Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Isaac Porter Wiginton & Eula Jane Emerson - Itasca Cemetery

Isaac Porter Wiginton was the nephew of Solomon Jones Wiginton who was featured in yesterday's post and who also is buried in Itasca Cemetery.   Isaac's parents were Isaac Riley Wiginton and Easter Ann Robinson who moved to Hill County, Texas after 1892 but returned to Itawamba County where they are buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery.    Recently, Shaun Rogers provided me with copies of some of the earliest records of Mt.Olive Methodist Church in eastern Itawamba County (on Cotton Gin Road) which included a baptism record for Porter Wiginton, son of I.W. and E.A. Wiginton, who was baptized Nov. 5, 1892 by Rev. J. W. Raper.

Eula Jane was the daughter of John T. Emerson and Alice Louella Mead, who are also buried in Itasca Cemetery and were featured in an earlier blog post.  

Interestingly, both Isaac Porter and Eula Jane were cousins.   Porter's grandfather, John E. Robinson (my GGG grandfather) and Eula's great-grandmother, Easter Robinson Emerson,  were siblings.   In fact, Isaac Porter Wiginton's mother was Easter Ann Robinson who was named for her Aunt Easter Emerson.

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