Elizabeth Susan Wiggin

12 February 1813–14 February 1845 (Age 32)
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Susan

When Elizabeth Susan Wiggin was born on 12 February 1813, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Wiggin, was 27 and her mother, Rhoda Sinclair, was 27. She married Thomas B Carpenter on 25 March 1835, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 14 February 1845, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Thomas B Carpenter
Elizabeth Susan Wiggin
Marriage: 25 March 1835

Spouse and Children

25 March 1835
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Wiggin






    Lucy Maria Wiggin


    Ann Emely Wiggin


    Charles Augusta Wiggin


World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 12

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.

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Susan S. Wiggin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Elizabeth Susan S. Wiggin, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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