Willis Wiggins The Elder
(Cir 1785-1827)
Cherry (Charity)
(Cir 1785-After 1840)
Wiley W. Wiggins
(Cir 1816-After 1880)
Mary Ann Johnson
(1825-After 1900)
James W. Wiggins


Family Links

1. Sallie P. Smith
2. Roxie Anna Shaw

James W. Wiggins

  • Born: 18 Mar 1844, Fayette Co., Tennessee
  • Marriage (1): Sallie P. Smith on 15 Jan 1871 in Fayette Co., Tennessee
  • Marriage (2): Roxie Anna Shaw on 2 Jun 1886 in Trinity Co., Texas
  • Died: 21 Apr 1919, Trinity Co., Texas at age 75
  • Buried: Clapp Cemetery, Walker Co., Texas

bullet  General Notes:

The 1880 Federal Census for Trinity Co., Texas, District 109, page 309B, dated June 12, 1880 records Jas W. (35 - TN/VA/NC) and Sallie P. (30 - TN/NC/TN) Wiggins with children Minnie O. (5 - TN) and Wm V. (2 - TN). James is a farmer.

The 1900 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 2, Trinity Co., Texas, District 109, page 42B, dated June 14, 1900 records Jas W. (March 1844 - TN/VA/NC) and Roxie A. (Nov 1863 - TX/SC/Mississippi) Wiggins with children Vadia I. (Dec 1888), Nola C. (June 1890), Mary E. (March 1892), Etha P. (Sept 1893), Demetra D. (March 1895), Ula R. (Oct 1896), and Ruby M. (June 1899). James and Roxie have been married for 14 years and have had 8 children of whom 7 are still living. James is a farmer.

The 1910 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 4, Houston Co., Texas, District 71, page 206A, dated May 6, 1910 records James W. (66 - TN/GA/GA) and Roxiey A. (46 - TX/SC/Mississippi) Wiggins with children Vada I. (21), Mary E. (18), Demetra (15), Eula R. (13), Ruby M. (11), Zeten F. (8), Roxey I. (7), and Mabel C. (4). James and Roxie have been married for 23 years and have had 11 children of whom 9 are still living. James is a farmer.

The 1920 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 8, Houston Co., Texas, District 172, page 206A, dated January 26, 1920 records the widow R. L. Wiggins (56 - TX/TX/TX) with children Ruby (20), Dayton (19), Inez (17), and Mabel C. (14). Roxie works a home farm.

From www.findagrave.com
James Washington Wiggins
Born:18 March 1844 Tennessee
Died: 21 April 1919 [tombstone date]
Buried: Clapp Cemetery,
Spouse; 1) Sallie P.
2) Roxie Ann Shaw m. June 2, 1886 Walker County, Texas
Pension #04006
Service: Company E., 12th Tenn. Regiment; Capt Stuart.
Served from winter of 1862 to May 11,1865
Comments: Dislocation of right femur; chronic bronchitis following measles contracted while in the army.
Living in Trinity Co. since 1 Jan 1880
Sources: Confederate Pension Application; Wife's Pension Application; 1880, 1900 Trinity County, Texas Census; 1910 Houston County Census, p. 273; Confederate State Roster I, p. 572; Confederate State Roster II, p. 69; Trinity County In The Civil War, p. 117; Mortuary Warrant.

bullet  Research Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census for Trinity Town, Trinty Co., Texas, District 5, page 63A, dated May 5, 1930 records Zeaton (29 - TX/TN/TX) and Fannie (TX/GA/GA) Wiggins with children James W. (5) and Clara L. (3).

bullet  Medical Notes:

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
Name: James H Humphyes [James H Wiggins]
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1860
Birth Place: Tennessee
Age: 75
Death Date: 19 Jul 1936
Death Place: Fayette County, Tennessee
Burial Date: 20 Jul 1936
Cemetery Name: Somerville Cemety
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: None
Father's Name: Wylie W Wiggins
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's name: Mary A Johnson
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Spouse's Name: James H Humphyes
FHL Film Number: 1876843


James married Sallie P. Smith on 15 Jan 1871 in Fayette Co., Tennessee. (Sallie P. Smith was born circa 1850 in Tennessee and died circa 1885 in Trinity Co., Texas.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 (www.familysearch.org)
Name: James W Wiggins
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 14 Jan 1871
Event Place: Fayette, Tennessee
Spouse's Name: Sallie P Smith
Spouse's Titles and Terms: Miss
Solemized by: G. W. Johnston, Minister
GS Film number: 1003135
Digital Folder Number: 004486248
Image Number: 00065


James next married Roxie Anna Shaw on 2 Jun 1886 in Trinity Co., Texas. (Roxie Anna Shaw was born on 13 Nov 1863 in Walker Co., Texas, died on 1 Mar 1947 in Trinity Co., Texas and was buried in Clapp Cemetery, Walker Co., Texas.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
Name: James W. Wiggins
Spouse's Name: Roxie P. Shaw
Event Date: June 2, 1886
Event Place: Trinity Co., Texas
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59116-1
System Origin: Texas-VR
GS Film number: 1005079
Reference ID: 2:Z18QHH

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