1784–29 February 1860 (Age 75)
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James Leighton

When James Leighton Wiggin was born on 22 August 1784, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Isaachar Wiggin, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Peavey, was 35. He married Mehitable Langley in 1812, in United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1850. He died on 29 February 1860, at the age of 75, and was buried in Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leighton Wiggin
1784–1860
Mehitable Langley
1787–1855
Marriage: 1812
James Wiggin Jr
1807–1860
Lydia Ann Wiggin
1811–1863
William W Wiggin
1813–1873
George Wiggen
1815–1904
Charles Henry Wiggin
1820–1880
Woodbury Wiggin
1823–1905
Mary Beck Wiggin
1827–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1812
United States
children

(7)

    James Wiggin Jr

    Male1807–1860Male

    Female1811–1863Female

    William W Wiggin

    Male1813–1873Male

    Male1815–1904Male

    Charles Henry Wiggin

    Male1820–1880Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1740–1815Male

    Elizabeth Peavey

    Female1749–1827Female

siblings

(9)

    William Wiggin

    Male1774–1774Male

    William Wiggin

    Male1775–1831Male

    Issachar Wiggin Jr.

    Male1777–1801Male

    Cutter O. Wiggin

    Male1779–1861Male

    Elizabeth Wiggin

    Female1782–1852Female

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 4

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1804

Age 20

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Breton personal name Wiucon, composed of elements meaning ‘worthy’ + ‘high’, ‘noble’, which was introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror. 2. from the Germanic personal name Wīgant, originally a byname meaning ‘warrior’, from the present participle of wīgan ‘to fight’, likewise introduced to England in the wake of the Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Wiggin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Wiggins in entry for Joseph Jackobs and Mary B. Hayes, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • James Wiggin in entry for Charles H. Wiggin and Elizabeth A. Day, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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