Henry W. Wiggington
(Cir 1823-After 1870)
Mary A. Bird
(Cir 1828-After 1870)
Martha Francis Wiggington


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Elkanah D. Byrd

Martha Francis Wiggington

  • Born: 1 Aug 1846, Franklin Co., Virginia
  • Marriage: Elkanah D. Byrd circa 1869 in Henry Co, Va.
  • Died: 28 Nov 1934, Martinsville, Henry Co, Virginia at age 88

bullet  General Notes:

The 1860 Federal Census for Franklin Co., Va. records Martha F. Wigginton (13) in the household of her parents, Henry W. (37) and Mary A. (32) Wigginton with siblings Mary A. S. (11), Lewis C. (9), Mary E. (5), and Sarah C. (3). Henry is listed as an "Overseer".

The 1870 Federal Census for Martinsville, Henry Co., Va. page 112A records H. Wigginton (47) and wife Mary A. (42) and children Margaret (21), Lewis C. (19), Elizabeth (16), Sarah E. (13), Robert H. (11), Emma (8), Nancy S. (2), and retired farmer John Wigginton (78) who is probably Henry's father. Next door is Lewis Bird (59) with children Lucy (32), Hugh D. (18), James R. (13), Quince (20), Lucy (20), and Samuel (3/12). Quince is son John Quincy Bird who has married and had a son, Samuel. Lewis Bird's son, Elkanah Bird has recently married Henry Wigginton's daughter, Martha and is found a few pages over in the census record. See notes on Elkanah Bird for his 1870 census facts.

The 1930 Federal Census for Reed Creek, Henry Co., Va., District 8, page 225A records Francis A. Byrd (84-grandmother) in the home of Roy (37) and Mollie S. (38) Prillaman with children Pauline S. (15), M. Elizabeth (10), G. Ann (8), and Roy W. (2 1/12).

See general notes on her son, Elkanah Byrd, for 1910 census facts.

Birth and death dates taken from the book:
"Follow the Periwinkle" : Cemetery Records of Henry County, Virginia; Published in 1982, VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society (Danville, Va. (Box 2272, Danville 24541))


Martha married Elkanah D. Byrd, son of Lewis D. Bird and Francis Draper, circa 1869 in Henry Co, Va. (Elkanah D. Byrd was born on 20 Mar 1848 in Oak Level Post Office (Martinsville), Henry Co., VA. and died on 29 Oct 1908 in Reed Creek, Henry Co., Va..)

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