William Wiggin

15 August 1783–
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William

When William Wiggin was born on 15 August 1783, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathaniel Wiggin, was 38 and his mother, Mary Fifield, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Wiggin
Mary Fifield
Henry Wiggin
Nathaniel Wiggin
Rachel Wiggin
William Wiggin
Mary Jane Wiggin
Asa Wiggin
Mary Wiggin
John F. Wiggin
Hannah Wiggin

Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Wiggin





    Henry Wiggin


    Rachel Wiggin



    Mary Jane Wiggin


    Nathaniel Wiggin


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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 5

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

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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  • William Wiggin in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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